June, 2020

A Summer of Love in the COVID-19 Era

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Although it seems as if people around the world would have put their love lives on pause while social distancing, we’ve found just the opposite on Eventbrite.

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10 Benefits of Intimate Weddings You May Not Have Thought of


As restrictions ease and our social bubbles start to expand, we will once again be able to get excited about weddings!

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Beyond Pride Month: 16 LGBTQ Events to Check Out in 2020 and 2021


For Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we’re coming together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. This list provides a comprehensive view of LGBTQ events to attend throughout the year.

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Event Technology As We Know It Is Over: Here’s What’s Next


Eventtech never kept its promise to change events forever. Now that events are only happening online, we are witnessing a seismic market shake-up. What does the future look like? Five years ago, Johnny Boufarhat had a severe reaction to a medication he was taking.

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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.

Please don’t call them virtual meetings

Conferences that Work

I’ve been noticing a strange trend, ever since COVID-19 caused just about all bread and butter meetings to vanish. Suddenly, people are calling the meetings we’re holding these days virtual meetings. In the immortal words of Bob Newhart. Stop it! Virtual.

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Drag, Dancing, and DJs: What to Expect From Eventbrite’s Virtual All-Day Pre-Pride Festival

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The first Pride was a riot, led by trans women of color like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.

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How a large-scale virtual event was born due to lockdown. Interview with Ed Nedin


In our first episode of Digital Event Series , we discussed how to start running a virtual event with Ed Nedin, the founder of Geekle.us , where Ed shared his first ever experience of organizing an event. Interesting, that Ed had never organized events before.

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What Events Are Going Ahead Despite the Pandemic?


A growing number of countries are reauthorizing large professional events including trade shows, conferences, exhibitions, and congresses. Here is a list of events moving forward in the third and fourth quarter of 2020, and early 2021.

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Drive-in Events Boom as U.S. Starts to Emerge from Lockdown

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Throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic, event creators of all types have demonstrated incredible ingenuity and creativity to rebuild their businesses, develop new experiences and connect with their audiences.

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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.

Hybrid Events: A Short-Term Solution or Long-Term Strategy?


Are hybrid events a short-term solution to current conditions or a long-term shift in the events space? We asked Event Planners if they are planning to incorporate a hybrid strategy for events going forward, and if yes, to share their insights into how that will work.

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If You Build It, Will They Come? How Two Large Fall Shows Are Forging Ahead

Velvet Chainsaw

As many associations wrestle with decisions for their fall conferences and shows, the question on everyone’s mind is, if you build it, will they come?

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Free workshop — Experience The Three Questions, Friday, June 26

Conferences that Work

I’m leading a free online workshop on Friday, June 26, 12 – 2 pm EDT, that will give you a unique opportunity to experience The Three Questions : in my opinion, the best way to open a conference designed for active learning, connection, and engagement.

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How to Live Stream an Event in 2020


Live event video streaming is an excellent way to reach a broader audience and to make your event content more accessible to more people.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Event Planners Expect a 4th Quarter Comeback — Is It Realistic?


As countries slowly reopen and, for some, allow large live events again, a majority of event planners foresee going back to business in the fourth quarter 2020 or early 2021. Is this a realistic approach?

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Follow This First-Hand Advice Before Streaming an Instagram Live Event

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Ana Masacote is used to adapting on the fly. While studying electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, Mascote decided to pursue a career in dance, switching to MIT’s management science program in 2001.

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10 Reasons Marketers Are Loving Virtual Events and 6 Solutions They Use

Marketo Events

Remember when “events” was synonymous with “in-person events”? Us too. Marketing has changed a great deal in a short period of time. Now, virtual events are number one on event marketers’ radar.

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#LightItInRed – UK lighting direct action event announced

Event Industry News

#LightItInRed is a UK based direct action lighting protest that is scheduled to take place on the night of Monday 6 th July 2020 … to draw attention to the critical condition of the UK live event and entertainment industry and its need for special government support to see it through to re-starting.

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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.

Two tools for online conference socials: Gatherly versus YoTribe review

Conferences that Work

If you can’t hang out with people in person, how can you best meet up with your tribe online?

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How to Create the Best Online Event Invitations


Are you looking for an online invitations maker ? Whatever online event you plan to have, you need an original way to invite your attendees to the event. And, today, creative online event invitations have become as popular as hand-made invitation cards.

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Governments’ Indecision Leaves Event Industry Screaming for Help


The event industry is surviving the fourth month of total shutdown. Immediate action is needed from local governments before irreparable damage is caused. Events have been shut for a while now. While a part of the industry is trying to embrace the virtual event revolution, many are struggling.

Expand Your Audience With Online Events

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At Eventbrite, we’ve seen firsthand how event-based brands have responded to shuttering event spaces with innovative online events.

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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.

Content Strategy for Virtual Events | 5 Lessons from Adobe Summit 2020

Marketo Events

We all have those moments that stand out in our careers. Our dream promotion, succeeding at tackling a massive project; just something that brings back that feeling of seeing your report card hung on the fridge with pride.

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Open letter to the Live events industry

Event Industry News

Following recent discussions with a few of my industry peers, I would like to propose an informal offer to the smaller and more vulnerable agencies/businesses/venues in our industry that need some urgent, free and informed support/advice on how they adapt and plan to get through the next stage of this widespread hit to our live events industry.

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How to implement participant-driven breakouts in Zoom — Part 5

Conferences that Work

Part 1 of this series of posts gave an overview of what’s involved in implementing participant-driven breakouts in Zoom, and Part 2 explained how to prepare for The Three Questions.

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Virtual Event Speakers: The Ultimate Hacks For Success

Endless Events

If you’re currently reading this, chances are you fit into one of two categories. You’re either a planner eager to learn how you can set your virtual speaker up for success, or you’re a speaker looking to be trained in the art of virtual presentations.

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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!

Your Guide to Reopening Events by States and Countries


Events are trying to reopen among the resurgence of cases especially in North America. Planners around the world are dealing with a systematic mess of different approaches, sizes and restrictions. Here is a summary of how the top countries impacted by the Coronavirus are reopening events.

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Basic Event Safety Steps to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

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Before hosting an in-person event, it’s important to understand the risks of COVID-19 transmission at your event. We outline how to conduct a risk assessment in Eventbrite’s COVID-19 Safety Playbook for Events, which you should consult before deciding whether to stage your event.

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A Guide on How to Organize an Online Event


Today virtual events, otherwise known as online events, continue to grow in popularity around the world. Technology is now at a level where companies, individuals, or organizations can organize virtual events that even rival actual events.

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