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What are some of the most effective and creative ways you’ve seen or implemented yourself to ramp up attendee engagement in virtual & hybrid events?


As event planners continue to make the shift to virtual and hybrid events, maintaining a high level of attendee engagement has become an even more pressing topic. We asked eight event professionals from all over the map what are some of the most effective and creative initiatives they’ve seen or implemented themselves to ramp up attendee engagement.

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How to create great online breakout sessions

Conferences that Work

How can we create great online breakout sessions? Does this sound familiar? You attend a conference session on a topic that interests you. Perhaps you’re a novice, or an expert, or someone in between. Or perhaps you want a general introduction. Perhaps you have a few specific aspects you want to hear about, or questions to which you’d love to get answers. The presenter begins, and you quickly realize the session is not going to meet your needs. (Or,

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NIVA Is Asking Congress to Save America’s Independent Live Entertainment Industry

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Send a letter to Congress to support independent music venues and promoters at! For music fans across the country, March may go down as the month the music died. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, music venues across the country began temporarily shuttering, cancelling, and postponing shows in the face of an […]. Music

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5 Emerging Event Trends to Keep on Your Radar


Our The Future of the Event Industry virtual event attracted ~10,000 registrants with deep dives into every facet of events, including health and safety, diversity and inclusion, virtual event technology, and event engagement. Check out these five can’t-miss moments. The event industry is in the most precarious position it has ever seen, and the future […]. The post 5 Emerging Event Trends to Keep on Your Radar by Dylan Monorchio appeared first on [link].

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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.

How Livestream Chat Unlocks Engagement & Networking at Online Events


EventMobi’s new Advanced Livestream Chat is designed to foster emotion and drive engagement with livestream broadcasts at Virtual Events. From the attendee perspective, virtual events are an isolated experience no matter how many other remote attendees are logged in. While video conferencing tools can facilitate face-to-face interactions in small online sessions, livestream broadcasts with hundreds or thousands of viewers are a unidirectional stream.

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Planning a Small Event at Home? Try These Turnkey Solutions for Decor, Catering, and More


Event companies around the country have pivoted to offer deliverable decor, rentals, and food options for a stylish—and safe—in-home bash

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Do The Right Thing: Create Event Bubbles by Requiring Negative Tests


As coronavirus cases continue to climb around the world, planning event bubbles may only be the only chance to go back to in-person meetings. We explore the prospect of bubbles happening within the industry. As part of the Future of the Event Industry, I talked to Dan Berger for a pre-event chat on the future […]. The post Do The Right Thing: Create Event Bubbles by Requiring Negative Tests by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link].

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Eventbrite Appoints Vivek Sagi as Chief Technology Officer

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Seasoned technology leader to drive continuous innovation of world class self-service platform SAN FRANCISCO — August 6, 2020 — Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, today announced the appointment of Vivek Sagi as Chief Technology Officer, effective August 11, 2020. In this role, Sagi will lead the company’s global engineering […]. Eventbrite

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Leeds Festival boss makes promise for 2021 event and how it will work

Event Industry News

Leeds Festival boss Melvin Benn has given an update about next year’s event. As we all know, this year’s fun at Bramham Park couldn’t go ahead because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It is one of many big events in Yorkshire and Leeds which have been unable to go ahead because of Covid-19. This year’s festival was due to be headlined by Stormzy, Liam Gallagher and Rage Against The Machine. Melvin Benn, Festival Republic boss, is confident Leeds Festival 2021 will happen.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

8 Event Management Tools You Should Be Using Right Now

Planning Pod

While planning killer events is becoming increasingly more difficult and complicated, plenty of new tools are constantly arriving in the event management market that can keep you on track and make your working life less chaotic. But how do you know which apps are right for you?

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How Event Destinations Attract New Business in the Midst of a Pandemic


A decline in Covid-19 cases and relaxed border controls in some regions has tasked CVBs and DMCs with a new challenge: promoting their destinations as safe and secure in the midst of a pandemic that is far from over. In some cases, nations are working together in a unified PR effort. Europe’s Strategic Alliance of […]. The post How Event Destinations Attract New Business in the Midst of a Pandemic by Angela Tupper appeared first on [link].

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Our Commitment to Work with Vendors and Partners on a more Diverse & Equitable Future

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In the wake of countless acts of discrimination and senseless violence in the U.S., civic action is taking place around the country to call these incidents to attention, demand justice, and effect change. We’ve examined how we can use our platform to lift up the voices of positive social change and create a space for […]. Eventbrite

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Event Industry News

EFS Europe’s Corona Virus Essentials range offers a selection of products intrinsic to staging successful and safe events. Our range offers a comprehensive selection of products selected specifically for the event industry and includes: Social distancing floor stickers – these can be ‘off the shelf’ or custom printed to any design to incorporate your event branding. Bespoke and stock safe distancing floor mats , which give a more professional finish to an event or conference.

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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.

Charmaine and Edmond’s Toronto Ravine Elopement


Charmaine and Edmond’s simple-yet-elegant wedding at a quaint ravine is nothing short of a real-life storybook romance. Due to COVID-19, the couple decided to switch gears and elope at a local Toronto spot, which meant their big day was literally a picturesque garden party. Filled with delicate details, gorgeous greenery, and sweet moments, this Toronto ravine elopement is one you won’t want to miss.

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How SEO Firm Moz Successfully Reimagined Its Flagship Event as Virtual


Moz recently pivoted their 15th annual MozCon to virtual in less than three months. Their goal was to deliver the same value that attendees had come to expect from the live event, and they received rave post-event reviews. Here's how they did it. SEO software company Moz hosts their in-person convention, MozCon, each July in […]. The post How SEO Firm Moz Successfully Reimagined Its Flagship Event as Virtual by Victoria Copans appeared first on [link].

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Top 17 virtual event management companies (event planners) to partner with in 2020 and beyond

Hubilo Blog

Being challenged to get your virtual events done? Tired of searching for the best virtual event management companies for your events? Struggling to make the right decision to partner with the most suitable virtual event planners & organizers? If you’re facing these tough questions, this blog/article is for you that could potentially answer all your questions about the best possible online event management consultants, companies you may want to partner with.

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Industry campaign needs you: £30,000 already raised

Event Industry News

The industry-wide campaign to restore public confidence in events and experiences, across all events industry sectors, has raised £30,000 towards its planned PR campaign. Further support is needed, and the organisers are calling on more businesses to get involved. The campaign is fronted and chaired by the Business Visits and Events Partnership.

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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.

Ayanna and Mark’s Joyous Wedding at Hazelton Manor


Ayanna and Mark’s big day was as sophisticated as can be! Their stunning wedding at the breathtaking Hazelton Manor is a beautiful blend of modern romance and old school glam. Planned by the creative minds at Leigh Event Group , the couple’s celebration is filled with luxe details, bright colours, and loving moments. Captured by the talented lens of photographer Samantha Clarke , this is one gallery that you will want to revisit again and again.

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Events Struggle as Viad and Eventbrite See a 90 Percent Drop in Revenue


Hard-hit event companies are hunkering down, shoring their resources, and looking at new revenue streams to make it through the crisis. While some small, nimble companies are excelling, event giants are in survival mode. The first quarter saw the event industry reeling from lockdowns, social distancing, and a general atmosphere of coronavirus-related uncertainty that all […].

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Does Your Event Registration Form Do These 8 Things?


If you’re wondering what an online event registration form is meant to do beyond collecting registration data, you’re overlooking some seriously strategic setup opportunities! Used wisely, your registration form can be your biggest weapon in driving registrations and putting on a memorable event for everyone involved. From our experience, there are eight things all online event registration forms should be doing in addition to collecting data: event registration

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Conference Buyer’s Guide 2020

Event Industry News

Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Conference Buyer’s Guide. It’s safe to say this year has been a tough one for #eventprofs but there is light at the end of the tunnel. This edition profiles suppliers, venues and regions with a response to the COVID-19 crisis. Until there’s a vaccine, social distancing is the new normal, to, from and inside a conference room, coffee break, toilets et al. So smaller events, with smaller numbers must come first.

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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!

Hybrid & Virtual Event Production: Elevating The Experience

Endless Events

It’s already been established that virtual and hybrid events will be the industry’s bread and butter for a while. And even though planners have been avidly consuming educational content on the topic, there are still misconceptions going around. For instance, you probably read every article under the sun teaching you about virtual audience engagement, sponsorships, speakers, and more. But how much attention have you actually paid to the virtual event production aspect?

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5 Ways to Make Your Online Events Memorable


The shift from in-person road shows and trade shows to online programming has presented several challenges for event management professionals: Finding the right technology to support digital event management. Translating the physical experience to an online environment. Keeping attendees, speakers and sponsors engaged. Another key hurdle is how to stand out in a sea of online content.

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Cozy Downtown Toronto Wedding Venues Perfectly Suited for Stage 3


As restrictions on group settings begin to ease, Toronto is embracing the new trend of micro weddings and the return of other intimate-style events. We know the last few months have not been easy on engaged couples but with small gatherings now being permitted, you now have the option to tie the knot in front of your nearest and dearest.

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Dorset Arts Festival – one of the most recent large-scale events since the easing of lockdown

Event Industry News

Just weeks into the easing of lockdown, as events of all kinds remained cancelled across the UK, Dorset attraction and events venue Sculpture by the Lakes pushed ahead with the launch of Dorset Arts Festival. The Event. The inaugural Dorset Arts Festival went ahead from July 3 to 5 2020, just a few weeks after the reopening of Sculpture by the Lakes, a 26-acre sculpture park and outdoor events venue at Pallington Lakes, near Dorchester, Dorset.

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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.

Engaging Two Audiences Can Be Tricky – Here’s What To Do

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Two Audiences: The Ins & Outs Of Hybrid Audience Engagement. Industry News: IMEX America 2020 Cancelled: Let’s Talk About It. ? We created the ultimate Virtual Events Handbook ! With over 60 pages of information and resources, you’ll learn everything you need to know about virtual events. Big names going virtual … and it’s not always pretty.

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5 Ways to Make Digital Events More Responsive to Audience Needs

PCMA Convene

The Education Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable in Singapore on the 25th of June 2020. Like everyone else, International marketing company The Ortus Club, which specializes in knowledge-sharing events and roundtables for the c-level, transitioned to digital events during COVID-19. Here the company shares five lessons staff members have learned along the way.

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Tips for Virtual and Hybrid Event Sponsorships 


Transitioning from in-person events to virtual and hybrid events means making adjustments to create the best digital experience for your organization, your audience, and other stakeholders. You want your audience to soak in your content just as they would at an in-person event and your sponsors should see value in participating. . As events have moved online over the last few months, we’ve seen the question – how do I bring value to our sponsors in virtual events?