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

Velvet Chainsaw

The shift to virtual events has magnified the need to add spice and spunk to your conference’s panel discussions so that you leave the audience begging for more. The post [Webinar] Rethink, Restart, Refresh Your Panels: Advice for 2021 appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

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Designing conferences to solve participants’ problems

Conferences that Work

What makes attending conferences worthwhile? As I described in Conferences That Work , the two most common reasons for attending conferences are to learn useful things and make useful connections. But there are numerous other ways that conferences provide value to stakeholders.

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10 Virtual Conference Best Practices to Elevate Your Production Quality

Eventmobi

Virtual conference engagement is here to stay. Conference live streaming technology has come a long way since the glorified Zoom calls of March and early April 2020; attendees expect more than a choppy, poorly lit, and unrehearsed webinar.

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2021 Event Design Trends With Nick Borelli!

Endless Events

That’s right, Endless Events is back at it with the best content to help you navigate the 2021 landscape. And while there’s a lot to cover, we figured that there’s no best way to start January than by outlining the 2021 event design trends that will define the industry.

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The danger of our drive to make sense

Conferences that Work

Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post The danger of our drive to make sense appeared first on Conferences That Work. In our natural desire to predict the future and make good decisions, we must always stay mindful of the danger of our drive to make sense.

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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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How to Start an Event Venue Business: Two Experts Share 20 Secrets for Opening an Event Space

Planning Pod

Dianne agrees that assessing your target audience’s needs and what venue options are already in the area should be done long before you lay a single brick for your new conference center or event space.

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Events Industry Council announces 2021 Board of Directors

Event Industry News

The Events Industry Council (EIC), the global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition and standards, is pleased to announce today the election of officers and directors to its 2021 Board of Directors. 2021 Officers: Chair: Mark Cooper, CEO ­ IACC.

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5 Ideas to Make Your Next Virtual Event More Engaging

Attendease

At first, the novelty of attending a conference from your living room couch excited people enough to pay attention for hours on end. Nothing is as good as a @HubSpot @INBOUND conference in person, but this certainly helps build up the excitement for next week! ??

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Taking Meetings and Exhibitions on the Road

PCMA Convene

A year later, SIAARTI’s members were on the front lines, fighting surges of COVID-19 — so the conference came to them, setting up tents and outdoor screens at hospitals in eight Italian cities.

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Lessons Learned From Planning Singapore’s First Hybrid Event

PCMA Convene

Unsatisfied with the industry conferences and events she attended for years as a business events journalist, she decided to start her own event — Web in Travel (WiT). For 2020, Yeoh refashioned the three-day live conference into WiT Experience Week, a four-day hybrid event.

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Virtual Conferences – the New Reality is Working

MeetingPool

I had my first experience presenting at a Virtual Conference and it was a success, as far as I’m concerned. For all of the organizations that have depended on trade shows, conferences, and other types of events to help generate business (sales […].

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Hotel event management software: How we helped Hotel Salem boost lead response time, get paid faster and save 62+ hours/ month

Planning Pod

The Hotel Salem in Salem, MA, offers four flexible event spaces for hosting weddings and receptions, corporate retreats, conferences, small trade shows and social gatherings. Hotel sales, banquet and private event managers know what it’s like to work under pressure.

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13 Questions to Use to Quickly Capture Attendee Feedback

ePly

Conferences, for example, tend to pack a lot of activity into a little bit of time, so there isn’t much spare time for attendees to give their feedback. That said, conference attendees do want to share their thoughts on the sessions they’re attending!

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PCMA releases updated Business Events Compass 3.0

Event Industry News

Takeaways from the updated research include: Recovery is coming: Twenty-eight percent of business event survey respondents now expect a greater than ten percent increase in their 2021 face-to-face business event participation, relative to 2019 levels.

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Hospitality Helping Hands Has Far Reach

PCMA Convene

12, more than 50 business event professionals came together online for Hospitality Helping Hands, PCMA’s pre-conference social responsibility opportunity. The Hospitality Helping Hands activity raised money through donations to get water filtration systems to villages like this in Uganda.

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Hubilo + Mmhmm, The Perfect Combo To Infuse Your Virtual Events With Magic!

Hubilo Blog

Given that presentations formed such an important element of virtual conferences, meet-ups and online meetings, we integrated our presentations with the mmhmm app , a trending app designed to give an oomph to your remote presentation.

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ESSA to launch FOI request to clarify government decision making

Event Industry News

Conference News Exhibition News Featured News UK and Europe ESSA Event Supplier and Services Association Uk Government UK Government failingsThe Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced that it is making a Freedom of Information (FOI) request of the government.

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Lift off for the South Coast Events Forum

Event Industry News

Members will benefit from monthly networking meetings, regular communication and a conference scheduled for Autumn 2021. Conference News Featured News UK and Europe Forums SCEF South Coast Events ForumFrom every challenge comes opportunity.

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Swapcard acquires Avolio, Inc. and integrates registration into event platform

Event Industry News

SXSW, NAMM Believe in Music Week, Expo 2020 Dubai and Informa are just some of the clients who have put their trust in Swapcard for upcoming events and will enjoy the all-in-one platform for their virtual and hybrid gatherings in 2021.

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Top Apps for Events

Event Industry News

Here we profile some of the best apps to take your 2021 events to the next level…. The eventScribe App works for your educational meetings, trade shows, and conferences. It also comes with the power of the Conference Harvester speaker and exhibitor management system built-in.

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Innovative tech solution launched to guarantee COVID-Secure events

Event Industry News

An innovative, wearable tech solution has been launched to help the events industry re-open its doors in 2021 by guaranteeing COVID-secure Conferences and Events. . Conference News Event Technology Featured News UK and Europe US and Canada COVID-secure events VenuIQ

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Entertaining to a Screen: How Live Entertainers Navigate a Pandemic

SmartMeetings

Companies have seen that with a laptop and a plethora of online video-conference platforms, they can continue to run their businesses while offering employees the option of working remotely either full- or part-time.

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Virtual Events Take Center Stage in the New Normal

Hubilo Blog

One of the collective shared experiences of 2020 was watching numerous events get cancelled; from corporate meetings, workshops, and local events to global annual trade shows, conferences, job fairs and the like. Winds of Change.

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How to Monetize Engagement for Virtual Sponsors and Booths

All Seated

Leads are obviously an important reason why sponsors spend money for an exhibition at a trade show or conference,” said Sandy. As any event organizer knows, sponsors are often a driving force behind a successful event.

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Nick Borelli Joins Allseated! 

All Seated

He has worked in hospitality, venues, audio/visual, and event entertainment as well as been a part of planning teams for major conferences and trade shows internationally.

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Top software platforms for events

Event Industry News

Event organisers have had to work very hard for data bounty they have captured through pivoting live conferences/exhibitions/festivals online since spring 2020. The modular platform focused on exhibitions can be scaled easily to B2B conferences and corporate events as well.

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Attendees at This Virtual Event Wanted All Work and No Play

PCMA Convene

Though the International Association of Forensic Nurses offered moments of interactivity throughout its 10-week virtual event, attendees were primarily focused on acquiring continuing education credits.

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The show must go on for events firm

Event Industry News

The firm, which specialises in event production, saw 95% of its revenue wiped out as a result of the pandemic following the cancellation of conferences, award ceremonies and live events.

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88 per cent of event planners say they value face-to-face meetings more at the end of 2020, up from 77 per cent in May

Event Industry News

Conference News Featured News UK and Europe US and Canada hybrid events hybrid meetings meetingsEvent planners increasingly expect hybrid events to be more common in future and fewer think that the popularity is temporary.

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mia urges government to provide clarity

Event Industry News

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “While the highly-documented rise in COVID-19 cases left many expecting the worst over the festive period, the industry is now faced with the fact that business will be stalled well beyond Q3 2021. “We

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Unlocking the Potential of Virtual Events for Exhibitors [E-book]

Hubilo Blog

However, along with this you also need to address how your exhibitors can get opportunities for brand awareness and lead generation, in the absence of a conference floor or physical stalls.

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20/20 – A Positive Year In Review

Coterie Spark

Despite mass cancellations for in-person events, our team executed over 25 virtual experiences last year including conferences, summits, and trainings. As we look ahead, 2021 is sure to be a monumental year in its own right.

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Hot off the press: Swapcard Acquires Avolio, Inc. and Integrates Registration Into Event Platform

techsytalk

Swapcard hit a 400% increase in projected turnover and an increase in employees from 45 to over 100 between June 2020 and January 2021. Since 2000, Avolio has been building software designed for global conferences and tradeshows.

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With its new desktop app, Interprefy makes it a breeze to add real-time interpreting to any meeting and event platform

Event Industry News

Because virtual events have made access to simultaneous interpreting from conference interpreters more attainable and cost-efficient. Conference News Event Technology Exhibition News Featured News UK and Europe US and Canada Interprefy interpretation translation app translation services

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All Party Parliamentary Group for Events launches website

Event Industry News

Concert & Touring Conference News Exhibition News Featured Festival & Outdoors News UK and Europe All Party Parliamentary Group for Events APPG Uk GovernmentThe All Party Parliamentary Group for Events (APPG) has today launched its official website, [link].

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Adweek acquires events and industry news company Social Media Week

Event Industry News

Social Media Week hosts in-person events across six continents, with nearly 100,000 attendees — SMW also held its first virtual conference this past May with over 175 hours of content and over 10,000 attendees.

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Converting Unused Residence Space Into Short- and Long-Term Housing Through an Intern Housing Program

Unique Venues

As we leave 2020 behind and turn our attention to 2021, many college and university conference and event teams remain uncertain as to what their summer meeting and event bookings will look like.

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Priava – Top Software Platform for Events

Event Industry News

Their extensive userbase includes catering and hospitality companies, conference & exhibition centres, corporate meeting rooms, councils, educational facilities, museums & galleries, stadiums, theatres, places of worship and more.

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Virtual Conferences: The 2021 Guide

Bizzabo

Welcome to your guide for virtual conferences in 2021. Discover best practices for launching a virtual conference, engaging your audience, and more. 2020 was the year of virtual conferences. 5 Benefits of a Virtual Conference. 7 Elements of Virtual Conferences.

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