November, 2020

Questioning Whether the Future of Events Is Really Hybrid

EventMB

The event industry seems to agree that the future is a hybrid of in-person and virtual experiences. Is this what attendees want? The second wave of the pandemic has hit, virtual events keep gaining traction. The environment is uncertain. The signs of polarization we covered a while ago have worsened.

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Normal is Over(rated) – For Now

Velvet Chainsaw

This is a guest post by Joy S. Davis, CAE, based on an email she sent to me after reading Lisa Block’s recent post, “I Am Sorry, But We Are Not All Fine.” Joy is Managing Director, Member Products, for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

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Some models of change are better than others

Conferences that Work

How can we work on facilitating change in our lives? If we want to facilitate change in our lives, having a model of how change happens can be very helpful. But which model ?

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Why EventMobi + Zoom is the Winning Combination for Virtual Conferences

Eventmobi

Zoom has seen a huge rise in popularity during 2020, to the point where its name has become synonymous with video conferencing. So for many event planners looking for the right tool to host a virtual conference, Zoom is the first thing that comes to mind.

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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.

4 Common Mistakes You’re Probably Making While Producing Streaming Virtual Events

Picatic by Eventbrite

A global pandemic has made 2020 a rough year for live performance, but not an impossible one. Venues, performers, and fans have collectively come up with a socially distant solution: streaming everything under the sun, including punk concerts, Shakespeare, and drag shows.

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New Vaccine Optimism Boosts the Event Industry

EventMB

The massacred event industry has been in need of some good news for a while. The news came this morning with the announcement of a 90% effective vaccine. Eventprofs are convinced that only a vaccine can bring them back to business.

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Hybrid Events: The Immediate Future of the Event Industry

GEVME

Introduction. The events industry has always witnessed an exponential growth yearly, as more and more companies want to have events to bring their people, their community together. This industry is all about people and strengthening human bonds.

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He can only do Segar

Conferences that Work

How does what someone says about me myself influence my life. Who am I really? How can I be myself? What does it even mean to “be myself”? The school play. Educated during our teens to be total nerds , we had little time for anything but science and math at Dulwich College.

2020 192

5 Ways Exhibitors Can Increase Leads During Virtual Events

Event Age by Swapcard

Right now, there's only one option if you don't want to get left behind in the events industry: going virtual. The mistake many exhibitors and organizers have been making as of late is believing that going virtual is a temporary cure, rather than a permanent change to their business models.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Virtual New Year’s Eve Event Ideas

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It’s hard to imagine New Year’s Eve without glitter confetti falling over a packed, champagne-soaked party, but like the rest of 2020, this December 31 will be a little different.

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Virtual Attendee Engagement: 8 Unique & Creative Strategies

Endless Events

As a production company, we get a lot of questions about virtual attendee engagement. Arguably one of the biggest pain points for planners, driving engagement isn’t quite as hard as one might think. And while we’ve discussed this topic before, we wanted to tackle it again.

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Virtual Events Are Not the Enemy — Superspreader Events Are

EventMB

The event industry is facing an existential crisis that may continue for several years. While many insiders bicker online about the value of face-to-face versus virtual, the task of going back to live events becomes more challenging. The culprit? Superspreader events. Let’s be honest.

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Key Takeaways from the Rethinking the Future of Events session, BestCities Global Alliance Forum 2020

GEVME

We recently witnessed BestCities Global Alliance Forum 2020 with their partners, BestCities Global Alliance and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and GEVME which was held virtually and broadcasted internationally from the GEVME Live platform. .

2020 156

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

December ebook sale

Conferences that Work

I’m happy to announce a special Conferences That Work December ebook sale, featuring my lowest ever ebook prices! My ebooks are only available from my website. I’ve never put them on sale before — and I may never again. Here’s the deal.

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Beyond the 800-pound Zoom

SmartMeetings

Zoom boxes may be ubiquitous, but they are not the only choice. With more hundreds of platforms out there and more being launched every week, planners are finding that they can mix and match to meet their specific event goals. See also : Virtually Engaged with Robin Farmanfarmaian.

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Free Templates for Planning, Organizing, and Hosting Your Event

Picatic by Eventbrite

Hosting an event is hard enough, so we’ve created free templates to help you handle the minutiae before, during, and after your event.

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7 virtual event examples — and everything they did to make sure it was awesome!

Expo Pass

(4 Minute Read). Taking your conference virtual can sometimes feel like you are just taking it to your living room, literally. But going virtual also allows organizers to try a whole bunch of stuff that could never be done live.

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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 Planners Can Successfully Leverage Virtual Event Studios

EventMB

To facilitate virtual and hybrid events during the pandemic, convention centers around the world have begun to build out full-fledged virtual event studios — but planners still need to consider the skills necessary to use them.

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Going Virtual: All About Hybrid Events

GEVME

Hybrid Events have slowly begun to gain hype after the event industry faced a huge downfall. The event managers were forced to think out of the box and come up with creative ideas with the resources at hand and make the best use.

2020 156

How to run The Solution Room online

Conferences that Work

The most popular of the in-person sessions I design and facilitate is The Solution Room (here are some testimonials ).

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Virtually Engaged with Robin Farmanfarmaian

SmartMeetings

Editor’s Note : Following is an excerpt from Robin Farmanfarmanian’s new book, Facilitating Virtual Events: Driving Participant Engagement & Interaction.

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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!

Creative Ways to Safely Address COVID-19 Restrictions at Your In-Person Event

Picatic by Eventbrite

COVID-19 has certainly changed the usual top-of-mind considerations for event planners. Instead of buffet tables and banquette seating, it’s social distancing circles and hand sanitizer. And yes, event safety is the most important thing to consider during the pandemic.

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“Aight Imma head out.” And other ways to get people moving during your virtual event.

Expo Pass

(3 Minute Read). Virtual events may just look like a bunch of people sitting around on their webcams. And there definitely is some of that.

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Introducing the EventMB Black Event Business Directory

EventMB

Diversifying event partnerships is one way to join the world-wide call to action to support the Black community in the fight to end systemic racism. Here is a curated list of 50 Black-owned businesses to diversify your partner and supplier portfolio.

2020 165

Hybrid Events: Unravelling New Opportunities

GEVME

As the industry prepares to come back stronger than ever, there is a need to rethink event formats in a post-COVID world. The recent pivot towards virtual events is certainly a good stopgap, but undeniable are the merits of the good old, physical conferences, meetings and exhibitions.

2020 156

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.

Gatherly, Rally, and Wonder comparative review

Conferences that Work

Earlier this year I reviewed ( 1 , 2 ) three online conference social platforms: Gatherly , Rally , and Wonder ( the new name for Yotribe since September). Since then, the Gatherly and Rally developers have been hard at work!

2020 166

Keeping Your Teams and Attendees Engaged in Future Meetings

SmartMeetings

Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all of us are feeling fatigued by Zoom and similar virtual platforms. We are struggling to stay consistently engaged and motivated in the meetings and events hosted there.

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Event Marketing Supercharged: Eventbrite Joins Forces with ToneDen

Picatic by Eventbrite

We know that reaching new customers and building your community of ticket buyers is crucial to your events business. Our suite of event marketing tools has made it easy for thousands of creators to publish and promote their events all in one place.

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