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[Webinar] INFLUENCE 2020, National Speakers Association Virtual Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

Meet the brains behind the design of the highly successful National Speakers Association’s INFLUENCE 2020 Virtual in August. Discover how they created memorable experiences, facilitated networking and delivered inspiring general sessions.

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Stop treating adults like children at your conferences

Conferences that Work

Please stop treating adults like children at your conferences. For an exception, see the end of this post.). With children there’s an argument for broadcast-style learning. Schools originally developed as establishments for improving the efficiency of oral communication of information.

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Events Are Not Dead, But They Need to Change


Skift CEO Rafat Ali published a piece last week on how the event industry is facing its Napster moment. Is the industry really doomed in favor of virtual events? Not really, but change is required. I was watching a documentary on the phenomenon of the hikikomori.

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Increase Your Online Events Revenue With Add-Ons Like T-Shirts or Kits Shipped Directly to Attendees

Picatic by Eventbrite

Learn how to use Eventbrite’s add-ons feature. When Britteny Floyd-Mayo, aka Trap Yoga Bae, hosts one of her high-energy vinyasa flow yoga classes at venues across the country, she sticks around after to chat with attendees and sell branded t-shirts and tote bags.

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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.

#WeMakeEvents campaign moves to next phase – Stand as One

Event Industry News

Initially launched by PLASA in response to calls from its membership, the #WeMakeEvents campaign aims to raise awareness around the current plight of the live events sector and how it urgently needs financial support in order to survive the Covid-19 crisis.

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The Case for Rapid Covid Testing to Accelerate the Event Industry’s Recovery


As rapid testing debuts in airports, the events industry watches on to assess the implications for live in-person meetings. We spoke to Carlos-Henri Ferré of E25Bio, a company planning to produce an at-home rapid test solution, to get his take.

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How to Achieve Perfect Vision in the Year of the Pandemic


I know the meetings industry looks dark right now and the future is unclear. COVID-19 is real and it is devastating. I lived through contracting it and it sucked. A lot of talented people are losing their jobs because of the need to pause meetings to slow the spread of the virus.

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A Very Clean and Modern Editorial Shoot at the Alderlea


Give us all the modern elegance vibes, please! Photographer Avenue Photo and Tracey M Events put a clean and contemporary twist on traditional elegance to show off the luxurious setting of ‘The Parlour’ at Alderlea.

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Showcase AVi live streaming: Bringing events to life virtually

Event Industry News

Showcase AVi’s events have been pushing creative boundaries for over 20 years and now they are doing the same with technology, not that they were slackers in that department before.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Do We Really Need to Stay 6 Feet Apart at Events?


Social distancing has been both the crux of Covid-19 safety measures and the single biggest bane to events, but new research suggests that the six-foot rule needs revising: planners may be more restricted in some ways, less in others. Here's why.

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Job Hunting During COVID: What Meeting Professionals Need to Know


Is it possible to turn a layoff into an opportunity? The travel, hospitality and meetings industry has been one of the hardest hit during the COVID-19 slowdown. Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost and more notices may be on the horizon.

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Scientific Meetings Are Going Virtual and Reaching the World

PCMA Convene

Two groups, the Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), increased the audience size of their 2020 scientific meetings that went virtual.

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Get Started with Live-Streaming for Online Events

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Just as there are plenty of different ways to record video from the comfort of your home , so too are there plenty of ways to get started with live-streaming.

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[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.

Destinations Going Digital Offer Event Planners Engagement and Inspiration


Even with many face-to-face events on hiatus, event planners still have to think about maintaining audience engagement while making plans for future in-person events.

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4 Things Event Marketers Need to Know When Planning Hybrid Events for 2021 and Beyond


There’s no question that the world of events has been dramatically changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing concerns about large groups of in-person gatherings.

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12,000 visitors attended a Covid-19 secure Truckfest 2020

Event Industry News

The festival of all things trucks, Truckfest, was held at the East of England Arena and Events Centre, Peterborough, over the Sunday and Monday of the August Bank Holiday and saw over 6,000 visitors per day come to the two day show to see more than 1000 trucks, and with over 500 camping pitches at the event.

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This, right here, is what a totally cool virtual event looks like… With screenshots! (obviously)

Expo Pass

(2 Minute Read). Virtual events are happening. Everyday. Everywhere. They may not be perfect, but they are definitely working — creating experiences that are real, funny, and actually kinda cool.

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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.

Live Events Coalition: Is It Helping The Industry?

Endless Events

The Live Events Coalition has been making waves around the industry. After a pandemic almost put a complete stop to the industry, a group of people knew something had to be done.

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Future of Trade Shows and Exhibitions post pandemic

Hubilo Blog

Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on businesses around the globe. With the push to limit physical contact and transmission, it’s no wonder that many large-scale events have been canceled for the year.

The Future Of Events - A Look Into The United Kingdom's COVID-19 Safety Measures For Live Events


The United Kingdom seems to be leading the pack to reintroduce live events in a post-Covid-19 world. While many economic sectors worldwide have seen a return, the events industry continues to look for innovative ways to safely open sporting, music, and other live events.

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Turning failure into success: Fyre Festival’s Andy King to share learnings with The Meetings Show

Event Industry News

Event planner Andy King, known for his role in planning the infamous Fyre Festival, is to share learnings from his illustrious 30-year career and top tips for success in an exclusive session for The Meetings Show.

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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!

All-Virtual or Hybrid? How One Conference Planned for Both Scenarios

PCMA Convene

Host Hotels & Resorts’ Sourav Ghosh (clockwise from top left), STR’s Amanda Hite, and Hotel News Now’s Stephanie Ricca participate in the online Hotel Data Conference. Screenshot by Rachel Daub).

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Om at Home: How Wellness Events Have Found Their Place in Lockdown Life


With daily routines up in the air and constant reminders of the global pandemic on the news, there’s no doubt that the past few months have taken their toll on our mental wellbeing.

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Advancing Virtual Elements in Future Meetings


With the continued negative impacts of COVID-19 extending longer than originally anticipated, meetings professionals are finding themselves shifting most of their 2020 meetings to a virtual platform and are seeking creative ideas for addressing the new challenges that accompany digital content delivery.

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Tarsus Group celebrates a return to live B2B events in China

Event Industry News

Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has announced that it has successfully delivered six exhibitions over the course of just five weeks in China – a key territory for the business where it is one of the largest exhibition organisers in operation.

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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.

Don’t Miss Out On Generating Leads During Your Hybrid/Virtual Event!

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Drumming Up Business: Virtual Events For Lead Generation: A Powerful Tool You Should Use! ? Are you struggling with virtual attendance? Maybe you’re not successfully integrating your event into people’s lives.

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Moving from Virtual to Hybrid Events: 37 Tips to Maximize Your Success


A hybrid event is one that combines a face-to-face (F2F) event at a physical location with a “virtual” online component for remote attendees.

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Two Ways MTV’s Video Music Awards Embraced the Moment — And One Way It Didn’t

PCMA Convene

The main VMAs stage — meant to look like it topped a New York skyscraper — was revealed late in the broadcast to be a simple stage surrounded by a computer-animated city background. Courtesy MTV). MTV’s annual Video Music Awards (VMAs), which aired Aug.

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