12 Event Trends and Shifts for 2021


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 2020, virtual events became a necessity. COVID-19 resulted in lockdowns, closures, and strict social distancing requirements, quickly halting all in-person events. Event organizers had to adapt quickly to reimagine their events in a safe virtual space.

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


Over the past ten months we have witnessed the complete digital transformation of live events. However, not all of these online events over the past year were successful. Our vision for your online and hybrid event success centers around five key principles : 1. Virtual Events

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

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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. By attending, you will learn: • How to design an inspiring panel format for both virtual and in-person events.

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Virtual Event Platforms: The 2021 Guide

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Discover All the Reasons to Attend Adobe Summit 2021

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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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50 Virtual Event Ideas for 2021

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First Impressions At Your Event Virtual Networking & Engagement Ideas Immersive Virtual Experience Ideas Virtual Exhibitor & Sponsor Ideas. Networking, engagement and audience satisfaction were through the roof during the event, a testament to the ideas in this article.

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Your 2021 Virtual Event Budget Checklist!

Endless Events

After more than a year of helping planners navigate the complex world of virtual events, we learned a thing or two about pain points. Over the course of these challenging months, many event profs came to us with a series of different problems and doubts. Event Platform.

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50 Awesome Virtual Event Ideas for 2021

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First Impressions At Your Event Virtual Networking & Engagement Ideas Immersive Virtual Experience Ideas Virtual Exhibitor & Sponsor Ideas. Networking, engagement and audience satisfaction were through the roof during the event, a testament to the ideas in this article.

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How Will Hybrid Meetings Hit 2021 Budgets?


But how will it affect 2021 budgets? The same forces (perceived cost savings, enhanced convenience, health concerns) that have exalted the benefits of working from home also wreak havoc on in-person event attendance. The post How Will Hybrid Meetings Hit 2021 Budgets?

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

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We’ve been teasing it for a while, but the time has come to introduce our 2021 event trends guide! Presented with more challenges than ever before, the events industry was forced to do a complete 180. Will hybrid events become the norm?

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Diversity In Events 2021 With William S. Matthews

Endless Events

For weeks, we have been discussing virtual and hybrid events, engagement strategies, and all kinds of other pandemic-related issues. Today, it’s time for something different, but just as relevant: we will talk about diversity in events as of 2021.

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Risk, Revenue Recognition and Recovery

Velvet Chainsaw

For well over a year, we’ve consulted with dozens of associations on their go/no-go event strategies. What hotels and event suppliers need to remember is that until such time conference organizers are able to recover, the entire supply chain will follow.

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


Hybrid means more than an in-person event with streaming. Discover what events will look like in the hybrid era and learn from six frontrunner organizers. But Apple’s September Event 2019 went further. Would they experiment with hybrid events? Event Management

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Does Your Conference Need an Emcee?

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Having an emcee at your event was a nice-to-have prior to 2020. 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. The event’s flow and energy are in the hands of the emcee.

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2021 Virtual-Conference Big Ideas

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

Endless Events

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the biggest and most exciting events in the world of tech. They have covered the CES 2019 in the past, and it’s high time they go over the CES 2021. CES 2021: The Pros And Cons Of Going Virtual. CES 2021: What Was The Platform Like?

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Simplify Virtual Experiences With Eventbrite’s Faster Zoom Integration

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In 2020, event creators like you hosted more than one million online events on Eventbrite. 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.

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Breaking: SXSW 2021 Goes Virtual with Swapcard

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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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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. Eventbrite Product News and Tips COVID-19 Recovery Event Trends Online Events Ticket Pricing

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The four meeting professionals you meet in heaven

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If there is a heaven on earth in the event industry, there are four essential characteristics of successful meeting professionals you’ll meet there. Late buses, missing or confusing signage, poor quality A/V, and a thousand other annoyances will mar an otherwise superb event.

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The High Cost of Hybrid

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Our clients and leading industry associations (for example, PCMA’s latest glimpse or our industry’s future, the business recovery dashboard ) are turning their attention to future hybrid and face-to-face (f2f) events. Event teams from 2-20 are overwhelmed by the ramifications of hybrid events.

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10 International Women’s Day Event Ideas

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Events focused on women are a great way to bring colleagues and organizations together to honor the women of the past, present, and future and learn more about the issues women face today. The 2021 theme for International Women’s Day is […].

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Audience Engagement: The 2021 Guide


Audience engagement took on an entirely new meaning when virtual events arrived. What does it take to fully engage your event attendees in a virtual or hybrid setting? Read on to learn the ins and outs of audience engagement in 2021 and beyond. Understanding your Event Attendee.

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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. Everyone agrees that planning hybrid events takes significantly more time, money and effort.

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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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No, I do not hate in-person meetings

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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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The Event Creator’s Glossary of Event Safety Requirements

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Few industries have undergone the kind of upheaval that the event industry has recently. COVID-19 has prompted the need to establish completely new safety requirements for events, and understanding the terminology and regulations can be overwhelming.

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Hybrid Event Best Practices: A Virtual-First Approach


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. Before the pandemic hit, most hybrid events treated the virtual audience as an afterthought. Event Format Compatibility.

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Creamfields 2021 SOLD OUT

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The news follows the Prime Ministers ‘road map’ address on Monday that allows the safe return of large scale outdoor events this summer. Creamfields 2021, Daresbury, Cheshire, UK, 26th – 29th August Bank Holiday weekend.

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A novel way to assess consensus

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Introducing to you the Next Generation of Virtual Events


With all physical events coming to a stand-still, the year 2020 was all about survival or nothing. All these years, we have been so used to having physical events, and the success it brought with it every time, hosting Virtual Events , keeping aside virtual one was out of the question.

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Streamlining a (Hopefully) Busy 2021

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


Skift Take: As hospitality and event professionals adjust to the new group business and meetings landscape — likely to consist of a mix of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events — getting digital marketing right is key to standing out to potential planners and buyers.

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Webinar Tomorrow: Association Event Trends for 2021


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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Your 2021 Guide to Successful Event Promotion

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Learning how to run an event? Find out all you need to know about event promotion with Seatedly’s up to date guide. 2021 is here. That glimmer of light – the re-emergence of the events industry – is well on the horizon. Uncategorized Event Promotion

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Top 50 Virtual Event Ideas for your Next Online Event


After experiencing a virtual event’s advantages during the lockdown, the demand for these events increased. While physical events are not going anywhere, virtual events have begun making room for themselves in the events industry. Pre-event chat rooms.

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6 Excellent Examples of Event Invitations and Emails Done Right

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Want your emails to stand out in event-goers' inboxes? Get inspired by these six event email examples from Emma that have been proven to sell more tickets and drive registrations.

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Use Eventbrite Academy to Create Better Events

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Building a successful event is a multi-faceted process that requires selecting the right theme, building connections with sponsors, generating buzz, and ultimately selling tickets.

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