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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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?

Eventmobi

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.

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How to start online meetings on time

Conferences that Work

Is it possible to routinely start online meetings on time? But first…. Think about the last three meetings you attended. Raise your hand if all of them started on time. Anyone? Anyone? Why don’t scheduled meetings start on time?

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Introducing Our New and Improved Online Events Tools

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Online events aren’t just a temporary way to gather — our research shows they’re here to stay. In a survey, 71% of participants said they would continue to attend online events, even when COVID-19-related restrictions are lifted.

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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.

Breaking: Las Vegas Can Now Host Conventions with Up to 1,000 Attendees

EventMB

Nevada’s Governor Sisolak just announced that gatherings of up to 1,000 attendees can happen in Las Vegas. In a press conference, Governor Sisolak outlined that gatherings of up to 250 are now allowed.

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6 Stage Design Tips for Livestreamed Events

BizBash

Production pros discuss what color schemes work best on camera, tips for spacing presenters apart in a natural way, why proper lighting is crucial, and much more

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PPC for Events. Questions Asked and Answered.

EventTechBrief

By Michelle Bruno. Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is a key digital marketing tactic for many exhibition and event marketers. It is transparent, attributable, and very effective. With the appropriate attention, PPC can help organizers increase attendance and secure leads, sponsors and more. PPC also allows organizers to understand their potential prospects better by gathering essential online behavioral and demographic metrics.

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10 Well-Executed Virtual Events From Tech Companies

Bizzabo

From Microsoft to HPE, Gainsight, and more, leading tech brands are going virtual. COVID-19 and events have been challenging to navigate. Luckily, nearly every industry has embraced virtual events , including tech companies.

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Going Virtual: All About Hybrid Events

GEVME

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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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

10 Reasons Marketers Are Loving Virtual Events and 6 Solutions They Use

Marketo Events

Remember when “events” was synonymous with “in-person events”? Us too. Marketing has changed a great deal in a short period of time. Now, virtual events are number one on event marketers’ radar. And, despite our nostalgia for travel and seeing people in person, they’re working out surprisingly well and only getting better. In fact, virtual events are shattering attendance records.

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Conference Innovation While Traveling at Warp Speed

Velvet Chainsaw

Navigating change during a crisis is not for the faint of heart. During my career leading association event teams, I regularly recalibrated and redefined team member roles in order to drive innovation and improve our meeting experiences.

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How do you find speakers that are a great match for your virtual event?

Eventmobi

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.

COVID-19, in-person meetings, and wishful thinking

Conferences that Work

This is not an easy post to write. The pandemic’s impact on lives and businesses has been devastating. COVID-19 has virtually eliminated in-person meetings: our industry’s bread and butter.

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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.

How Music Venues and Concert Promoters Can Pivot to Drive-Ins, Streaming, and Other Formats

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As music venues across the country temporarily shuttered in March, Vito Rinaldo, an avid live music goer and retired teacher, wanted to do something to keep the music going — and get artists paid.

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Events Are Not Dead, But They Need to Change

EventMB

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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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? If you simply don’t know where to start with going online, then I’d suggest you watch our Five Options for taking your event online. That short video also suggests some platforms to get you started.

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Summer Party Ideas: 7 Safe and Festive Ways to Host a Small, Outdoor Gathering

BizBash

Want to host a small gathering this summer? Follow these best practices to keep your guests safe and socially distanced

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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!

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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Want Diversity in Events? Hire Diverse Job Candidates Faster.

EventTechBrief

By Michelle Bruno. The event industry values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). It presents frequent panel discussions on the topic at industry meetings and openly expresses disdain for non-gender diverse speaker panels. Many industry leaders rank the creation of diverse and inclusive events and organizations as not only a priority but a moral imperative. However, hiring for diversity remains a challenge. New technology may provide a solution.

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Interview of a Digital Event Manager (DEM)

GEVME

COVID-19 has already changed the face of everything concerning social events and gatherings. While many companies resort to software like zoom to have virtual conferences or meetings, how can one take an entire social group of thousands of people virtual, and how do you manage such an event?

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Essential! Support the $1 Trillion Meetings Industry, Restart America

SmartMeetings

The stakes are high. When the lights went dark on the more than $1 trillion meetings and events industry in March, the call to shelter in place dimmed prospects not only for 26 million people whose jobs are directly or indirectly connected to bringing people together, but also for the 1.5

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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.

Expos Don’t Work Well in a Virtual Environment

Velvet Chainsaw

Virtual Expo Truths. Nearly every conference and trade show professional is searching for that perfect virtual platform or pricing model for replacing lost expo revenue. I’ve got bad news for you.

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1:1 Video Meetings: Foster Real Conversations, Connections & Networking at Online Events

Eventmobi

With EventMobi’s 1:1 video meetings feature, it is now easier than ever for attendees to connect at your virtual event and have meaningful conversations with each other or with sponsors and exhibitors.

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The meeting industry new normal

Conferences that Work

Many event professionals are hoping and waiting for a meeting industry new normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated our businesses. We want to believe that, at some point, in-person meetings like the ones we’ve held for decades will return.

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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 saveourstages.com! For music fans across the country, March may go down as the month the music died.

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The Event Industry’s Recovery Timeline Is Changing: What You Need to Know

EventMB

The Event industry has entered a new phase of its recovery from the devastation brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. While uncertainty remains, there are positive signs that rebuilding can start.

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The Five Best Online Training Courses for Online Events

Gallus Events

Many event organisers and event companies are seeking out the best online training courses for online events and there are a lot on offer. We have searched far and wide to find the five best training courses for online events. . We have five great options for any event planner who wants to re-skill to be able to run great online events. In selecting these courses we judged them on the following criteria: Run by organisations not trying to sell you something else.

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11 Event Decor Ideas and Products Designed to Keep Guests Safe

BizBash

From branded PPE to bumper tables, here are some creative decor products and ideas for future in-person events

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26 Huge Questions To Ask Before Planning a Virtual Event

Planning Pod

The growth of the Internet since the start of the 21st century has been immense, touching almost every part of our lives, from education to commerce to communications to entertainment. Similarly, it has also touched practically every aspect of how we plan and manage events and, in the last decade, how we produce and broadcast events.

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