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

Eventmobi

While no one can dispute the impact of face to face meetings, virtual events have opened new opportunities and in many ways have created a new medium for organizations to communicate with and engage their employees, customers and members.

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The four meeting professionals you meet in heaven

Conferences that Work

The essential characteristics of meeting professionals. If there is a heaven on earth in the event industry, there are four essential characteristics of successful meeting professionals you’ll meet there. So, good meeting professionals obsess about details.

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How Will Hybrid Meetings Hit 2021 Budgets?

SmartMeetings

Who could have predicted a year ago that Zoom would be a major disruptive influence in the meetings industry? Now, conventional wisdom suggests that hybrid groups, which combine teleconferencing with person-to-person meetings, will be prevalent for the foreseeable future.

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No, I do not hate in-person meetings

Conferences that Work

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.” The tension in the meeting industry.

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Does Your Conference Need an Emcee?

Velvet Chainsaw

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 right content weaver can contribute to the meeting’s design and help prepare speakers and formulate agendas.

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50 Virtual Event Ideas for 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

Here are the 50 best virtual event ideas for 2021. It’s an even more lucrative opportunity if the expert speakers are in the meeting room! A group chat is a conversation with a specific topic where people can post messages, respond and meet like-minded people. Table of Contents.

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Trust, safety, and learning at meetings

Conferences that Work

If people come to meetings to learn, how can we create the best environment for them to do so? It turns out that trust and safety are prerequisites for optimum learning at meetings. How we learn at meetings. The key learning modality at such meetings is peer learning.

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Control versus freedom at meetings

Conferences that Work

How can we design the optimum balance between control versus freedom at meetings? Note that I’m not suggesting meeting professionals give up any attempt to control what happens at their events. Creating events that truly meet participants’ wants and needs.

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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. It’s an even more lucrative opportunity if the expert speakers are in the meeting room! A group chat is a conversation with a specific topic where people can post messages, respond and meet like-minded people. Table of Contents.

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Your 2021 Virtual Event Budget Checklist!

Endless Events

So don’t waste another minute and get a head start on your 2021 virtual event budget by downloading a free copy today! Project Management & Strategy: Includes trainings, meetings, reviewing content, post-event debrief, and more.

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Risk, Revenue Recognition and Recovery

Velvet Chainsaw

For expo deposits paid in 2019 for 2020 events, it remains to be seen if those funds will return to budgets for 2021. For events that go all virtual for 2021, organizers are going to have a tougher time securing renewal for both exhibitor and attendee participation.

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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! And how will the COVID-19 pandemic continuously impact us in 2021? What’s Included In The 2021 Event Trends Guide? This 2021 event trends guide was a labor of love.

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Diversity In Events 2021 With William S. Matthews

Endless Events

Today, it’s time for something different, but just as relevant: we will talk about diversity in events as of 2021. Diversity In Events 2021: More Than Just A Trend. Next up, it’s time to talk about the topic at hand: diversity in events in 2021.

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

Bizzabo

When Texas opened up in early 2021, event organizers around the world were watching. One conference after another switched over to virtual, postponing all physical events until at least 2021. But Meeting Professionals International (MPI) isn’t any old organization.

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

Velvet Chainsaw

Three primary risk categories are emerging as organizations weigh their options for major conferences in 2021: Mitigating financial risk. As optimism grows for business events returning later in 2021, hotels are testing the waters more aggressively on signed agreements.

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

Endless Events

They have covered the CES 2019 in the past, and it’s high time they go over the CES 2021. Because of the unprecedented state the events industry finds itself in, the CES 2021 moved from Las Vegas into the virtual space. CES 2021: The Pros And Cons Of Going Virtual.

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

Skift

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. Meetings & Events

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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. Event engagement can be measured in sessions attended, meetings held, connections made, social media activity, and event app adoption—among other metrics.

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The High Cost of Hybrid

Velvet Chainsaw

Doing the same old meeting is familiar and comfortable but the opportunity to develop a refreshed event strategy that embraces the power of f2f and digital delivery is imperative. I question if the synchronous hybrid meetings, as many envision now, are sustainable.

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The Meetings Show 2021 unveils new dates and venue

Event Industry News

The Meetings Show , the UK’s leading platform for the world’s meetings and events community, will take place on 30 September and 1 October 2021 at ExCeL London.

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Event Tech Awards 2021: Meet the Judges – Jim Curry

Event Industry News

Jim is the founder of Stayjam-an event and content platform for the short-term rental and holiday home industry. He started in events in early 2000s and has more than twenty years of experience covering sporting events, brand activations, exhibitions, roadshows, awards and conferences.

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Top 10 Resources Every Meeting & Event Planner Needs in 2021

Attendease

This list was part of a larger guide that we launched: 10 Survival Skills for Corporate Meeting & Event Planners in 2021. Meeting Minds Podcast. Meeting Minds Podcast has over 130 episodes recorded, sharing the ins and outs of meeting and event planning.

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Beyond Hybrid: Repackaging Your Conference Content

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past nine months, many industry experts have proclaimed that meetings and conferences are forever changed and hybrid is here to stay. Meetings of the future will be improved and monetized by embracing the tenants of strategic product management.

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Designing conferences to solve participants’ problems

Conferences that Work

For each domain, I’ll include examples of meeting processes you can use to satisfy participants’ problem solving wants and needs. For more information on how to do this, see my book Event Crowdsourcing: Creating Meetings People Actually Want and Need.).

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Gamification makes about as much sense as chocolate-dipped broccoli

Conferences that Work

Event design Learning Bernie DeKoven education event gamification games gamification meeting gamification play

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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? But of course, by definition, the meeting gets someone with: little or no speaking experience; no track record; and.

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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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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. Hybrid Event Best Practices for 2021: The Key Takeaways.

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

PCMA Convene

based market research firm, has just published its Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2021 , which provides insights for the business events industry. Resilience and adaptability are the driving forces behind these top global and consumer trends in 2021.

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Corporate Volunteerism: The Complete Guide For 2021

InitLive

Consider investing in a volunteer management solution that is specifically built to meet the management requirement for corporate volunteer programs. Customers in 2021 care just as much about the impact a company has in the world than their value by purchasing their products or services.

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How Many Meetings Hotels Won’t Make It Through 2021?

MeetingsNet

But the multi-million-dollar question is this: Can meetings-focused hotels hold on that long? “It’s It’s our forecast that 2021 will be a year of two distinct halves,” says Jan Freitag, senior vice president, lodging insights for STR.

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Introducing to you the Next Generation of Virtual Events

GEVME

None of us envisioned then that we would ever want to sit behind a screen and meet people on the other end of it. But go to the bathroom after 5 minutes in a meeting? Last year took most of the businesses on a journey we didn’t imagine we would have to take.

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The Complete Step-by-Step Festival Planning Guide for 2021

InitLive

In 2021, there are so many marketing channels to choose from and it's up to you to determine what channels are best to reach your target demographics. InitLive has helped hundreds of organizations streamline their volunteer management process so they can focus on meeting their goals.

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PCMA’s First Omnichannel Convening Leaders: The Great, the Good and the Not So…

Velvet Chainsaw

Having attended more than 20 of PCMA’s Annual Meetings over the years (both in person and virtually), I expected high energy, experimental delivery and great content. I wasn’t expecting to connect with my friends or to feel the same high I get from the in-person meetings.

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How the First Major B2B Trade Show So Far in 2021 Pulled It Off

PCMA Convene

in 2021 — opened at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in early January, it was more of a deep dive than a dip into in-person events during the pandemic. Event Venues Meeting Management Event Strategy & Design News & Trends COVID-19 Tips & Case Studies COVID-19

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The Best Virtual Conference Session Types for Engagement

Eventmobi

In this post, we explain how to apply best practices from both online events and virtual meetings. Virtual meetings with multiple attendees can make for highly engaging, interactive sessions. It can even accommodate custom URLs so you can meet the RTMP requirements of Zoom.

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Top 50 Virtual Event Ideas for your Next Online Event

GEVME

One of the most important things that people had to miss out on during the pandemic was going out, meeting new people, and having the time of their lives at a live concert. Speed networking is a way of having people meet each other fast for a short amount of time.

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How to Budget Realistically for Hybrid Meetings

SmartMeetings

Now that the world has staged virtual events for the better part of a year, it’s time to make sure these events meet your organization’s ongoing needs. The first step of budgeting a hybrid meeting doesn’t require a calculator. More : How Will Hybrid Meetings Hit 2021 Budgets?

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Interview of Veemal Gungadin with CNA 93.8 MHz

GEVME

You can also choose to meet more people if you WANT to meet more people or you can meet just one person and leave. My last question for you, Veemal, the World Economic Forum’s special annual meeting will be held here in August.

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