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. My goal has been to take a deep inhale, pay attention to what has been happening, and to see what the proper pivot needs to be in the event world. Andrea Adelstein, NYLUX Events , New York City, NY.

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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. Some people have the attitude that attendees at online meetings are grown-ups and they should be given the freedom to take a break when they want and/or need to. Let’s explore this. Obviously, there are times when online meeting participants need to take a break.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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. With efforts to stop the new virus strain from exponentially spreading from one continent to another, and eventually the whole world, social distancing and prohibiting people from gathering together is highly encouraged, if not enforced in some places around the world.

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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. Although countries are now slowly starting to loosen lockdown measures, the […]. The post Hybrid Events Are the Immediate Future of the Event Industry by Victoria Copans appeared first on [link].

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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. Douglas says fell in love with Nana because she brings a good, warm vibe and makes him feel comfortable even on his worst days.

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. For most vendors, their main source of revenue is generated through the summer wedding season, meaning that many rely on just a few short months to support themselves and their families.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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. . We have five great options for any event planner who wants to re-skill to be able to run great online events. In selecting these courses we judged them on the following criteria: Run by organisations not trying to sell you something else.

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

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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. A combination restaurant, political bookshop, and civic events space, Manny’s brings in all sorts of individuals […].

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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.

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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 ! Now the covid-19 pandemic has forced meetings online. Unfortunately, most online events are still using a traditional webinar/broadcast-style approach: presenters speaking for long periods, interspersed with chat-mediated Q&A. Why Zoom?

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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.

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.

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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. Like this one, most are free. This topic is a burning issue and promises to be a more engaging experience than most.

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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

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Safely Navigate the Return of Live Events: Eventbrite?s COVID-19 Safety Playbook

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In the coming weeks, Eventbrite will launch a resource to help event organizers determine how to relaunch their in-person events, while making safety a priority. We’ve partnered with leading health and safety experts to develop these resources, which are informed by published guidance from public health officials. When the world is ready to gather again, […]. Resources and Tools

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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.

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. As a result, the one thing we can all agree upon is that a great virtual event must be more than a glorified Zoom conference!

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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!

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How Venues and Event Planners Are Collaborating to Find New Ways Forward From Covid-19


The extremely trying first half of 2020 has tested the relationships between event organizers and their venue partners. Here's a look at how they've been handling the flood of cancellations and what changes may result from the pandemic.

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[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., in late April, staff and volunteers went into overdrive to transition the physical meeting to a virtual one in a matter of days.They knew how critical it was to deliver much-needed content to their global community.

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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!

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. Similarly, it has also touched practically every aspect of how we plan and manage events and, in the last decade, how we produce and broadcast events.

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

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“‘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. So a week after they were forced to shut down their international in-person events, Agrawal and her team […]. Eventbrite Live Streaming Online Events

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#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

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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! In this post (Part 2) I’ll cover most of Step #1 of the previous post: preparing for The Three Questions using Zoom breakout rooms. If necessary, get familiar with Zoom, including breakout room functions, before proceeding.

2020 166

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.

Virtual Events: How to Take Advantage of Higher Attendance Rates


Virtual events have been taking off during the coronavirus pandemic, bringing with them a mix of relief and trepidation. If there’s one silver lining, it’s that attendance rates for virtual events have been multiples higher than their live counterparts.

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Not So Close! New Distancing Tool Eases Transition to F2F Meetings

Event Industry News

What should ballrooms look like when we are all back to meeting again? Meeting planners no longer have to worry about figuring that out.

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How To Elevate Attendee Engagement for Virtual Events

Planning Pod

When most people think of the challenges of planning virtual events , their mind usually jumps to all the event technology they must quickly learn and put into action. And to be honest, the technological challenges of virtual events can be intimidating … although with some practice and solid processes in place, they are easily overcome.

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