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] 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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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

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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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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.

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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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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[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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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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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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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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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Best Tools and Solutions for Organizing Perfect Hybrid Events

GEVME

The disruption of the event industry since the turn of the decade due to COVID19 has led to a spurt in virtual gatherings globally. As models continue to evolve, hybrid events have emerged as a viable alternative, combining the robustness of face-to-face interaction with a virtual online audience. .

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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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 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.

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?

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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Bizzabo Shortlisted for Five out of Five Event Tech 'Oscars

Bizzabo

The Bizzabo team is excited to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for five Event Technology Awards this year. Here's the full scoop. The Event Technology Awards are hosted by Event Industry News as a part of their annual conference.

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This Socially Distanced Concert Series Hits the Right Notes

PCMA Convene

The Safe Sounds live music series in Charleston, South Carolina, helps support local businesses, from bartenders to food trucks to AV providers. Ellison White). Apart from international travel and events, one of the things I miss most about life PC (pre-covid) is live music.

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How to Work With Celebrities and Big-Name Talent for Virtual Events

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Living in the entertainment capital of the world, Live Talks Los Angeles founder and producer Ted Habte-Gabr already had an exhaustive rolodex of celebrity connections at his fingertips. But now, that rolodex has now swelled from Los Angeles to the entire world.

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The 10 Biggest Covid Myths Event Planners Need to Ignore

EventMB

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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Job Hunting During COVID: What Meeting Professionals Need to Know

SmartMeetings

Is it possible to turn a layoff into an opportunity? The travel, hospitality and meetings industry has been one of the hardest hit during the COVID-19 slowdown. Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost and more notices may be on the horizon.

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How to Run a Digital Exhibition

GEVME

Stay on top of the latest and discover how to successfully run an online digital exhibition with everything you need to know about the best tools and tips in 2020.

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