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What you need to know about Hybrid Events in 2020


The manner in which events are being conceptualized in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is vastly different from what it once used to be. While all forms of in-house events have virtually stopped, live events have spiked like never before.

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[Template] How to Write a Professional Event Planner Bio


Event planners represent their event and their organization — to vendors, their audience, sponsors, etc. — so whether you’re a beginner or seasoned, in-house or agency, professional development should still be top of mind. One thing that all event planners should have on hand is a quick bio.

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How to Scale Your Event with These 5 Steps


When running a recurring event, you may discover that scaling is needed. Thanks to increased brand awareness and public interest, you’ll need to expand and grow your event. That’s good news, right

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How do you find speakers that are a great match for your virtual event?


There’s nothing like being in someone’s physical presence to ask questions and feel their vibe. Contessa Walker-Jackson, Exclusively By Tess. Virtual speakers totally differ from in-person speakers.

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Review of online social platform Rally

Conferences that Work

Adding to my reports on new platforms providing online incarnations of traditional conference socials , here’s a review of online social platform Rally. Two points before we start.

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Even Smaller Events Will Have Crowd Management Guidelines


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) just released crowd management guidelines, but what do these add when event occupancy numbers are at an all-time low? Event Safety Alliance VP Steven Adelman insists they’re as necessary as ever.

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5 Tips To Make Your Transition To A New Volunteer Management System Easy


Switching to a new volunteer management system doesn't need to be a daunting administrative task. Volunteer management solutions are built to help make volunteer data management simple, which means that the transition to a new system should be pretty straightforward.

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Choose Your Online Event Platform Using This Lens

PCMA Convene

Finding an online event platform that will work for your event can be overwhelming. Try using the five P’s to measure a platform’s worth. If you’re still sorting through the (seemingly) infinite number of online event platforms to find the right one for your next event, you’re not alone.

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Eventbrite Wants You To Do Well

Picatic by Eventbrite

Taking care of ourselves – and each other – has always been important, but perhaps not as top-of-mind or impactful to our overall well being as this year.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

New Research Finds that Event Speaker Panels Are Still Not Diverse


While 2020 has seen a major shift in priorities, the issue of systemic racism is front and center. The event industry must do better, and speaker selection is an easy but essential first step. We looked at 150 events to determine how diverse our speaker panels really are.

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Chocó to Dance: Learn How to Dance (for Real) and Support Youth Education


I’ve been with Eventtia for more than four years, and during all that time, we’ve launched a series of exciting initiatives. Many thanks to the co-founders for putting up with all of my crazy marketing ideas!

How an Incentive Group Met Safely in Aruba This Month

PCMA Convene

The Fields Group worked with the Ritz-Carlton Aruba on a recent incentive trip that brought 38 participants, who enjoyed two dinners set up for social distancing on the beach. Incentive, meeting, and event planning company The Fields Group Inc.

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Set up an Event With Multiple Dates

Picatic by Eventbrite

If you have an event with multiple dates or time slots, you need to choose the setup that best fits your event needs before getting started. There are two ways to set up multi-date events. This article will help you decide which setup is best for your event. Multiple dates and times with different details […]. Resources and Tools

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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.

4 Ways Covid-19 Has Changed Event Sustainability


Event sustainability enjoyed a surge of support in 2019, featuring both in EventMB’s Megatrends and as a theme in IMEX America 2019. While the pandemic has undeniably shuffled the priorities, it has created a promising chance to do better as well.

How to Create a Stunning Wedding Floor Plan & Seating Chart

Planning Pod

Wedding planning is a mixture of fun, excitement and stress, with an extra dose of stress thrown in when it comes time to do the wedding floor plan. Figuring out where and how to sit your chatty cousin, the feuding aunts and never-satisfied in-laws can be overwhelming.

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5 Reasons Why and 5 Ways to Bring Meditation Into Your Virtual Event

PCMA Convene

The practice of mindful movement, which can include basic and safe stretching, uses the body as the anchor of our awareness and can be guided seated or standing.

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How Event Creators Are Using Eventbrite to Help with Social Distancing

Eventbrite UK

As venues start to open back up under COVID-19 regulations, event organisers are looking for ways to follow guidelines while reaching their business goals and bringing live event experiences back to their audiences. But they’re facing a number of challenges that they haven’t seen before.

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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.

Cadence Event Experience Platform [Review]


Cadence’s event experience platform is an all-in-one event management software that aims to facilitate connections between attendees. Most recently, they've pivoted to focus on the virtual environment. Here is our review. Cadence Virtual Event Experience Platform: What Is It?

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Q&A Session with Tamsyn Barker


The ongoing Pandemic has adversely affected the events industry. Most event organisers have had to rethink their ways, overnight. This sudden halt in the way business happens, as usual, has left event professionals and conference organisers nervous and unequipped to face the new normal. Digital events have become the most central point of communication between brands and consumers. Conferences that once took place in large auditoriums and exhibition spaces have moved to digital platforms.

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Evvnt Goes Live Across 8 APG East Newspapers!


Evvnt is excited to announce we are going live across 8 Adams Publishing Group East Newspapers! APG is a family-owned community newspaper company that provides complete news coverage and advertising to over 34 million people.

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How the National Speakers Association Made Key Decisions Leading to a Successful Virtual ‘Experience’

PCMA Convene

Facilitator Sarah Michel (upper left) speaks during a Velvet Chainsaw webinar. NSA President & CEO Mary Lue Peck (clockwise from top right), NSA Board of Directors President Anna Liotta, and Sylvie di Guisto, who served as co-chair of NSA’s conference program for INFLUENCE 2020, participated.

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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.

‘Meet Out to Help Out’ scheme to support business events sector gains momentum

Event Industry News

Meet Out to Help Out, the sales incentive scheme for the business events industry proposed by is gaining momentum.

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Prepare Your Presenters to Give Their Best Performances at Online Events

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

There’s no one way to host an event, whether that be in-person or in cyberspace. As such, there’s no one way to deliver a talk anymore, especially if it’s geared towards a virtual audience. Thankfully, we’ve had some time now to learn about the options that are out there.

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Going Remote: New Realities for Virtual Employee Engagement 

Opus Agency

Raise your hand if you have found the past six months of remote work exhausting. Not taking into account the broader issues surrounding us—our families’ health and safety, online schooling, civil rights protests, the U.S.

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Roller-Skating Carhops? How One CVB Took a Retro Approach to Safely Showcase its Dining Scene

PCMA Convene

The roller-skating servers surprised the crowd with a flash-mob dance performance. Photos courtesy Newport Beach & Company). The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing organizations to get creative, finding new tech solutions and enforcing strict safety protocols to convene in-person events.

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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

8 KPI’s to Measure the Success of Your Virtual Event

Hubilo Blog

In the era of virtual events and event technology now shifted to virtual technology with virtual event platform in place, event success still acts as the centrifugal force. How do you measure the success of a virtual event then?

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Doncaster Racecourse told to stop spectators attending St Leger meeting

Event Industry News

Doncaster Racecourse has been told by local health officials to stop spectators attending its St Leger meeting after Wednesday’s opening day.

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Five Perks of Having Your Wedding on a Weekday


When you get engaged, one of the first questions people will ask is “have you set a date yet?” ” followed quickly by “oh, well you better book soon, or all the good dates will be gone!”

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