August, 2020

What are some of the most effective and creative ways you’ve seen or implemented yourself to ramp up attendee engagement in virtual & hybrid events?


As event planners continue to make the shift to virtual and hybrid events, maintaining a high level of attendee engagement has become an even more pressing topic.

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How Music Venues and Concert Promoters Can Pivot to Drive-Ins, Streaming, and Other Formats

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As music venues across the country temporarily shuttered in March, Vito Rinaldo, an avid live music goer and retired teacher, wanted to do something to keep the music going — and get artists paid.

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How to create great online breakout sessions

Conferences that Work

How can we create great online breakout sessions? Does this sound familiar? You attend a conference session on a topic that interests you. Perhaps you’re a novice, or an expert, or someone in between. Or perhaps you want a general introduction.

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The Event Industry’s Recovery Timeline Is Changing: What You Need to Know


The Event industry has entered a new phase of its recovery from the devastation brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. While uncertainty remains, there are positive signs that rebuilding can start.

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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.

Event Recovery Food Chain

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The harsh reality of an elongated recovery for the live events industry has settled in, as we wrote about back in March when we crafted the Event Recovery Food Chain.

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1:1 Video Meetings: Foster Real Conversations, Connections & Networking at Online Events


With EventMobi’s 1:1 video meetings feature, it is now easier than ever for attendees to connect at your virtual event and have meaningful conversations with each other or with sponsors and exhibitors.

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Introducing Our New and Improved Online Events Tools

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Online events aren’t just a temporary way to gather — our research shows they’re here to stay. In a survey, 71% of participants said they would continue to attend online events, even when COVID-19-related restrictions are lifted.

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How to start online meetings on time

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Is it possible to routinely start online meetings on time? But first…. Think about the last three meetings you attended. Raise your hand if all of them started on time. Anyone? Anyone? Why don’t scheduled meetings start on time?

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8 Takeaways From the Democratic National Convention Virtual Event


The Democratic National Convention (DNC) just wrapped up, and for the first time ever, it was in a virtual event format. Here is an analysis of what happened and what event planners can learn from it. Credit: Alex Hanel/DNCC This year, the DNC was different.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Planning a Small Event at Home? Try These Turnkey Solutions for Decor, Catering, and More


Event companies around the country have pivoted to offer deliverable decor, rentals, and food options for a stylish—and safe—in-home bash

2020 126

8 Event Management Tools You Should Be Using Right Now

Planning Pod

While planning killer events is becoming increasingly more difficult and complicated, plenty of new tools are constantly arriving in the event management market that can keep you on track and make your working life less chaotic. But how do you know which apps are right for you?

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How to Increase Attendee Engagement at Virtual and Hybrid Events


As event planners continue to make the shift to virtual and hybrid events, maintaining a high level of attendee engagement has become an even more pressing topic.

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NIVA Is Asking Congress to Save America’s Independent Live Entertainment Industry

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Send a letter to Congress to support independent music venues and promoters at! For music fans across the country, March may go down as the month the music died.

2020 329

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.

COVID-19, in-person meetings, and wishful thinking

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This is not an easy post to write. The pandemic’s impact on lives and businesses has been devastating. COVID-19 has virtually eliminated in-person meetings: our industry’s bread and butter.

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5 Emerging Event Trends to Keep on Your Radar


Our The Future of the Event Industry virtual event attracted ~10,000 registrants with deep dives into every facet of events, including health and safety, diversity and inclusion, virtual event technology, and event engagement. Check out these five can’t-miss moments.

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How To Organize Private Events in the Age of Live-Streaming


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, life as we once knew has come to a halt. As social distancing and work from home become the norm, private digital events are more important than ever before.

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Virtual Event Timeline: How Long Does It Take To Plan?

Endless Events

In good old Endless fashion, it’s time to get real. Today we want to tackle the issues pertaining to a virtual event timeline. And there’s a reason we’ve been holding out on this. You see, it’s been a crazy year – no need to dwell on that or explain why.

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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!

How Livestream Chat Unlocks Engagement & Networking at Online Events


EventMobi’s new Advanced Livestream Chat is designed to foster emotion and drive engagement with livestream broadcasts at Virtual Events. From the attendee perspective, virtual events are an isolated experience no matter how many other remote attendees are logged in.

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How to Choose the Right Video Hosting Platform for Your Online Events

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many creators are turning to virtual events to reach their audience. But as creators begin to plan and set up their virtual events, a common question arises: Which video hosting platform should I use?

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TWO Eventprofs Happy Hours on Friday on a new online social platform — Rally!

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I’m holding TWO #Eventprofs Happy Hours next Friday, August 7, at 10:00 EDT/16:00 CEST and 15:00 EDT/21:00 CEST. The first one is especially for you Europeans who insist on living your lives five or six hours ahead of mine, but night owls are welcome at the later one too.

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5 Factors to Consider Before Cancelling Your Event


The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every event scheduled after Q1 of 2020, and has forced many to cancel. But with alternative formats and rising competition, is cancelling outright ever the best decision? Here's our take.

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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.

Level Up Your Online Engagement


For digital events, attendee engagement is the biggest challenge. Let’s take a look at how one can boost engagement with time. In the wake of the pandemic, the events industry has taken a major hit.

2020 156

#ThrowbackThursday: 12 Event Design Ideas from Past Summer Benefits


While this summer's philanthropic galas and balls were taken off the calendar, that doesn't mean we can't revel in the steal-worthy design ideas of past events

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How to Create a Buzzworthy Virtual DNC Experience


With a $420 million expansion approved and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on the horizon, 2020 was off to a strong start for the Wisconsin Center District (WCD). Milwaukee and the WCD were poised to be featured on national and international stages—it was a big opportunity.

2020 104

Doing the Work: How Eventbrite Creators Make Inclusivity The Norm

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As more people grasp the importance of making the world (and their events) a more welcoming place, event diversity and inclusion have become hot topics for hosts and attendees alike. But while it’s currently trending, the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion is not new. “If

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Stop treating adults like children at your conferences

Conferences that Work

Please stop treating adults like children at your conferences. For an exception, see the end of this post.). With children there’s an argument for broadcast-style learning. Schools originally developed as establishments for improving the efficiency of oral communication of information.

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What Event Planners Need to Know About Health & Safety Certifications


More and more venues are advertising their new health and safety certifications, but event planners may be surprised to learn that many operate on the honor system. Without verification or enforcement, what do these really have to offer?

2020 164

How Events Go Digital


Going digital with your next event might seem like a daunting task. The idea alone of having to plan your event online already looks like a longshot. For example, where do you start? How do you replace offline events? And what is online event planning software?

2020 156

Creating Amazing Exhibitor Experiences For Virtual And Hybrid Events

Endless Events

With the industry witnessing a seismic shift, challenges are plentiful. And one of those challenges relates to creating exhibitor experiences for virtual and hybrid events. Because while these formats have unique demands, it’s not all impossible to deal with!

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