September, 2020

How do you find speakers that are a great match for your virtual event?


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


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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Toronto Caterers Share their Most Popular Delivery Items


COVID-19 hasn’t stopped your favourite Toronto caterers from preparing and delivering delicious gourmet meals straight to our home or office!

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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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What’s Next for Virtual Event Technology?


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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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Designing an online memorial service

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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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#WeMakeEvents campaign moves to next phase – Stand as One

Event Industry News

Initially launched by PLASA in response to calls from its membership, the #WeMakeEvents campaign aims to raise awareness around the current plight of the live events sector and how it urgently needs financial support in order to survive the Covid-19 crisis.

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Best Tools and Solutions for Organizing Perfect Hybrid Events


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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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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[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.

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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Events Are Not Dead, But They Need to Change


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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COVID-19, hybrid meetings, and the future

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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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Attendease is Nominated in 5 Categories for the Event Tech Awards 2020


We are pleased to announce that Attendease has been shortlisted for five categories under the Event Tech Awards 2020.

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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 Long Should a Virtual Event Be?


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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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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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


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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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!

A standing invitation for event and hospitality teachers

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? ? 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?

Elope Now, Party Later: The COVID-19 Trend of Two-Part Weddings


This year, weddings have looked a little different. From Zoom weddings, to intimate elopements and sadly, some events being pushed off entirely– we have adapted to a new normal. But we have also seen rise of a COVID-19 trend for weddings that we are totally here for: the two-step wedding.

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What you need to know about Hybrid Events in 2020


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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Jason Lunn joins AEV Board

Event Industry News

The East of England Arena and Events Centre has announced that venue director Jason Lunn has been elected to the AEV board following the association’s recent AGM.

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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.

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 Impact on Small Businesses From All of the Cancelled Trade Shows


In 2019, events were widely considered one of the most effective B2B marketing strategies. With so many small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) already struggling to maintain profits, how are they coping without the benefit of traditional trade shows?

What NOT to Do When Planning Your Next Virtual Event


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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