November, 2020

Normal is Over(rated) – For Now

Velvet Chainsaw

This is a guest post by Joy S. Davis, CAE, based on an email she sent to me after reading Lisa Block’s recent post, “I Am Sorry, But We Are Not All Fine.” Joy is Managing Director, Member Products, for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

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Some models of change are better than others

Conferences that Work

How can we work on facilitating change in our lives? If we want to facilitate change in our lives, having a model of how change happens can be very helpful. But which model ?

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Free Templates for Planning, Organizing, and Hosting Your Event

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Hosting an event is hard enough, so we’ve created free templates to help you handle the minutiae before, during, and after your event.

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Questioning Whether the Future of Events Is Really Hybrid


The event industry seems to agree that the future is a hybrid of in-person and virtual experiences. Is this what attendees want? The second wave of the pandemic has hit, virtual events keep gaining traction. The environment is uncertain. The signs of polarization we covered a while ago have worsened.

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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.

Going Virtual: All About Hybrid Events


Hybrid Events have slowly begun to gain hype after the event industry faced a huge downfall. The event managers were forced to think out of the box and come up with creative ideas with the resources at hand and make the best use.

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9 Virtual Thanksgiving Ideas Your Family Will Love!

Endless Events

2020 has been tough on all of us. Lockdowns, quarantines, masks, not being able to see our loved ones…it takes a toll. But human beings are nothing if not resilient!

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Gatherly, Rally, and Wonder comparative review

Conferences that Work

Earlier this year I reviewed ( 1 , 2 ) three online conference social platforms: Gatherly , Rally , and Wonder ( the new name for Yotribe since September). Since then, the Gatherly and Rally developers have been hard at work!

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Event Marketing Supercharged: Eventbrite Joins Forces with ToneDen

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We know that reaching new customers and building your community of ticket buyers is crucial to your events business. Our suite of event marketing tools has made it easy for thousands of creators to publish and promote their events all in one place.

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Virtual Events Are Not the Enemy — Superspreader Events Are


The event industry is facing an existential crisis that may continue for several years. While many insiders bicker online about the value of face-to-face versus virtual, the task of going back to live events becomes more challenging. The culprit? Superspreader events. Let’s be honest.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Hybrid Events: Unravelling New Opportunities


As the industry prepares to come back stronger than ever, there is a need to rethink event formats in a post-COVID world. The recent pivot towards virtual events is certainly a good stopgap, but undeniable are the merits of the good old, physical conferences, meetings and exhibitions.

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Beyond the 800-pound Zoom


Zoom boxes may be ubiquitous, but they are not the only choice. With more hundreds of platforms out there and more being launched every week, planners are finding that they can mix and match to meet their specific event goals. See also : Virtually Engaged with Robin Farmanfarmaian.

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“Aight Imma head out.” And other ways to get people moving during your virtual event.

Expo Pass

(3 Minute Read). Virtual events may just look like a bunch of people sitting around on their webcams. And there definitely is some of that.

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He can only do Segar

Conferences that Work

How does what someone says about me myself influence my life. Who am I really? How can I be myself? What does it even mean to “be myself”? The school play. Educated during our teens to be total nerds , we had little time for anything but science and math at Dulwich College.

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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.

4 Common Mistakes You’re Probably Making While Producing Streaming Virtual Events

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A global pandemic has made 2020 a rough year for live performance, but not an impossible one. Venues, performers, and fans have collectively come up with a socially distant solution: streaming everything under the sun, including punk concerts, Shakespeare, and drag shows.

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New Vaccine Optimism Boosts the Event Industry


The massacred event industry has been in need of some good news for a while. The news came this morning with the announcement of a 90% effective vaccine. Eventprofs are convinced that only a vaccine can bring them back to business.

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10 Ideas to Host a Virtual Holiday Party That Your Team Will Never Forget

Hubilo Blog

Tiss the holiday season! And after the rather “ eventful” year, it is time to end it with a BANG!

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EventHack Hybrid Games: A New Playbook for Hybrid Meetings


If producing hybrid events were an Olympic sport , most meeting professionals would have no trouble qualifying as amateurs. By experimenting with their own events, they are inventing what the future of meetings will look like.

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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!

Do You Need a Ring Light? Maybe, and Other Tips From a TV Producer

PCMA Convene

Rings lights are helpful for a self broadcast, but desk lamps arranged on a stack of books near your computer can work wonders, too. When in-person events were first moved online, audiences were more tolerant of a less-than-professional production.

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Contrasting examples of unlearning from Apple

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Unlearning is crucial for change , both personal and organizational. Here are two examples of unlearning from the Apple ecosystem: one successful, and one not. #1 1 The Apple Watch Workouts app. In 2017, I purchased an Apple Watch. It has improved my life in many ways.

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Creative Ways to Safely Address COVID-19 Restrictions at Your In-Person Event

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COVID-19 has certainly changed the usual top-of-mind considerations for event planners. Instead of buffet tables and banquette seating, it’s social distancing circles and hand sanitizer. And yes, event safety is the most important thing to consider during the pandemic.

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How Planners Can Successfully Leverage Virtual Event Studios


To facilitate virtual and hybrid events during the pandemic, convention centers around the world have begun to build out full-fledged virtual event studios — but planners still need to consider the skills necessary to use them.

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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.

Virtual Event Platform Features: What To Look For?

Endless Events

Plenty of things about planning a virtual event cause stress and confusion. But perhaps none other brings as many questions as the infamous choice of platform. In a matter of months, this particular industry segment witnessed an extraordinary boom.

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Q&A with Diogo Lourenço, Ticketing Operations, Brighton & Hove Albion FC


In the fifth episode of GEVME’s Digital Event Series , we went hybrid. This episode was organised in a truly hybrid sense, which means the event was hosted in a hybrid venue, with a hybrid panel of speakers curated for our hybrid audience. . One industry which has been delivering hybrid experiences successfully to its fans has been the football industry. Particularly when we look at the English Premier League, they have been delivering such experiences to their fans for decades.

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Back Light: An Event Business Owner’s Guide to Surviving the Pandemic


Editor’s Note : As part of Back Light, a series of articles sharing illuminating insider observations, we asked CEO of the Event Leadership Institute, the engine behind Smart U , to share his observations of how industry leaders are managing during epic COVID disruption. Howard Givner.

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The Hidden Costs Of Using The Wrong Event Technology (Or None At All)


No one likes change. When you’re used to doing things a certain way, the thought of trying something different can be scary - even if what you’re currently doing isn’t really working for you. We’ve talked to a lot of corporate event planners who’ve gotten stuck using clunky, outdated software.

Gather Around the Virtual Table: Celebrating Thanksgiving During COVID-19

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Thanksgiving will look a bit different this year, but the desire to connect and give thanks is still strong in the United States.

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Hopin’s New $125 Million Raise Signals Continued Investor Interest in Virtual Events


Virtual event technology company Hopin just announced it has closed one of the largest funding rounds in the history of the event industry.

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Presenters & Attendees: Creating A Smooth Virtual Experience

Endless Events

Virtual events might not be something completely new at this point. But people everywhere are still learning how to navigate all the tech aspects that go into it.

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Best Venue Management Software of 2021: Reviews of the Top 4 Solutions

Planning Pod

As a provider of venue management software ourselves, we often get asked how we compare with our competitors and what sets us apart.

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