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15 Attendee Engagement Tips Based on Neuroscience

Before the pandemic, virtual and hybrid events were less common –– especially as the high-production, immersive experiences they’ve now come to be. They were largely designed to attract future in-person attendees while adding an element of innovation.

The steady development of these formats –– and the technology to support them –– has now accelerated. Their benefits have also come into focus: wider reach, more inclusivity, and increased sustainability –– just to name a few.

Read full story at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/neuroscience-event-engagement-tips

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What the Metaverse Will Mean for the Event Industry

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Ever since Facebook announced it was becoming a “metaverse company” and changing its name to “Meta”, the concept of a virtual reality universe has become part of everyday conversation. While many remain skeptical, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies continue to advance. Investors also appear to be bullish, with Meta’s shares rising by 9 percent since it announced the name change less than a month ago. Does this mean we’ll all be meeting in virtual reality sometime in the near future?

Read full story at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/metaverse-event-industry-interview

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Your Hybrid Event Team Checklist

Unfamiliar formats, evolving technologies, new health and safety measures, content curation and ongoing attendee engagement — this is the new world of event planning. Now, more than ever, event teams are overwhelmed with the diverse and complex roles they have to play. After quickly reskilling to meet the challenge of delivering virtual events, event planners now face a new challenge of how to deliver successful hybrid events. With so much discord around what constitutes a hybrid event, it’s no surprise that event planners are confused about what kind of team they need to support the delivery of their hybrid events.

Read full story at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/hybrid-event-team-checklist

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7 mistakes to avoid while planning and organising hybrid events

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over the years, the team here at seven events have become industry experts in planning and organising hybrid and virtual events. during the 2020 global pandemic, there was a surge for these types of events as all of the in-person events were suddenly cancelled. now that we are starting to come out the other side, a lot of our clients are looking to combine the two and offer a hybrid solution, allowing guests to choose between attending digitally or in person. we are your expert support when looking for a virtual event management company.

Read full story at: https://www.sevenevents.co.uk/blog/mistakes-avoid-planning-organising-hybrid-event/

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how to organise a corporate virtual event in the remote environment

virtual events not only help planners expand their audience and promote inclusivity, but they can be an effective way to increase revenue and track key data about your audience. therefore, with an abundance of positives coming out of this new way of ‘eventing’, it is essential you know how to organise a corporate virtual event in a remote environment. when researching and managing your virtual event, there are many things to think about and consider, including where to host your event and should you be hosting on a virtual event platform. we look at the key features the best virtual event platforms must have to help you host successful online events.

Read full story at: https://www.sevenevents.co.uk/blog/how-organise-corporate-virtual-event-remote-environment/

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Virtual Event Platform Features: What To Look For?

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Even though the world has been planning virtual events for quite a while now, they can still cause stress and confusion. But perhaps none other brings as many questions as the infamous choice of platform. In a matter of months, this particular industry segment witnessed an extraordinary boom. And as virtual events kept evolving, planners were bombarded with dozens of features and opportunities from platforms promising they were the next big thing. Considering the circumstances, it’s no wonder so many event profs become exasperated and downright overwhelmed.

Read full story at: https://helloendless.com/virtual-event-platform-features/

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Event Staffing: Event AV Is NOT A One Person Job!

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It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another episode of the Event Tech Podcast! Will is really excited to talk about event staffing today. It’s a topic that he’s talked about in the past, from dissecting AV proposals at the AV Audit to giving useful AV audit tips to planners at Whiteboard Wednesdays. And similarly, Brandt and Will covered the topic of saving money on AV in the past as well.

But today, Will and Brandt want to talk about understaffing in particular. Far too often have they seen one person do a job of multiple people at events.

Read full story at: https://helloendless.com/event-staffing/

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Your Guide To Event Registration & Ticketing!

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When we think of events, our minds automatically go to entertainment, networking opportunities, the stage, and gamification, among many other things. But today, let’s take a few steps back and think about where do our events truly begin. Is it when your attendee walks through the doors of your venue or logs on to your virtual event platform? Or is it much earlier, at event registration? Since event registration is the first point of contact for your attendees, we think it’s important to make the best of it!

Read full story at: https://helloendless.com/your-guide-to-event-registration-ticketing/

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Five ways to balance the budget for hybrid events

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One of the myths about staging hybrid events is that they require a lot of additional investment.

With overall marketing budgets slow to recover and allocated event spend redirected into platforms, technology and the expertise that was required to go fully digital during this past year, rebalancing event budgets to return to live whilst keeping the extended reach provided by virtual, is a key challenge coming ove the horizon for planners.

Read full story at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/five-ways-balance-budget-hybrid-events

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It’s Time to Reconnect: 7 ways hybrid events benefit venues and planners

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Over the past year, the meetings and events industry changed. We pulled up our socks and adapted to new buyer needs, virtual events and more.

Until the world is back to normal, we will meet – just differently. Hybrid meetings and events, combining both in-person and virtual experiences, are how our industry will reunite, recover, and rebuild.

Read full story at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/hospitality/its-time-reconnect-7-ways-hybrid-events-benefit-venues-and-planners

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How to use virtual events to reduce your environmental impact

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In the build-up to World Environment Day on 5 June, it’s worth taking a closer look at the environmental impact of both virtual and hybrid events and suggesting some green-focused do’s and don’ts for any planner wishing to add or maintain virtual elements for hybrid meetings, conferences and other forms of live event activity.

First though, anyone with a burgeoning interest in the issues surrounding the protection of the planet may be interested to know that from today (3 June) and over this weekend, the United Nations’ Environment Programme is hosting a series of online talks and panel discussions, on a range of subjects relating to Ecosystem Restoration.

Read full story: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/how-use-virtual-events-reduce-your-environmental-impact

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Virtual Exhibitions and How to Market Them

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Virtual exhibitions have been around for some time. In fact, the first virtual exhibition took place way back in 1993. ConventionView used videos of trade show booths attached to an HTML floor map to provide a presentation to investors at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. The technology may have been a little different, but the concept was the same: to create a platform that would bring the tradeshow experience to virtual attendees who were in a different location to the exhibition itself.

Read full story here: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/virtual-exhibitions-and-how-market-them

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Four Pillars for Planning Virtual and Hybrid Events

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As the European events market continues to open-up, planners are reporting a surge in demand for the return of live or blended experiences. However, in November 2021 cases of Covid-19 are back on the rise, even in countries with robust vaccine uptake – signalling the continued need for a virtual alternative to in-person gatherings.

“The pandemic hasn’t gone away,” Felicia Asiedu, Senior manager, Europe Marketing at Cvent told viewers during a recent webinar, hosted by Mash Media’s Editorial Director, Martin Fullard.

Read full story at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/four-pillars-planning-virtual-and-hybrid-events

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5 Ways to Power Your Virtual Event’s Audience Engagement

The last couple of years has forced event organizers to shift their strategies from in-person to virtual events. But it’s unfortunately been a challenge. Shifting attendee expectations and new protocols have made it difficult to manage event planning and prove ROI.

Thankfully, the quick emergence of virtual events has birthed innovative and creative methods to level up attendee engagement and provide immersive virtual experiences.

Read more at: https://socio.events/blog/virtual-events-audience-engagement

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How to Launch a Successful Event with a Virtual Event App

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The events industry is shaking off a tumultuous last year and a half and taking with it many lessons learned. In 2020, event pros learned that the virtual component of events isn’t going anywhere, especially when tools like virtual event apps can help bring together in-person and virtual attendees through hybrid events.

Attendees no longer have to choose between attending an in-person event or not attending at all. In fact, with the emergence of virtual event technology, attendees can be present at an event from anywhere in the world!

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6 Hybrid Event Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Hybrid events have become a new industry favorite—they merge the community benefits of in-person events with the expansive reach and safer environment virtual events provide.

Though hybrid events are exciting and rewarding, they still pose some unique challenges for event managers. This article will discuss some of these difficult challenges and provide solutions for how to overcome them. Learn how to simplify and power your hybrid event planning, and delight attendees with memorable experiences

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9 Emerging Event Industry Trends (2021-2023)

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The coronavirus accelerated changes that would have taken years to catch on.

And much of the industry is still catching up.

The $1.5 trillion worldwide event industry isn’t expected to fully return to normal until at least 2023.

There will continue to be major (and permanent) shifts in the industry for years to come.

Read more at: https://explodingtopics.com/blog/event-industry-trends

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How to Plan, Promote, and Run a Hybrid Meeting

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Technology continues to transform the way we conduct our lives, and one result is the rise of hybrid meetings — that is, meetings that include people attending both in-person and remotely. As business becomes more global and as more companies offer employees the chance to work from home, it’s becoming increasingly important to be able to connect with people wherever they may be. In fact, according to a Cisco survey, more than 90% of meetings in the near future will include someone participating remotely.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/blog/run-hybrid-meeting-ds00/

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Event Success Showcase: Hybrid Events Examples

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Even though in-person events are continuing to gain popularity, it’s clear that virtual events are here to stay, with many creators looking for hybrid event ideas that will let them capture both in-person and online audiences. You can provide the best of both worlds – live and virtual – in one event to best meet the needs and preferences of attendees while growing your community.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/blog/event-success-showcase-hybrid-events-examples/

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VIRTUAL AND HYBRID EVENTS HOLD THE POWER TO GENERATE STRONG ROI

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Professionals have valued in-person events as a reliable way to make connections and network — and 68% of marketers say it’s hard to offer those opportunities in a virtual world. This challenge presents a massive opportunity, with 66% of event planners calling out the need to learn how to design digital event experiences for the future.

An Allied Market Industry Research forecast predicts that the event industry will reach nearly $1.553 billion by 2028.

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FIVE MUST-HAVES FOR VIRTUAL AND HYBRID EVENT SUCCESS

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Virtual and hybrid events have matured and evolved a great deal over the last couple of years, and they will keep connecting us long after the pandemic is over. Even as businesses move into pandemic recovery, events and conferences—a more than trillion-dollar industry—will largely remain virtual or hybrid for some time. Professional event planners will need to find virtual event solutions that provide a great attendee experience and are highly customizable.

Read more at: https://www.tsnn.com/blog/five-musthaves-virtual-and-hybrid-event-success

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How Can Virtual Video Events Be Better? Just Ask mmhmm

2020 was the year virtual events went mainstream — because that’s simply the way it had to be. To survive, creators of all stripes have pivoted to digital and hybrid events. In doing so, they’ve discovered both their positives (you can’t transmit viruses through a live stream) and all their glaring shortcomings (timeouts, conversational timing sucks, and a loss of connection with the audience). But one good thing happened when we went into lockdown: crafty entrepreneurs went to work making video apps better.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/better-virtual-video-events-mmhmm/

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10 Reasons to Keep Hosting Events on a Hybrid Events Platform

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With many event venues reopening across the country and some restrictions on public gatherings loosened, you may think it’s time to return to hosting only in-person events and leave the streaming tech behind once and for all. After all, the cameras, microphones, and wiring needed to pull off first-class hybrid and virtual events are just one more thing for you to worry about, right?

Not necessarily. Even with in-person events on the calendar again, many audiences will continue to be interested in virtual events because they usually offer unique experiences.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/summer-hybrid-live-virtual-events-ds00/

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6 Professional Hybrid Events to Inspire You in 2021

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As times change, companies have found ways to capitalize on livestreaming. What’s come of this is the ability to record an event with live attendees and broadcast it to people who are watching anywhere they please. This doesn’t sound too different from sports programming, but it’s impressive how far we’ve come — now any business is able to pull this off.

Hybrid events are live events that involve both an in-person and virtual audience. Hybrid meetings and conferences have been hugely beneficial to creators, since they offer a wider reach and create organic marketing materials for future use.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/hybrid-conference-examples-inspire-ds00/

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The Eventbrite Tools You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

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Even if you’re an event hosting pro, there may still be some Eventbrite features you didn’t realize could help make your job easier — and enhance the experience for your guests. That’s why we asked our Onboarding & Operations team for insider tips on our most overlooked tools. Build your event planning toolkit and get more out of Eventbrite — and our partner services — with these suggestions.

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Quick Tips on How to Create Engaging and Successful Virtual Sales Kickoffs

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Sales Kickoffs (SKOs) are a key annual programme for sales teams at most organisations. They are built to motivate, inspire, and educate the sales force, and create a rallying point to drive common goals. Sales leaders use their SKO to drive annual messages and look for these events to increase sales employee retention and drive quota attainment. And with planners typically responsible for organising 86% of internal events, they are a true team effort. As if executing these critical internal meetings wasn’t stressful enough, in our current climate, the need to hold successful virtual (and hybrid) SKOs is a reality.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/create-engaging-successful-virtual-sales-kickoffs

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How to instil confidence in attending in-person events

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In September, the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) surveyed 350 association congress attendees about their confidence levels in returning to in-person events.

Just under half of respondents (47%) said they were happy to attend live events, a figure which rose to 75% if the individual was fully vaccinated. Yet 71% of respondents stated they wanted flexible cancellation terms for registration fees should they be unable to attend due to Covid.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/how-instil-confidence-attending-person-events

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4 Questions to Ask Your Ticketing or Registration Partner

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When’s the last time you took a hard look at your ticketing and registration technology? Does it help your team streamline their work, or are you still jumping between different programs? Is it actually helping you grow your business, or is it just keeping the lights on?

Whether you rely on an in-house system or a third-party solution, if you’re working with outdated tech, you’re wasting your time — and money.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/choose-ticketing-registration-partner-ds0d/

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Stepping Up The Game: Here’s Why You Need To Look Better On Camera

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It’s been 18 months since many event profs first encountered Zoom. Back then, turning on the laptop camera and joining the call was already considered a huge success in itself. But as time went by, the standards for virtual event production started rising. Presenters and team members alike learned how to look better on camera. Event technology masters, such as our hosts, Will and Brandt, gave out advice on the best virtual speaker gear. As we’re slowly stepping into the third year of the pandemic, we’ve all come to understand that looking and sounding your best on video calls matters … Or did we?

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/look-better-on-camera/

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15 Hybrid Event Mistakes You Want To Avoid!

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The events industry has gone under a massive transformation since March 2020. With a pandemic sweeping the world and in-person events canceled, it seemed like all was lost. But if there’s one thing event professionals are known for it’s being flexible. Thanks to this knack for adaptability, a surge in virtual events completely shifted the paradigm, and audiences were introduced to brand new ways to connect and experience the world. Simultaneously, planners learned how to harness the power of technology to continuously deliver exciting events.

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