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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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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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3 Foundational Hybrid Event Models for 2021


From the network model to the single site, discover three hybrid event models for bringing your hybrid event programs to life.

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Hybrid Event Technology to Put You a Step Ahead

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As restrictions on in-person events are being lifted in certain communities, live events are becoming a possibility again — but not everyone will be ready to return to in-person gatherings just yet.

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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.

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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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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Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out: 6 Ideas for Great Summer Events for Kids During COVID-19

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The last bell has rung and kids are out of school until fall, which means parents are looking for fun things to do in the summer to keep everyone engaged and active — and maybe get a little alone time, too. Kids who’ve been learning virtually for over a year are eager for things to […].

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Event Tech Company Bevy Prioritizes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Latest Funding Round


A 2018 study showed that only 3 percent of venture partners are Black, but event tech company Bevy’s latest funding round sparked change with a 70 percent Black investor pool. This initiative leads the way for organizational success and inclusive solutions.

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CDC guidelines for COVID surface transmission explained.

Expo Pass

Newly released guidelines for surface transmission tell us that it’s probably time to cut back on all the Clorox wipes.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Producing In-person Events Post-COVID: Nine Resources for Event Marketers

Event Marketer

As the number of Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 increases and the country begins to reopen businesses, more marketers are beginning to consider producing live, in-person events again.

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The Future of Work at Eventbrite is Bright

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At Eventbrite, the wellbeing of our global employees is top priority. We want every single Briteling to feel empowered to show up and do their best work every day, so we reimagined our workplace philosophy to let them choose the model that works best for them.

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A Win for Virtual Exhibitors

PCMA Convene

Mike Rowe, executive producer and host of the TV series “Dirty Jobs,” speaks at the first-ever virtual leadership conference for the National Electrical Contractors Association.

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Destinations International Rising Stars Share Their Covid Lessons

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings loves recognizing talented hospitality professionals who will help the industry evolve as we get back to meeting, so when we heard that Destinations International had announced their 2021 30 Under 30 class from convention and visitors bureaus and tourism boards around the world, we wanted to get to know them better.

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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 Guide To Choosing A Hybrid Event Venue

Endless Events

Choosing a hybrid event venue presents its own set of challenges. While pre-COVID considerations also play into the decision-making process, the event landscape of 2021 brings more complexity to the table. It’s no longer just about the experience taking place on-site.

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Drive-In To The Future Of Cinema

Prestige Events Magazine

In the challenging landscape of tough online brand competition and social distancing behaviours, we’re seeing the most creative responses of companies who go the extra mile to thrive in any scenario.

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No-Cost COVID-19 Testing for Event Registrants to Take at Home

PCMA Convene

AIM Meetings and Events has teamed up with Inspire Diagnostics and Unisys Corporation to offer free, at-home COVID-19 testing kits (not shown) to those planning to attend in-person events. Adobe Stock Photo).

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Employee Drought Threatens Hospitality Reopening

Smart Meetings

It turns out hiring back thousands of hotel employees, from chefs and bartenders to housekeepers and salespeople, is even harder than doing mass layoffs.

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 You Shouldn’t Care About Platforms Getting Investments

Endless Events

Event app platforms have been all the rage for quite some time now in the world of event tech, so it’s only natural that investments in event platforms come next. Hopin , the 2019 London-based start-up, is considered a unicorn among event apps.

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Cilla Benkö, CEO of Swedish Radio: The Evolution of Leadership in a Post-Pandemic World

Management Events

Radio is regarded by many as a trusted source for reliable news, especially during crisis situations.

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Francesca and Dave’s Warm Gladstone Hotel Wedding


Francesca and Dave’s wedding is giving us all the dreamy city chic vibes. The talented team at XO Events & Weddings was able to bring the couple’s vision to life blending industrial chic with boho glam at the stunning Gladstone Hotel.

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4 Shortcuts to Keep Your Audience from Zoning Out

Smart Meetings

Here’s a harsh truth. People aren’t paying attention to your presentation. I know, I know — we’ve been talking about engagement numbers dropping through the floor over the course of our pandemic-mandated virtual meetingverse.

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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

10 Things to Look for in Your Virtual/Hybrid Event Tech Partner in 2021


The COVID era prompted an industry-wide pivot to virtual and hybrid events. Now, virtual and hybrid are here to stay — and that’s a great thing. For attendees, these events offer expanded access to events anywhere in the world, with more opportunities for networking and learning.

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How LG’s Clothing Swap and Wash Center are Scrubbing Away Textile Waste

Event Marketer

An LG WashTower unit serves as the donation vessel where attendees can drop their goods while getting a feel for the appliance’s capabilities. There’s a hidden skeleton in your closet: that pile of unwanted clothing.

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Yuliya and Gary’s Lush Wedding at Graydon Hall


If you’re looking for a stunner of a wedding, then look no further than Yuliya and Gary’s luxe celebration. Together with the help of planner Karina Lemke , the couple created a day that combined garden glam vibes with elegant sophistication.

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Caesars Unveils $400 Million Revamp in Atlantic City

Smart Meetings

Caesars Entertainment , parent company of Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort and Tropicana Atlantic City, has announced it will embark on a major upgrade of its Atlantic City casino resorts. To the tune of $400 million.

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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.

3 Questions For a Global Meetings Veteran on the Future of Workplaces


A tenant Lounge at Ease's property on Sixth Avenue, New York City. Ease Hospitality Skift Take: Many office workers will be thinking they’ve never had it so good, working at home with all the comforts that come with it.

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Photo Tour: Inside Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Coming 2 America’ Global Marketing Campaign

Event Marketer

There are highly-anticipated movie sequels… and then there’s “Coming 2 America,” a follow-up film that arrived 33 years after the original.

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How To Train Your Remote Team With Regular Online Events [Guest Post]


The Covid-19 crisis called for a complete overhaul in the business model. With strict lockdown restrictions and regulations, organizations worldwide were forced to implement remote working practices with barely any time to wrap their heads around the situation.

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