[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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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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Designing conferences to solve participants’ problems

Conferences that Work

Peer conferences reduce problem solving limitations in the obvious domain, by allowing participants to influence the content and scope of meeting sessions in real time during the event. Evaluate event production company abilities for a game-changing event I’m planning?

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10 Virtual Conference Best Practices to Elevate Your Production Quality


If 2020 has one silver lining, it’s that the industry now recognizes the advantages of online virtual events. In an increasingly competitive online virtual event landscape, failing to captivate them with professional, polished live stream production means they might not be back next time.

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What the New Paycheck Protection Program Means for Event Creators

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As an event creator, you may have questions about your eligibility, how to apply, what’s different about this round of loans, […].

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FAQs About COVID-19 Vaccination Events

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As part of that effort, we’ve compiled some of the most common questions about COVID-19 vaccination events: How do I find out where I can get a vaccination? Eventbrite is currently exploring how our platform can best support the effort to increase access to vaccines.

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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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FAQs for Creating COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments on Eventbrite

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To support that effort, we’ve compiled some of the most common questions about creating COVID-19 vaccination events: FAQs How do I set up an […]. Eventbrite is the leading platform for free registration and ticketing.

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

Planning Pod

Opening an event venue comes with a long checklist of items that must be in place for a successful launch … and chances are, as a new event space entrepreneur, you’ve probably already read a dozen or so articles that have run you through the basics. Starting an event space?

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We stand in support of safe gathering

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We ticket millions of events each year and work hard to support the ability for people to safely gather. Our Community Guidelines prohibit events, content, or creators that share or promote violence, illegal activity, and/or misinformation […]. As a platform built for the purpose of bringing people together, Eventbrite firmly believes in the power of assembly.

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

Event Age by Swapcard

a registration platform headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and its event management software, IPReg. We at Swapcard are thrilled to announce our acquisition of Avolio, Inc. ,

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4 Major Trends for the Event Industry in 2021

Event Industry News

It’s hard to predict what exactly will happen with events in 2021, but we do know that some trends created in 2020 to enhance safety and prevent the spread of the coronavirus will continue into the new year. Here’s a look at the top four trends for the events industry in 2021: Catering.

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11 Rules to Host a Successful Hybrid Event


You may have heard somewhere or from someone that it will be a while until large live events could be a thing again. With so many restrictions and preventative measures to quell the effects of COVID-19 worldwide, virtual events became the new norm for the event industry.

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6 steps for less stress when planning your next virtual event.

Expo Pass

Even for a pro, there’s always a few hiccups in event planning. Virtual events, on the other hand, pose a whole new set of questions. Like: ‘What does a virtual event even look like?’ ‘Can Step 2: Plan an event that’s important to you. Virtual Event Platform.

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5 Ideas to Make Your Next Virtual Event More Engaging


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to major shifts in the events industry. Event planners everywhere had to get creative to switch events to online affairs. Digital fatigue has set in and it’s making virtual events difficult. Break things up with rejuvenating virtual events.

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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.

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Responsibility In Events: What If Someone Gets Sick?

Endless Events

Over the years, event profs had to ask themselves many questions. And this is why this week we’ll be talking about responsibility in events. If we start planning hybrid events or very small gatherings, what happens if someone gets sick? Responsibility In Events: Take It.

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Catering Trends for 2021


After an unprecedented year, 2021 events are all about finding the right balance. In 2021, the number of staff per event will likely rise, to ensure the experience is best for every guest. Safe distance rules across events mean more infrastructure in order to reduce queues and for this, there will be a need for more chefs, bartenders, service, and additional staff to help guide guests through these new processes.

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Taking Meetings and Exhibitions on the Road

PCMA Convene

The Italian Society of Anaesthesia, Analgesia, Intensive Care, and Resuscitation (SIAARTI) turned its annual meeting into a traveling event that included educational content and meetings with experts, health managers, local administrators, and sponsors in socially distanced settings.

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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 Event Rehearsals: They Matter!

Endless Events

A few months ago – you know, when the craziness was at its highest – we wrote about virtual event mistakes. Back in the day – and no, we can’t believe it’s only been a handful of weeks either – we felt it was important to warn event profs against this.

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Meeting the Challenge of Hybrid Events

PCMA Convene

In-person events are “four-dimensional” experiences (above), while virtual attendees see everything on a two-dimensional screen while being distracted by what’s happening in the three-dimensional space of their home or office.

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London welcomes in 2021 with message of thanks and hope

Event Industry News

London welcomed in 2021 with a spectacular city-wide display, sending a message of thanks and hope to the nation and the world. Brand & Agencies Concert & Touring News Agency news Jack Morton London Events New Year celebration

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The Day Of: Things to Do to Prepare for Your Virtual Event


Virtual events are part of today’s new normal. In fact, the virtual event platform market is predicted to skyrocket, with Travel News Daily reporting how enterprises are now pivoting towards hosting virtual events instead of in-person ones to adapt to the changes brought about by the pandemic.

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Elevating your social media marketing game for events

Event Age by Swapcard

Hundreds of thousands of virtual events are being promoted on social media as you read this. Did you know that 75% of professionals say that social media is by far the number one most effective tool to promote 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. 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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Hotel event management software: How we helped Hotel Salem boost lead response time, get paid faster and save 62+ hours/ month

Planning Pod

Hotel sales, banquet and private event managers know what it’s like to work under pressure. Add in the tedious process of jumping between multiple CRMs, applications, emails, files, printouts and physical folders to track client and event details, and things can quickly get overwhelming.

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6 Career Fairs That Went Virtual… And what they did to help attendees connect — and get hired.

Expo Pass

The events are on-going, with focus on resume building, networking, and professional development. The event featured opportunities to network, meet hiring managers, and apply directly for open positions. Learn About Expo's Virtual Event Solution. Virtual Event Platform.

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The Event Planner’s Guide to Volunteer Management


It can be hard to come by reliable event volunteers. So to help you out, check out our tips below to help event planners master managing event volunteers: event planning tipsThey can be challenging to find and sometimes even harder to keep around. The struggle is real!

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Brandt Krueger Presents: A Live Stream Horror Story!

Endless Events

This is why this week’s episode of the Event Tech Podcast will be all about a live stream horror story that Brandt recently lived through. When you work in production , you come across your own particular brand of horror stories.

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Call to Arms "Ignites the Light"

Special Events

Catersource + The Special Event took its first major step toward this summer’s event on January 13 when catering and event pros came together virtually for the annual “Call to Arms” meeting, which outlined plans for showcasing events for the 2021 show

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Tech Mergers Could Simplify Virtual Meeting Management


Cisco’s announcement in November that it was buying the virtual interaction company Slido may have been a foreshadowing of event tech mergers to come in 2021 according to event tech experts. The major focus this year is to build virtual and hybrid event capabilities.”.

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13 Questions to Use to Quickly Capture Attendee Feedback


Depending on your event, it can feel just as busy to those attending as it is to those producing it. Us event planners just have to make it as easy as possible for them to do so. Take a look at these tips and example questions: event engagement

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PCMA releases updated Business Events Compass 3.0

Event Industry News

PCMA today released an executive summary of the December 2020 update to Business Events Compass , an actionable framework of insights and strategies for business event professionals and their business partners for the pandemic and beyond.

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The Hidden Benefits of Virtual Events You Haven’t Thought Of Yet


The year 2020 turned the meetings and events industry on its head, with lingering changes here to stay. It’s no surprise that the pandemic catapulted virtual events into the stratosphere. Event Planning event tech virtual event

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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 digital platform provided an opportunity to benefit a community located far away from destinations hosting group events. “In

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Who's News for January 7, 2021

Special Events

Special events business news

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

Hubilo Blog

Host your virtual event and simulate in-person meetings by staying on screen (big or small) while you talk over your slides. Integrating mmhmm with your virtual event platform is easy as a breeze. Step 4> Witness the integration on your virtual event platform.

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An Exercise in Expanding the Life of Event Content

PCMA Convene

Caryn Mambro and Kristin Waters offer several “thought starters” to amplify engagement in their presentation, “Using Events to Amplify Engagement & Your Marketing Campaigns.”. The life of event content can stretch beyond the boundaries of specific meeting dates.

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Reed Exhibitions announces $1 million 5 year commitment to black and ethnic minority charities

Event Industry News

Exhibition News Featured News UK and Europe US and Canada charity initiative Diversity in events inclusivity Reed Exhibitions

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