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20 Pandemic-Related Changes to Make in the Attendee Journey

Event Farm

Event organizers are eager to bring people back together safely. To help attendees feel comfortable and confident about the event experience, put yourself in their shoes so you can understand the event journey from their point of view. Attendees naturally have different expectations now.

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Mediate connection in the Age of Entanglement

Conferences that Work

What do we need to understand to mediate connection effectively today? Inventor and computer scientist Danny Hillis gives us some helpful context: “We humans are changing. We have become so intertwined with what we have created that we are no longer separate from it.

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What the U.S. Reopening to Global Travel Means for Events


The US is easing its travel restrictions on international visitors as of November 8. The patchwork of country-by-country bans will no longer apply, but vaccine requirements will be more stringent. What will this mean for events?

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The Complete Guide to Event Stage Design

Social Tables

A well-designed stage can help you stand out from the crowd and can be a make or break factor of the experience for your audience. But before you commit to an event stage design, it’s important to consider all the factors that go into creating one.

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Download 7 Exceptional Event Email Templates for Driving Attendee Engagement

Write winning event emails in minutes! Relying on decades of social science research and more recent behavioral data, we’ll show you the science-backed methods to creating a wildly successful event-marketing email campaign for almost any situation. Download the eBook today!

How to beat boredom at your next virtual event

Event Age by Swapcard

Networking isn't the only way to keep people engaged at a virtual event. Swapcard found that the best way to keep virtual attendees engaged at an online event is through speakers and content. Event Tech Virtual Events Audience Engagement

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15 Attendee Engagement Tips Based on Neuroscience


The rise of virtual and hybrid events has dramatically changed the industry. While many event professionals have learned to master event tech, engagement remains an ongoing challenge. That's where neuroscience can help.

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When Responsibility & Creativity Collide: Designing Safe Event Layouts

Endless Events

In the past two years, we’ve covered nearly every aspect of planning virtual events and keeping virtual audiences entertained from the safety of their homes.

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Five Compelling Activations from a Pared-down New York Comic Con

Event Marketer

Even with limited attendance and big-name sponsors like Marvel and DC Comics sitting this year out, New York Comic Con (NYCC) served as the largest indoor in-person event held in New York City since 2019. While some speculated that the pared-down show, this year Oct.

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Volunteer Scheduling: Top Strategies and Tools for Success


Volunteer scheduling is the process of keeping volunteers organized by assigning them roles and shifts. Without a proper volunteer scheduling process, you leave yourself vulnerable to a wide variety of mistakes.

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Bizzabo Acquires TeeVid to Double Down on Video Production


Bizzabo has acquired TeeVid, a little-known Israeli video production startup, to power its brand new video production suite. Video production is a top priority for all major virtual and hybrid event platforms, yet Bizzabo claims its approach is different.

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Are You Prepared for IMEX 2021? A Checklist

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note : This is part of a monthly series on the planning process for producing IMEX America , the 10th anniversary of the landmark industry gathering scheduled for Nov. 9-11 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Pepsi’s Permanent Installation at Hersheypark Turns Visitors into Pop Stars

Event Marketer

Consumers enter a solo pod, where they use their own gestures to power the Pepsi Pop Star experience. How do you lure amusement park fans away from the adrenaline-inducing thrill rides they seek?

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Scott Galloway to Event Planners: Get Ready to Be Bold

Convene by PCMA

Convening Leaders 2022 Main Stage speaker Scott Galloway hopes to inspire participants to find opportunities in the post-pandemic business industry.

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Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

Looking Beyond Basic Reporting: How Event Engagement Scoring Supports Marketing and Sales Teams


Events are seen as an offline activity yet they collect a huge amount of data that, when packaged properly, can empower sales and marketing teams. One way to do this is by scoring event interactions. We delve into what scoring is and how you can set it up.

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Episode 43: Dissecting Virtual Events with Michael Michalowski


As we get deeper into the world of virtual events, we're starting to learn best practices and places on the road to watch out for.… … The Event Hustler Show

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Scope Creep In The Events Industry: When Client-Pleasing Goes Too Far

Endless Events

Halloween is upon us, which means it’s time for the Event Tech Podcast to cover a truly spooky topic: scope creep. See, it even has the word ‘creep’ in it! So, what does it mean?

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Events Industry Leaders to Present Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge at COP26

Convene by PCMA

The event industry’s Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge requires signatories to commit to targets aligned with the Paris Climate Accord, which includes achieving a 50-percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 on the way to net zero emissions by 2050.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

Make America Meet Again: What the US Reopening to Global Travel Will Mean for Events


The US is easing its travel restrictions on international visitors as of November 8, 2021. The patchwork of country-by-country bans will no longer apply, but vaccine requirements will be more stringent. What will this mean for events?

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5 Questions for Your Next Site Inspection

Smart Meetings

Meeting planning always seems to have another trick up its sleeve no matter how prepared you thought you were. With this and ever-changing rules and regulations about Covid-19 safety, what is a meeting professional to do?

Why Team Building Should be Job #1 in the Post-COVID Return to Work

Best Corporate Events

The practice of corporate team building has been around for almost a century. But it’s never been more critical than today, as businesses struggle with the “new normal” of the post-COVID economy. Here’s why.

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What to Look for in a Course Registration System

Event Smart

You are offering courses, and it’s time to accept registrations from students. You have a bunch of courses and subjects from different departments piled up and ready to fire. You decided to stick to the ancient way of accepting course registrations.

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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.

5 SEO Tips to Boost Your Event Website’s Visibility Online


As an event organizer well-versed in the power of digital marketing, you’re always looking for ways to promote your event online and boost your ticket sales.

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An Online Event Platform For The New Normal

Python Events

Now that COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted throughout the UK, the events industry is adapting to a new normal. Organisers can hold in-person events at full capacity with little or no restrictions. Yet, events must also be organised safely with public health in mind.

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Code Red! Your Fix-It Guide for Today’s Event Emergencies


Meeting professionals have always shouldered a hefty bag of tricks to fix the jagged edges that emerge at even the most meticulously polished events.

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Starting a Wedding Planning Business: 8 Things to Do

The Planner's Lounge

Thinking back to when I was started a wedding planning business in 2005, I can hardly believe I made it through 10 successful and profitable years with how little knowledge I had at the time. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20 and I’m so thankful for everything I have learned.

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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.

9 Smart Moves in London, Dallas and More

Smart Meetings

Jeremy Heyes. Heyes is managing director of the London office of design firm WATG. He joined the company in 1992 and has held his position as senior vice president since 2009. He is also serving his third term on WATG’s board of directors.

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The Labor Shortage: Hospitality Employers Get Creative to Fill Jobs Supporting Major Events and Conventions

Event Marketer

Signing bonuses, valet parking, all-time high wages and greater flexibility on scheduling. These are just some of the enticements for hospitality and other service workers in a labor market where demand is exceeding supply.

Adapt & Thrive: How MTL Connect Made a Success of Virtual With Swapcard

Event Age by Swapcard

From October 13th to October 18th, 2020, Montreal Digital Week went entirely virtual to provide their audience “ an innovative experiential format.”

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