2021

5 Post-Pandemic Conference Program Design Changes

Velvet Chainsaw

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” has become a popular adage in the business world over the past year, for good reason.

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12 Event Trends and Shifts for 2021

Attendease

A trend is a passing fancy, like the Pantone Color of the Year. In the last five years Pantone has made this interesting, including ‘ultraviolet’ and ‘greenery’ and for the complexities of 2021 they have addressed it with two colors.

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Hub and spoke meetings

Conferences that Work

Ever since my first encounter with the hybrid hub and spoke meeting topology at Event Camp Twin Cities in 2011, I’ve been a big fan of the format. Yesterday [see below], I realized that hub and spoke is a great format for purely online meetings too. But first….

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The Best Virtual Event Platform for 2021: Introducing the New EventMobi Virtual Space

Eventmobi

Over the past ten months we have witnessed the complete digital transformation of live events.

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Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

The Virtual Event Production Checklist for Livestreams, Webinars, and More

Picatic by Eventbrite

The abrupt shift to virtual events in 2020 left many event organizers scrambling to tie up loose ends as they figured out how to livestream their events. Now, after a year of planning virtual events, the popularity of these events has been confirmed.

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Connecting The Global Virtual Events Community With GEVME Studios

GEVME

Leading virtual events and events technology provider GEVME has announced the launch of GEVME Studios — an online media network dedicated entirely to virtual events.

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Live Exhibitions Are Returning, Helped by Virtual: New Research

EventMB

Encouraging vaccine rollouts have exhibition event organizers in many areas determined to go back onsite. However, they’ll need exhibitors on board. Against a backdrop of new variants and virtual alternatives, will they come back? Here’s what the data says.

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Hybrid Event Examples You’ll Want to Copy This Year (And How to Take Virtual Events Hybrid)

SpotMe Blog

With the world heading back to some sense of normalcy, many companies are anxious to include in-person components to their virtual events again, and vice versa, to create a hybrid event experience.

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The Complete Guide to Early Bird Registration for Events

Social Tables

Successfully marketing an event relies on creating and capturing demand throughout the entire event registration process. Breaking down event marketing into stages allows event planners to appeal to different audiences at different times throughout the registration process.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

24 Sustainable Event Ideas for Greener Gatherings in 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

Going green isn’t just a trend. Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid events

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Does Your Conference Need an Emcee?

Velvet Chainsaw

Having an emcee at your event was a nice-to-have prior to 2020. Now it’s a must-have. Talk to any meeting owner who has managed a large virtual event this past year using a skilled emcee and he or she will tell you it made all the difference.

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The complete guide to event management software for corporate events

Attendease

2020 challenged us all and it’s not surprising that event planners took one of the hardest hits. If you were fortunate enough to survive company layoffs, you likely faced one of the biggest tests of your career as you navigated complete uncertainty around your work.

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How meeting professionals can measure and improve event ROI in a post-pandemic world

Conferences that Work

[My June, 2021 guest post for BlueJeans by Verizon on event ROI.]. What is event ROI? Return On Investment (ROI) is such a familiar business concept that it’s easy to gloss over the complexities of defining it in the context of events.

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

How Virtual Event Platforms Can Help Measure Event Success

Eventmobi

2020 helped to accelerate the rapid development of enhanced virtual event technology, and adoption rates have never been higher. Despite this progress, many still aren’t taking full advantage of what may be event tech’s greatest asset — hard data, or the information behind informed decision making.

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10 Easy Steps to Planning a Charity Event

Picatic by Eventbrite

Planning a charity event or fundraiser is a high-pressure project. Here are 10 steps to getting there quicker and with less stress. May Resources and Tools Budgets and Pricing Charity Events Event Apps Fundraising Nonprofit Events Venues

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Introducing the 2021 Event Planning Playbook

Event Farm

As pandemic conditions continue to change, do you feel that you must wade through wave after wave of information to seek answers and solutions to plan safe live events? We do!

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Introducing to you the Next Generation of Virtual Events

GEVME

Last year took most of the businesses on a journey we didn’t imagine we would have to take. With all physical events coming to a stand-still, the year 2020 was all about survival or nothing. We have come on a long journey since then.

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

What is the Hybrid City Alliance? Should You Care?

EventMB

The new Hybrid City Alliance is designed to enable far-flung destinations to join forces for multi-hub hybrid events, but many top destinations are noticeably absent and it’s not clear exactly what has changed about member service offerings.

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Introducing your new Eventspace

SpotMe Blog

This summer we are releasing a new version of our Eventspace app that has been re-engineered from the ground up for hybrid events. With built-in networking, personalization, content and analytics features, SpotMe now offers the most comprehensive hybrid event experience for you and your audience.

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How to Plan an Outdoor Event in 10 Steps

Social Tables

Skip to content Menu Solutions Interactive Floor Plans Collaborative event sales software that increases qualified leads and drives direct revenue. Event Diagramming Collaborative event management software that saves time, boosts revenue and drives loyalty.

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In-person events are back! Here’s everything we’ve written about them so far.

Expo Pass

In-person events are back this summer. After a year of no events, everyone in the event world is more than ready to make it happen. Venues have a plan. Attendees are fired-up.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

My Turbulent Love Affair With Digital-Event Networking

Velvet Chainsaw

I have been a loyal and passionate disciple of networking for all of my adult life. I have spent decades learning, speaking and writing about it.

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5 Ideas to Make Your Next Virtual Event More Engaging

Attendease

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to major shifts in the events industry. Event planners everywhere had to get creative to switch events to online affairs. At first, the novelty of attending a conference from your living room couch excited people enough to pay attention for hours on end.

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Venue ventilation for COVID-19

Conferences that Work

Attention, meeting planners! Safe meeting venue ventilation for COVID-19 is critical. As we start thinking about returning to in-person events, it’s crucial to check that venues are upgrading their HVAC systems to handle potentially virus-infused air.

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Hybrid Event Best Practices: A Virtual-First Approach

Eventmobi

After a year of adapting to virtual-only formats, many within the events industry are eagerly predicting that 2021 will be the year of hybrid events. What best practices will be essential in this new landscape?

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

Simplify Virtual Experiences With Eventbrite’s Faster Zoom Integration

Picatic by Eventbrite

In 2020, event creators like you hosted more than one million online events on Eventbrite. When we surveyed a subset of those creators in March 2021, the vast majority (94%) said they opt to use Zoom for their virtual experiences on Eventbrite.

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3 ideas to help us event planners navigate a new fear — our jobs

Event Farm

I’ve been producing events for the last twenty years. I’ve also helped countless other event planner s host thousands of events around the world. Essentially, I’ve been bringing large groups of human beings together for my entire professional career.

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3 Effective Ways to Maximize Sponsor ROI at Hybrid Events

Event Age by Swapcard

Having worked in the events industry for over 16 years , I’ve done everything from planning events and organizing logistics for hundreds of exhibitors at trade shows to coordinating and planning details as an exhibitor at global shows.

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