12 Event Trends and Shifts for 2021

Attendease

In the last five years Pantone has made this interesting, including ‘ultraviolet’ and ‘greenery’ and for the complexities of 2021 they have addressed it with two colors. This eloquently sums up what 2021 will need as we return to live events.

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Why It Still Pays to Host Virtual Events in 2021

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In 2021, people who are growing weary of […]. In 2020, virtual events became a necessity. COVID-19 resulted in lockdowns, closures, and strict social distancing requirements, quickly halting all in-person events.

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The Best Virtual Event Platform for 2021: Introducing the New EventMobi Virtual Space

Eventmobi

The post The Best Virtual Event Platform for 2021: Introducing the New EventMobi Virtual Space appeared first on EventMobi. Over the past ten months we have witnessed the complete digital transformation of live events.

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[Webinar] Rethink, Restart, Refresh Your Panels: Advice for 2021

Velvet Chainsaw

The post [Webinar] Rethink, Restart, Refresh Your Panels: Advice for 2021 appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw. Ring in the New Year with advice from two renowned experts on speaker coaching and panel improvement, Kristin Arnold and Sarah Michel.

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Maximize Your Margins Masterclass

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. It takes a lot of perspective and a ton of experience to optimize your net profit from within, so that's where we come in. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

Discover All the Reasons to Attend Adobe Summit 2021

Marketo Events

And as we kick off Summit 2021 in the shadow of one of the most unexpected and challenging years of our lives, it’s safe to say we’ve realized the full value of this quality, as well as our our community. Event Marketing adobe summit adobe summit 2021

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Virtual Event Platforms: The 2021 Guide

Event Age by Swapcard

Event Experiences Event Tech

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50 Virtual Event Ideas for 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

Here are the 50 best virtual event ideas for 2021. Table of Contents. First Impressions At Your Event Virtual Networking & Engagement Ideas Immersive Virtual Experience Ideas Virtual Exhibitor & Sponsor Ideas.

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How Will Hybrid Meetings Hit 2021 Budgets?

SmartMeetings

But how will it affect 2021 budgets? The post How Will Hybrid Meetings Hit 2021 Budgets? Who could have predicted a year ago that Zoom would be a major disruptive influence in the meetings industry?

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50 Awesome Virtual Event Ideas for 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

Here are the 50 best virtual event ideas for 2021. Table of Contents. First Impressions At Your Event Virtual Networking & Engagement Ideas Immersive Virtual Experience Ideas Virtual Exhibitor & Sponsor Ideas.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

Your 2021 Virtual Event Budget Checklist!

Endless Events

So don’t waste another minute and get a head start on your 2021 virtual event budget by downloading a free copy today! 2021 Virtual Event Budget Checklist: Download Now! Are you ready to get started on your 2021 virtual event budget?

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2021 Event Trends: The Only Guide You’ll Need!

Endless Events

We’ve been teasing it for a while, but the time has come to introduce our 2021 event trends guide! And how will the COVID-19 pandemic continuously impact us in 2021? What’s Included In The 2021 Event Trends Guide? This 2021 event trends guide was a labor of love.

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Risk, Revenue Recognition and Recovery

Velvet Chainsaw

For expo deposits paid in 2019 for 2020 events, it remains to be seen if those funds will return to budgets for 2021. For events that go all virtual for 2021, organizers are going to have a tougher time securing renewal for both exhibitor and attendee participation.

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Does Your Conference Need an Emcee?

Velvet Chainsaw

Having an emcee at your event was a nice-to-have prior to 2020. Now it’s a must-have. Talk to any meeting owner who has managed a large virtual event this past year using a skilled emcee and he or she will tell you it made all the difference.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

2021 Virtual-Conference Big Ideas

Velvet Chainsaw

In 2020, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors were more forgiving of our virtual conferences than they will be in 2021. So the big question to ponder for 2021 and beyond is: Will those — especially global and non-members — who’ve attended virtual events this year return?

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Diversity In Events 2021 With William S. Matthews

Endless Events

Today, it’s time for something different, but just as relevant: we will talk about diversity in events as of 2021. Diversity In Events 2021: More Than Just A Trend. Next up, it’s time to talk about the topic at hand: diversity in events in 2021.

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The 6 Best Hybrid Event Examples of 2021 (So far)

Bizzabo

When Texas opened up in early 2021, event organizers around the world were watching. One conference after another switched over to virtual, postponing all physical events until at least 2021. Hybrid means more than an in-person event with streaming.

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Breaking: SXSW 2021 Goes Virtual with Swapcard

Event Age by Swapcard

SXSW is taking its 2021 event virtual and has chosen Swapcard , the leading AI-powered engagement and matchmaking platform for premium events, as the official event platform

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

Simplify Virtual Experiences With Eventbrite’s Faster Zoom Integration

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When we surveyed a subset of those creators in March 2021, the vast majority (94%) said they opt to use Zoom for their virtual experiences on Eventbrite. In 2020, event creators like you hosted more than one million online events on Eventbrite.

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CES 2021: What Does It Mean For The Events Industry?

Endless Events

They have covered the CES 2019 in the past, and it’s high time they go over the CES 2021. Because of the unprecedented state the events industry finds itself in, the CES 2021 moved from Las Vegas into the virtual space. CES 2021: The Pros And Cons Of Going Virtual.

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Audience Engagement: The 2021 Guide

Bizzabo

Read on to learn the ins and outs of audience engagement in 2021 and beyond. In our 2021 Virtual Event Benchmarks , we pooled data from 1850 virtual events taking place from July 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020, and found that attendees watched 61% of a 60-minute session.

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The four meeting professionals you meet in heaven

Conferences that Work

The essential characteristics of meeting professionals. If there is a heaven on earth in the event industry, there are four essential characteristics of successful meeting professionals you’ll meet there.

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The High Cost of Hybrid

Velvet Chainsaw

For your major conference in Q3 or Q4 of 2021, what risk factor(s) concern you most: Revenue, participation, liability or change/innovation?

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Creamfields 2021 SOLD OUT

Event Industry News

Creamfields 2021, Daresbury, Cheshire, UK, 26th – 29th August Bank Holiday weekend. Creamfields, one of the world’s leading electronic music festivals is the first UK festival to announce sell out when it makes its return this Summer, becoming its fastest selling show to date.

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No, I do not hate in-person meetings

Conferences that Work

I’d like to be clear that I don’t hate in-person meetings , despite what some have been posting recently on a Facebook group for meeting professionals: “Often wondered why so many on this feed hate live events.”

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A novel way to assess consensus

Conferences that Work

Chapter 44 of my book The Power of Participation explains how facilitators use participatory voting to provide public information about viewpoints in the room, and pave the way for further discussion. In particular, we often use participatory voting to assess consensus.

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Streamlining a (Hopefully) Busy 2021

Special Events

With vaccine distribution hinting at a full return of events in 2021, it could very well end up being quite a busy season as the industry makes up for lost time

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What Risk Factors Are Top of Mind for Association Event Organizers?

Velvet Chainsaw

Three primary risk categories are emerging as organizations weigh their options for major conferences in 2021: Mitigating financial risk. As optimism grows for business events returning later in 2021, hotels are testing the waters more aggressively on signed agreements.

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Road to Recovery: The 2021 Guide to Digital Marketing for Hotels and Venues

Skift

Cvent’s new eBook lays out everything you need to know about digital marketing for hotels and venues for 2021.

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Trust, safety, and learning at meetings

Conferences that Work

If people come to meetings to learn, how can we create the best environment for them to do so? It turns out that trust and safety are prerequisites for optimum learning at meetings. Let’s explore why. How we learn at meetings.

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Introducing RECONVENE: The Event for Event Creators

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As the world reopens and people start to gather again, Eventbrite wants to celebrate, amplify, and support you, the resilient makers and doers of the event community.

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IMEX 2021 cancellation

Event Industry News

Statement from IMEX website: It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of IMEX in Frankfurt 2021, due to take place at Messe Frankfurt from 25 – 27 May. We know the timing of our announcement comes as a blow so early in 2021.

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10 International Women’s Day Event Ideas

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The 2021 theme for International Women’s Day is […]. Since 1911, International Women’s Day has celebrated the achievements and strength of women around the world.

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5 Reasons People Go to Live Sporting Events

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Not everyone goes to sporting events to watch the game. So why do people get off the couch and into stadiums — and how can you use the insights to improve your events? Data and Insights March Resources and Tools Attendees Event Design Sport Events Swag

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Webinar Tomorrow: Association Event Trends for 2021

ePly

Personify , the leading provider of constituent management software , commissioned research in December 2020 of nearly 1,000 association members and staff about their preferences for digital engagement along with challenges and opportunities that have arisen over the past year with virtual events.

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Events Powered by Glisser - 2021

Glisser

Event Planning Featured Event Marketing Thought Leadership

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On our different responses to adversity

Conferences that Work

We all have different responses to adversity, and none of them are “wrong” I write this post a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, sparked by the personal experience of an old friend, psychotherapist and author Nancy Leach. She shared the following: This was the journey.

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