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