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. We asked eight event professionals from all over the map what are some of the most effective and creative initiatives they’ve seen or implemented themselves to ramp up attendee engagement.

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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. Perhaps you have a few specific aspects you want to hear about, or questions to which you’d love to get answers. The presenter begins, and you quickly realize the session is not going to meet your needs. (Or,

2020 207

Event Recovery Food Chain

Velvet Chainsaw

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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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.

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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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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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

2020 311

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

Conferences that Work

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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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

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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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Open letter from MotionFive

Event Industry News

Dear Colleagues, It’s Time To Take Action! The forgotten industry sectors in the current crisis – Exhibition/Trade Expo’s and Conferences.

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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. While video conferencing tools can facilitate face-to-face interactions in small online sessions, livestream broadcasts with hundreds or thousands of viewers are a unidirectional stream.

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Increase Your Online Events Revenue With Add-Ons Like T-Shirts or Kits Shipped Directly to Attendees

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Learn how to use Eventbrite’s add-ons feature. When Britteny Floyd-Mayo, aka Trap Yoga Bae, hosts one of her high-energy vinyasa flow yoga classes at venues across the country, she sticks around after to chat with attendees and sell branded t-shirts and tote bags.

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[Free Guide]: How to Run Virtual Events with Confidence

Virtual events open up a whole new world of possibilities for engaging your attendees. This best practices guide will help you make the most of your online conferences, summits, keynote presentations, and more.

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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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.

2020 156

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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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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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.

France axes social distancing for smaller events

Event Industry News

There is no longer a requirement to distance patrons at events with under 5,000 people in France, although mask wearing must be “continuous” Indoor concerts may now go ahead without social distancing providing there are fewer than 5,000 people in attendance, the French prime minister said today (26 August).

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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. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, music venues across the country began temporarily shuttering, cancelling, and postponing shows in the face of an […]. Music

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How to start online meetings on time

Conferences that Work

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? The reason that almost no scheduled meetings (in-person or online ) start on time is that we provide one single time for meetings to both open and start.

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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

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!

The Case for Rapid Covid Testing to Accelerate the Event Industry’s Recovery


As rapid testing debuts in airports, the events industry watches on to assess the implications for live in-person meetings. We spoke to Carlos-Henri Ferré of E25Bio, a company planning to produce an at-home rapid test solution, to get his take.

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#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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Majority of events industry anticipates recovery taking “1-2 years”, EventsCase reveals

Event Industry News

Most event professionals believe 1-2 years is a realistic timeframe to recover from COVID-19 following widespread disruption to face-to-face gatherings.

2020 106

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. Event creators have even been able to expand their audiences with online events, reaching more people globally. Because […]. Eventbrite

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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.

Which meeting design books should I buy?

Conferences that Work

Here are five meeting design books I especially recommend. Each gets a short overview, so you can figure out which one(s) will satisfy your wants and needs. In an outrageous display of chutzpah , I wrote three of these books. [If

How to Achieve Perfect Vision in the Year of the Pandemic


I know the meetings industry looks dark right now and the future is unclear. COVID-19 is real and it is devastating. I lived through contracting it and it sucked. A lot of talented people are losing their jobs because of the need to pause meetings to slow the spread of the virus.

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‘Red Light’ Demonstrations Unite an Events Industry in Need of Emergency Funding


Events are stuck between a rock and a hard place: Many government assistance programs are set to expire, but events are nowhere near a real comeback. Eventprofs are taking to the streets demanding action and continued support.

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