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Everything You Need to Know to Host a Drive-In Event During a Pandemic

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This spring, Tito Soto went to see a double feature at a drive-in movie theater. “It It was one of the first fun things I’d been able to do during the pandemic,” he says. “It It made me appreciate the concept of the drive-in a lot more. And I thought: We can definitely pull this off with […].

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COVID-19, hybrid meetings, and the future

Conferences that Work

Here are my current thoughts about COVID-19, hybrid meetings, and the future. Earlier this year I wrote : Unfortunately, it currently looks like one potential short-term improvement outcome, containment , will not be successful.

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Interview of a Digital Event Manager (DEM)


COVID-19 has already changed the face of everything concerning social events and gatherings. While many companies resort to software like zoom to have virtual conferences or meetings, how can one take an entire social group of thousands of people virtual, and how do you manage such an event?

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Does the Perfect Virtual Event Platform Exist?

Velvet Chainsaw

The answer, based on my unscientific survey of a dozen association leaders, is a resounding no. Planners are wading through recommendations from colleagues, trusted vendors and online forums to find the best platform for their needs. And it’s a murky and often frustrating experience.

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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.

The Event Marketing Guide: How to Effectively Market Your Online Events

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In this time of increasing digital get-togethers, Eventbrite creators are bringing their communities even more opportunities to connect and socialize online. The great news is that it’s now easier than ever to get the word out.

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Essential! Support the $1 Trillion Meetings Industry, Restart America


The stakes are high. When the lights went dark on the more than $1 trillion meetings and events industry in March, the call to shelter in place dimmed prospects not only for 26 million people whose jobs are directly or indirectly connected to bringing people together, but also for the 1.5

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Jason Lunn joins AEV Board

Event Industry News

The East of England Arena and Events Centre has announced that venue director Jason Lunn has been elected to the AEV board following the association’s recent AGM.

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How to Work With Celebrities and Big-Name Talent for Virtual Events

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Living in the entertainment capital of the world, Live Talks Los Angeles founder and producer Ted Habte-Gabr already had an exhaustive rolodex of celebrity connections at his fingertips. But now, that rolodex has now swelled from Los Angeles to the entire world.

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The Rise of Audio in Virtual Events to Combat Zoom Burnout


Zoom fatigue and new platforms such as Clubhouse are spurring a new way of hosting your events: audio. Clubhouse is the app of the moment. Extremely popular within Silicon Valley, it is spurring what Jeremiah Owyang described during our last event as ‘ephemeral content’.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

A Luxurious Backyard Birthday Party that Won’t Soon Be Forgotten


Although large events are a big no-no during this pandemic, people have been finding ways to celebrate at small, intimate gatherings, many of which turned out just as well or even better than the originally planned large event!

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EIA delivers open letter to PM and Chancellor

Event Industry News

The EIA, comprising ESSA, the AEV and the AEO has, last night, delivered an open letter (attached) to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak after the continued lack of support provided to the event industry, despite DCMS having communicated approval of both guidance and pilot exhibition.

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How to Use Donation Ticket Types for Fundraising Events

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When disasters and tragedies strike, people naturally want to help. One of the best things about our modern world is how easy technology makes doing just that.

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The Impact on Small Businesses From All of the Cancelled Trade Shows


In 2019, events were widely considered one of the most effective B2B marketing strategies. With so many small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) already struggling to maintain profits, how are they coping without the benefit of traditional trade shows?

[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.

Business Events are ‘Hard to Plan for’ as Pandemic Persists

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The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police meet for the 2020 Summer Training Conference at the Savannah Convention Center. Some live events, with strict safety protocols, are returning, but the COVID-19 crisis will continue to affect the business events industry. When the lockdowns began in the U.S.

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New faces on board at Full Circle

Event Industry News

Steering the UK exhibition industry in a progressive direction in 2021. With the international event industry still seriously affected by the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Full Circle has welcomed two new specialists to its team. Steve Comar, Group Managing Director.

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What Events U.S. Consumers Are Searching For This Week

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Even though we’re living through a global pandemic, people are hungry to connect, and they’re taking to Eventbrite to search for and discover a variety of events each week. We’re always intrigued by what we find. Here’s a look at what consumers across the U.S.

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Wynn Resorts Bets on Testing For a Faster Return to Events


Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox shared his vision for a faster return to events, including doubling down on testing with an onsite lab. Will it help with the return to large meetings? Las Vegas is getting serious about getting back to events.

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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.

Mortgage Group Brokers Deal for Face-to-Face Convention

PCMA Convene

Because of travel restrictions, Freedom Mortgage set up an unstaffed booth at the FAMP State Show. Attendees could interact with Freedom account executives on one screen via Zoom while another monitor showed pre-loaded video content.

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Event Exeter Light It In Red for the Event Industry

Event Industry News

At 8pm on 30 th September, Reed Hall stood illuminated in red, in solidarity with event industry peers across the globe.

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How One Coworking Startup Transformed Their Business Model During Quarantine

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2020 has been a challenge, but some people have found success in the midst of a global pandemic. Here, we profile creators who’ve created a successful business during quarantine. Bubbly, bright, and earnest, Jaclyn Rosenberg has always been an effortless connector of people.

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Event Tech Flourishes as Events Recovery Timeline Is Pushed Back


While this year has been incredibly trying for events and hospitality, there continue to be major advancements and investments in tech for both industries. Here are some of the most notable recent developments.

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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!

How Small Event Companies Can Pivot To Survive The Pandemic

Endless Events

We’re back for another week with another exciting episode of #EventIcons! And we’re excited to be discussing how small event companies can pivot in order to survive the pandemic. Because this has probably been the craziest time ever in our industry.

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Join the Events 2.0 revolution

Event Industry News

By Toby Lewis, CEO of Live Grou p (pictured). Events have been in a holding pattern of regression. As a result, the industry finds itself at least a decade behind the innovations of similar sectors. At face value it seems unfair to compare the events industry to that of TV, film or music.

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From pop-up panels to virtual homerooms, the chat is always live at virtual events.

Expo Pass

(3 Minute Read). Facetime, Zoom, Google Hangout, chat, group chat, chat in the event-app, call, schedule a call, schedule a chat… it’s all available, 24/7, at virtual events. So how do we actually say hello?

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How Destinations Are Reinventing Themselves Through Virtual Event Platforms


While most of the events industry has rushed to move online over the past few months, destinations have been hard-hit by travel restrictions and have been slower to recover. However, many are making the transition to virtual in order to revitalize their businesses.

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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.

Cammie and Ryan’s Romantic Summer Wedding at Archeo


It doesn’t get more glam and romantic than Cammie and Ryan’s stunning wedding at Archeo. Planned by the brilliant Gina Humilde Events , the couple’s celebration, according to the bride, was “the best day of my life, hands-down.

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How Four Major Global Events Pivoted from In-Person to Virtual


The novel coronavirus outbreak has had a significant impact on the events industry, from venues and vendors to speakers and sponsors. As Roland Swenson, SXSW CEO & Co-Founder put it, “Today we find ourselves contending with what it’s like to adjust to a new normal that is anything but.

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Virtual Engagement Secrets You Can Steal


How do you keep everyone focused on the boxes on their screen without breaking the bank?

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