7 Design Considerations for Your Conference Hub

Velvet Chainsaw

High-tech user conferences like Dreamforce and Microsoft Ignite have been designing innovative hub spaces to engage and nurture their top customers for years. A conference hub should be a destination that participants want to go to when not attending sessions or walking the expo hall.

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2022 Conference Registration Pacing

Velvet Chainsaw

Reprinted with permission of Convene , the magazine of the Professional Convention Management Association. The post 2022 Conference Registration Pacing appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw. Before March of 2020, pacing data was a useful tool for predicting final attendance and revenue.

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Five Tips for Conference Sponsorship Pricing

Velvet Chainsaw

In my experience, most large conferences this year are realizing about 80 percent of their 2019 revenue performance. C) Investors help activate the sponsorship through their pre- and post-conference marketing.

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

Velvet Chainsaw

With live conferences’ comeback, event organizers need to make complex decisions about how to incorporate digital product extensions into their business model. Conference organizers need to invest significantly in bandwidth, video cameras, lighting, and labor.

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CMOs Pivot to Virtual Engagements to Drive Business in the COVID Economy

Speaker: Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads

Business as we know it is never going to be the same. Working from home has become the norm, conferences and meetings are going online, marketing budgets are being shifted, reduced or put on hold – it's time to adapt. Join this insightful and informative webinar with Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads, who will discuss how businesses can be resilient during these challenging times.

5 Post-Pandemic Conference Program Design Changes

Velvet Chainsaw

As it becomes more apparent that face-to-face events will return in some form this year, conference organizers have an opportunity to make changes that would have been more difficult to sell up the ladder in the past. Long-term traditions can deter next-generation conference participants.

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Designing conferences to solve participants’ problems

Conferences that Work

What makes attending conferences worthwhile? As I described in Conferences That Work , the two most common reasons for attending conferences are to learn useful things and make useful connections. But there are numerous other ways that conferences provide value to stakeholders.

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Conference Organizers: What Is Your Duty of Care?

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the next year or so, conference organizers will need to define their responsibilities for duty of care, as well as what is expected of those who choose to attend your conference in person. How will they help ensure duty of care throughout the conference?

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Work on *what* to change, not just managing change

Conferences that Work

It’s tempting and understandable to concentrate on trying to manage change. After all, we are constantly experiencing change, and attempting to manage it is often unavoidable. Facilitating Change change facilitating change injustice managing change status quo what to change

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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. Use this opportunity to beta test changes that can be carried over to the next in-person conference.

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The complete guide to event management software for corporate events

Attendease

Its IBM Think conference attracted over 100,000 attendees as opposed to a typical 30,000 attendees for its in-person event. . Finding the best event management software for your objectives. Why event design needs to come before event management software .

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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. She is responsible for ensuring that the conference’s objectives are met and that the audience is engaged from beginning to end.

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A Better Way to Manage Conference Staff

Hubb

Here's a tale of staffing at two conferences. At the first event, staffing management is done how it's been done for the past two decades; with emails and spreadsheets (and occasional desperate phone calls and texts). Conference Planning staffing Conference Staffing Management

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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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The 6 Best Virtual Conference Platforms

SpotMe Blog

Our guide to the best virtual conference platforms helps you pick the right virtual solution. So we created this guide to the best virtual conference platforms to help you. Virtual conference platforms. How to use this best virtual conference platforms guide?

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Chatbot-First Event Management Software for Time- and IT-Starved Conference Organizers

EventTechBrief

Event management software (EMS), which automates the tasks associated with planning a conference, has been available for at least a quarter century. In the beginning, developers focused on core logistical tasks, such as agenda building, project management, speaker and content management and (for meetings with a trade show component) floorplan and booth sales. It developed Sava Events , a chatbot-first event management software platform. By Michelle Bruno.

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Six Attributes of Successful Women’s Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

While things have changed, these tenets will hold true and the principles can be applied to other D&I conferences and events. The six attributes of women’s leadership conferences that have stood out for me: [1] Movement. Women’s conferences are often shorter one or two-day programs.

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More Conference Physics: Inertia

Velvet Chainsaw

However, a conference at rest, tends to die. The enemy of most conferences is the way it’s always been. When inertia influences your conference, it’s planned by the way you’ve always done it, programmed full of (past) best practices and destined to become average, slowly suffocating on its own status quo. Cognitive and organizational inertia keeps an association on its current conference course even when facing disruptive or rapid external changes.

Top 2020 Event Conferences

Attendease

The events industry has been behind some of the most innovative tech conferences in the past decade. Opening the doors for new business prospects, these conferences are places where the top professionals meet and showcase their innovative concepts and bold theories for the future.

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The complete guide to event management software for corporate events

Attendease

Its IBM Think conference attracted over 100,000 attendees as opposed to a typical 30,000 attendees for its in-person event. . Finding the best event management software for your objectives. Why event design needs to come before event management software .

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How Much Has Covid Affected the World of Virtual Conferences?

Velvet Chainsaw

Leading learning firm Tagoras has launched another round of its virtual conferences survey , the results of which will be compared to its last round, conducted near the beginning of the pandemic. The post How Much Has Covid Affected the World of Virtual Conferences?

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Top 5 features to look for in event management software

Attendease

With so many changes happening to the meetings and events space, you might be on the hunt for event management software to help you adapt to new demands while you create and manage a large number of events. . Highly configurable agenda management.

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International Conference Services welcomes Patricia Cheong as managing director, Asia

Event Industry News

International Conference Services (ICS) is proud to announce the addition of Patricia Cheong as managing director, Asia. She will join Hitoshi Ikezono, managing director of the ICS Tokyo office, in driving the company’s ongoing growth in Asia’s event management industry.

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Debunking the Myth of All-in-One Event Management Software with Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Attendease

We recently spoke to Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey, CEO at Nifty Method , about the concept of all-in-one event management software, why this concept is flawed, and what approach can tech providers and event planners take. I think it would be a user conference we did last fall.

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conference activities

SevenEvents

The post conference activities appeared first on Seven Events. Activities Conference Organisation Event Management conference eventprofs Events teambuilding

Corporate Conference Planning Checklist

GEVME

The unique story of any conference should begin with the goal and then a detailed plan on how to reach this goal. In his article for Smashing magazine , the founder of HybridConf, Zach Inglis, states that the aim of every conference organiser should be to create experiences that reenergize people and fill them with new zeal for their work. If you understand your target audience, it’s not a challenge to build such a conference vision. Corporate conference planning checklist.

Top 4 Hidden Costs Managing Your Conference Speakers with Spreadsheets

Lennd

A lot has changed about live conferences and trade shows post-pandemic, but has your technology? Event Strategy Event Technology

Benefits of Conferences Going Virtual

GEVME

With the advent of the pandemic, virtual conferences became a popular go-to option for many event organisers. Even while at the time of writing, some parts of the world are returning to normalcy, virtual events , particularly virtual conferences, are here to stay.

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Case Study: CLHIA Amps up Attendee & Sponsor Engagement at Virtual Conference

Eventmobi

CLHIA’s November 2020 Virtual Wealth and Retirement Conference focused on providing those managing wealth portfolios for Canadian life and health insurers with up-to-date and actionable information about important trends and issues shaping the industry. About CLHIA.

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Conference Innovation Through Paradigm Busting

Velvet Chainsaw

These mental models are deeply embedded in our conference planning and management practices. Savvy conference organizers realize that their mental models have much more influence over their outcomes than their decisions and actions. To be successful in the future, conference organizers must become paradigm busters–examining, challenging and changing their conventional mental models. This is especially true of our conference mental frameworks.

Conferences Management and Interpretation in times of Covid

Event Industry News

The panel focused on conferences management and interpretation in times of Covid. It was vital for these international actors to maintain their diplomatic and multilateral meetings and conferences around the most important global issues. “

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Leveraging Team Learning at Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Traditionally teams from organizations attend a conference with a divide-and-conquer game plan, as they split up and attend as many different sessions as they can. What if you flipped that model and designed conferences that offered learning aimed at improving team collaboration and changes back in the workplace? Yet conferences are lagging in meeting the needs of team learning. The post Leveraging Team Learning at Conferences appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

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Burn Conference Traditions Immune From Criticism

Velvet Chainsaw

Your association, annual conference, and governance are all institutions. One of the sacred cows for associations and their annual conference is attributing notoriety to the office of the president, board chair or annual conference committee chair. Smith’s year” or “Sally’s year” when referring to past annual conferences. If your conference includes a presidential address, reception, or other similarly branded event, you probably need to make some changes.

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Why EventMobi + Zoom is the Winning Combination for Virtual Conferences

Eventmobi

So for many event planners looking for the right tool to host a virtual conference, Zoom is the first thing that comes to mind. This means planners can easily connect their Zoom account with EventMobi to deliver a seamless and user-friendly experience to their virtual conference attendees.

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Conferences Need More Sharing

Velvet Chainsaw

One of the strongest intangible attributes of a healthy conference is how much sharing takes place. Professions that deliver conference sessions with a high level of sharing – not diluted or generalized from the stage – are often in fields linked to prevention, healthcare, education and philanthropy. Conversely, conferences that have a higher deal-making quotient tend to hold their cards closer to their chests.

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Debunking the Myth of All-in-One Event Management Software with Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Attendease

We recently spoke to Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey, CEO at Nifty Method , about the concept of all-in-one event management software, why this concept is flawed, and what approach can tech providers and event planners take. I think it would be a user conference we did last fall.

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Webinar: Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free

Velvet Chainsaw

Webinar description: Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free. Lisa Block, Executive Vice President, Conference Strategy & Design, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. Dave Lutz, Managing Director, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting.

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6 Event Management Shortcuts Every Corporate Event Planner Should Know

Attendease

The marketing and management strategy for a webinar differs, in some ways significantly, from the strategies for launching a multi-day user conference, for example. A repeatable, scalable event process is the holy grail for enterprise event managers.

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The Top 11 Free Event Management Software

Capterra Event Management

Free things brighten anyone’s day, whether it’s the snacks stocked in the Capterra fridge or event management software. Here’s our list of the top free event management software out there: Free/Freemium Options. Data management. Event management on the EB Basic level is completely free. Data management. Whether you want to host offline native software or run your event management system online, Jolly Tech has you covered with its free edition of EventLeaf.

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Ukraine War Takes Toll on Conference Destinations

EventMB

Maybe your risk management protocols prevent you from holding an event in a neighbouring country to Ukraine even if you wanted to. Europe is rightly a popular conference destination for many US organizations, yet there are significant cost implications to consider.

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