April, 2020

What do Post-Coronavirus Events Look Like?


The most pressing question on event professionals’ minds is what events will look like once the lockdowns have been lifted. We explore some potential scenarios of the aftermath of Covid-19. The event industry remains one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis.

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5 Tips to Guarantee Engagement at Your Virtual Event

Velvet Chainsaw

To design a virtual event with the participants in mind, you need to create an engaging, interactive experience that provides relevant content and promotes knowledge sharing and networking value—often the missing link in our new virtual reality.

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3 Important Hacks When Using Event Psychology

Event Planning BluePrint

Have you ever attended an event and then asked yourself why you choose that event over another? Or, have you wondered what it takes to get event attendees to buy tickets to your event? That’s where event psychology comes in. It’s a relatively new area of study in the event world and…. Simply put, it’s the understanding of people’s behaviour and experience. Basically, what is the attendee’s attitude toward your event?

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Gather ‘Round Your Screen: Online Events are the Live Experiences of Now

Picatic by Eventbrite

COVID-19 has ground the Live Experiences economy to a halt. However, our timeless need for human connection remains as strong as ever. Eventbrite has seen a significant shift in consumer behavior with a 9x increase in searches for “online events” on our platform as people are craving ways to connect. With a 1,000+% year-over-year rise […]. Eventbrite COVID-19 Live Experiences Online Events

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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.

9 Fun Ideas to Spice Up Your Online Workshop and Engage Your Audience

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Teaching is an art form. It doesn’t matter if you’re teaching online or in person. Great teachers hold our attention, make us laugh, help us understand the subject matter and, most of all, inspire us. Achieving engagement from your students, especially online, takes practice and experience.

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Coronavirus and Events: Outlook and Recovery Timeline


When will the event industry recover from the coronavirus? When is it safe to schedule your event? Here is a forecast of when things will go back to normal.

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Design your event for digital

Gallus Events

The best place to start when considering taking an event online is to look at your current physical events. And learn from them. Take time to design your event for digital, don’t just try to replicate your physical event. Truth is, it probably wasn’t that good anyway! Now I am not being personal or specific, I am making one of those general comments: not all physical business events are that special.

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New Research Hints At a New Normal for The Event Industry


Germany is carrying out one of the largest researches on how the Coronaviurs spreads. The provisional results discuss the role of events on spreading the virus and depict what the next six to nine months look like.

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5 Ways Event Professionals Can Manage Stress During Uncertain Times


Event planning is never easy, and it's only been made more chaotic by the current global pandemic. But it’s also an industry that trains us to deal with adversity, to be adaptable, to be resilient. Here are 5 tips to help with stress management during this uncertain time.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Virtual Events Guide: How To Take Your Conference Online


Achieve Virtual Event Success. While many planners haven’t yet had the opportunity to run a virtual or hybrid event, pivoting from an in-person to virtual format offers new opportunities to engage your attendees and sponsors, while extending the reach of your event.

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Leading Through the Pandemic: Generosity + Empathy = Future Brand

Velvet Chainsaw

This is the first in a series of blogs posts, written collaboratively by our team, which uncover lessons learned in advising our clients on their events in the time of COVID-19. Over the past 30 days, the VCC team has helped dozens of conference and show organizers with their decisions on how to respond to the pandemic. Although each situation has its own unique issues, we wanted to share some of what we’ve learned to help you with your disruption response and planning.

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New to Live Online Events? Here’s Your Plan

Picatic by Eventbrite

If you’re finding yourself pivoting to online events in the wake of the COVID-19 quarantine, you may be feeling nervous about how to get it right.

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How eventprofs are feeling during COVID-19

Conferences that Work

How are eventprofs feeling during COVID-19? Over the past few weeks in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I’ve listened to hundreds of people share their feelings at online meetings I’ve led and joined.

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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.

5 Lessons Learned After One Month of Virtual Events | Field Marketing

Marketo Events

It’s no secret that this is a challenging time for field marketers and event marketers. By now, we’re all well aware that we need to pivot from in-person to virtual events – but knowing how to get there and how to achieve your desired result is easier said than done.

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18 Virtual Event Sponsorship Ideas


Mastering the art of virtual events is more important than ever, with COVID-19 throwing a wrench in live events and travel plans around the world. Sponsorships are a crucial part of monetizing virtual events — here's how to do it.

Gallus Events Does HOPIN the online events platform

Gallus Events

Hopin the online events platform is fast becoming a very popular choice for small to medium sized online events. So we thought Gallus Events would have a look at Hopin. And you can too!

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Renegotiating Live Event Agreements When All Parties Are Innocent Victims

Velvet Chainsaw

This is the third in a series of blogs posts, written collaboratively by our team, which uncover lessons learned in advising dozens of our clients on their events in the time of COVID-19.

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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.

9 Ways to Support Event Venues and Organizers through COVID-19

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With gatherings across the country canceled due to COVID-19, event venues and organizers have been some of the businesses hit hardest by this pandemic. We’ve seen theaters sit empty, sports teams pause mid-season, and events like the Olympics, music festivals, and TED conferences get postponed.

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How I got here

Conferences that Work

How I got here? Schoolboy days. I have little memory of my earliest formal education though I suspect it has informed my entire life. My mother decided that I should attend London’s Chelsea Froebel School.

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How This Annual Gala Used Eclectic Decor to Keep Things Fresh


Held before the museum's temporary closure due to COVID-19, the California Science's Center's annual Discovery Ball shook things up with two out-of-the-box themes and a new after-party layout

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How to Maintain your Business Events’ Cash Flow


As the coronavirus pandemic persists, many planners find themselves struggling as events are postponed into the fall. But they're also rapidly adapting to the current situation. Here's a look at some ways to maintain cash flow until live events resume.

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Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Event Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

In this webinar, we’ll use a sampling of case studies, tools, techniques, and strategic stories to help you identify game-changing opportunities within your company and the world of events, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Paycheck Protection Program Explained – For Events and Hospitality Businesses

Planning Pod

As a proud member of the events industry, I will start by saying how much empathy and collective pain I feel for all of us.

Steps You Should Be Taking Now for Your Fall Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

This is the fourth in a series of blogs posts, written collaboratively by our team, which uncover lessons learned in advising dozens of our clients on their events in the time of COVID-19.

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21 Survey Questions To Ask After Your Virtual Event

Picatic by Eventbrite

You just wrapped a major virtual event. You’re exhausted, you’re happy — and you’re curious. What did your attendees think about your event? How about your sponsors? Are they likely to support your event next year?

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Who goes next — protocols for online meetings

Conferences that Work

You’ve surely overheard or been part of a “conversation” where one person talks non-stop. Who goes next? Nobody! “Free discussions” at meetings frequently suffer from the same phenomenon. A few people monopolize most of the time, and many people, often a majority, say nothing. If you want to support everyone’s right to share at a meeting, you’ll need to facilitate what happens via defining and agreeing on who can speak, and when, and for how long.

2020 155

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Top Event Designers Are Creating Jaw-Dropping 'Quarantine Tables' From Items Around Their Homes


While live events are on hold due to COVID-19, Ed Libby started the #DreamersAlwaysDream Instagram challenge as a way to keep his skills sharp—and to reconnect with his love for design

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Carina Bauer: Leading Through Crisis and Beyond


I’ve always known that I’ve led a lucky life. Some people say that you ‘make your own luck’, and that’s true – to a degree. Certainly, your outlook on life does affect your outcomes, but when you’ve been born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you should at the very least be humble enough […].

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Virtual Events 2020: The #1 List of Virtual Events and Conferences


The most authoritative list of 2020 virtual events and conferences on the internet. Virtual events are nothing new but—as we discuss in our comprehensive guide to coronavirus and events —we're seeing many organizers pivot from in-person to digital.

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