IMEX America 2021: Back In Las Vegas!

Endless Events

This week, Nick, Thuy, and Will review their experience at IMEX America 2021, held for the very first time at Mandalay Bay. Everyone was looking forward to going to IMEX America 2021, especially since the iconic trade show was canceled last year due to COVID.

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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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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. Yesterday [see below], I realized that hub and spoke is a great format for purely online meetings too.

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Why Building an Event Community is a Hot Trend for 2021

Eventmobi

If the last year has shown anything, it’s that event technology can help attendees stay connected, even when meeting in person isn’t possible. To meet this demand, event organizers need to balance carefully planned in-person meetings with year-round online engagement.

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Download 7 Exceptional Event Email Templates for Driving Attendee Engagement

Write winning event emails in minutes! Relying on decades of social science research and more recent behavioral data, we’ll show you the science-backed methods to creating a wildly successful event-marketing email campaign for almost any situation. Download the eBook today!

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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MPI WEC 2021: Hugs Everywhere!

Endless Events

Will attended a 15,000-person event and Thuy recently raved about her experience as a virtual attendee at PCMA EduCon 2021. In June, he flew to Las Vegas to go to Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress – or MPI WEC 2021 in short.

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The fairest rules for meetings

Conferences that Work

What are the fairest rules to use when running meetings? ” I think it’s reasonable to concentrate on fairness to participants : the majority of those involved with the meeting. Status and power at meetings. I introduce the third agreement at meetings…. …by

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IBTM World smashes meeting results for 2021

Event Industry News

IBTM World 2021 is taking place from 30 November to 2 December at Fira Barcelona. We’re very much looking forward to being on the show floor in Barcelona feeling the buzz of business meetings and networking taking place again.”.

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Good meeting design is cheaper than special effects

Conferences that Work

Far too much money is spent on meeting glitz at the expense of good meeting design. “There’s no budget” I’ve noticed over the years that every meeting has a budget for F&B. Seth Godin makes an analogous point in this post….

An affordable air quality tool for meeting planners

Conferences that Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the in-person meeting industry. Now, meeting planners can add an affordable air quality tool to their site visits. A meeting planner doing a site visit should take CO? readings in occupied meeting rooms, restaurants, hotel lobbies, etc.

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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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Presentation versus interaction at meetings

Conferences that Work

What is the mix of presentation versus interaction at your meetings? Traditional meetings focus heavily on presentation. Presentation versus interaction at meetings. But our meeting designs, in large part, haven’t changed to reflect this shift in cultural awareness.

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IMEX America is Back!: Day 1 Highlights from the Return to Meeting

Smart Meetings

The opening day of IMEX America 2021 at Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas was humming with people just happy to be back together. — Allseated (@AllSeatedcom) November 9, 2021. Even as in-person meetings make a return, clients have come to expect virtual venue tours.

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8 Event Budget Adjustments Needed to Host Safe Events in 2021

Event Farm

Part III: 2021 Event Planning Playbook. When it comes to venues, you are likely to see a 25% increase in meeting space expenses. Plus, when social distancing rules mandate less capacity in meeting rooms, you need more rooms and, therefore, more staff.

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10 Books Every Event Planner Should Be Reading in 2021

Event Certificate

The post 10 Books Every Event Planner Should Be Reading in 2021 appeared first on EVENT PLANNING CERTIFICATE. We have rounded up a list of 10 favorite event planning books from some of the best authors in the industry.

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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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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 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 to provide new experiences at meetings

Conferences that Work

How can we provide new experiences at meetings? Providing new experiences at meetings can be as simple as this. This universal fear is the reason the meeting industry continues to struggle with incorporating new experiences into events.

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Humanity’s problem is a meeting problem

Conferences that Work

I think it’s also a meeting problem: “The real problem of humanity is the following: we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology.” And so it goes with meetings. It’s why businesses sponsor meetings.

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Why our meetings are still full of lectures

Conferences that Work

Why are our meetings still full of lectures? Well, listen to and consider this June 11, 2021 quote from New York City Mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams : [link]. Learning researchers and our best teachers and meeting designers have known this for a long time.

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

Attendease

Through this interview, you will learn from Caitlin about the success with Convening Leaders, which went hybrid in January 2021, and their plans for Educon, which will go hybrid in July. This is something that we are continuing on for this event for Educon in 2021.

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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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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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Are Online Meetings Reducing Our Collective Intelligence?

Conferences that Work

Are online meetings reducing our collective intelligence [CI] ? New research about online meetings. Translation: in the experimental setup used , the researchers found that online meeting participants were: better able to avoid interrupting each other; and.

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Lessons learned from online meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Conferences that Work

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) has published some useful lessons learned from organizing six online scientific meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Online meetings improve access and attendance. Hybrid meetings in the future.

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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.]. With the loss of most in-person meetings during the pandemic, stakeholders with tangible investments in face-to-face meetings have an ROI of zero. More hybrid (in-person and online) meetings.

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The Belfry Hotel & Resort wins Best Incentive Hotel at the World MICE Awards 2021

Event Industry News

The Belfry Hotel & Resort in the Midlands, is celebrating yet another win after being awarded England’s Best Incentive Hotel at the annual World MICE Awards 2021, on 28th November 2021.

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Where Culture and Conventions Meet

EventMB

The post Where Culture and Conventions Meet by Meetings + Conventions Calgary appeared first on [link].

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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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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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The 2021 It List: Recognizing the Top 100 Event Agencies

Event Marketer

Our selection process for the 2021 It List zeroed in on differentiated offerings, future plans, creative work and, most importantly, results. Meet the Top 100 Event Agencies of 2021. Our annual guide to the top 100 agencies serving the event marketing industry.

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7 of the Top Event Planning Conferences in 2021

Social Tables

While 2021 may still look a little different than normal, expect to see many conferences back and ready to help industry professionals navigate the massive changes in the way they do business. Read on to learn more about some of the top event planning conferences that 2021 has to offer.

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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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The Definitive Guide to Hybrid Meetings in 2021

Eventbrite UK

If you’re worried that your upcoming business meetings will need to be cancelled or postponed, you might want to learn about planning a hybrid meeting. Hybrid meetings combine in-person attendance with an online […].

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Winners Announced: The 2021 Ex Awards and EDTAs

Event Marketer

The editors of Event Marketer magazine have announced the winners of the supersized 2021 Ex Awards and ETDAs, the world’s largest and premiere recognition program for experiential marketing. 2021 EX AWARDS. Campaign: 2020 National Sales Meeting. Campaign: Helix 2021.

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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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