May, 2020

How have you adjusted your business to be ready when events begin to open back up?


As different regions begin to relax “stay at home” policies, businesses have begun the process of reopening. We asked event professionals from all over the map how they have modified their businesses to accommodate the new considerations brought on by the pandemic.

2020 329

Schedule breaks during online meetings!

Conferences that Work

Providing downtime during any meeting is important , but it’s especially important to schedule breaks during online meetings. What happens if you don’t schedule breaks during online meetings.

2020 299

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The Future of Face-to-Face is Cloudy

Velvet Chainsaw

I am getting a little overwhelmed by the many predictions that so-called experts are sharing about the future of face-to-face meetings. The range of opinions–from wild optimism to frightening pessimism–is exhausting to wade through.

2020 259

Eventbrite Partners with Global Queer Icons to Host We’re Still Here: The All-Day Queer Event Celebration

Picatic by Eventbrite

Eventbrite Kicks Off Pride Month with NYC Pride, SF Pride and other Global Icons The modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement, from Pride celebrations to the very narrative of coming out, is built on leaving isolation behind to find community and togetherness.

2020 303

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.

How to Monetize Your Virtual or Hybrid Event


Image via Instapage. Monetizing your virtual or hybrid event is easier than you think – there are many ways you can help your sponsors, partners, and exhibitors extend their reach and create valuable connections with your attendees in an online event format.

2020 195

More Trending

How to Manage Big Events Online: A Step by Step Guide for 2020


The ongoing pandemic, the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), has severely affected companies, organizations, and businesses across the world.

2020 203

Hybrid Events Are the Immediate Future of the Event Industry


Virtual events have gained a lot of ground in the industry over the last few months, and many of the benefits and best practices learned from successful applications won't soon be forgotten. Here's how to leverage virtual event strategies once live events return.

2020 185

Nana and Douglas’ Lovely Wedding at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex


While originally from opposite ends of the world — Nana was born in Taipei and Douglas was born in Toronto — these two found their way to each other when Douglas met Nana at the Christmas party of the gym that he used to go to for obstacle race training. The rest, as they say, is history.

2020 95

4 Simple Ways to Show Your Support to the Wedding Industry During the Pandemic


As many couples are being forced to postpone their weddings, vendors in the special event industry – composed almost entirely of artists, solopreneurs, and small business owners – have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 105

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.

The Five Best Online Training Courses for Online Events

Gallus Events

Many event organisers and event companies are seeking out the best online training courses for online events and there are a lot on offer. We have searched far and wide to find the five best training courses for online events. .

2020 175

How Manny’s Moved Its People-Powered Meeting Place Online

Picatic by Eventbrite

Emanuel Yekutiel envisioned a people-powered meeting place with a rich social activism component. Then he built it. Manny’s soon became a vibrant venue on the busy corner of 16th and Valencia in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District.

2020 214

How Not to Get Sued If Someone Gets Sick When You Get Back to Planning


Editor’s note : The lawyers quoted in this article are not providing legal advice. If you are seeking legal advice, consult with a professional. When you begin planning in-person meetings again, the last thing you want is for an attendee to suddenly become ill and blame you for it.

2020 89

How to implement participant-driven breakouts in Zoom

Conferences that Work

Why implement participant-driven breakouts in Zoom? I’ve been designing and facilitating participant-driven and participation-rich in person meetings — aka peer conferences — for almost thirty years. Because participants love these meetings !

2020 271

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

BREAKING: WHO Issues New Guidelines for Mass Gatherings


The World Health Organization issued new guidelines for outdoor events and mass gatherings. Here is what you need to know. Countries are approaching mass gatherings in very different ways.

2020 200

Webinar: Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free

Velvet Chainsaw

PCMA is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, May 13, at 2 pm ET , featuring Dave Lutz and Lisa Block of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. Webinar description: Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free. Everyone and their brother is hosting webinars and virtual networking opportunities.

2020 200

How EventMobi’s Virtual Event Platform Enables Engaging Online Events


So, You’ve Decided To Take Your Event Online… After weeks of sheltering in place, event professionals around the world have seen firsthand how challenging it can be to stay engaged online in the face of video conferencing and webinar fatigue.

2020 195

Nothing Can Stop the Dance Party: How Daybreaker Makes Movement Magic Online

Picatic by Eventbrite

“‘We can’t live without Daybreaker.’” Radha Agrawal, the CEO of the effervescent morning dance party Daybreaker, heard this refrain over and over from fans around the world as governments shuttered gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19.

2020 311

[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.

11 Event Decor Ideas and Products Designed to Keep Guests Safe


From branded PPE to bumper tables, here are some creative decor products and ideas for future in-person events

2020 149

How to implement participant-driven breakouts in Zoom — Part 2

Conferences that Work

Part 1 of this series of posts gave an overview of what’s involved in implementing participant-driven breakouts in Zoom. Read it before diving into this post!

2020 211

BREAKING: Cvent Layoffs Underway


Cvent, one of the largest event technology companies, is reportedly laying off some of its workforce. Cvent began laying off an undetermined number of workers on Thursday, multiple sources told EventMB.

2020 199

[Webinar] Mission Critical: How One Association Transformed its Live Event to Virtual in Record Time

Velvet Chainsaw

This is not a typical story. The American Association of Suicidology’s annual meeting had been growing steadily in recent years. When their reimagined conference couldn’t take place in Portland, Ore.,

2020 195

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.

26 Huge Questions To Ask Before Planning a Virtual Event

Planning Pod

The growth of the Internet since the start of the 21st century has been immense, touching almost every part of our lives, from education to commerce to communications to entertainment.

2020 149

How the Food Community is Coming Up With Innovative New Ideas Online

Picatic by Eventbrite

Despite our current worldwide pandemic, the last two months have been some of the busiest for Bow Market, a retail and food space in Sommerville, MA. “We We have tons of different kinds of shoppers coming through,” says Leah Pringle, the venue’s event coordinator. “We’re

Event Pricing: Attendees Paying What They Choose

Endless Events

What are the odds you’ve been thinking hard about event pricing? With all that is happening in the industry right now, we’re guessing they’re high. Because virtual events are now the norm. And figuring out how much you should charge your attendees is a challenge.

2020 118

How to implement participant-driven breakouts in Zoom — Part 3

Conferences that Work

Part 1 of this series of posts gave an overview of what’s involved in implementing participant-driven breakouts in Zoom. Part 2 explains how to prepare for The Three Questions using Zoom breakout rooms. Read them before diving into this post!

2020 193

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!

Events Are Reopening. Will Attendees Show Up?


Germany and China just gave the go-ahead to restart trade shows. As planners and owners rush to restart their events, will attendees show up? Michael Webber attended CES in Las Vegas on Jan 21, 2020.

2020 199

#ThrowbackThursday: Get Inspired by These Vibrant Summer Soirees


As Memorial Day Weekend marked the unofficial start of sweet, sweet summertime, we're taking a look back at last year's envy-worthy events

2020 110

What Events Make the Best Virtual Events – Video Tips

Planning Pod

Even before COVID-19, virtual events were a hot topic in the events industry because they offer the ability to reach a wider audience, save money on venue space and travel expenses and offer an overall logistically simpler experience.

2020 122