Sat.Nov 21, 2020 - Fri.Nov 27, 2020

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

Picatic by Eventbrite

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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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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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.

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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How to Use Eventbrite’s Venue Map Feature for Seated, Socially Distanced Events

Picatic by Eventbrite

For event creators planning in-person events, health and safety is top-of-mind during COVID-19.

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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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How Virtual Platform Second Life Kept This Small Baltimore Museum Going


The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture, which originally opened in 1814, has been rebuilt in virtual world Second Life. The Peale Skift Take: Plenty of takeaways for businesses from this ambitious project, including the risks when you embrace the digital lifestyle a little too much.

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Michelle and Jorge’s Super Sweet Fall Micro-Wedding


In the age of socially distanced gatherings, there’s no better way to tie the knot than with a small, yet totally elegant event — and Michelle and Jorge’s fall micro-wedding fits the bill.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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

Picatic by Eventbrite

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

2020 202

Crafting Entertainment For Virtual & Hybrid Events

Endless Events

Just yesterday, we once again tackled the topic of virtual audience engagement. And one of the points we stressed was the importance of entertainment. The world is always starving for entertainment, and remote attendees are not an exception to this rule!

Virtual Events: The 2020 Guide


Everything you need to know about hosting high-quality virtual events in 2020 and 2021. Featuring examples, stats, best practices, and insider tips. Virtual events have exploded in popularity due to the circumstances of 2020 — and we don't see this trend changing anytime soon.

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Current Events Bring Guarded Optimism for Industry Recovery

PCMA Convene

Socially distanced attendees listen during a session at the AI Everything conference in July at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

2020 56

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.

Smart Buzz: Pandemic Resources Edition


Meeting professionals need all the help they can get right now. Several industry groups have stepped up to give these essential producers information they need to be effective. Following are pandemic resources you might want to bookmark. CDC Travel Guidelines.

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Virtual Attendee Engagement: 8 Unique & Creative Strategies

Endless Events

As a production company, we get a lot of questions about virtual attendee engagement. Arguably one of the biggest pain points for planners, driving engagement isn’t quite as hard as one might think. And while we’ve discussed this topic before, we wanted to tackle it again.

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Directory of female musicians could end gender imbalance at festivals

Event Industry News

When festivals finally resume in 2021, the line-ups could be more gender balanced than ever before, thanks to a new database of female artists. The F-list provides details of more than 4,500 musicians in all genres of music, and is free to use.

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The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Events

The nature of a human being is dynamic. We are constantly adapting to changes in and around our environment. At the beginning of this year, numerous organizations and individuals had ambitious projects aimed at transforming their future. With the ongoing pandemic, most have become still like a lake.

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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!

Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Spark 2021

Coterie Spark

Raise your holiday spirits with our spark-tacular cocktail recipe. Ingredients. 2 ounces dry gin ¾ ounce lemon juice 2 ounce simple syrup Split of Champagne Lemon Twist Lemon Slices (Optional) Colorful Cocktail Sugar (Optional). Preparation. In a cocktail shaker, combine the first three ingredients.

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4 Zoom Alternatives to Give Virtual Attendees the Freedom They Crave


What is the most-asked question on all those virtual happy hour calls after “Can you hear me now?” When discussing how a streaming event went, it’s almost always: “What platform did you use?” With so many Zoom alternatives out there, how do you choose?

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ExpoBox: The only dedicated marketplace for buying, selling and auctioning trade show items

Event Industry News

There’s a new digital marketplace in the global exhibition & trade show industry, aiming to find a simple solution to the problem of excess waste which has become a topic of particular attention in recent years.

Who Are the Most Popular Speakers and Why?

PCMA Convene

Research professor and author Brené Brown is one of the most-searched TED Talk speakers of all time, according to VBQ Speakers. Randal Ford photo). One way of determining the speakers who have the broadest and most enduring appeal comes from a U.K.-based

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.

Does data governance and security still matter in 2020?


Every single touch point with a virtual event involves some sort of data creation: registration, time of sign in, IP logging, questions asked, polls answered, content viewed, logout time and so on and so on. And that brief list is not even the tip of the iceberg….

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14 Reasons Why We’re Giving Thanks for Virtual Events

All Seated

Now is a good time to take a light-hearted look at all the reasons why we’re giving thanks for virtual events this year. I think we all agree on what this year has felt like: And while the initial cancelation of events and moving plans to virtual might made us all feel a little like this….

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Covid tiers opportunity for live events

Event Industry News

While we wait for vaccine redemption, which could see life “return to normal”, the government’s post-lockdown restrictions offer some liberation for live events in the meantime.

2020 69

How a Virtual Vaccinology Conference Catalyzed the Scientific Community Around COVID

PCMA Convene

Editors from Nature, Frontiers, EMBO and JEM journals discuss the inaugural symposium “Vaccinology in the Age of Pandemics: Strategies Against COVID-19 & Other Global Threats.” Watch the video from Keystone Symposia at the bottom of the page.

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19 Exquisite Chocolate Desserts for Your Guests


Fun and delectable chocolate desserts will live long in people's memories about your event. If you’re searching for a way to impress your guests, you can always finish their evening with a beautiful chocolate tart or a stunning chocolate pudding

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"Independent restaurants (and caterers) shouldn’t be a casualty"

Special Events

Representative Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, spoke to the RESTAURANTS Act during the Leading Caterers of America's virtual Executive Summit

2020 60

NOEA Statement: Re Outdoor Events in England

Event Industry News

“We welcome the government’s recent announcement that opens the door for live and outdoor events to take place for up to 4,000 people.

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How Planners Can Successfully Leverage Virtual Event Studios


Read the Complete Story On Skift. Meetings & Events coronavirus events virtual events

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