February, 2021

Hybrid Event Best Practices: A Virtual-First Approach

Eventmobi

After a year of adapting to virtual-only formats, many within the events industry are eagerly predicting that 2021 will be the year of hybrid events. What best practices will be essential in this new landscape?

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Does your association’s tail wag your membership’s dog?

Conferences that Work

Who’s responsible for association culture? The association staff, or its membership? Association culture? Here’s a definition by Jamie Notter.].

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2021 Event Email Marketing: The 5-Email Roadmap to Success

ePly

When leveraging your event email marketing strategy, there are five types of emails worth sending to maximize your event’s potential and create a proper channel of communication. Think of each email as an opportunity to promote your event , even when attendees are already confirmed.

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What Risk Factors Are Top of Mind for Association Event Organizers?

Velvet Chainsaw

We recently convened a roundtable of senior-level conference organizers to discuss risk tolerance and the forces that are shaping their 2021/22 event strategies and decisions.

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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.

Your Seminar Planning Checklist: 16 Steps to Success

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Planning a seminar? Use this list of 16 seminar planning tips to reduce stress, put on a successful event, and make sure no detail is forgotten! Resources and Tools Agendas Event Budgets Event Websites Facebook Retargeting Ads Speakers and Panelists Ticketing or Registration Venues

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How Virtual Event Platforms Can Help Measure Event Success

Eventmobi

2020 helped to accelerate the rapid development of enhanced virtual event technology, and adoption rates have never been higher. Despite this progress, many still aren’t taking full advantage of what may be event tech’s greatest asset — hard data, or the information behind informed decision making.

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Gamification makes about as much sense as chocolate-dipped broccoli

Conferences that Work

Gamification “makes about as much sense as chocolate-dipped broccoli” Education professor Amy Bruckman , coined this analogy in a 1999 paper on game software design: “Most attempts at making software both educational and fun end up being neither.

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Swapcard Welcomes Industry Expert Julius Solaris

Event Age by Swapcard

Swapcard is excited to announce events industry leader Julius Solaris has joined the team as Head of Engagement

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Beyond Hybrid: Repackaging Your Conference Content

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past nine months, many industry experts have proclaimed that meetings and conferences are forever changed and hybrid is here to stay. While I agree in principle, I think the future is so much more than hybrid.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

In The Face of Adversity, Healthcare Professionals Chose Eventbrite

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Back in December, officials with the Brevard County branch of the Florida Department of Health eagerly opened their phone lines, ready to accept the first appointments for their fledgling COVID-19 vaccination program.

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How to take an exhibition digital

GEVME

The future that we are heading into is more promising, more exciting, and more economical. The concept of hosting a digital exhibition is relatively new.

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Hybrid Future: How Venues Are Adapting

Endless Events

You read it right – we’re finally tackling the topic of hybrid venues! If you’ve been paying attention to the event trends set to redefine the industry, you’ll know that hybrid is up there with the most relevant.

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Don’t be a hero — solve small problems!

Conferences that Work

When’s the right time to solve small problems? The right answer is almost always “ as soon as practically possible! ” Why? Because small problems often become large problems if we don’t work on them in a timely fashion.

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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.

18 Virtual Gift Ideas Your Attendees and Partners Will Love

Bizzabo

There are endless ways to surprise and delight your event attendees, speakers, and sponsors in a digital world. If you're planning a virtual event, this list of virtual gift ideas will help inspire you with some ideas to get you started. COVID-19 has completely altered the live events landscape.

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How to spark real conversation at your next virtual or hybrid event.

Expo Pass

We know we can meet, network, and get things done virtually, but creating real, organic conversations, like we have walking around an event space — that’s a challenge.

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Hybrid Events Are the Present and the Future

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It’s official: Online events are here to stay. Event-goers are more likely than ever to purchase a ticket to a virtual experience. When it’s safe to gather again, many event organizers will take a hybrid event approach. But what does it mean to have a hybrid event?

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How to take an exhibition digital

GEVME

The future that we are heading into is more promising, more exciting, and more economical. The concept of hosting a digital exhibition is relatively new.

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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.

Mixed Reality For Virtual Events With Touchcast!

Endless Events

On this week’s episode of #EventIcons, we’re happy to introduce one of our amazing partners. Edo Segal is the founder and CEO of Touchcast , an innovative solution that’s bringing a human connection back to virtual events.

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Playing games, gamification, and the gulf between them

Conferences that Work

My post on gamification last week garnered plenty of comments on LinkedIn. Many responses exposed the vague ways people use the word gamification to imply, well, something good about a service that some companies provide. Like advertising’s liberal use of improved!

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20 Sure Fire Ways to Maximize Event Engagement

Bizzabo

Event engagement is a critical component of a successful event. Keeping attendees participating has always been a challenge, but this gets even more complex in a virtual setting. In this article, we will show you the best ways to maximize event engagement at your next event. Let's dive in!

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10 Requirements for an Interactive Hybrid Event

SmartMeetings

Joe Schwinger. While the last year has drastically shifted the way we do everything from socializing and traveling to hosting meetings and events, the meetings industry is currently experiencing another change—the shift from fully virtual to hybrid meetings and events.

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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

10 International Women’s Day Event Ideas

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Since 1911, International Women’s Day has celebrated the achievements and strength of women around the world. Events focused on women are a great way to bring colleagues and organizations together to honor the women of the past, present, and future and learn more about the issues women face today.

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Virtual School Events – How to go about hosting your own?

GEVME

Virtual events are the fad. Or are they? Well, they are not here just because of a trend. Virtual events are here to stay forever. If you are new to the virtual events industry, it may seem overwhelming.

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The Business Events Industry Recovery: Two Different Views

PCMA Convene

Daniel Levine (left) and Kevin Molesworth have two very different views on the future of business events.

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The Best Free Ways to Market Your Event

Eventbrite

You’ve put a lot of time, resources, and money into planning your event – now you have to make sure it’s well attended so that all of your hard work pays off.

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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. It takes a lot of perspective and a ton of experience to optimize your net profit from within, so that's where we come in. 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.

[TEMPLATE] How to Help Conference Attendees Justify Event Cost

ePly

Increasing conference attendance can be a seriously arduous task. You must convince your audience to commit not only their money, but also their time. And we all know, time is money.)

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I Just Completed the First Meeting & Event Management Master’s Program in North America—Here’s What I Learned

SmartMeetings

Editor’s Note : Created in 2019, San Diego State University’s Meeting & Event Management Master’s Program was created in partnership between Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and San Diego State University’s L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Deanna Roberts.

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Create the Perfect Event Sponsorship Pitch Deck

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Looking for sponsors for your next conference? Attract them with your stellar sponsorship pitch deck! Resources and Tools Event Sponsorship Proposal Event Sponsorships Fundraising

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