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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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. Use this opportunity to beta test changes that can be carried over to the next in-person conference. What big changes are you planning to make in 2021?

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Does Your Conference Need an Emcee?

Velvet Chainsaw

She is responsible for ensuring that the conference’s objectives are met and that the audience is engaged from beginning to end. The post Does Your Conference Need an Emcee? Having an emcee at your event was a nice-to-have prior to 2020. Now it’s a must-have.

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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 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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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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How Will Hybrid Meetings Hit 2021 Budgets?

SmartMeetings

But how will it affect 2021 budgets? Consider these additional challenges for the meetings industry: The new criteria for business and event-related travel now includes health-related risks, complicating the decision to approve conference attendance.

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50 Virtual Event Ideas for 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

Here are the 50 best virtual event ideas for 2021. There’s one virtual conference idea that will give your audience a sense of traveling far away from their home or office. Table of Contents.

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Risk, Revenue Recognition and Recovery

Velvet Chainsaw

One of our early — and still applicable — recommendations was for conference organizers to communicate and publish the date when they expect to make the decision for their in-person conference. Are You an Expo with a Conference, or a Conference with an Expo?

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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. There’s one virtual conference idea that will give your audience a sense of traveling far away from their home or office. Table of Contents.

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The Best Virtual Conference Session Types for Engagement

Eventmobi

But how can planners leverage this expertise when designing an agenda that includes a variety of virtual conference session types? Virtual Conference Sessions: Live Stream vs. Simulive. Using the EventMobi platform, two speakers present at a virtual conference using the simulive format.

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A novel way to assess consensus

Conferences that Work

Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post A novel way to assess consensus appeared first on Conferences That Work.

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

Bizzabo

For decades, this was the extent of hybrid events: An in-person talk, tradeshow, or conference with a virtual bolt-on. When Texas opened up in early 2021, event organizers around the world were watching. Hybrid means more than an in-person event with streaming.

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The High Cost of Hybrid

Velvet Chainsaw

As organizations shift their energy and resources to adapting safety protocols and freshening in-person conferences and trade shows, will the virtual event and platforms built to sustain them survive or even flourish?

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2021 Conference Agenda Announced!

Special Events

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How to run digital conferences

GEVME

The Event Industry especially was hit the hardest but has sprung up to action with ideas as innovative as Virtual Conferences. . Being the norm of 2020, virtual conferences are now the staple form of delivering immediate content to one’s audience, while reaping immense benefits.

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How to run digital conferences

GEVME

The Event Industry especially was hit the hardest but has sprung up to action with ideas as innovative as Virtual Conferences. . Being the norm of 2020, virtual conferences are now the staple form of delivering immediate content to one’s audience, while reaping immense benefits.

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How to run digital conferences

GEVME

The Event Industry especially was hit the hardest but has sprung up to action with ideas as innovative as Virtual Conferences. . Being the norm of 2020, virtual conferences are now the staple form of delivering immediate content to one’s audience, while reaping immense benefits.

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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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The four meeting professionals you meet in heaven

Conferences that Work

Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post The four meeting professionals you meet in heaven appeared first on Conferences That Work. The essential characteristics of meeting professionals.

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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. You can do this by curating session tracks at your virtual conference that suggest specific sessions to attend based on their interests.

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No, I do not hate in-person meetings

Conferences that Work

Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post No, I do not hate in-person meetings appeared first on Conferences That Work.

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E3 2021: Biggest conference in gaming is going online

Event Industry News

on 07th April 2021. Conference News Featured News UK and Europe US and Canada E-Sports E3 Event Industry News gaming virtual conference Virtual EventsIt’s been confirmed that E3, the biggest video game event in the world, is set to go ahead this year.

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

Velvet Chainsaw

We recently convened a roundtable of senior-level conference organizers to discuss risk tolerance and the forces that are shaping their 2021/22 event strategies and decisions.

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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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Why people continue to speak for free at meeting industry conferences

Conferences that Work

Why people continue to speak for free at meeting industry conferences : Another issue of an occasional series— Dear Adrian — in which I answer questions about event design, elementary particle physics , solar hot water systems, and anything else I might conceivably know something about. My post Why don’t meeting conferences pay speakers? This group has become far more common at meeting industry conferences over the years.

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Trust, safety, and learning at meetings

Conferences that Work

Unfortunately, traditional conferences are poor places for this kind of learning to occur, since they’re filled with broadcast-style lectures, during which no interpersonal interaction takes place. Peer conferences first uncover the content and issues people want to discuss.

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On our different responses to adversity

Conferences that Work

Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post On our different responses to adversity appeared first on Conferences That Work.

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Corporate Event Buyers Survey reveals key trends for 2021

Event Industry News

Story and Venue Search London’s survey of over 150 corporate event buyers gives a real insight into the current thinking around the timing of returning to live, the ongoing use of virtual and hybrid events together with plans for the all-important 2021 Christmas party season.

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Emerging Event Trends That Will Shape the Industry in 2021

Bizzabo

97% of event professionals believe we will see more hybrid events in 2021. It’s hard to predict but here are some ways hybrid events could emerge in 2021. This is why professional broadcasting will become much more prominent in 2021. Source: Convening Leaders 2021.

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What the Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2021 Mean for Events

PCMA Convene

Morningstar used VR — an example of the phygital reality trend — to demonstrate a spirit of experimentation at its Morningstar Investment Conference (MIC). Resilience and adaptability are the driving forces behind these top global and consumer trends in 2021.

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Hybrid Event Best Practices: A Virtual-First Approach

Eventmobi

After a year of adapting to virtual-only formats, many within the events industry are eagerly predicting that 2021 will be the year of hybrid events. Planning Hybrid Events in 2021. For anyone operating on a tight budget, fully virtual conferences may still be the safest bet.

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Osaka MICE Safety EXPO 2021 Event Report

Event Industry News

Wednesday, March 24- Thursday, March 25, 2021 was the holding of the Osaka MICE Safety EXPO 2021! 144 exhibiting companies and 4,159 visitors!

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Introducing to you the Next Generation of Virtual Events

GEVME

Andrew Chia, in his presentation, gave us the example of the DBS Asian Insights Conference , SWITCH, Army 55 virtual exhibition, and Hideout: The Prelude. Last year took most of the businesses on a journey we didn’t imagine we would have to take.

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Gamification makes about as much sense as chocolate-dipped broccoli

Conferences that Work

Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Gamification makes about as much sense as chocolate-dipped broccoli appeared first on Conferences That Work.

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Hubilo’s Virtual Event Platform Feature Update: 23rd February 2021

Hubilo Blog

The post Hubilo’s Virtual Event Platform Feature Update: 23rd February 2021 appeared first on Hubilo Blog. Strengthening our commitment of creating a seamless experience for event organizers and other event stakeholders, we present you with the latest product enhancements: 1.

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Control versus freedom at meetings

Conferences that Work

Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Control versus freedom at meetings appeared first on Conferences That Work. How can we design the optimum balance between control versus freedom at meetings? First, let’s get one misconception out of the way.

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Top 50 Virtual Event Ideas for your Next Online Event

GEVME

After having the option only to attend virtual events and conferences due to the pandemic last year, we realized it indeed isn’t so bad to have to sip a coffee curled up on the couch and watch an event. What comes to you when you talk about hosting a successful Virtual Conference ?

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How Virtual Event Platforms Can Help Measure Event Success

Eventmobi

This kind of data is also essential for virtual conferences. This tracking ability can also be handy at virtual conferences, where CE credits can be awarded based on who watched educational videos to the end.

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