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COVID-19, in-person meetings, and wishful thinking

Conferences that Work

This is not an easy post to write. The pandemic’s impact on lives and businesses has been devastating. COVID-19 has virtually eliminated in-person meetings: our industry’s bread and butter.

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1:1 Video Meetings: Foster Real Conversations, Connections & Networking at Online Events

Eventmobi

With EventMobi’s 1:1 video meetings feature, it is now easier than ever for attendees to connect at your virtual event and have meaningful conversations with each other or with sponsors and exhibitors.

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How Music Venues and Concert Promoters Can Pivot to Drive-Ins, Streaming, and Other Formats

Picatic by Eventbrite

As music venues across the country temporarily shuttered in March, Vito Rinaldo, an avid live music goer and retired teacher, wanted to do something to keep the music going — and get artists paid.

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8 Takeaways From the Democratic National Convention Virtual Event

EventMB

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) just wrapped up, and for the first time ever, it was in a virtual event format. Here is an analysis of what happened and what event planners can learn from it. Credit: Alex Hanel/DNCC This year, the DNC was different.

2020 177

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.

Open letter from MotionFive

Event Industry News

Dear Colleagues, It’s Time To Take Action! The forgotten industry sectors in the current crisis – Exhibition/Trade Expo’s and Conferences.

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#ThrowbackThursday: 12 Event Design Ideas from Past Summer Benefits

BizBash

While this summer's philanthropic galas and balls were taken off the calendar, that doesn't mean we can't revel in the steal-worthy design ideas of past events

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5 Factors to Consider Before Cancelling Your Event

EventMB

The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every event scheduled after Q1 of 2020, and has forced many to cancel. But with alternative formats and rising competition, is cancelling outright ever the best decision? Here's our take.

2020 179

Majority of events industry anticipates recovery taking “1-2 years”, EventsCase reveals

Event Industry News

Most event professionals believe 1-2 years is a realistic timeframe to recover from COVID-19 following widespread disruption to face-to-face gatherings.

2020 106

Here’s Some Hybrid Event Inspiration For You!

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Hybrid Inspo: 5 Hybrid Event Examples To Inspire Your Process. ? With everything going virtual, make sure you’re up to date with all the information you need to plan a virtual event by downloading our Virtual Events Handbook! Exploratory Events ??.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Zoom Alternatives for Your Online Event

Attendease

With the sudden change in the event industry forcing events to be canceled, postponed, or brought into an online format, Zoom quickly became the go-to platform for web conferencing world-wide.

2020 88

How Event Destinations Are Adapting to a Virtual Market

EventMB

Event planners have arguably never faced more barriers than they do now. If DMCs want to market their destinations successfully, they need to take these challenges into account.

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Latest mia research reveals the true cost of COVID-19 on the sector

Event Industry News

The Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) latest research reveals the business meeting and events sector has been decimated by the impacts of COVID-19 and is urgently calling on government intervention.

2020 98

Toronto Restaurants with Stunning Patios that are Perfect for Wedding Ceremonies

EventSource

Patio season opens up loads of opportunities for warm, casual, and intimate outdoor wedding ceremonies! With intimate-style events and micro weddings all the rage these days, many Torontonians are saying their “I do’s” on one of our city’s fabulous restaurant patios!

2020 87

[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.

How to Keep the C-level Engaged In-person and Online

SmartMeetings

When hosting a physical event for executives , the emphasis is often on creating a relaxing atmosphere where C-level leaders feel comfortable enough to share their thoughts and experiences.

2020 85

When to Charge Sales Tax for Virtual Events

EventMB

If virtual events have one undeniable advantage, it’s their potential for a much wider reach than traditional in-person events. The catch is that this expanded scope can mean much more complicated tax implications under US law.

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Exposure maps complete visitor journey

Event Industry News

A new system from Exposure Analytics, launching early 2021, will map the exhibition visitor journey not just across the room/venue, identifying hot spots, but around individual stands providing crucial, shape-shifting data to organisers and exhibitors.

2020 95

Elva and Jason’s Beautiful At-Home Ceremony

EventSource

Small is the new big and we can’t get enough! Case in point: Elva and Jason’s beautiful at-home ceremony – which came together in just one week!

2020 85

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.

Gamification on Virtual Event Platform: A Guide for Event Planners

Hubilo Blog

Why is it important to Gamify a Virtual Event? Gamification had always been one of the fastest growing trends in the events industry. For years, planners and organizers discovered numerous ways to engage attendees, entice sponsors and generate ROI through gamification at events.

2020 80

Virtual Event Engagement: 6 Steps to Help Nurture Your Community Online

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Earlier this year we were joined by three community experts for one of our own virtual events, Admission Online. They shared their personal stories of building communities and enabling others to do the same.

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Engine No.4 leads the way with the UK’s first socially distanced live entertainment venues

Event Industry News

Manchester-based events production company, Engine No.4,

2020 93

Yvonne and Kevin’s Sweet Whistle Bear Golf Club Wedding

EventSource

With a day decked out in the most stunning blooms, complete with an elegant-yet-cozy reception, you’re going to fall for Yvonne and Kevin’s rustically romantic wedding at Whistle Bear Golf Club !

2020 81

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!

Why Hybrid Events Are Our Immediate Future

MeetingPlay

As nearly every industry attempts to shift its processes in response to COVID-19, event planning has been particularly shaken by the pandemic.

2020 72

Virtual Event Engagement: 8 Steps to Help Nurture Your Community Online

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Earlier this year we were joined by three community experts for one of our own virtual events, Admission Online. They shared their personal stories of building communities and enabling others to do the same.

2020 78

Event Wellbeing Week turns into Event Wellbeing Month

Event Industry News

Since launching in 2017, The Event Wellbeing week has been a platform for individuals and businesses in the events industry to come together to campaign and advocate for better mental health and wellbeing for all.

2020 91

How Much Should I Spend on a Wedding Gift?: A Simple and Easy Guide

EventSource

You’ve been invited to a wedding – yay! You may be asking yourself “how much should I spend on a gift?” Well, the short answer is this: it depends. Traditionally, etiquette states that spending between $100 and $200 is appropriate for a wedding gift, but there are a few other factors to consider.

2020 78

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.

3 Strategies To Help Your Nonprofit Do More With Less

InitLive

This year has been a struggle for every organization, business, and nonprofit around the world. Everyone is now being asked to do more with less, and for most, that's a tall order to meet. This year has been particularly difficult for nonprofits and their fundraising events.

2020 68

How to Plan Multilingual Virtual Events

MeetingPlay

Virtual event software is becoming more and more sophisticated, enabling experiences that surprise and awe audiences. With this, organizers are doubling and in some cases, tripling their pre-COVID-19 events attendance, attracting international participants from across the globe.

2020 67

Contactless Event Check-In: How to protect employees and attendees

Event Industry News

Worldwide deliveries for the new normal with selected equipment. The event industry is preparing for the time after event restrictions imposed by the Corona pandemic. Use our hardware for contactless check-in.

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