September, 2020

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.

[Webinar] INFLUENCE 2020, National Speakers Association Virtual Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

Meet the brains behind the design of the highly successful National Speakers Association’s INFLUENCE 2020 Virtual in August. Discover how they created memorable experiences, facilitated networking and delivered inspiring general sessions.

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What’s Next for Virtual Event Technology?


Virtual event technology has accelerated more in the past six months than in the past six years. What can you expect to see in virtual events in the near future? At our latest event, I argued with a few of our 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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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 Event Creators Are Using Eventbrite to Help with Social Distancing

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As venues start to open back up under COVID-19 regulations, event organizers 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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#WeMakeEvents campaign moves to next phase – Stand as One

Event Industry News

Initially launched by PLASA in response to calls from its membership, the #WeMakeEvents campaign aims to raise awareness around the current plight of the live events sector and how it urgently needs financial support in order to survive the Covid-19 crisis.

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Erin and Tony’s Stylish Wedding at Ricarda’s


You know the story: guy walks into a bar, girl serves him at the bar, they get to talking and arrange a first date and they’ve been inseparable ever since. At least, that’s how Erin and Tony’s love story unfolded.

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Events Are Not Dead, But They Need to Change


Skift CEO Rafat Ali published a piece last week on how the event industry is facing its Napster moment. Is the industry really doomed in favor of virtual events? Not really, but change is required. I was watching a documentary on the phenomenon of the hikikomori.

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Designing an online memorial service

Conferences that Work

I am designing an online memorial service, to be held later this month. The deceased is not a person, but a beloved, 74-year-old small college that closed its local campus a few months ago. I taught there from 1983 – 1993.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Inclusivity in Action: Best Practices For Making Your Online Event and Listing More Inclusive

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Even when it’s your company’s driving force, being inclusive is not always easy. “We We were on a shoestring budget for our first conference back in 2015,” says Melinda Epler, the CEO of Change Catalyst, a consulting firm that helps tech companies build inclusive ecosystems.

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Attendease is Nominated in 5 Categories for the Event Tech Awards 2020


We are pleased to announce that Attendease has been shortlisted for five categories under the Event Tech Awards 2020.

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How to Run a Digital Exhibition


Stay on top of the latest and discover how to successfully run an online digital exhibition with everything you need to know about the best tools and tips in 2020.

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5 minutes, 5 hours, or 5 days. Virtual means a whole new world of time slots.

Expo Pass

(3 Minute Read). The virtual event stage is open 24/7 and the mic is always on. That’s a lot of time to fill. So we checked out a few recent events — WWDC, Microsoft Build, Comic-Con, and The New York Film Festival, and made some notes on the best ways to get creative with time slots. .

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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.

The 10 Biggest Covid Myths Event Planners Need to Ignore


Since the onset of Covid-19, myths about its origins and its very nature have abounded. In this article, we discuss 10 of the most stubborn misconceptions and why it’s important for event planners to see past the rhetoric. It’s easy to get caught up in arguments about Covid-19.

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A Tale as Old as Time: Olivia and Nick’s Wedding at Casa Loma


Olivia and Nick’s wedding at Casa Loma had all the elegance of a fairy-tale wedding with hints of personality and flair that made it truly remarkable. The bride knew she wanted her special day to resemble “Beauty and the Beast” and the creative minds at Moonlit Events Co.

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How to Host a Livestream: The Basics for Virtual Events

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When the events industry went virtual earlier this year, many creators rushed to turn in-person gatherings — fitness classes, craft workshops, trivia nights, comedy shows, and more — into livestreamed online events. But moving your entire event enterprise online can be intimidating.

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Showcase AVi live streaming: Bringing events to life virtually

Event Industry News

Showcase AVi’s events have been pushing creative boundaries for over 20 years and now they are doing the same with technology, not that they were slackers in that department before.

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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.

Job Hunting During COVID: What Meeting Professionals Need to Know


Is it possible to turn a layoff into an opportunity? The travel, hospitality and meetings industry has been one of the hardest hit during the COVID-19 slowdown. Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost and more notices may be on the horizon.

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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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Do We Really Need to Stay 6 Feet Apart at Events?


Social distancing has been both the crux of Covid-19 safety measures and the single biggest bane to events, but new research suggests that the six-foot rule needs revising: planners may be more restricted in some ways, less in others. Here's why.

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A Very Clean and Modern Editorial Shoot at the Alderlea


Give us all the modern elegance vibes, please! Photographer Avenue Photo and Tracey M Events put a clean and contemporary twist on traditional elegance to show off the luxurious setting of ‘The Parlour’ at Alderlea.

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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 Eventbrite Creators are Using the Platform for Social Action

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Since June, a visit to the Eventbrite homepage reveals a striking image: A jet-black map of the United States lit up with a constellation of yellow pins, each one marking a different march in support of racial equality.

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Revellers enjoy live music and sunshine at Wild Fields Festival

Event Industry News

More than 30 artists performed at Wild Fields Festival which took place on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. The two-day event was an incarnation of the successful Wild Paths Festival which had been forced to cancel due to coronavirus.

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Re-inventing events: Introducing Hubb’s new look


This is an exciting week at Hubb. We are rolling out not only a new website, but also are unveiling an updated logo and brand identity. Our site has a vibrant new look, that showcases the ways in which Hubb is pushing the boundaries of what events can be. Hubb news

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The Hybrid Event Mistakes You Want To Avoid!

Endless Events

It’s been quite an interesting year for the events industry, to say the least. With a pandemic sweeping the world and in-person events canceled, it seemed like all was lost. But if there’s one thing event professionals are known for it’s being flexible.

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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.

Destinations Going Digital Offer Event Planners Engagement and Inspiration


Even with many face-to-face events on hiatus, event planners still have to think about maintaining audience engagement while making plans for future in-person events.

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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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Eventbrite Wants You To Do Well

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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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