2020

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.

5 Tips to Guarantee Engagement at Your Virtual Event

Velvet Chainsaw

To design a virtual event with the participants in mind, you need to create an engaging, interactive experience that provides relevant content and promotes knowledge sharing and networking value—often the missing link in our new virtual reality.

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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.

2020 291

Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay

Gallus Events

Something exceptional is happening in Edinburgh and the whole events industry is on trial. Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay events have put the industry under the spot light, and the light has reached some very dark places. There is an old tradition in Scotland called first footing.

2020 275

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

Picatic by Eventbrite

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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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

2020 158

The Right Way to Set Up Your Live Stream Event

GEVME

Do you want to get the most out of your live stream events online ? Whether it’s a concert, conference, or an art exhibition, knowing how to live stream an event online is fundamental; however, insufficient.

2020 222

5 Lessons Learned After One Month of Virtual Events | Field Marketing

Marketo Events

It’s no secret that this is a challenging time for field marketers and event marketers. By now, we’re all well aware that we need to pivot from in-person to virtual events – but knowing how to get there and how to achieve your desired result is easier said than done.

2020 154

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.

2020 156

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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.

2020 137

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.

2020 265

Invest in Your Speakers to Grow Your Value Proposition

Velvet Chainsaw

The bread and butter of conferences is concurrent education sessions.

Share information; don’t hoard it

Conferences that Work

Why would you want to share information, not hoard it? In today’s cutthroat business environment, isn’t exclusive knowledge synonymous with power — and the ability to make money? Well, if you’re a stock trader or house flipper, maybe.

2020 290

[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 ultimate virtual event speaker brief

Gallus Events

One area we know loads of event professionals are struggling with is getting good digital content for their online events. So we have created the ultimate virtual event speaker brief.

Doing the Work: How Eventbrite Creators Make Inclusivity The Norm

Picatic by Eventbrite

As more people grasp the importance of making the world (and their events) a more welcoming place, event diversity and inclusion have become hot topics for hosts and attendees alike. But while it’s currently trending, the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion is not new. “If

2020 311

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.

2020 200

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

2020 154

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.

Paycheck Protection Program Explained – For Events and Hospitality Businesses

Planning Pod

As a proud member of the events industry, I will start by saying how much empathy and collective pain I feel for all of us.

Event Insurance: A Guide to Cost, Coverage, and Claims

GEVME

Event planners always have concerns about the safety and security of events. As an event organizer, there is always the possibility of accidents occurring during an event. And some accidents might even lead to lawsuits which usually lead to even more costs.

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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Virtual Events 2020: The #1 List of Virtual Events and Conferences

Bizzabo

The most authoritative list of 2020 virtual events and conferences on the internet. Virtual events are nothing new but—as we discuss in our comprehensive guide to coronavirus and events —we're seeing many organizers pivot from in-person to digital.

2020 129

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 have you adjusted your business to be ready when events begin to open back up?

Eventmobi

As different regions begin to relax “stay at home” policies, businesses have begun the process of reopening. We asked event professionals from all over the map how they have modified their businesses to accommodate the new considerations brought on by the pandemic. My goal has been to take a deep inhale, pay attention to what has been happening, and to see what the proper pivot needs to be in the event world. Andrea Adelstein, NYLUX Events , New York City, NY.

2020 253

Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

Velvet Chainsaw

The Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco In early January served as an engaging and energizing way to kick off a new year and a new decade.

2020 303

Three criteria for working with others for change and action

Conferences that Work

How can we successfully work with others for change and action? During the last eight months, I’ve been striving to save a tiny liberal arts school , Marlboro College , from closure.

2020 257

Gallus Events Does HOPIN the online events platform

Gallus Events

Hopin the online events platform is fast becoming a very popular choice for small to medium sized online events. So we thought Gallus Events would have a look at Hopin. And you can too!

2020 152

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.

New to Live Online Events? Here’s Your Plan

Picatic by Eventbrite

If you’re finding yourself pivoting to online events in the wake of the COVID-19 quarantine, you may be feeling nervous about how to get it right.

2020 312

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.

2020 200

See the SAG Awards' Cherry Blossom-Filled After-Party

BizBash

Event Eleven's Tony Schubert created a lush cherry blossom forest for the award show's A-list after-party

2020 151