April, 2021

Risk, Revenue Recognition and Recovery

Velvet Chainsaw

For well over a year, we’ve consulted with dozens of associations on their go/no-go event strategies. One of our early — and still applicable — recommendations was for conference organizers to communicate and publish the date when they expect to make the decision for their in-person conference.

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Checklist: Planning a Grand Reopening Event After COVID-19

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Hosting any kind of event requires planning and organization to ensure it goes off without a hitch. Following an event planning checklist can make this process less intimidating — but your old checklist might be out of date.

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Trust, safety, and learning at meetings

Conferences that Work

If people come to meetings to learn, how can we create the best environment for them to do so? It turns out that trust and safety are prerequisites for optimum learning at meetings. Let’s explore why. How we learn at meetings.

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Top 9 Legal Questions About Event Safety and Liability

Event Farm

The questions raised by participants during the first session of our virtual event series, Pandemic Compliance and Safety at Live Events , prompted us to bring a fresh group of panelists, including a lawyer, for the second session we hosted in March on event safety compliance and legal liability.

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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.

Introducing to you the Next Generation of Virtual Events


Last year took most of the businesses on a journey we didn’t imagine we would have to take. With all physical events coming to a stand-still, the year 2020 was all about survival or nothing. We have come on a long journey since then.

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What Role Will Event Apps Play in Keeping Events Safe?


Mobile technology is sure to play a critical role in our much-desired return to in-person events, yet event apps are currently not top of mind. Will they be used to help ensure a covid-safe environment? If so, can planners force all attendees to use them?

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8 Audience Engagement Strategies for More Meaningful Events

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Don’t let your event become a series of boring slideshow presentations. Here’s how to motivate audience participation at events (without risking any awkward moments). Resources and Tools Attendees Event Design Ideas Speakers and Panelists

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Venue ventilation for COVID-19

Conferences that Work

Attention, meeting planners! Safe meeting venue ventilation for COVID-19 is critical. As we start thinking about returning to in-person events, it’s crucial to check that venues are upgrading their HVAC systems to handle potentially virus-infused air.

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6 Public Health Safety Factors to Consider When Hosting In-Person Events

Event Farm

We want to help bring in-person events back safely – hence why we’ve been initiating conversations with experts, bringing ideas and recommendations to the events community, and exploring technology’s role in helping planners host safer events.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Top 50 Virtual Event Ideas for your Next Online Event


After experiencing a virtual event’s advantages during the lockdown, the demand for these events increased. While physical events are not going anywhere, virtual events have begun making room for themselves in the events industry.

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How to Plan a Concert in 10 Steps

Social Tables

Skip to content Menu Solutions Interactive Floor Plans Collaborative event sales software that increases qualified leads and drives direct revenue. Event Diagramming Collaborative event management software that saves time, boosts revenue and drives loyalty.

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Has Virtual Event Data Raised the Bar for Proving In-Person Event Return on Investment?


Prior to the pandemic, the folding of events into marketing departments added pressure to prove event success with the hard data that marketing teams were accustomed to seeing. The recent explosion in virtual events will undoubtedly amplify this trend.

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How Venues Can Apply for Relief via the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program

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More than a year after the pandemic closed music and performing arts venues across the country, relief is finally in sight.

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

A novel way to assess consensus

Conferences that Work

Chapter 44 of my book The Power of Participation explains how facilitators use participatory voting to provide public information about viewpoints in the room, and pave the way for further discussion. In particular, we often use participatory voting to assess consensus.

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Three Experts Weigh in on Designing Events for Social Distancing

Event Marketer

Five insights on COVID-proofing your indoor events. Among the countless aspects of events that marketers have had to rethink in the wake of the pandemic is how social distancing impacts experience design.

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Interview of Veemal Gungadin with CNA 93.8 MHz


CNA 938 Singapore Today presenters Lance Alexander and Melanie Oliveiro interviewed Veemal Gungadin, CEO of GEVME. . Read the transcript below. Melanie Oliveiro, Presenter CNA 938: We’re going to talk about the MICE ( M eetings, I ncentives, C onferences and E xhibition) industry today.

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How to Write an Event Planning Mission Statement: The Ultimate Guide

Social Tables

Skip to content Menu Solutions Interactive Floor Plans Collaborative event sales software that increases qualified leads and drives direct revenue. Event Diagramming Collaborative event management software that saves time, boosts revenue and drives loyalty.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

Why the Event Industry Can No Longer Ignore Climate Change


The event industry has the opportunity and the responsibility to play a game-changing role in reducing carbon emissions. However, it cannot do so by returning to the profoundly unsustainable industry of the past; to succeed, it must change what it stands for.

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How to Set Up Eventbrite’s Mailchimp Integration in 8 Simple Steps

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Creating meaningful relationships with your community can help to boost attendance for your event and improve the overall experience for your guests. The good news is that you can now easily do this with Eventbrite’s Mailchimp integration.

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On our different responses to adversity

Conferences that Work

We all have different responses to adversity, and none of them are “wrong” I write this post a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, sparked by the personal experience of an old friend, psychotherapist and author Nancy Leach. She shared the following: This was the journey.

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58 of the Most Influential People in Virtual Events


The events industry has had a tough year to say the least, but these challenging times have also inspired some huge achievements and innovations in virtual events.

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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

WTF is Hybrid

Event Age by Swapcard

I lead global sales at Swapcard and have been working in event technology for 7 years. I've dealt with some of the largest and most sophisticated event organizers across many exhibition and corporate clients. I have heard a lot of discussion around hybrid events and what that means (or doesn't mean).

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The Complete Guide to Event Planner Logos: Ideas, Tips, Examples

Social Tables

Want to make your event planning company stand out? Event planner logos are a great way to do exactly that. Whether you’re part of a team or flying solo, just getting started or an industry veteran, great marketing begins with a proper logo.

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Is the Event Industry Facing a Brain Drain?


The lack of support for event planners over the past 13 months has left many in the lurch over Covid, forcing planners to retool, reskill, and in some cases, restart in other careers. What will this mean for the industry as events begin to resume?

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Simplify Virtual Experiences With Eventbrite’s Faster Zoom Integration

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In 2020, event creators like you hosted more than one million online events on Eventbrite. When we surveyed a subset of those creators in March 2021, the vast majority (94%) said they opt to use Zoom for their virtual experiences on Eventbrite.

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

Make it easier for attendees to network at your virtual event

Expo Pass

These days, event networking is just not the same as grabbing a drink at an evening mixer or walking around the exhibit hall. There are emails to craft, Zooms to schedule, AirPods to charge, it can be a lot of work.

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Safe Streaming: How to Hybrid without Getting Bombed


What’s the worst that can happen if you don’t take digital security seriously? Well, let us count the ways.

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22 Hybrid Event Ideas For Engagement, Monetization and Marketing

Event Age by Swapcard

What you need is a step-by-step checklist that you can refer to throughout the process of planning your hybrid event. We've made that checklist for you, to ensure you have everything in one place.

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