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Doing the Work: How Eventbrite Creators Make Inclusivity The Norm

Picatic by Eventbrite

As more people grasp the importance of making the world (and their events) a more welcoming place, event diversity and inclusion have become hot topics for hosts and attendees alike. But while it’s currently trending, the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion is not new. “If

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Event Recovery Food Chain

Velvet Chainsaw

The harsh reality of an elongated recovery for the live events industry has settled in, as we wrote about back in March when we crafted the Event Recovery Food Chain.

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The Event Industry’s Recovery Timeline Is Changing: What You Need to Know


The Event industry has entered a new phase of its recovery from the devastation brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. While uncertainty remains, there are positive signs that rebuilding can start.

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Which meeting design books should I buy?

Conferences that Work

Here are five meeting design books I especially recommend. Each gets a short overview, so you can figure out which one(s) will satisfy your wants and needs. In an outrageous display of chutzpah , I wrote three of these books. [If

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.

10 Well-Executed Virtual Events From Tech Companies


From Microsoft to HPE, Gainsight, and more, leading tech brands are going virtual. COVID-19 and events have been challenging to navigate. Luckily, nearly every industry has embraced virtual events , including tech companies.

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Restream Will Use $50 Million in New Financing to Take On Virtual Events


In a sign of the times in events, Restream announced it has secured a big financing round led by Sapphire Ventures and Insight Partners. The company now aims to eat away at some of Zoom’s market share.

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France axes social distancing for smaller events

Event Industry News

There is no longer a requirement to distance patrons at events with under 5,000 people in France, although mask wearing must be “continuous” Indoor concerts may now go ahead without social distancing providing there are fewer than 5,000 people in attendance, the French prime minister said today (26 August).

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Creating Amazing Exhibitor Experiences For Virtual And Hybrid Events

Endless Events

With the industry witnessing a seismic shift, challenges are plentiful. And one of those challenges relates to creating exhibitor experiences for virtual and hybrid events. Because while these formats have unique demands, it’s not all impossible to deal with!

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Level Up Your Online Engagement


For digital events, attendee engagement is the biggest challenge. Let’s take a look at how one can boost engagement with time. In the wake of the pandemic, the events industry has taken a major hit.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

‘Red Light’ Demonstrations Unite an Events Industry in Need of Emergency Funding


Events are stuck between a rock and a hard place: Many government assistance programs are set to expire, but events are nowhere near a real comeback. Eventprofs are taking to the streets demanding action and continued support.

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Events Industry Support Fund announced for Scotland

Event Industry News

Yesterday (Monday 24 August) the details of a £6 million fund to help the events sector recover from the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.

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Clean Bill of Health

PCMA Convene

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association used a new COVID-19-symptom screening tool — 42Chat’s HealthShield — to help ensure the 450 attendees at the live portion of its Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting met safely. Photos courtesy NCBA).

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Lauren and Chris’ Niagara-on-the-Lake Wedding at Kurtz Orchards


If you fancy traditional romance with natural organic undertones, then you’ll love Lauren and Chris’ big day. With the help of Shaw Events , the couple created an elegant wedding that was ripe with romantic elements and stylish boho inspo.

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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.

How Data Will Drive the Shift to Hybrid Events of Live and Virtual


Like the rest of the industry, event tech company Aventri had to quickly shift its focus to virtual when the pandemic struck. During our recent virtual event, The Future of the Event Industry, we spoke with CEO Jim Sharpe about the next phase in the event tech market.

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Racegoers set to return at St Leger Festival as part of crowd pilot events

Event Industry News

Eight meetings, kicking off with Doncaster ’s Pertemps St Leger Festival, are set to be staged with crowds next month as part of the Government’s pilot scheme to return spectators to elite sport.

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A Hybrid Event Playbook for 2021

PCMA Convene

Event strategists should think about designing their 2021 events based on four different “domains:” live hub, Live remote, virtual, and digital, or social media. Don Neal. Warren Buffet once said, “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”

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The Event Industry Is Being Confronted By Its Napster Moment


Photo by Darth Liu on Unsplash Skift Take: All types of business events are in danger of their revenue streams of tickets, sponsorships, memberships, and other types of fees being eroded.

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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.

Exclusive Interview: Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal on the Future of Events


EventMB sat down with Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal for an exclusive interview -- the first he's accepted since the Covid-19 crisis hit.

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Pennine Events Ltd meets with Rishi Sunak and pledges for urgent support for the events industry

Event Industry News

#RedAlert. As part of a visit to Pennine Events’ sister company: ‘The Coast to Coast Packhorse’, Pennine Events took the opportunity last week to highlight the urgent pledge for support for the events industry.

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The DNC’s High-Stakes Experiment

PCMA Convene

Emmy-winning director Glenn Weiss, barefoot at right, oversees the DNC production from his Los Angeles home. Janis Friedlander Svendsen). Last week’s 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) made history for being the first time a national political convention was held online.

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Virtual Events For Lead Generation: A Powerful Tool You Should Use!

Endless Events

Lead generation is one of the most important processes in marketing. Ask around any company and they’ll tell you exactly that. Taskforces with plenty of qualified people are formed solely with the intent of generating leads.

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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!

Exhibitor central: Amplifying Networking & Branding for virtual Exhibitors

Hubilo Blog

Mushrooming ecosystems of virtual events and virtual trade shows have paved ways for advanced branding opportunities. From event organizers to attendees and now exhibitors & event marketers, everybody seems to be acing this game.

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Support Line replaced with Support Circle

Event Industry News

The Stress Matters Support Line is to close on the 1 st September. Set-up in April, initially for 3 months, the Support Line has been helping those across the events industry who wanted advice and guidance around their mental health.

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Getting the Timing of Virtual Events Right

PCMA Convene

Managing an international virtual conference can be tricky because of time differences. 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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Virtual/Hybrid Exhibitor Experiences Don’t Have To Suck!

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Virtual/Hybrid Exhibitors: Creating Amazing Exhibitor Experiences For Virtual And Hybrid Events. ? Make sure you’re up to date with all the information you need to plan a virtual event by downloading our Virtual Events Handbook!

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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.

Jacqueline and Kenneth Fairy-tale Wedding at the Four Seasons


With lush florals and a pretty palette of pastels, Jacqueline and Kenneth’s big day is something out of a fairy-tale! The amazing team at Rainbow Chan Weddings and Events helped the couple bring their elegant wedding to life and the results are stunning.

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UNFCCC: ‘Events Industry urgently needs to accelerate its actions against climate change’

Event Industry News

A representative from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has called on the events industry to urgently accelerate its response to climate change.

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Are Virtual Events Enough?

PCMA Convene

Ottawa, home of the Shaw Centre, is one of Canada’s main tech hubs. Delegates meeting there for live events can get first-hand exposure to developments in many industries, something not possible during a virtual event. Courtesy Destination Canada).

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