2022 Conference Registration Pacing

Velvet Chainsaw

On average, associations are anticipating 2022 registration and revenue will be about 20 percent below pre-pandemic levels. It’s expected that meetings in Q3 or Q4 will outperform those held in the first half of this year.

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Stop networking at meetings

Conferences that Work

It’s time to stop networking at meetings. No, I’m not saying we should only listen to lectures at meetings. This post was inspired when Victoria Matey shared the following thought about networking at meetings: Random thought.

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COVID, duty of care, and the meeting industry

Conferences that Work

Event professionals: it’s time to talk about COVID, duty of care, and the meeting industry. Yet the meeting industry seems to be abrogating its traditional responsibilities to keep attendees and staff safe. Meeting industry COVID-19 duty of care long covid meeting industry

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Free online Participate Lab — May 11, 2022

Conferences that Work

Hosted by CSAE Manitoba , this free one-hour online Participate Lab will introduce you to the design of participation-rich events through the direct experience of participatory meeting techniques and formats. A rare opportunity!

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Improve meeting session learning with this simple tip!

Conferences that Work

Want a simple way to improve meeting session learning? Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Improve meeting session learning with this simple tip! Provide a shared Google doc where all participants can take notes, ask questions, and get answers!

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2022 Meetings Industry Survey

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings and Destinations International are partnering up to better serve you this year —with your help! We need your feedback about the biggest challenges you are facing as a meeting professional right now and how we can collectively help you going forward.

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Two novel hybrid meeting formats

Conferences that Work

I’ve been writing about hybrid meetings for a long time; my first post was in February 2010. The COVID19 pandemic created an explosion of interest in hybrid meetings, and the marketplace and event professionals are still defining what “hybrid” means. (No,

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Make the meeting bigger!

Conferences that Work

Most of the event industry and our clients continue to assume that if you can make the meeting bigger it’s a good thing. Online and hybrid meetings have seen less drastic reductions. The event industry unduly focuses on large meetings.

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How Planners Are Celebrating GMID 2022

Smart Meetings

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), a celebration of everything wonderful about the meetings industry, is kicking off its seventh year with the theme “Meet Safe,” a redux of GMID 2021’s theme. Take a look at how our meetings industry friends are celebrating.

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Tackling In-person Events as a Team at nSight 2022

Smart Meetings

This was the start of the cross-company collaboration that would bring nSight 2022 to fruition. Earlier in 2022, TSEC assisted in the late stages of planning nCino’s private leadership conference in Bloomington, North Carolina.

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11 Secrets for Successful Association Sponsorships in 2022

Eventmobi

To create benefits of value to sponsors that are also based on member needs, think about high-level recognition like co-branded content, joint social media campaigns, and consider involving sponsors in toolkits, focus groups, and roundtable meetings with the association’s staff and/or board.

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Nominate a Meeting Prof for the 2022 Meeting Professionals of the Year

Smart Meetings

What better way to show appreciation for your colleagues, partners and associates than by nominating them for 2022 Meeting Professional of the Year? Nominate your favorite meeting professional by July 12 and they’ll be entered for a chance to win this prestigious award.

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What meeting planners who support women’s rights can do

Conferences that Work

What can meeting planners who support women’s rights do? Here are two concrete suggestions for action: Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post What meeting planners who support women’s rights can do appeared first on Conferences That Work. The U.S.

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Meetings and Conventions Are Back in 2022—Here Are 4 Ways They’re Changing

Smart Meetings

It seems like not so long ago that everyone was talking about the death of meetings and conventions. But as we begin to inch ever closer to a new normal, it’s clear that meetings are making a comeback in 2022—with a few changes of course.

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The meeting industry new normal – Part 3

Conferences that Work

The old meeting industry normal is long over, and many event professionals are still hoping and waiting for a new normal. In October 2020 I wrote two posts [1 , 2 ] about what a meeting industry new normal might look like. Holding in-person meetings: what do we now know? Here’s a quick overview of what I see as the relative risks involved in attending in-person meetings at this point. Understandably, people want to connect at in-person meetings.

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Brandt & Will’s Event Technology Trends 2022

Endless Events

The session was titled ‘Technology Tools and Trends Driving Engagement, Collaboration and Innovation’ And since they talked about event technology trends for 2022 and beyond, the talk is just as relevant today as it was four months ago! Introducing Event Technology Trends 2022.

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The words we use for meetings matter

Conferences that Work

The words we use for meetings matter. Unfortunately, familiar terms often perpetuate conventional meeting thinking. Here are three examples of better words to use when talking about meetings. By changing the words we use we can change how we think about events.

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Inflation Impacts Meetings in New Ways

EventMB

Skift Take: New research shows that meeting planning is impacted by inflation and rising costs in ways few anticipated. Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Meeting Professionals Prepare for Economic Downturn

EventMB

Skift Take: How are planners and other meeting professionals preparing for a potential recession? Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. They are tightening contracts, establishing advance payments, exploring new skills, and keeping up with their networks.

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Starting IPW 2022 with a Green Bang: Tourism Cares Pledges $10,000 to IDEAS for Us

Smart Meetings

A community garden volunteer event serves as the perfect opener for IPW 2022. Initiatives like this expand the amount of available tourist locations that meeting planners can take advantage of. With IPW 2022’s conclusion, IDEAS for Us is moving on to their next Orlando project.

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7 Business Travel Trends Set to Shape 2022

Smart Meetings

“Scarcity will be a critical issue for car rentals in 2022. This is just one of the things anticipated to drive change in business travel in 2022 and beyond. Read More : Re-incorporating Sustainability into the Future of Meetings.

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Seeking a Hybrid Conference Steady State? Here’s a Framework

Velvet Chainsaw

Create a robust on-demand offering that includes 1) all of the post-event programming with 2) live meeting sessions with audio synced to slides. Hybrid & Virtual asynchonous hybrid conferences hybrid experiences hybrid meetings simulcast synchronous virtual conferences virtual meetings

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Hubilo’s MIX 2022 Asked Enduring Experiential Questions

Smart Meetings

How do you make virtual meetings immersive? Can a hybrid meeting deliver the same—or more—impact than a contained ballroom? Hubilo demonstrated the answer to these and other questions in its Mastering Immersive Experiences (MIX) 2022 hybrid event this week.

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Hubilo’s MIX 2022 Asked Enduring Experiential Questions

Smart Meetings

How do you make virtual meetings immersive? Can a hybrid meeting deliver the same—or more—impact than a contained ballroom? Hubilo demonstrated the answer to these and other questions in its Mastering Immersive Experiences (MIX) 2022 hybrid event this week.

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The IMEX Frankfurt Recap 2022

Endless Events

Fresh off the plane, Brandt Krueger returns to us from the IMEX Frankfurt 2022 event in Germany. In a global industry that’s still feeling the effects of the worldwide pandemic, Brandt focuses on the trends he saw at IMEX Frankfurt 2022.

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Working with suppliers and practitioners at meetings

Conferences that Work

Over the years I’ve designed and facilitated hundreds of meetings. One of the most common issues I address that is rarely acknowledged openly is the tension between the wants and needs of suppliers and practitioners at meetings.

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Case Study: CSAE Achieves 90% Attendee Engagement Through Their Mobile Event App

Eventmobi

Meet the Person Behind the Magic. “We were searching for a flexible, robust event app that would meet our unique needs and could enhance our attendees’ experience.” About CSAE. The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) is Canada’s premiere association advocate.

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Endless Events Presents: The 2022 Event Trends Guide!

Endless Events

Now that the celebratory dust has settled, it’s a great time to check out 2022 event trends. 2022 Event Trends Guide: What You’ll Find. The 2022 event trends guide covers nearly all aspects of the events industry: event technology, production, strategy, and more.

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Top Event Planning Tips 2022 With Gianna Gaudini

Endless Events

Since she’s got such a wide range of knowledge, Karmen thought it would be a great idea to pick her brain about the best event planning tips for 2022. Smart event marketers are figuring out how to meet people where they are and delivering the right content to them at the right time.”

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How to Make In-Person Events More Accessible and Sustainable in 2022

Event Age by Swapcard

80% of event organizers plan to produce their next in-person meeting in the first half of 2022. The eagerness to return to in-person events after almost two years apart is palpable. In-Person Events

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Top 4 Considerations for Event Organizers in 2022

Event Farm

In the partnership between Event Farm and CLEAR , event attendees can confirm they meet the event safety protocols by downloading the Health Pass app and uploading their vaccination card or linking to COVID tests lab results.

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Meet a simplified solution to manage multiple events

Attendease

The post Meet a simplified solution to manage multiple events appeared first on Attendease.

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9 Lessons Learnt From SXSW 2022

Skift Meetings

The 2022 edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals came to a close on Sunday. The post 9 Lessons Learnt From SXSW 2022 by Miguel Neves appeared first on [link].

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Virtual Meeting Etiquette in 2022: How to make a good impression!

webMOBI

In today’s business world, it’s more important than ever to be able to conduct online meetings with ease. There are a number of reasons for this, such as the fact that many people now work from home and that businesses are increasingly global in nature.

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Scratching the surface

Conferences that Work

Event design Facilitating Change Meeting industry complex problems CynefinSometimes, it’s only at the end that we realize we’re just scratching the surface. Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Scratching the surface appeared first on Conferences That Work.

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2022 Cheapest Airfare in the United States  

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings has compiled these top five airports and added nearby hotels with ample meeting spaces and ocean views. There are plenty hotels along the coast for meetings. of meeting space. of meeting space, a connected 800-room Omni hotel and LEED Gold certification.

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Meeting Safety Trends in 2022

Smart Meetings

The New Year is upon us and as we look at 2022 for our meetings and group gatherings, we gaze into the future with bright eyes and positive grins and think, what the heck is going on? Event safety has become a priority, if not for meeting planners, then for attendees.

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Smart Meetings Experience Elevated Events Culture

Smart Meetings

That was the message from author and Superbowl-winning executive Michael Lombardi at Smart Meetings Northeast Experience in Boston this week. Be in the room at a future Smart Meetings Experience. of its own flexible meeting space. — JT Long (@SmartMtgsJT) July 27, 2022.

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New Year, New Ideas: Event Tech Predictions For 2022

Endless Events

It’s 2022! As the mastermind behind the top 22 event platforms to use in 2022 , he has a great grasp of where things are going in the ever-evolving world of event technology. Event Tech Predictions For 2022: A Note On The Pandemic. Can you believe it?

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SheMeansBusiness: #EventTech Founders Are Ready For 2022 

All Seated

While the last two years have been nearly impossible to predict, there is a sense of cautious optimism about what 2022 will bring. . For event technology companies, 2022 is the year to growth. “It’s Blog 2022 event predictions 2022 event trends 2022 event tech predictions

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