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
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
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
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
Although the NBA suspended its season back in March due to the pandemic, it officially resumed games on July 30th — with some major changes. For starters, the games are all being held at venues within Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
Players, coaches, trainers, and everyone else involved are required to remain inside what has been coined the Orlando Bubble, with strict quarantine and testing measures in place.
Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/hybrid-events-NBA
At our latest event, I argued with a few of our speakers. While we discussed hybrid events, many on the panel started saying that they had ‘been doing hybrid events for years’.
Saying that anything we are experiencing today is remotely related to our industry before January 2020 is plain wrong.
Even those who have done virtual events before January 2020 have never experienced the demand and depth we witness these days. Whatever virtual event technology platforms were before the pandemic hit, that represents a tiny fraction of what they are today.
Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/up-next-virtual-event-technology
Continuing the series on using the survey magnet for virtual events, this post will focus on hybrid events which utilize a mixture of live and on-demand components.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many larger in-person events were cancelled and switched to online events. A previous post covered how to set-up your evaluation portal for live digital/online events.
Looking into the future, as some restrictions are being lifted many event organizers are planning for smaller, more regional “in-person” meetings but provide a really robust online offering for the wider audience.
Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/steps-to-using-cadmiumcds-survey-magnet-for-hybrid-events/
NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE emerged as a new event when the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) canceled its flagship in-person meeting, Nutrition 2020, in response to COVID-19 concerns.
The organization says this about the new event:
“With a high number of abstract submissions and registration numbers that put ASN on track to have the largest meeting in its history, ASN’s Board of Directors and leadership team has remained committed to delivering an experience the nutrition community craves.”
Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/asn-nutrition-2020-live-online/
Virtual events are a rising engagement opportunity for organizations all across the globe. While it has been steadily increasing for some time now, its popularity and necessity has skyrocketed in recent months as a result of COVID-19.
Perhaps your nonprofit is in the beginning stages of virtual event exploration. Maybe you’ve already hosted one, maybe you’re in the planning stage, or maybe you’re still considering your options.
Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/exploring-virtual-events-6-best-practices-for-nonprofits/
Innovative technologies are empowering. You have to know them to stay in the market. But the real shift you have to take to create disruptive virtual events that are more attractive and disruptive is about the business model. The way you sell your virtual events could be the main innovation.
Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/virtual-events/5-easy-marketing-shifts-to-create-disruptive-virtual-events.html
Virtual events quick wins are opportunities for improvement that have low operation complexity. Thus, the execution can be done in the short term, there’s a considerable potential for benefit.
We’ve been deepening the concept through the last three months and, after organizing online conferences for 2000+ people, we can now evaluate our best results and share what have been our best results.
Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/tech-and-trends/top-three-virtual-events-quick-wins-we-learned-in-2020.html
As event planners, we collect a lot of data. But that doesn’t mean we are data wizards, like the guy in the graphic, or even that we are comfortable analyzing and using that data. And with virtual events, we have a whole lot more data to sort and measure. This tsunami of information can quickly become unwieldy, which means that despite having more data, we will have fewer insights and less to show to your stakeholders.
Read more at: https://blog.hubb.me/virtual-event-reporting-webinar
The topic of data privacy and security is in the mainstream media and people begin to realize the value of their personal data.
Yeah, it’s happening like in the movies. Anyone who has watched “Terms and Conditions May Apply” and “The Great Hack” know what we’re talking about.
If you’re still not convinced, look at how hyper segmentation on advertising campaigns are arriving at your cell phone immediately after you show interest on a specific subject.
Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/integrations/data-privacy-and-security-for-virtual-events-6-steps-to-adhere-to-gdpr-and-the-ccpa.html
On July 30th, we hosted the virtual event Virtual events trends: increasing audience engagement. Thus, we invited three experts in different areas to present solutions. So they could talk on how to keep an audience engaged throughout an online event.
Melanie Woodward, from Event Planning Blueprint; Vanessa Holmes, from noonah; and William Warren, of The Sketch Effect. They showed how they go about exploring new features to keep people engaged throughout their virtual events.
Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/tech-and-trends/increasing-virtual-events-engagement-video-sketch.html
Trying to make virtual events more interactive is undeniably one of the main strategies brands are using to increase their global reach.
For years, videoconferencing was the only option when meeting online. However, with macro changes, like the pandemic, the need of more robust and complete solutions emerged.
Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/tech-and-trends/make-virtual-events-more-interactive-5-practical-tactics.html
Knowing how to present a virtual event was not the most required skill until early 2020. But now, virtual events are bringing a taste of instant interaction and engagement between audiences and brands.
But how to be this person that has the ability of transmitting the proposed content and also communicate naturally with the audience?
Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/tech-and-trends/how-to-present-a-virtual-event-the-right-way.html
If you intend to grow your virtual events, you must be aware that one of the main pillars for your strategy is monitoring virtual events benchmarks in the industry.
The thing is: virtual events are evolving quite quickly and getting a more professional approach every day. So how to monitor if your own virtual events are doing well?
Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/tech-and-trends-en/2020-virtual-events-benchmarks-you-want-to-see-before-your-competitors-do.html
Currently, 85% of event planners use mobile app for events, 61% use event marketing tools, and 54% use survey tools. The main reasons for that being convenience to the participants, agility to obtain information and the possibility of creating interactive experiences that passively collect data.
Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/digital-transformation/how-much-does-a-mobile-app-for-events-cost-with-price-comparison-tool.html