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. In fact, as we sifted through data and trends on our platform related to dating, marriages, and weddings, we found people are actually using this quarantine time to […]. Eventbrite

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10 Benefits of Intimate Weddings You May Not Have Thought of

EventSource

As restrictions ease and our social bubbles start to expand, we will once again be able to get excited about weddings! If you’re planning on getting married ASAP, you may still need to limit the amount of people that are invited to the event – and while at first that may seem disappointing, there are some unexpected perks to an intimate wedding that you may not have thought of! Pick and choose your elements Lose the bouquet toss but keep the cake?

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

Bizzabo

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. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core components to a highly engaged and innovative organization. That’s why driving change, making the world more inclusive, and amplifying LGBTQ+ voices is more important than ever in our communities and our workplaces.

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

EventMB

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. It got so bad, he was forced to stay home for […]. The post Event Technology As We Know It Is Over: Here’s What’s Next by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link]. Event Management EventProfs eventindustry eventmanagement

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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.

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. I’m sorry, but when I think of a virtual meeting, this comes to mind…. together with content like this….

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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. “We celebrate Pride because of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, a six-night series of demonstrative, violent protests that occurred between the LGBTQ community and the police, led by black and brown trans folks,” says Michael Venturiello, […]. Arts & Culture Stories and Interviews

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

GEVME

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. Since our last meeting, Ed held his second grander event, Node.js Global Summit 2020. It took part on the 30 th of May and gathered more than 10,000 registrations. We decided to contact Ed and ask him about the details. .

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What Events Are Going Ahead Despite the Pandemic?

EventMB

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. Countries and states are reopening and some areas, recognizing the importance of large professional events to the global […]. The post What Events Are Going Ahead Despite the Pandemic? by Veronique Colombani appeared first on [link].

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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. There have been online-only experiences, hybrid offline/online events and as we head into the summer months, a new trend is emerging: drive-in events. New Eventbrite data reveals […]. Eventbrite

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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? Join this interactive webinar to learn how organizers of two very large events—one a trade association and the other professional—are tackling, planning and preparing for this fall. They have two scenarios in mind: hybrid or virtual? Cancellation is not an option. Join us on Tuesday, June 23, from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

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

Eventmobi

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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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. The workshop is limited to sixty people, and you must register to attend. Full details about the event are available here.

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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. And, despite our nostalgia for travel and seeing people in person, they’re working out surprisingly well and only getting better. In fact, virtual events are shattering attendance records.

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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.

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

EventMB

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? Right now, two conflicting forces are in effect: the push to reopen economies worldwide and the fear of a resurgence […]. The post Event Planners Expect a 4th Quarter Comeback — Is It Realistic? by Veronique Colombani appeared first on [link].

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Your Guide to Marketing Online Events

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In the wake of COVID-19, creators are rethinking how they connect with their audience. In-person events have been forced into the digital realm — and it’s led to a level of resourcefulness and creativity that we couldn’t have imagined even a few months ago. But the events themselves aren’t the only things changing. The way […]. Resources and Tools

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How to Live Stream an Event in 2020

GEVME

Live event video streaming is an excellent way to reach a broader audience and to make your event content more accessible to more people. By live streaming your event, you can benefit from reducing your carbon footprint, attracting a wider audience, and adapting to the “ New Normal at Business Events ” in the event industry. . Today, it is possible to live stream any event. However, it is fundamental to know where and how to live stream an event.

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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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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.

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? That’s the selling proposition for a host of new platforms that have sprung up over the last few months: creating a compelling online incarnation of the traditional conference socials we all know and love (or hate). Last week I got to try out a couple of these new platforms, so I thought I’d write a Gatherly versus YoTribe review.

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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. For me, it was being part of the team for one of Adobe’s largest events – Summit. Being responsible for content strategy for virtual events means the 16-25 weeks prior to Summit are always jam-packed. Truthfully, it’s an environment I thrive in.

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Governments’ Indecision Leaves Event Industry Screaming for Help

EventMB

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. When we asked over 1,000 event […]. The post Governments’ Indecision Leaves Event Industry Screaming for Help by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link].

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. Two years later, she co-founded the dance company Masacote Entertainment and has since travelled the world spreading the gospel of Afro-Latin […]. Eventbrite

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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 to Create the Best Online Event Invitations

GEVME

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. You can find several websites to make invitations online. Some websites are free to use, while others include a price but come along with more features.

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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. Part 3 describes how to run them using Zoom breakout rooms, and Part 4 covers how to create an optimum conference program. Read them before diving into this post! This post, Part 5, the last in this series, explains how to run your peer conference using Zoom breakout rooms. Overview.

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Mindfulness In Events: Shaping The Leaders of The Industry

Endless Events

Mindfulness in events. These three words might seem foreign to many. And to others, they can actually be scary. But what does mindless in events even mean? How does it help professionals in the industry? And most importantly, should we practice it? Well, the short answer to the last questions is yes. Because it’s no secret to anyone that event planners tend to use stress as a badge of honor, right?

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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.

BREAKING: CDC Issues New Guidelines for Events

EventMB

The CDC has updated its guidelines for gatherings such as conferences, concerts, festivals and weddings. Here is what you need to know. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new set of guidelines to take into consideration for those planning events. We have looked at the document and here are the […]. The post BREAKING: CDC Issues New Guidelines for Events by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link]. Coronavirus coronavirus covid-19 cdc

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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. Although many of these online events started as on-the-fly ways to continue business, they’ve quickly blossomed into permanent fixtures that are expanding audiences and amplifying growth. We spoke to creators at Manny’s, CraftJam, and Murray’s Cheese — […]. Stories and Interviews Online Event Online Events

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A Guide on How to Organize an Online Event

GEVME

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. You can discover more insights about the future of virtual events in our recent survey results on digital conferences. Surely you can find many powerful and useful tools online to organize an online event.

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