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Running Virtual Events? Keep Your Attendees Engaged

If it’s already quite a challenge to engage your in-person audience, you’re probably thinking about how to shift the experience to an online setting and still keep your attendees engaged. Despite all the countless possibilities of browsing the web that will wander your attendees’ attention, there’s always some great advice that can help you improve your attendee experience & engagement. Let’s go through the top 8 tips to host a virtual event with high engagement levels.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/virtual-events-attendee-engagement/

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Quick Guide for Event Check-In & Occupancy Control

After building a successful and fast event registration strategy, it’s time to ensure the same for your event check-in. Plus, as an event organizer you’re also responsible for crowd control and management at your event. In this article, we’ll show you how to manage these event processes at once, in an integrated and innovative way.

As we already mentioned on our blog, you need to be clear about one thing: registrations and check-ins represent the very first impression attendees will perceive about your event, and your goal here is to create a good impression right from the beginning.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/guide-event-check-in-occupancy-control/

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How Technology Will Shape Events In 2021

This is not the first time we’ve talked about the future of events in our event tech blog. Last time, we’ve emphasized hybrid events as one of the most anticipated trends in the events industry, and we’ve strongly looked over the upcoming opportunities and challenges closely related to technology for events. But it’s always worth to figure out events in 2021, especially when we are towards the end of the year.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/how-event-tech-will-shape-events-2021/

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7 IDEAS FOR DRIVING ENGAGEMENT AT VIRTUAL EVENTS WITH GAMIFICATION

Virtual events aren’t new – but they are new to many event planners. A live poll during EventMB’s recent Pivot to Virtual event showed that over 60% of planners had never previously planned a virtual event. Despite this gap in experience, the events industry shifted completely online in just a few short months. According to a recent Bizzabo survey, 93% of event marketers plan to invest in virtual events. It’s clear this new digital landscape is here to stay.

Grand View Research projects that virtual events will increase ten-fold over the next decade, reaching nearly $774 billion. The most innovative event planners are already adapting and working to perfect this medium.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/virtual-event-gamification

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3 Hybrid Event Formats: The Most Popular Options for Cross-Channel Experiences

The most important part of getting your hybrid event right is picking the best format for your attendees.

Do you want everyone engaging in real-time for networking purposes? Does your online audience want education that’s more self-paced? Could smaller coordinated meetups be a better option than the traditional city-wide?

The 3 options below directly address these questions and are among the most popular formats for hybrid events.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/cross-channel-experiences/

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Guide to Awesome Attendee Engagement at Your Virtual Event

Your virtual event is alive and buzzing with animated conversations, electric presentations and smart social media sharing. How do you keep the momentum going?

The truth is, the excitement must start well before the virtual event opens. And it has to continue long after the event closes. To generate this kind of success, you must involve attendees at every stage of the process.

Our latest guide to Creating Attendee Engagement at Your Virtual Event outlines specific opportunities to help build community and foster engagement throughout the event lifecycle.

Read more at: https://blog.hubb.me/virtual-event-media-plan-0

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Download Our Virtual Event Production Checklist

We’re all navigating the newness of virtual events together and looking for tools to help produce a successful event. Planning is essential to ensure that  your event goes off without a hitch. Our production checklist is a great ‘at a glance’ reminder on how to create the best possible audience experience at your next virtual event.

Our team has put together the essential building blocks you need to prep before, during and  after your virtual event.

Download Checklist here: https://blog.hubb.me/virtual-event-production-checklist

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Live polling questions and tools to elevate your engagement today [real examples]

Live polling is an effective way to engage your audience in virtual events. While it may seem simple, organizers often struggle to find the tools and come up with the questions boosting interaction.

In that light, we´ll delve into the main benefits of live polling. Then, we´ll suggest practical questions you could ask at your event. Finally, we´ll look at the best tools to create and implement live polls that effectively engage attendees.

Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/marketing-tips/live-polling-questions-and-tools-to-elevate-your-engagement-today-real-examples.html

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Why EventMobi + Zoom is the Winning Combination for Virtual Conferences

Zoom has seen a huge rise in popularity during 2020, to the point where its name has become synonymous with video conferencing. So for many event planners looking for the right tool to host a virtual conference, Zoom is the first thing that comes to mind. But while Zoom offers the ideal infrastructure for running video meetings and webinars, in order to host a full virtual conference with complex agendas, attendee networking and sponsor visibility, planners need a more customizable virtual event platform. The good news is that event organizers who are already familiar and comfortable with using Zoom can now take advantage of Zoom’s new integration with EventMobi’s Virtual Event Space.

Read more at: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/eventmobi-zoom-integration-virtual-conferences/

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MEET THE CHANGE: How Germany’s First Hybrid Event Achieved Success

With their first hybrid event MEET THE CHANGE, the German meetings industry association MEET GERMANY needed to deliver an innovative event format. The goal was to make change tangible, to trade key learnings from the past months, to bundle forces and take away fears. With this one-day event, which took place on August 27, 2020 in Berlin and online, the organizers proved that courage pays off. They demonstrated that not only are on-site events changing, but that while including an online audience presents new challenges, this offers new opportunities for planners, speakers and sponsors. In this case study we will show how the EventMobi Virtual Space made this hybrid event possible and what learnings event planners can take away from it.

Read more at: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/hybrid-event-success/

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Globibo Secures 3rd Large-Scale Virtual-First Conference That Will Stream Through Their Artificial Intelligence Based Virtual Event Platform

Sep 24, 2020 (AB Digital via COMTEX) — Singapore – September 24, 2020 – Globibo, the new leader in virtual event platforms have announced that they have secured their 3rd large-scale Virtual-First conference and will use artificial intelligence to synergize content, data augmentation and to increase data security.

Globibo has been running a Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS) for conferences since 2012 and has since executed multiple large-scale conferences. The Globibo virtual meeting platform is powered by artificial intelligence and is a trusted provider to small businesses, organizations and large associations for their virtual meeting needs. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have accelerated this trend, there is no doubt that this service was in high demand even Pre-Covid, with over 10,000 active participants on the platform.

Globibo’s first large-scale Virtual-First meeting attracted more than 3,000 participants and was live-streamed from 3 locations and included live polling, Q&A’s, and interactive presentations. The Globibo platform became the talk of the industry and soon hosted their 2nd Virtual-First meeting with more attendees than their previous conference.

During a recent press conference, the company spokesperson for Globibo was quoted as saying, “The objective was to make conference content available and facilitate networking before, during, and after the event. The Increase in virtual communication during the pandemic has created higher expectations to differentiate virtual events vs standardized webinars and zoom sessions.”

He went on to say, “This is where Globibo excels. The combination of our highly advanced platform and artificial intelligence is what has made our virtual meeting platform so successful and an industry favourite.”

To learn more about Globibo and their virtual meeting platform, visit their official website at https://www.globibo.com

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The Rise of Audio in Virtual Events to Combat Zoom Burnout

Clubhouse managed to capitalize what amazed us in the early 2000s about unconferences and barcamps: self-moderated sessions capitalizing on collective intelligence.

This is what happens in a Clubhouse room. The room starter controls who comes on stage, attendees can raise their hand, and if the originator needs to leave, the room can keep on chatting.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/rise-of-audio-events

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4 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR VIRTUAL EVENTS MORE SUCCESSFUL WITH SOCIAL COMPONENTS

Here are four ways to increase social engagement at your next virtual event: Event Agenda, Engage Feature, Polling, Moderated Chat

Event Agenda

Benefits

Grab attendee’s attention and increase engagement for live sessions.

It’s a great way to highlight your live sessions.

Read more at: https://www.evia.events/evia-blogs/successful-virtual-events

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DON’T CEASE TO BE ACCESSIBLE, COMPASSIONATE AND INCLUSIVE AT YOUR VIRTUAL EVENTS

Diversity matters, whether it’s a face-to-face or virtual event. Though the year 2020 saw a tremendous change in the event world, the rules of the game still remain the same. The shift from live to virtual hasn’t eliminated the need for accessibility, compassion and inclusivity as prime qualifications at our events. Most event companies may be experts at handling these for in-person events, but have they been able to deliver the same at an online level?

Read more at: https://www.evia.events/evia-blogs/accessible-virtual-events

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YOUR CHEATSHEET FOR HYBRID EVENTS

What is a hybrid event?
As lockdowns are being relaxed in a growing number of regions across USA and the world, live events, though in a limited capacity, are again in the cards. For event organizers to be financially viable, a combination of live and virtual event aspects – hybrid – is a great option. Leveraging hybrid event strategies will allow event organizers to maintain their numbers even if their live audience is small.

Read more at: https://www.evia.events/evia-blogs/2020/6/24/5-facts-about-hybrid-events

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6 WAYS TO STRATEGIZE YOUR HYBRID EVENT

What’s that one thing in common with NBA 2020Tomorrow Land 2020VMA 2020? These, as you may have rightly guessed met the new norm of the 2020 event world standards, they are all Hybrid events.

If you aren’t a big fan of Hybrid events and would do anything to go back to the ‘Live-Show’ days, you know you are not alone. Yet, the fact is that 100% of all-live events aren’t coming back – as soon as we’d like.

Read more at: https://www.evia.events/evia-blogs/2020/10/7/6-ways-to-strategize-your-hybrid-event

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Top Event Technologies and Trends for 2020

Events are getting more mesmerizing with the aid of technological innovations. Specifically, the new add-on to this sector-‘ virtual event platforms’ are adding more value in this time of the pandemic.

However, event hosting is not a standalone process, whether it is a physical or virtual event! Helpfully, there is a range of innovative technologies that helps to turn the events more eventful such as mobile technology, event management software, 3D mapping, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Emotional/facial Recognition using AI, Wearables, and so on.

Read more at: https://ziniosedge.com/top-event-technologies-and-trends-for-2020/

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How to Get More from Your Virtual Events

The digital transformation of the events industry came rapidly, without warning and without an invitation. While we didn’t RSVP to this global event, we do what most do to make the most of our situation: We Adapt.

Where are you in your virtual event journey?

Level 1: Webinars QUICK! Take your event content that was supposed to be at your conference and turn it into a series of webinars!

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/how-to-get-more-from-your-virtual-events

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Virtual Engagement Ideas to Keep your Event Attendees Engaged

Over the past few months, I’ve witnessed a lot of event organisers who are planning virtual events, tell their clients to keep timings short, presentations succinct and the overall event length to under an hour in order to maintain virtual engagement. The reason? Apparently, our attention spans have been so degenerated by TikTok-style short bursts of content that we can no longer cope with staring at a screen for any significant length of time.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/virtual-engagement-ideas-keep-your-event-attendees-engaged

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Transforming virtual events into hybrid experiences

As meetings and conference venues across Europe begin to welcome back physical events and planners continue to grow in confidence – having up-skilled themselves during the past few months in virtual event practices – the question of how to blend both in-person and online in an engaging events environment is moving swiftly up the agenda.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/transforming-virtual-events-hybrid-experiences

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Hybrid Events for Venues: How to Prepare

As planners are pivoting to virtual and hybrid events, venues need to take a lot into consideration. In this post, we take a a look at hybrid events for venues. We discuss what they are, break down some of the steps venues should take to ensure success, and give examples of successful hybrid events from recent years.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/hospitality/hybrid-events-venues-how-prepare

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6 Ways to Increase Attendee Engagement During Virtual Events

The world of meetings and events is changing. As remote working and self-isolation become the new normal (well at least for now), organisations are adapting and moving towards the virtual space for their event programme. But with the switch to this new format, how do you ensure your attendees stay as engaged as they do during in-person conferences?

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/6-ways-increase-attendee-engagement-during-virtual-events

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The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Events in 2020

The value of face-to-face interaction will never go away, but there are times when going virtual is a necessary part of your event programme. But how do you turn a multi-day conference, filled with networking opportunities, educational sessions, and the attendee insights they generate into a virtual one? And once you do, how do you ensure attendees are engaged throughout the event?

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/ultimate-guide-virtual-events-2020

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What you need to know about Hybrid Events in 2020

The manner in which events are being conceptualized in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is vastly different from what it once used to be. While all forms of in-house events have virtually stopped, live events have spiked like never before. Almost all events have been shifted to video communication services like GEVME Live, Zoom, Skype or Cisco Webex which lets users organize live digital events.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-hybrid-events-in-2020/

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How Long Should a Virtual Event Be?

Let’s say you want to host a successful virtual event. Among other questions, you will probably ask yourself, “how long should a virtual event be?” In addition to content creation, the length of virtual events is an essential factor influencing a virtual event’s success. A virtual event timeline is fundamental to attendance engagement and your overall success.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/blog/how-long-should-a-virtual-event-be/

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Best Tools and Solutions for Organizing Perfect Hybrid Events

The disruption of the event industry since the turn of the decade due to COVID19 has led to a spurt in virtual gatherings globally. As models continue to evolve, hybrid events have emerged as a viable alternative, combining the robustness of face-to-face interaction with a virtual online audience.

In the current scenario, travel restrictions have gradually loosened, but safety concerns remain. This model is a technically feasible, financially sustainable solution.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/blog/best-tools-and-solutions-for-organizing-perfect-hybrid-events/

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8 Takeaways From the Democratic National Convention Virtual Event

This year, the DNC was different. Regardless of the political implications of the content, what the speakers said, and how they said it (which goes beyond the interests of EventMB), the event was a virtual event.

Especially looking at the decisions that the event planners made, the DNC was arguably more of a broadcast than an actual event.

But as we’ve said many times before, virtual events have to become a little bit more of a show rather than trying to become an avatar-based or virtual reality-based interaction.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/8-takeaways-dnc-virtual-event

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Globibo Secures 3rd Large-Scale Virtual-First Conference That Will Stream Through Their Artificial Intelligence Based Virtual Event Platform

Virtual AGM

Globibo, the new leader in virtual event platforms has announced that they have secured their 3rd large-scale Virtual-First conference and will use artificial intelligence to synergize content, data augmentation and to increase data security.

Globibo have been running a Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS) for conferences since 2012 and has since executed multiple large-scale conferences. The Globibo virtual meeting platform is powered by artificial intelligence and is a trusted provider to small businesses, organizations and large associations for their virtual meeting needs. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have accelerated this trend, there is no doubt that this service was in high demand even Pre-Covid, with over 10,000 active participants on the platform.

Globibo’s first large-scale Virtual-First meeting attracted more than 3,000 participants and was live streamed from 3 locations and included live polling, Q&A’s, and interactive presentations. The Globibo platform became the talk of the industry and soon hosted their 2nd Virtual-First meeting with more attendees than their previous conference.

During a recent press conference, the company spokesperson for Globibo was quoted as saying, “The objective was to make conference content available and facilitate networking before, during, and after the event. The Increase in virtual communication during the pandemic has created higher expectations to differentiate virtual events vs standardized webinars and zoom sessions.”

He went on to say, “This is where Globibo excels. The combination of our highly advanced platform and artificial intelligence is what has made our virtual meeting platform so successful and an industry favourite.”

To learn more about Globibo and their virtual meeting platform, visit their official website at https://www.globibo.com

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How Data Will Drive the Shift to Hybrid Events of Live and Virtual

Event software company Aventri was in the thick of early coronavirus-related cancellations as the tech partner for Mobile World Congress, which was the first high-profile event to announce its cancellation.

Since then, Aventri has quickly pivoted to focus on virtual events through market research and a funding round with investors. They’ve since rolled out a new native event platform designed to support hybrid, virtual, and live events all in one place.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/data-drives-hybrid-events

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Conference Compass Virtual Event Platform [Review]

Conference Compass Virtual Event Platform: What Is It?

Conference Compass’ #OneCommunity virtual event platform is an add-on to its 365 Community Mobile Platform and CMS. The platform is available on native mobile, tablet, and web apps to allow attendees to join and engage in different ways. It can be used for fully virtual or hybrid events and includes features specifically designed to connect virtual and in-person audiences.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/conference-compass-virtual-event-platform-review