March, 2020

Go Forward, Cancel, Postpone, Wash Your Hands, Rinse … and Repeat

Velvet Chainsaw

The disruption to the live events industry due to the Pandemic COVID-19 is unprecedented and impossible to escape. With the mixed messages coming at us from so many different perspectives, it is difficult to gain clarity.

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The Live Events Industry Is Suffering. It’s Time to Act.

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Independent events are a crucial element to our society. They foster connection and community. They shape the direction of culture and the landscape of cities.

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The meeting industry coronavirus silver lining

Conferences that Work

Despite the terrible impacts of the coronavirus on the meeting industry, there’s a silver lining. Hear me out! There’s no question times are hard. The coronavirus pandemic has already devastated lives and businesses globally, and we don’t know how much worse things will get.

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Pivot to virtual, cancel or postpone the event?

Gallus Events

Many event organisers from every type of event business face the same choice with their next event: pivot to virtual, cancel or postpone the event? So exactly how do you decide on the right option for your event? Well, the first thing to say is that some organisers simply don’t have a choice.

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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!

Event Venues Turned Hospitals: How the Industry Is Helping


Amid widespread coronavirus-related event cancellations, empty venues and hotels are stepping up to support health care efforts. Here's how the industry is pitching in.

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Will Work for Goodwill

Velvet Chainsaw

Living in Orlando (not the happiest place in the world today) provides a close-up view of the horrific impact the pandemic is having on people and businesses in the live-event, hospitality and travel industries.

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3 Corporate Event and Conference Trends You Need to Know in 2020

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Taken from a survey of over 800 event professionals, these three trends are shaping the competitive landscape of conferences and corporate events. Data and Insights Email Event Design Mailchimp

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Working Smarter With Knowledge

Conferences that Work

A shoutout to Harold Jarche for his continuing explorations and advice about working smarter with knowledge. He’s just made available , under a Creative Commons license, his free downloadable field guide for the networked knowledge worker: Working Smarter Field Guide 2020.

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Taking your first event online – what you need to consider

Gallus Events

Many organisations are scrambling to get their next event online. For some their ‘next’ event will also be there first online event. So what do you need to consider if you are taking your event online for the first time?

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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.

A New Dawn for the Events Industry


Last week was undeniably one of the toughest on record for the event industry. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? I started writing about events just a couple of years before the last financial crisis. It was a tough time. Last week has been similarly miserable if not worse.

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Special edition podcast: Industry calls on gov to support #eventprofs

Event Industry News

In this special edition of the Event Industry News podcast, Matt Rakowski from DBpixelhouse joined editor, Adam Parry, to discuss the petition for the government to offer more economic support to the event industry.

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Product Announcement: Introducing Bizzabo’s Virtual Experience Solution


Bizzabo’s new Virtual Experience Solution allows you to reach the full potential of audience engagement anywhere, at any scale, with powerful broadcasting and on-demand capabilities. Check out the full story.

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Live Music Fans, Venues and Festivals Need Your Direct Support

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If you live for live music, then you know that right now, because of coronavirus (COVID-19), your favorite music venues need your help. Music Music Fans Music Venues

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Should meetings be efficient?

Conferences that Work

Should meetings be efficient ? “Yes” say thousands of books on how to improve business meetings. And I agree. But “No”, when we’re taking about most meeting industry events.

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10 events that have pivoted to virtual

Gallus Events

Ten events that have pivoted to digital! With so much going on at such an unbelievably quick pace in the world of events, it will prove to be very useful to see how others are managing. So in this post, I have highlighted 10 great events that have pivoted to digital.

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CDC Recommendations That Could Impact Your Event


COVID-19 has gained a firm foothold in the US, and planners are navigating the treacherous waters between outbreaks and Trump’s European travel ban. Meanwhile, the CDC has released an interim guide to help event professionals get their events ready. Here are the highlights.

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How Aman Immersed Guests in Lavish Hospitality—Without Flying Them Anywhere


Aman channeled its lavish hospitality and far-flung flair for a group of travel journalists in Beverly Hills

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Your Virtual Event Sucks: Here’s How To Make It Better

Endless Events

It’s time to take some notes and learn how to plan better virtual events! So as we all know, the events industry is witnessing a major shift. And many planners are looking to turn their in-person events into virtual events.

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We’re working together to support our Nashville community

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Nashville is home to around 1,000 Eventbrite and Postmates employees, making it an important city not just for the two companies, but for the many customers they serve.

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Eventprofs Happy Hour — Feelings Edition

Conferences that Work

Because we are struggling in a covid-19 world, I’m hosting a special Feelings Edition of the Eventprofs Happy Hour this coming Friday, March 27, 12:00 – 14:00 EDT. From 2011 – 2017 I hosted a weekly online Eventprofs Happy Hour, first on Twitter and then Google Plus.

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Need to take your event online NOW?

Gallus Events

We know that there has been a trend for event organisers to take their events online.

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The Event Industry Will Remember


While communities are rallying together to defeat the COVID-19 outbreak, there are also a number of companies enforcing unjustified layoffs, charging crazy cancellation fees, and not processing refunds for unused products. The event industry will remember. I was checking my social media stream over the weekend, as all of us are from the solitude […]. The post The Event Industry Will Remember by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link].

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No, It’s Not Fine to Keep Hosting Live Events


Until coronavirus passes, meetings and events must pivot to virtual. denisismagilov / Adobe Skift Take: Mixed messages are still coming from the industry about the safety of meetings and traveling despite travel bans and national emergencies that have led to lockdowns.

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Managing the impact of COVID-19 on your events and conferences – a free webinar


COVID-19 is impacting the event and meeting planning industry. The virus has meeting and event planners very nervous. Some say the effect may surpass the damages to the hospitality and meeting industry resulting from the September 11 attacks.

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Creating Sponsorship Revenue for Virtual Events

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This is a guest post by Larry Weil, nationally recognized sponsorship expert and founder of The Sponsorship Guy, a sponsorship marketing agency. In wake of the pandemic, many event brands are taking the steps to move online.

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Event Industry News

The UK turned into a beacon of blue at 20:00 on Thursday 26 March 2020 when over 100 major sporting and entertainment venues, national landmarks and historic buildings across the country were illuminated as a salute to the NHS and those risking their own health to help others.

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The need for a strategic approach to online events

Gallus Events

The need for a strategic approach to online events should underpin your decisions, even if you are rushing to get online. Canceled physical events have always been with us, but at the moment, this rare occurrence, seems ever more likely.

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Falling Stocks and Forbidden Gatherings Signal the Coronavirus’ Steep Economic Impact on Events


Adaptability has always been at the center of every event planner’s job, but the global spread of the coronavirus is testing this exponentially. The strain on the industry is just coming to light as we see the first signs of the economic impact revealed.

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We pledge our tech against Coronavirus: 8 ways to fight the disease


More and more people are being reported as infected with the COVID-19 virus which causes the Coronavirus Disease. As many communities all across […]. The post We pledge our tech against Coronavirus: 8 ways to fight the disease appeared first on

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Global Events


With many global events being canceled due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, event managers are looking for solutions like Attendease as an alternative to bring in-person events online.

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SBA Loans: Resources and Information for Event Creators Affected by COVID-19

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is disrupting the live event industry. Many event creators, promoters, and venue owners like yourself are concerned about the future. Which is why we wanted those of you in the United States to know that there may be some much-needed assistance. The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance offers […]. Resources and Tools Coronavirus COVID-19 Small business Stimulus

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