September, 2020

How do you find speakers that are a great match for your virtual event?

Eventmobi

There’s nothing like being in someone’s physical presence to ask questions and feel their vibe. Contessa Walker-Jackson, Exclusively By Tess. Virtual speakers totally differ from in-person speakers.

[Webinar] INFLUENCE 2020, National Speakers Association Virtual Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

Meet the brains behind the design of the highly successful National Speakers Association’s INFLUENCE 2020 Virtual in August. Discover how they created memorable experiences, facilitated networking and delivered inspiring general sessions.

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Attendease is Nominated in 5 Categories for the Event Tech Awards 2020

Attendease

We are pleased to announce that Attendease has been shortlisted for five categories under the Event Tech Awards 2020.

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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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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.

Everything You Need to Know to Host a Drive-In Event During a Pandemic

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This spring, Tito Soto went to see a double feature at a drive-in movie theater. “It It was one of the first fun things I’d been able to do during the pandemic,” he says. “It It made me appreciate the concept of the drive-in a lot more. And I thought: We can definitely pull this off with […].

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Breaking: Las Vegas Can Now Host Conventions with Up to 1,000 Attendees

EventMB

Nevada’s Governor Sisolak just announced that gatherings of up to 1,000 attendees can happen in Las Vegas. In a press conference, Governor Sisolak outlined that gatherings of up to 250 are now allowed.

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[WEBINAR] What a Difference Strategy Makes: Behind the Scenes of American Psychological Association’s 2020 Virtual

Velvet Chainsaw

A virtual experience successful beyond their wildest dreams? You bettcha. Hear from two key executives from the APA on how they strategically turned a challenge into an opportunity to bring their community together like never before.

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How Four Major Global Events Pivoted from In-Person to Virtual

Attendease

The novel coronavirus outbreak has had a significant impact on the events industry, from venues and vendors to speakers and sponsors. As Roland Swenson, SXSW CEO & Co-Founder put it, “Today we find ourselves contending with what it’s like to adjust to a new normal that is anything but.

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Review of online social platform Rally

Conferences that Work

Adding to my reports on new platforms providing online incarnations of traditional conference socials , here’s a review of online social platform Rally. Two points before we start.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

How to Host a Livestream: The Basics for Virtual Events

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When the events industry went virtual earlier this year, many creators rushed to turn in-person gatherings — fitness classes, craft workshops, trivia nights, comedy shows, and more — into livestreamed online events. But moving your entire event enterprise online can be intimidating.

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Interview of a Digital Event Manager (DEM)

GEVME

COVID-19 has already changed the face of everything concerning social events and gatherings. While many companies resort to software like zoom to have virtual conferences or meetings, how can one take an entire social group of thousands of people virtual, and how do you manage such an event?

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What’s Next for Virtual Event Technology?

EventMB

Virtual event technology has accelerated more in the past six months than in the past six years. What can you expect to see in virtual events in the near future? At our latest event, I argued with a few of our speakers.

Great Content Alone Can’t Make a Great Virtual Conference

Event Farm

This time last year, very few people ever thought about virtual events. Hosting a webinar? Sure, that was business as usual. But a virtual conference? Not on the radar.

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

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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COVID-19, hybrid meetings, and the future

Conferences that Work

Here are my current thoughts about COVID-19, hybrid meetings, and the future. Earlier this year I wrote : Unfortunately, it currently looks like one potential short-term improvement outcome, containment , will not be successful.

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

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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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How Long Should a Virtual Event Be?

GEVME

Intro. Let’s say you want to host a successful virtual event. Among other questions, you will probably ask yourself, “ how long should a virtual event be ?”

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

Events Are Not Dead, But They Need to Change

EventMB

Skift CEO Rafat Ali published a piece last week on how the event industry is facing its Napster moment. Is the industry really doomed in favor of virtual events? Not really, but change is required. I was watching a documentary on the phenomenon of the hikikomori.

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The Hybrid Event Mistakes You Want To Avoid!

Endless Events

It’s been quite an interesting year for the events industry, to say the least. With a pandemic sweeping the world and in-person events canceled, it seemed like all was lost. But if there’s one thing event professionals are known for it’s being flexible.

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What NOT to Do When Planning Your Next Virtual Event

SmartMeetings

Fasten your seatbelts, it may be a bumpy ride: Meeting professionals who have been forced to deliver their award-winning programs digitally are getting a crash course in the right and wrong ways to design a virtual event.

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A standing invitation for event and hospitality teachers

Conferences that Work

? ? Here’s a standing invitation for event and hospitality teachers. I will meet online with your class for free. During the COVID-19 pandemic, much education has moved online. One small silver lining of this disruption?

Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

How Eventbrite Creators are Using the Platform for Social Action

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Since June, a visit to the Eventbrite homepage reveals a striking image: A jet-black map of the United States lit up with a constellation of yellow pins, each one marking a different march in support of racial equality.

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What you need to know about Hybrid Events in 2020

GEVME

The manner in which events are being conceptualized in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is vastly different from what it once used to be. While all forms of in-house events have virtually stopped, live events have spiked like never before.

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The Rise of Audio in Virtual Events to Combat Zoom Burnout

EventMB

Zoom fatigue and new platforms such as Clubhouse are spurring a new way of hosting your events: audio. Clubhouse is the app of the moment. Extremely popular within Silicon Valley, it is spurring what Jeremiah Owyang described during our last event as ‘ephemeral content’.

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Why You Need A Virtual Event Strategy

Endless Events

It’s time to talk strategy – and virtual event strategy, at that! So here at Endless, we’ve been helping planners produce some very exciting digital experiences.

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Maximize Your Margins Masterclass

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

3 Easy Steps to Creating the Perfect Conference / Meeting Room Layout

Planning Pod

As many event professionals have discovered from experience, one effective method of enhancing the attendee experience and maintaining the attention of guests is to lay out your conference or meeting space in an innovative or unexpected setup.

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Virtual Engagement Secrets You Can Steal

SmartMeetings

How do you keep everyone focused on the boxes on their screen without breaking the bank?

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How Event Creators Are Using Eventbrite to Help with Social Distancing

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As venues start to open back up under COVID-19 regulations, event organizers are looking for ways to follow guidelines while reaching their business goals and bringing live event experiences back to their audiences. But they’re facing a number of challenges that they haven’t seen before.

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