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Are Online Meetings Reducing Our Collective Intelligence?

Conferences that Work

Are online meetings reducing our collective intelligence [CI] ? New research from Carnegie Mellon has been widely interpreted as concluding that, for example, “Zoom is actually less effective than a phone call” , and “Video conferencing can hurt collaboration” Not so fast.

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Networking in-person in 2021 made easy (and fun)!

Expo Pass

Traditional pants are back, sweats have been relieved of daytime duty, and we couldn’t be happier about networking in-person again. But even as things open up again, meeting in-person might not be exactly as we remembered. Mask and social distancing guidelines are still in place in many states.

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Advice From A 3,000-Person Hybrid Event

Event Age by Swapcard

We know that most of you have questions about the practical aspects of running a hybrid event. Event Experiences Event Community Hybrid events

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10 Ways to Plan a Hybrid or Virtual Summer Camp That Goes Beyond the Computer Screen

Picatic by Eventbrite

Summer camp is an opportunity for kids to escape their everyday routine — which is what many children and adults alike are craving after a year of learning and working online.

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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.

Connecting The Global Virtual Events Community With GEVME Studios


Leading virtual events and events technology provider GEVME has announced the launch of GEVME Studios — an online media network dedicated entirely to virtual events.

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Introducing your new Eventspace

SpotMe Blog

This summer we are releasing a new version of our Eventspace app that has been re-engineered from the ground up for hybrid events. With built-in networking, personalization, content and analytics features, SpotMe now offers the most comprehensive hybrid event experience for you and your audience.

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Rain or Shine: Taking Weather into Account for Outdoor Event Planning

Picatic by Eventbrite

When the weather is warm, people love to go to outdoor events. Whether it’s a concert in the park, a play in an amphitheater, or simply a party on a boat, if your weather app shows a week of sun, you can expect to attract a big crowd to your outdoor event. But Mother Nature is […].

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9 Essential Virtual Event Email Templates


Capture your audience's attention and drive registrations with these virtual event emails. These templates will help engage your attendees at every step. The rise of digital experiences sparked a major influx in the number of events available to attendees.

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exVo Virtual Event Platform by Allseated [Review]


Allseated's new virtual event platform, exVo, is an immersive 3D platform that aims to give attendees more control over their event experience. Here is our review. exVo Virtual Event Platform by Allseated: What Is It?

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Event Production for Hybrid Events: Why It Matters and How to Turn Up the Heat in 2021

SpotMe Blog

By now a growing portion of your virtual audience is more interested and willing to attend some version of in-person events again. But there’s still a large share of your virtual audience that appreciates the flexibility and ease of attending online events.

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Case Study: Are Pod Concerts Set to Become the Next Big Trend in Live Music?

Picatic by Eventbrite

The weather is getting warmer and COVID-19 restrictions are easing as infection rates go down and people get vaccinated. Music event creators have a new way to offer concerts to fans who’ve been missing live music for the last year: pod concerts.

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7 Steps to Going Hybrid: Your Free Handbook

Event Age by Swapcard

Studies show that close to 70% of event planners are organizing hybrid events in 2021. Event Experiences Event Tech Hybrid events

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Driving Qualified Leads Through Better Virtual and Hybrid Event Data


When planning virtual events, providing maximum value to exhibitors, sponsors, and other stakeholders is key. With that in mind, how can your tech platform help you decide what to monetize, who to target, and how to maximize reach?

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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.

The Key Difference Between Event Management and Event Planning Software (Plus 12 Rockstar Tools You Should Be Using)

SpotMe Blog

Successful events are backed by a ton of moving pieces. Fortunately, we have sophisticated software available today that helps us manage and plan events seamlessly, with each tool serving its own unique purpose.

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The Virtual Event Production Checklist for Livestreams, Webinars, and More

Picatic by Eventbrite

The abrupt shift to virtual events in 2020 left many event organizers scrambling to tie up loose ends as they figured out how to livestream their events. Now, after a year of planning virtual events, the popularity of these events has been confirmed.

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The Pressure Is On To Deliver Value At In-Person Events

Event Age by Swapcard

I’ve been working in the event tech industry for more than 7 years, most recently joining Swapcard as an Account Manager. Having traveled the world to support organizers from multiple industries and across event types, my firsthand experience with events is wide-ranging.

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The Pros and Cons of Combining Conferences With Your Own C-Suite Meetings


The event industry is rapidly transitioning to in-person offerings, but for many, there is still uncertainty about how many attendees will ultimately buy tickets. Could there be an upsell opportunity in offering conference attendees extra rooms for C-suite meetings?

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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.

Use This Deminar Formula to Double Your Sales Conversations and 3X Your Win Rate

SpotMe Blog

When it comes to lead generation and sales, webinars can be your greatest ally. Webinars are most commonly used for hosting virtual seminars, presentations, lectures, and workshops. But now a new kind of webinar is emerging — the deminar.

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Return To Live Events: Setting & Managing Expectations For The Future

Endless Events

The road ahead seems promising for the return to live events. After a bleak start to 2020 and an unexpected turn towards digital experiences, vaccination rollout is the light at the end of the tunnel we were all waiting for.

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Product Update: Exhibitor Matchmaking


Building connections and increasing ROI are two of the most important aspects of your conference and meetings. At MeetingPlay, we understand that you need a virtual platform that meets your goals and exceeds expectations for user-experience and customer service.

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8 Ways to Measure Virtual Event Performance and ROI

Smart Meetings

The past year has undoubtedly been the year of virtual events, thanks to Covid-19. But chances are, online events are likely to stay even after the pandemic because of the many benefits they provide. For example, they allow you to reach a wider audience at a much lower cost.

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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.

Community, consistency, human connection and relevance: how to build trust online


We know how to build trust face to face at live events, but now, when everything is moving into the virtual world, we need to learn how to build trust online with our clients, supplier sponsors and other stakeholders.

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The Wave Of The Future: Hybrid & Virtual Event Platforms With Kyle Kocinski!

Endless Events

Today’s an exciting day for the Event Tech Podcast! Our resident hosts, Will and Brandt, welcome a guest to talk about virtual and hybrid event platforms. Dear listeners, please welcome the knowledgeable Kyle Kocinski , the Head Of Implementation at Endless Events!

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Top 8 Reasons to Include a Mobile App in Your Event Tech Stack


There’s an app for everything nowadays. In fact, there will be 184 billion apps to be downloaded in 2024. It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed the event tech landscape and has given planners and attendees more options to choose from with how they attend and interact at events.

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State of In-Person Events: Who’s Booking What, Where & When?

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings got a sneak peek at the Event Leadership Institute’s (ELI) opening general session of their upcoming Business, Design & Strategy Summit on June 3, The State of the Industry: Where We Are With In-Person Events.

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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.

Solving for Digital Speakers

PCMA Convene

Because event organizers need to consider all kinds of scenarios in their speaker selection and contracts for digital speakers, PCMA has created a complimentary tool that covers all the bases —a downloadable speaker agreement template.

How PhoenixDAO Events dApp can help booking tickets online

Event Industry News

PhoenixDAO comes as a boon for the event ticketing and management industry by combining the functionalities of the Polygon side scaling solution and the functionalities of decentralized applications.

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Bizzabo Acquires Whalebone to Humanize Digital Events


Announcing our latest move to help the world’s top brands create shared experiences by bringing the energy of a live audience to virtual & hybrid events. Powering tens of thousands of virtual events over the past year, we realized that by not seeing or hearing the crowd, event organizers and speakers were struggling to understand and connect with their audience and vice versa. That’s where Whalebone comes in.

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