January, 2021

Designing conferences to solve participants’ problems

Conferences that Work

What makes attending conferences worthwhile? As I described in Conferences That Work , the two most common reasons for attending conferences are to learn useful things and make useful connections. But there are numerous other ways that conferences provide value to stakeholders.

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10 Virtual Conference Best Practices to Elevate Your Production Quality

Eventmobi

If 2020 has one silver lining, it’s that the industry now recognizes the advantages of online virtual events.

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Control versus freedom at meetings

Conferences that Work

How can we design the optimum balance between control versus freedom at meetings? First, let’s get one misconception out of the way. As I wrote in 2010: The reality is that you never had control to begin with, just the myth of control. You’ve been kidding yourself all these years.

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[Webinar] Rethink, Restart, Refresh Your Panels: Advice for 2021

Velvet Chainsaw

Ring in the New Year with advice from two renowned experts on speaker coaching and panel improvement, Kristin Arnold and Sarah Michel. The shift to virtual events has magnified the need to add spice and spunk to your conference’s panel discussions so that you leave the audience begging for more.

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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.

How to Wow Potential Online Event Sponsors

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Securing online event sponsorship is more important than ever, but it can be a little trickier than finding sponsors for an in-person event.

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How to Start an Event Venue Business: Two Experts Share 20 Secrets for Opening an Event Space

Planning Pod

Opening an event venue comes with a long checklist of items that must be in place for a successful launch … and chances are, as a new event space entrepreneur, you’ve probably already read a dozen or so articles that have run you through the basics.

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The Best Virtual Event Platform for 2021: Introducing the New EventMobi Virtual Space

Eventmobi

Over the past ten months we have witnessed the complete digital transformation of live events.

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The danger of our drive to make sense

Conferences that Work

In our natural desire to predict the future and make good decisions, we must always stay mindful of the danger of our drive to make sense. Nick Chater and George Loewenstein propose that evolution has produced a ‘drive for sense-making’. They argue that sense-making…. …is

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PCMA’s First Omnichannel Convening Leaders: The Great, the Good and the Not So…

Velvet Chainsaw

I was excited to attend PCMA’s Omnichannel Convening Leaders event last week. Having attended more than 20 of PCMA’s Annual Meetings over the years (both in person and virtually), I expected high energy, experimental delivery and great content.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

8 Enticing Virtual Date Ideas for a Socially Distanced Valentine’s Day

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Let’s face it: holidays haven’t been the same since March 2020, but that doesn’t mean you should let lockdown restrictions cancel your Valentine’s Day.

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Business as Unusual: Shifting Live Events to Digital and Hybrid Experiences 

GEVME

It’s challenging times now, something which humanity never predicted. A lot of industries have been affected due to lockdowns, restrictions and containment zones by governments across the world. The event management industry is one of them, in fact, one of the most affected ones.

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Hotel event management software: How we helped Hotel Salem boost lead response time, get paid faster and save 62+ hours/ month

Planning Pod

Hotel sales, banquet and private event managers know what it’s like to work under pressure. Whether they’re responding to new prospects, following up with them for contract signatures or chasing down clients for payments or vital input for their event, there is rarely any free time in their schedule.

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Hot off the press: Swapcard Acquires Avolio, Inc. and Integrates Registration Into Event Platform

Event Age by Swapcard

We at Swapcard are thrilled to announce our acquisition of Avolio, Inc. , a registration platform headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and its event management software, IPReg.

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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

Why people continue to speak for free at meeting industry conferences

Conferences that Work

Why people continue to speak for free at meeting industry conferences : Another issue of an occasional series— Dear Adrian — in which I answer questions about event design, elementary particle physics , solar hot water systems, and anything else I might conceivably know something about. If you have a question you’d like me to answer, please write to me (don’t worry, I won’t publish anything without your permission). My post Why don’t meeting conferences pay speakers?

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12 Event Trends and Shifts for 2021

Attendease

A trend is a passing fancy, like the Pantone Color of the Year. In the last five years Pantone has made this interesting, including ‘ultraviolet’ and ‘greenery’ and for the complexities of 2021 they have addressed it with two colors.

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FAQs About Registering for Events with Time Slots

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Many event creators on Eventbrite choose to set up events with time slots. Here are some frequently asked questions about how to register for these events: Can I register both myself and others? Eventbrite allows you to register for multiple time slots.

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Consumers Demand Hybrid Experiences

GEVME

The functioning of events has changed over the years. Events have always been of great significance with the primary aim of bringing together people and entertaining them. However, events have changed over time and are not the same as they were a decade back.

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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.

2021 Event Design Trends With Nick Borelli!

Endless Events

New year, new trends! That’s right, Endless Events is back at it with the best content to help you navigate the 2021 landscape. And to kick things off, we have a brand new episode of #EventIcons.

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Swapcard's Catapult To The Top: From 0% to 400% Growth in 6 Months

Event Age by Swapcard

Darwin said, "It's not the strongest of species that survives, but the one most adaptable to change.". They say that nothing changes if nothing changes

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What the Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2021 Mean for Events

PCMA Convene

Morningstar used VR — an example of the phygital reality trend — to demonstrate a spirit of experimentation at its Morningstar Investment Conference (MIC). Euromonitor International, a London, U.K.–based

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Slam dunk virtual sales kick off (SKO) ideas

Expo Pass

Every sales team had to innovate like crazy this year. It wasn’t easy, but teams all across the world dug deep, got creative, and came up with some amazing solutions to reach their sales goals.

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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!

FAQs for Creating COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments on Eventbrite

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Eventbrite is the leading platform for free registration and ticketing. Its flexible registration allows for many different uses, including for scheduling and managing time slots for COVID-19 vaccine or testing appointments.

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Consumers Demand Hybrid Experiences

GEVME

The functioning of events has changed over the years. Events have always been of great significance with the primary aim of bringing together people and entertaining them. However, events have changed over time and are not the same as they were a decade back.

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Crafting Great Content For Virtual Events

Endless Events

How many times have you heard the expression “content is king”? Probably enough that you roll your eyes every time someone utters it. But that’s the thing about clichés – they exist for a reason.

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Breaking: SXSW 2021 Goes Virtual with Swapcard

Event Age by Swapcard

SXSW is taking its 2021 event virtual and has chosen Swapcard , the leading AI-powered engagement and matchmaking platform for premium events, as the official event platform

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Lessons Learned From Planning Singapore’s First Hybrid Event

PCMA Convene

“[WiT Experience Week] was such a golden opportunity to do something [in-person]. People were yearning to be together,” said Yeoh Siew Hoon, founder of Web in Travel (WiT), a multimedia platform focused on travel, technology, and Asia. Yeoh Siew Hoon is no stranger to taking big leaps.

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6 steps for less stress when planning your next virtual event.

Expo Pass

Even for a pro, there’s always a few hiccups in event planning. Maybe there’s a moment where you wonder if people will like the food. Or even the dreaded question: ‘Will anyone show up?’ These doubts are normal, and we know how to plan for them. .

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The Best Free Ways to Market Your Event

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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 that hard work pays off.

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 Hybrid Events: Preparing for a Virtual Future

GEVME

2020 has been crazy, even more for event organizers and attendees because it was painful to see their favourite events get cancelled one after the other. But technology has always helped us adapt to situations and figure out an alternative without losing much on the original.

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