Think about it: would you rather be in a virtual event with one of those tedious introductions where it takes 10 minutes only for people to say “Hello, my name is…” or would you prefer to be in a place where, straight away, you’ll be given a thought-provoking assessment to identify how much you know about that subject?
At the end of this read, you’ll know the best tools to create engaging activities that can activate the conversation between your attendees and your brand by simply providing them with fun and interactive sessions.
Read more at: https://blog.inevent.com/event-technology/6-popular-plug-in-apps-that-will-power-up-your-virtual-events.html
Among them, industry conferences that have long attracted thousands of professionals on the lookout for inspiration, learning of trends, or networking have had to pivot to the virtual world.
With that in mind, we will review what exactly virtual conferences are, the best platforms to host them, the tools to make yours stand out from the clutter, and the best virtual conferences in 2020.
Read more at: https://blog.inevent.com/virtual-events/virtual-conferences-best-platforms-features-and-best-in-class-in-2020.html
Through all the tiers and lockdowns the really big pivot is beyond any single company reformatting its events. It’s in how the majority have been able to move from occasional dalliances with the virtual world to taking a game changing part in it, daily.
So one of the real benefits of the last 10 plus months is in knowing that the digital skills everyone has learned, developed, honed and perfected will play an integral part in the new-look event world, post-Covid-19.
Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/top-virtual-platforms-for-events
It’s no secret that the global pandemic has had a transformative effect on the live events industry, forever changing the way we meet and communicate. When events began to cancel and postpone in 2020, Pixl Evolution, a leading global technology solutions and services provider, used their expertise to quickly pivot into virtual broadcasting, partnering with John Henry’s Ltd. in Central London to offer a wide array of virtual studio capabilities.
Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/partnership-between-pixl-evolution-and-john-henrys-ltd-supercharges-virtual-events
Virtual events are great. They are cost effective, can fit in a lot of content, draw a wider audience base, and b2b networking translates beautifully to the format. However, any virtual event can fail miserably if the technical side isn’t properly planned for.
Here are the top technical errors event planners have made with their virtual events and how to avoid them.
Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/top-virtual-event-tech-errors-and-how-to-avoid-them
Making the necessary transition from physical events to a virtual platform, or planning for a hybrid event, can lead to a lot of anxiety when it comes to making sure your organization retains the same level of revenue from your annual conferences. The same goes for ensuring that your stakeholders—attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and not least of all, your organization—find the same high value in a virtual or hybrid event as they would with an event held in person.
Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/retaining-revenue-and-providing-stakeholder-value-for-your-virtual-event/
“What makes a conference, a conference?”
His answer — just one thing:
It’s the connections made between individuals becoming part of a larger conversation that makes a gathering like Display Week worthwhile for its attendees.
To make these connections possible, good communication is required.
Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/successful-communication-for-virtual-hybrid-events/
In the past few months, you’ve probably encountered the term ‘virtual event platform.’ Whether you’re a business owner or an attendee, it’s no surprise you’d come across virtual event platforms at this time.
The reason is the world of physical and on-ground events was literally rocked in 2020. The year, and its highlight being a pandemic, forced the physical event industry to shift, change, and reshape tremendously.
At the same time, a pandemic forcing people to stay at home for months on end has only helped an already-growing industry bloom and flourish.
Read more at: https://blog.eventtus.com/virtual-event-platform-benefits-and-tips/
Choosing the right software for your hybrid events can be stressful. There are so many options and it can be daunting to determine what the right one is for you.
We’re a bit biased toward eventScribe Live because we’ve worked hard to build one of the most comprehensive event platforms on the market for any event type, but hopefully these next considerations help you no matter what platform you choose.
Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/hybrid-events-software-platform/
When the Millennial generation, or Gen Y, born between 1981 and 1996, entered the United States workforce, the country experienced some of the biggest economic shifts in its history. The changing market environment created sharp socio-economic divides between groups with, and groups without, college degrees. Meanwhile, student loan debt began to grow while salaries remained stagnant and for some, even regressed relative to the rising cost of living.
Read more at: https://attendify.com/blog/how-millennial-summits-virtual-conference-brings-dream-careers-to-life/
Virtual event experiences are here to stay, and the industry is justifiably focused on virtual technology. By comparison, mobile event apps are barely on anyone’s radar and have seemingly become an afterthought. This begs the question: Is there a future for mobile in a post-COVID-19 event technology landscape?
Just a few years ago event apps were the event industry’s hottest growth trend, spawning hundreds of startups, including Attendify.
Read more at: https://attendify.com/blog/events-gone-virtual-is-there-a-future-for-mobile-event-apps/
We’re excited to announce the launch of MeetNow, a real-time networking and 1:1 meeting solution, which is now available in Attendify’s virtual event platform and was designed to drive more leads for your virtual sponsors and exhibitors. MeetNow is a one-click solution to the challenges facing today’s event sponsors in achieving the level and quality of attendee engagement necessary to drive ROI from virtual events.
Read more at: https://attendify.com/blog/introducing-meetnow-for-your-virtual-event-sponsors/
For the last several years, the people of planet Earth have been navigating a Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The idea is that humanity is experiencing a, “fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.” Within this context, there’s a natural social pressure to increase the pace and scale of STEAM education (science and technology, interpreted through engineering and the arts, based in mathematics).
Read more at: https://attendify.com/blog/how-the-mars-society-launched-a-worldwide-virtual-event-into-outer-space-with-elon-musk/
Pivoting from in-person to virtual events has not been without its challenges, especially when providing the same level of value for sponsors and exhibitors. In fact, 2 of the top 3 obstacles reported are increasing attendee engagement and sponsorship value. So, it’s easy to see why marketers and event organizers are focused on recreating the interactive, discovery-driven dynamic of in-person events in a virtual setting, because:
Read more at: https://attendify.com/blog/drive-real-virtual-event-sponsorship-value-with-attendifys-newly-revamped-sponsor-pages-virtual-booths/
As often as we hear it, it’s true. Technology can help achieve a well-rounded event and transform the onsite experience – whether the objective is to enhance human connections, captivate attendees, customize spaces or design frictionless visitor experiences. As we strive to stay relevant in an ever-changing events marketplace, here are some technology trends we’re using to make in-person experiences even more powerful, meaningful and efficient.
Read more at: https://insights.bcdme.com/blog/technology-trends-to-enhance-in-person-event-experiences
Technology is constantly evolving. And with social distancing required to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the meetings and events industry, among all others, has become even more reliant on it. A permanent state of iteration paired with this new dependency equals new and ever-changing trends.
Below, we highlight current meetings and events technology for virtual, hybrid and live experiences.
Read more at: https://insights.bcdme.com/blog/insights/meetings-and-events-technology-trends-to-try-now
According to the HLAA, 62% of employees with a disability have an invisible disability. In a virtual environment, it’s even more challenging to know if we are providing all the necessary accommodations for our audience.
As we continue to rely on digital communications to connect with our audiences, it’s important to ensure our events are accessible for all. In this blog, we will dive into simple changes we can make to improve the accessibility of our events.
Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/tips-virtual-events-accessible
Be prepared for anything. It’s a phrase that meeting and event planners and marketers know by heart. But, as this past year showed us, there are some things you can’t prepare for. After the tumult of 2020, we’ve learned some of the dos and don’ts of virtual events, how to host safer in-person events, and have begun to think about hybrid events. We’ve all learned new technology and figured out how to connect even at a distance.
Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/future-ready-strategy
Do you remember how much work it used to take to record a keynote speaker? We remember attending conferences that felt like a full TV studio and others where interns recorded from a camera on a tripod. And how many times were those conference recordings left on an SD card somewhere and never uploaded?
Virtual events have made one thing a whole lot simpler: recording and sharing conference content!
Read more at: https://gtrnow.com/monetizing-event-content/
As we head back into live events, we’ll see many changes in how each one is fulfilled. One very important aspect for exhibitors to prepare for is how attendees feel about stepping back into public spaces, specifically large events like trade shows. This is why it’s important to start contemplating hybrid events.
What’s a Hybrid Event?
A hybrid event allows for trade shows, conferences, meetings, and other types of events to combine a live, in-person aspect with a virtual/digital component. While your live event is going on, you’ll also have the ability to reach attendees in a mirrored experience online.
Read more at: https://www.tsnn.com/blog/how-hybrid-solutions-help-keep-attendance-live-events
Building on months of experience and some realistic expectations on global health trends, it’s not a matter of if, but how, the meetings and events industry will continue to experiment and change in 2021 and beyond. The tough part is: There’s still a lot to learn.
To stand out amongst a sea of hybrid and virtual events, you have to have the right skills, equipment, and plans in order to be successful.
Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-planning/event-trends/