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2020 Virtual Event Trends

Who would have known that 2020 would go down as one of the most influential years- if not the most influential year- for virtual events in history? Even as the highest-ranked event trends predictor in the industry, even we couldn’t guess this. We surveyed hundreds of #Eventprofs to weigh in on the hottest virtual event trends for 2020. Some of these trends match up nicely to our overall 2020 event trends we predicted, so you should see some cross over for how you can also apply these to your hybrid and in-person events as well. Here we go as we make predictions on the hottest trends to hit virtual events!

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/2020-virtual-event-trends/

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Why a video call tool alone isn’t enough for your online conferences.

In order to manage professional webinars, training sessions or any kind of online conference, you’ll need to treat it as a proper event. And for that, a video call tool alone won’t make it.

First of all, it’s good to remember that, if you’re already making use of a video call tool, it’s fine. We’re not going to tell you to get rid of it.

Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/event-technology/why-a-video-call-tool-alone-isnt-enough-for-your-online-conferences.html

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Virtual Events Engagement 101 [or how to increase attendee’s engagement on online conferences]

In COVID-19 times, many event professionals started taking their events to the virtual world. The question is: how to create compelling activities for your audience to increase virtual events engagement?

How not to lose his attention to e-mails, the internet or even family members? Remote participation in events is becoming more viable every day. Technological advances that make their costs cheaper.

Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/event-technology/virtual-events-engagement-101-or-how-to-increase-attendees-engagement-on-online-conferences.html

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Virtual events ideas [with real examples and case studies]

There is a wide variety of different virtual events ideas to get the word out about your online sessions.

If you already have an online conferences portfolio, getting a bit bored of the old same formats could happen at any moment. If you still did not develop this portfolio, here’s our 2020 guide for perfect online events [and how to migrate your live event to virtual] to help you on this mission.

Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/tech-and-trends-en/virtual-events-ideas-with-real-examples-and-case-studies.html

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2020 Event Technology Trends

How to leverage event technology to elevate your next event

What is Event Technology?

Event technology is any kind of software that improves the event process for both event planners, and/or attendees. In the last 10 years, the industry has seen a number of innovative event technology platforms emerge to help event planners set up, promote, and execute an event, as well as leverage attendee data and feedback to improve the process for future events. On the other hand, event attendees have become accustomed to event technology serving as an enhancement to their overall experience.

Read more at: https://www.eply.com/blog/event-technology

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Coronavirus and Events: Outlook and Recovery Timeline

2020 has quickly gone from a promising year for the events industry into one of the most damaging, and the estimated recovery period has already shifted back several times.

Event professionals, along with the rest of the world, are trying to make the best of widespread lockdowns while eagerly anticipating the resumption of normal activities.

The most challenging aspect is that nobody really knows.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/events-coronavirus

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You Might Have These Concerns About Virtual Events – Here’s How To Solve Them

There’s no guide book for a pandemic…

Another month has arrived, businesses are opening back up, moods are changing, and the pandemic feels way different than it did even two weeks ago.

The panic, the intense camaraderie, and the high levels of emotion haven’t died down necessarily, but they have shifted. Everyone seems to be settling in and getting things done rather than running around and buying up twenty packages of toilet paper for their two-person household (if that was you, no judgment – I’m just glad it’s over.)

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/concerns-about-virtual-events/

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Myths & Lies about Virtual Events

Virtual events lack the quality of on-site events. 

Virtual event quality depends on the execution quality of event organizers and marketers. How they’re marketing their events and what techniques they deploy to motivate their potential attendees. Not all organizers are hosting virtual events. Webinar sessions are not virtual events, virtual events are one that replicates most aspects of physical events online

Read more at: https://blog.hubilo.com/myths-lies-about-virtual-events/

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How to Execute Virtual Events and Virtual Conferences?

Is your next event cancelled or postponed due to the threats of the Coronavirus spread?

Is there any better solution to still make your conference happen?

Yes — there is a proper solution. Let’s go VIRTUAL — the best sanitizer for your events!

After the spread of Coronavirus across the globe, virtual events and virtual conferences have become a formidable course of action for event planners and managers.

Read more at: https://blog.hubilo.com/how-to-execute-virtual-events-and-virtual-conferences/

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An Exclusive Interview Will Curran on Events Industry during & after the coronavirus pandemic – Are Virtual Events here to Stay or Not?

It’s all Virtual Now. Starting from planning to production to sessions as well as the event networking and event experience has shifted to Virtual Platforms. The wave of virtual is strong and all the event professionals are ready to withstand the pandemic together with the digital tools and technologies.

While in the talks with one of the profound event influencers, Will Curran about the current situation of the industry, we got a chance to have a short video interview with the Chief Einstein of the Endless Events.

Read more at: https://blog.hubilo.com/video-interview-on-virtual-events-during-coronavirus-with-willcurran/

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Engaging Attendees With Virtual Matchmaking App – Eventdex

One of the primary reasons for guests to attend an event is to meet new people in their industry and network. But with the COVID-19 pandemic taking the world by the storm, networking seems a wish far removed from reality. As event managers look towards digital to save their events, many are struggling to create enough networking opportunities. In such a dismal scenario, Eventdex’s virtual B2B matchmaking app seems to be the superhero who can save the day for event planners.

Read more at: https://www.eventdex.com/blog/engaging-attendees-with-virtual-matchmaking-app/

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCES AND EVENTS: THE 2020 GUIDE

What are virtual events?

Virtual events allow event organizers, speakers, attendees, and sponsors to interact remotely through a virtual environment. While webinar and virtual conferencing tools have been around for a while, innovative approaches and tools are quickly emerging to more closely align in-person event goals to the virtual channel.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/virtual-events-conferences

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THE TOP 7 EVENT TECHNOLOGY TRENDS OF 2020

As we enter further into the second quarter of the year, many look ahead for trends on the rise in their industry, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. 2020 is already a revolutionary year for corporate event management and although a lot remains uncertain, there are promising opportunities for event technology in the hybrid event space.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-tech-trends-2020

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Virtual Event Mistakes: 10 Things To Avoid Doing!

To kick off a new week, we’re going to lay out the most common virtual event mistakes. Even though virtual events are set to become the new normal, not many planners have experience with this paradigm. And that will, invariably, lead to a few mishaps. There are still plenty of misconceptions flying around in regards to virtual events. Because planners and companies aren’t sure which way is North right now, it’s easy to disregard the things that could make or break the virtual experience for everyone involved.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/virtual-event-mistakes/

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Top 8 Virtual Event Concerns (& How To Solve Them)

Preparations for your event might be in full swing, but there are still virtual event concerns you must address! Here at Endless, we’ve been on a quest. A quest to help you dive into the world of virtual events as seamlessly as possible. And during this journey, we’ve already covered some relevant topics. For instance, we gave you an overview of how to convert an in-person experience into a virtual one. And recently, we addressed the most common mistakes made in this scope.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/virtual-event-concerns/