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Designing an online memorial service

Conferences that Work

I am designing an online memorial service, to be held later this month. The deceased is not a person, but a beloved, 74-year-old small college that closed its local campus a few months ago. I taught there from 1983 – 1993.

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The 10 Biggest Covid Myths Event Planners Need to Ignore


Since the onset of Covid-19, myths about its origins and its very nature have abounded. In this article, we discuss 10 of the most stubborn misconceptions and why it’s important for event planners to see past the rhetoric. It’s easy to get caught up in arguments about Covid-19.

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Inclusivity in Action: Best Practices For Making Your Online Event and Listing More Inclusive

Picatic by Eventbrite

Even when it’s your company’s driving force, being inclusive is not always easy. “We We were on a shoestring budget for our first conference back in 2015,” says Melinda Epler, the CEO of Change Catalyst, a consulting firm that helps tech companies build inclusive ecosystems.

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5 minutes, 5 hours, or 5 days. Virtual means a whole new world of time slots.

Expo Pass

(3 Minute Read). The virtual event stage is open 24/7 and the mic is always on. That’s a lot of time to fill. So we checked out a few recent events — WWDC, Microsoft Build, Comic-Con, and The New York Film Festival, and made some notes on the best ways to get creative with time slots. .

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A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

Revellers enjoy live music and sunshine at Wild Fields Festival

Event Industry News

More than 30 artists performed at Wild Fields Festival which took place on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. The two-day event was an incarnation of the successful Wild Paths Festival which had been forced to cancel due to coronavirus.

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5 Steps to Nailing Your First Meeting with the In-Laws


Congrats, you’ve found the person you want to be with forever. Maybe you’ve bought a house, maybe you’ve stopped closing the door when you go to the bathroom – in any case – this is your person.

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6 Ways to Incorporate Wellness into Your Next Virtual Event


If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that health and wellness are vital. It’s been a trending topic for years, but in recent months wellness has evolved in presentation, integration, and accessibility.

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The fresh Group launch innovative virtual festival

Event Industry News

Global events agency, The fresh Group have partnered with Sunbelt Rentals UK – the UK division of the global leaders in plant supply, tools and specialist equipment hire for the construction, events and infrastructure markets – to produce SUNFEST, a virtual festival exploring future innovation and sustainability in rental.

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On with the Show

Special Events

A [longish] hello note from Special Event’s new editor-in-chief, Kathleen Stoehr

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Event Companies During Pandemic: Checking In With Kate Patay

All Seated

As we continue to speak with event professionals in an effort to stay in touch and connected throughout the pandemic, we reached out to Kate Patay to check in and see how her business has been since she last joined us for a webinar in early June. We last spoke during your webinar with us in June.

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Omanexpo tackles employee mental health in conjunction with Stress Matters

Event Industry News

Mental health has been rising up the agenda in recent years as awareness grows of its impact on workplace productivity and culture.

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Attracting Gen Z


They’re here, but will they attend your meeting? I am Gen Z. As a cohort, we make up over 25 percent of the population. And as we rise in the workforce, planners of conferences and events will need to connect with us. So, what does Gen Z expect from you?

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Case Study: Bespoke Virtual Poker Tournament

Event Industry News

Client Rapid7 Agency emc3 Event Bespoke Virtual Poker Tournament. Challenge. Rapid7 are known for their fantastic company culture.

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[Free Guide]: How to Run Virtual Events with Confidence

Virtual events open up a whole new world of possibilities for engaging your attendees. This best practices guide will help you make the most of your online conferences, summits, keynote presentations, and more.

The Centennial Must Go On


Is it really a centennial gala if someone doesn’t talk too long onstage, and there isn’t a line for the ladies’ room? Intuitive Conferences + Events (ICE) answered that question affirmatively by producing a virtual 100th-anniversary fete for Equitable Life of Canada for 1,000 registered attendees.

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How to Plan a Virtual Class Reunion


This may have been a monumental year where you were meant to celebrate a 20 or 30 or milestone class reunion. While social media has helped to keep many of us in touch, there are many people who are still wanting to reach out even more so due to everyone being quarantined.

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How Nook is supporting long-term event wellbeing and inclusivity

Event Industry News

Post-Covid planning should not be short-sighted. Design now for immediate reassurance and future-proofed event success. As the event industry emerges from lockdown the focus right now is on providing safe and hygienic spaces for exhibitors and attendees.

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The 2020 CMI 25 in Pictures

Special Events

The 2020 CMI list profiles of the 25 largest independent meeting planning companies serving the corporate market in North America

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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.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Planning During the Pandemic

All Seated

Join Heidi Hiller and Brynne Magaziner, co-founders of Mitzvah Pros, as they discuss their Mitzvah Planning experiences through the pandemic. Learn the challenges they have faced, how they have handled postponements and restructuring, what to expect in the coming months, and much more.

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The 10 Biggest Covid Myths Event Planners Need to Ignore


Read the Complete Story On Skift. Meetings & Events coronavirus events

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