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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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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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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Introducing the 2021 Event Planning Playbook

Event Farm

So we set out to compile all the knowledge we’ve gathered so far this year to create the 2021 Event Planning Playbook and provide the answers you seek to give your traditional playbook a massive upgrade. The post Introducing the 2021 Event Planning Playbook appeared first on Event Farm.

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

Expo Pass

But even as things open up again, meeting in-person might not be exactly as we remembered. To help you make real connections meeting in-person, these are our top networking trends and predictions for 2021. Which makes 2021 sound better already.

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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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5 Post-Pandemic Conference Program Design Changes

Velvet Chainsaw

It’s a good time for planners to challenge their organizations to make the meeting experience more valuable than ever. “Never let a good crisis go to waste” has become a popular adage in the business world over the past year, for good reason.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Road to Recovery: The 2021 Guide to Safer Meetings for Hotels and Venues

Skift

Skift Take: Traditional in-person meetings were paused in 2020, but innovation within the industry flourished out of necessity. Cvent’s new eBook details everything you need to know about conducting safer meetings as hotels and venues begin to recover.

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Venue ventilation for COVID-19

Conferences that Work

Attention, meeting planners! Safe meeting venue ventilation for COVID-19 is critical. eventprofs Meeting industry Technology Venues aerosols air quality COVID-19 HVAC meeting planners meeting venues safety ventilation ventilation requirements

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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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8 Key Takeaways From Agents of Hybrid 2021

Bizzaboo

Here’s what you need to know about how the world’s top brands are approaching their own hybrid event strategies in 2021 and 2022. Right now, ZenDesk isn't going to be producing any physical events in 2021 (2022?).

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How to Host a Hybrid Event in 2021

Bizzabo

According to expert predictions on hybrid , hybrid events truly are the future and a critical strategy for organizers to adopt in 2021. A network model features multiple concurrent in-person meetings that are connected virtually. Hybrid events can seem like an overwhelming topic.

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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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Destinations International Announces 2021 Inductees

Smart Meetings

Destinations International (DI) unveiled its 2021 Hall of Fame inductees and Destination Organization Leadership Award recipient. The post Destinations International Announces 2021 Inductees appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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7 Event Planning Tips the Pros Are Leaning on in 2021

SpotMe Blog

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 ). 7 Event Planning Tips to Host Successful 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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The Essential Virtual Event RFP Guide: 2021 edition

SpotMe Blog

In the same way, as when you post a job opening, running an RFP allows you to screen out and whittle down the potential vendors to the select few who are most likely to meet your needs. The post The Essential Virtual Event RFP Guide: 2021 edition appeared first on SpotMe.

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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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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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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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3 Foundational Hybrid Event Models for 2021

Bizzabo

For example, if stakeholders want the ability to meet many major players in person, the Single Site model won’t work for you. Saving on one large event venue could help you create a greater impact in multiple smaller meet-up spaces.

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