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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PCMA EduCon 2021: A Hybrid Event Done Right!

Endless Events

For those who might have missed it, there was an awesome hybrid event happening in Phoenix, Arizona last week: PCMA EduCon: We Are Better Together ! As anticipated, it was a huge success and the Event Brew hosts are here to tell the story. PCMA EduCon 2021: Will Hosted, Thuy Attended.

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Introducing the 2021 Event Planning Playbook

Event Farm

As pandemic conditions continue to change, do you feel that you must wade through wave after wave of information to seek answers and solutions to plan safe live events? Our two previous events focused on event safety best practices from a public health perspective and a legal perspective.

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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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24 Sustainable Event Ideas for Greener Gatherings in 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid eventsGoing green isn’t just a trend.

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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

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

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Oscars 2021: No Zoom Allowed!

Endless Events

Oscars 2021 are just around the corner and the producers of the show have announced that attending virtually won’t be a possibility this year. Oscars 2021: The Exclusivity Of It All. The first one to share his thoughts about Oscars 2021 is Nick.

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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. Now that the new year has rolled in, event profs are eager to know the trends that will shape the months to come. Defining Event Design. New year, new trends!

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2021 Oscars BINGO Card

Decibel Management

Though we’re starting to see the light at the end of the COVID tunnel, most of us are still planning to tune in to the 2021 Oscars at home, and we’ve got the perfect free Oscars BINGO card to help you do just that. Click here to print your 2021 Oscar Awards BINGO Card.

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Spotlight: Caitlin O’Malley shares how PCMA is managing Virtual & Hybrid Events in 2021


Caitlin has been with PCMA for nearly six years and has created and managed the digital event experiences for PCMA flagship events, and has also been planning and producing some of PCMA virtual and hybrid experiences pre-pandemic and throughout the pandemic.

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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. 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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8 Event Budget Adjustments Needed to Host Safe Events in 2021

Event Farm

Events are coming back but planning an event looks nothing like it used to. Event budgets were the focus of part IV of our virtual series on Pandemic Compliance and Safety at Live Events. Part I: Public health and event safety best practices.

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Virtual Event Platforms: The 2021 Guide

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Event Experiences Event Tech

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State of the Event Industry Report: Q1 2021


In our efforts to keep track of the state of the event industry, we surveyed EventMB readers in February/March 2021 on a number of different questions related to their experience and how they see the industry developing. Event News

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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! 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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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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Virtual Event Logistics in 2021


Virtual Event Logistics in 2021 A crucial element of event management is managing logistics, it ensures competent management and also allows people do to multiple tasks, to come up with an effective event logistics plan, understanding the different components of it, is imperative.

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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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50 Virtual Event Ideas for 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

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

Event Age by Swapcard

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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5 Event Trends to watch in 2021


5 Event Trends to watch in 2021 was initially published in our Newsletter on February 11th, 2021. The post 5 Event Trends to watch in 2021 appeared first on Oveit. Hello,quick question: How will the future […].

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How sports and entertainment are making in-person events happen in 2021.

Expo Pass

Sports and entertainment events are happening, in-person, every day — and it almost feels like things are getting back to normal. We suspect there’s some good old-fashioned event planning to learn from here. No more surprises in 2021. No surprises in 2021.

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Concerts Revisited: Planning Music Events in 2021 and Beyond

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In the face of canceled or postponed live events, attendees were more hungry for entertainment than ever. April Arts & Culture Arts, Culture & Entertainment Event Planning and Management Music Stories and Interviews Concert Technology COVID-19 Recovery Event Creator

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Networking in-person in 2021 made easy (and fun)!

Expo Pass

To help you make real connections meeting in-person, these are our top networking trends and predictions for 2021. Levy developed this theory after hosting events where influencers would simply make dinner together. Attendees and organizers can apply this theory to upcoming events.

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7 of the Top Event Planning Conferences in 2021

Social Tables

Skip to content Menu Solutions Interactive Floor Plans Collaborative event sales software that increases qualified leads and drives direct revenue. Event Diagramming Collaborative event management software that saves time, boosts revenue and drives loyalty.

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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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Will COVID passports accelerate the return of Events in 2021?


As the pandemic took over the world, the event industry was massively hit. Huge losses were incurred by organizations who had planned their big events months in advance. Many had to either move their event to an online medium or postpone it for the time being.

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8 Best Free Event Registration Software for 2021

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When it comes to free event registration software, the amount of options can be overwhelming. Event Experiences Event Tech Virtual Events Hybrid events

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Event Track 2021

Event Marketer

The latest edition of Event Track 2021 takes a look at the impact of the pandemic on in-person experiences—and analyzes that impact to help with the recovery and re-activation period we’re entering. … The post Event Track 2021 appeared first on Event Marketer. Research Partner Content

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Facebook Ads: A Guide for Event Planners 2021

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The post Facebook Ads: A Guide for Event Planners 2021 appeared first on EVENT PLANNING CERTIFICATE. Facebook Ads and Instagram Ads are one of the fastest ways to bring leads into your business these days.

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A Step by Step Guide to Charging for your Event Planning Service (Updated for 2021)

Event Certificate

Let me ask you a few questions about charging: Do you ever wonder how much to charge clients for your event planning service? Have you ever felt like you might be charging more/less per hour to plan an event?

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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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How meeting professionals can measure and improve event ROI in a post-pandemic world

Conferences that Work

[My June, 2021 guest post for BlueJeans by Verizon on event ROI.]. What is event ROI? Return On Investment (ROI) is such a familiar business concept that it’s easy to gloss over the complexities of defining it in the context of events. Who gets ROI at an event?

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Hub and spoke meetings

Conferences that Work

Ever since my first encounter with the hybrid hub and spoke meeting topology at Event Camp Twin Cities in 2011, I’ve been a big fan of the format. Hub and spoke is an event network topology. The hub event and each pod may be either in-person or online.

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What’s next for the new normal for events – Forecast for 2021


Events in 2021: What’s next for the new normal for events The events in 2021 will be drastically different from that of last year, as the pandemic is successfully being suppressed. Event Apps event management Events Mobile Apps

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How to Host a Hybrid Event in 2021


Hybrid events can seem like an overwhelming topic. By now you’ve probably heard the term hybrid, it’s all the event industry has been talking about lately. But hybrid events are still a relatively new topic and there’s a lot of uncertainty around what it actually means to host one.

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7 Event Planning Tips the Pros Are Leaning on in 2021

SpotMe Blog

Let’s face it, planning an event is never as easy as 1, 2, 3. In 2021, that notion has never been more prevalent as event professionals and brands find themselves teetering between online events , in-person events and something in the middle (aka hybrid events ).

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