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I Am Sorry, But We Are Not All “Fine”

Velvet Chainsaw

I was inspired by a post by Lisa Cowley, CEO of Beacon, who penned a moving article entitled “ It Is Okay Not to Be Okay.” I recommend you read her moving story and then come back. Some days, I can relate! Application for Associations.

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Understanding How Coronavirus Spreads at Events: New Research


In August, Germany performed an experiment with 2,000 participants to understand how the Coronavirus spreads at events. Here are the results. In August 2020, many of us were captured by a very promising experiment that planned to shed light on how the virus spreads at events. The event industry has been devastated under the stigma […]. The post Understanding How Coronavirus Spreads at Events: New Research by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link].

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How to Set Virtual Event Speakers Up for Success


Planners aren’t the only eventprofs getting used to virtual events — speakers also have a steep learning curve. One of the most important factors in keeping an audience’s attention is production value. Here’s how speakers and planners can work to deliver it.

Most classroom practice is astrology

Conferences that Work

Is most classroom practice astrology? David Bowles thinks so. I’ll let you in on a secret. I have a doctorate in education, but the field’s basically just a 100 years old. We don’t really know what we’re doing. Our scholarly understanding of how learning happens is like astronomy 2000 years ago.

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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.

Cue the Digital Confetti: Eventbrite Exceeds One Million Virtual Events in 2020

Picatic by Eventbrite

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — we’re inspired every day by the determination and drive from the creators on Eventbrite’s platform to bring people together despite the ongoing global pandemic.

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20 Questions Facing The Event Industry in 2021


What we know about the Covid-19 crisis is that we don’t know much. As the worst crisis ever to hit the event industry is wreaking havoc with damage that it will take years to contain, there are lingering questions that will shape the future of events. We’ll explore some.

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4 Opportunities Hybrid Events Offer

PCMA Convene

Marketing for hybrid events can include virtual experiences, podcasts, chat, commerce, and more. As we wrestle with how to plan for the coming year, we’re realizing that hybrid is not just a contingency plan or a Band-Aid.

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What Events U.S. Consumers Searched for Last Week

Picatic by Eventbrite

Even though we’re living through a global pandemic, people are hungry to connect, and they’re taking to Eventbrite to search for and discover a variety of events each week. We’re always intrigued by what we find. Here’s a look at what consumers across the U.S.

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7 Ideas for Driving Engagement at Virtual Events with Gamification


Discover how gamification can help you drive engagement at your next event. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the views of Bizzabo. Virtual events aren’t new - but they are new to many event planners.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

LinkedIn Is Reportedly Stepping Up Virtual Events Products


LinkedIn is reportedly building more products for virtual events. And it’s not what you think. Right after posting this tweet on the state of networking during virtual events Most agree that networking at virtual events is a problem.

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Bringing a Destination to Life for Planners During COVID

PCMA Convene

Edo Anceaux (left) of the Royal Delft pottery factory, and Eric Bakermans of NBTC Holland Marketing, help lead a painting workshop for event planners over Zoom. The event was filmed live from the museum at the factory.

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We Bagged a Whopping $4.5 Million From Lightspeed!

Hubilo Blog

I am beyond excited to share with everyone that Hubilo recently raised $4.5 Million as part of its seed round from Lightspeed India and global angels.

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Introducing ePly Virtual Venue!


Planning events, whether in-person, virtual, or a combination of the two, is hard enough as is. Finding speakers, securing sponsors, coming up with new and creative ways to engage’s s a pretty hefty undertaking (to say the least).

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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.

How to Build Community Around Virtual Events


Virtual events mean steeper competition as traditional barriers to entry fall to the wayside, but the limitations of having to be in the same physical place and time are also reduced. How can planners take advantage to create ongoing community engagement?

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DES Spotlight: Berenice Lai, CMP, DES, Global Events Manager, SurveyMonkey 

PCMA Convene

A lifelong learner, Berenice Lai decided to pursue Digital Event Strategist (DES) certification since COVID-19 forced her and her organization pivot to virtual in March 2020.

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You Need A Production Company For Your Virtual Event And Here’s Why

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Let’s Talk: Virtual Event Platform vs Virtual Event Production Company. ? Learn about every aspect of virtual in our Virtual Events Handbook! Best Birthday Weekend? I am so lucky that last week I got to celebrate my birthday with some pretty amazing people in my life.

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How Digital Disruption Happens in Industries, the Travel Industry Edition


Skift Take: Everyone forgets that in the moment in business, everything is cyclical, and the fate of business forever is bundling and unbundling over a period of time, even if they're put back together in different and potentially unrecognizable ways. Rafat Ali Read the Complete Story On Skift.

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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!

Virtual Event Tech Playbook 2020 Free Report


A complex and evolving landscape of virtual event tech has left event professionals with a lot of questions. How long will virtual events last? How much should I charge for them? How do I fight Zoom fatigue and keep my virtual audience from feeling like an afterthought? What do I need? Fortunately, EventMB has the […]. The post Virtual Event Tech Playbook 2020 Free Report by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on [link]. Event Management EventProfs eventindustry eventmanagement

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Can Automation Really Help Grow Your Events?


Managing and creating business events can be a very demanding task for an individual. Not only do they have to deal with planning the event and implementing it, they also need to schedule activities and sessions, have some form of analysis on the event, and promote the event in the most suitable places. This is a lot for a single person, or even a small team, to take on. However, it can all be made easier and smarter by using automation.

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‘An Unbelievably Smart Way to Drive Revenue’

PCMA Convene

Robust content will both engage a virtual event audience and attract sponsors with a variety of opportunities, said Meg Fasy of fazeFWD Sponsorship Marketing during her session at the recent PlanetIMEX virtual event. Slides courtesy Meg Fasy).

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BPI/BRIT Awards donate £54,000 to Stagehand’s ‘COVID-19 Crew Relief Fund

Event Industry News

Supporting live music and events industry professionals hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Bringing overall recorded music sector donations to the artist and music community co-ordinated by the BPI to around £1.67 million.

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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.

The Complete Volunteer Management Guide For Food Banks


Food banks and pantries provide an essential service in their community, ensuring nobody goes hungry.

8 Ways to Create Valuable Event Connections


Picture this. You are an event attendee who loyally attends the same conference every year. What do you most look forward to (aside from getting you up to speed on the latest and greatest)? You look forward to joining the 6:00 am running group in the streets of San Diego.

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When Can You Invoke Force Majeure for 2021 Meetings?

PCMA Convene

Members of PCMA’s Catalyst community discuss when they might be able to invoke the force majeure clause in contracts for 2021 meetings. PCMA’s Catalyst community offers members a platform to ask each other questions, share ideas, or, as the website says, “communicate and collaborate.”

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New production company JEM LIVE launches

Event Industry News

Experienced events and creative industry professionals Mark Davies (pictured right), Jerry Cleary (pictured left) and Edwin Higgins (pictured centre) have joined forces to launch a new event production company, JEM LIVE.

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The 9 Most Popular Ticketing Features and Tools for Event Organizers in 2020:


Real Human Customer Support. This has without a doubt been one of the most valuable features a ticketing platform could offer this year. Event Organizers have been dealing with new challenges, adapting events, or creating ticketed events for the first time due to capacity restrictions.

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Susana and Mark’s Intimate Fall Wedding at Kortright Eventspace


High school sweethearts Susana and Mark made it official at a beautiful outdoor wedding that complemented both of their personalities as well as their mutual passion for the great outdoors. The results? Rustic, romantic, and elegant.

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The Biggest Global Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence – RAISE 2020 – Was Hosted on Hubilo’s Virtual Conference Platform

Hubilo Blog

RAISE 2020 (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020), a mega virtual summit on Artificial Intelligence was held on Hubilo’s Virtual Event Platform from October 5 – 9, 2020.

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4 Stats That Point to How Events Will Evolve in 2020 and 2021


What will events look like next year? Can we expect in-person events to return? Our recent industry report reveals the answers to these burning questions. At the beginning of 2020, the events industry, like so many others, was completely blindsided. Companies with a year’s worth of events in their pipeline had to face incredibly difficult decisions about whether to cancel, postpone, or adopt a virtual or hybrid solution for their events.

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