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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.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/eventbrite-tools-ds00/

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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/

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ETL 21: What to Expect from Event Tech Live London 2021

As the events calendar for fall quickly fills up, it’s essential to make sure you’re getting the most out of the return to in-person experiences. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be exhibiting once more at ETL 21, showcasing the latest and greatest Aventri products and updates.

If you’re wondering what Event Tech Live London is, or what you can expect from the event, you’re in the right place. In this blog, we’ll spill all of the details before you meet us there!

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/what-to-expect-from-event-tech-live-london-2021

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Corporate Social Responsibility in the Era of Hybrid Events

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While there is no denying the damage that the ongoing pandemic has done to the corporate event industry, we must also recognize the opportunities it has revealed for event planners.

During the height of the pandemic, almost all events had to be taken online, and planners had minimal time to prepare. However, recent times have seen a significant return to in-person events from seminars to trade fairs to team-building activities and everything in between.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/corporate-social-responsibility-in-the-era-of-hybrid-events

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Pro Guide: Translation Pricing and Procurement

Slator’s Pro Guide: Translation Pricing and Procurement outlines the major features of translation and localization pricing as well as key components of translation procurement in the context of the wider USD 25bn language industry.

With the per-word unit rate still a key metric in translation pricing, the Pro Guide first unpacks the numerous factors that influence per-word rates. It features a graphic overview of the incumbent per-word pricing model, which highlights why the per-word headline rates agreed upon with a customer are just one element of translation pricing.

We examine the role of translation memory (TM) in pricing, and present industry standard applications of TM discounts. For language service providers and enterprises operating an insourced translation model that employs full-time translators, we propose a linguist incentivization scheme that has proven successful for increasing the output and margin of internal translators at scale.

The guide also outlines main pricing models and pricing ranges for translation technology, referencing and analyzing public data from leading translation management system (TMS) providers, and self-serve machine translation (MT) providers.

In Emerging Pricing Models & Trends, the Pro Guide delves into the latest developments in translation pricing models as they evolve to reflect the maturing role of technology — such as MT and evermore sophisticated TMSs — and as they adapt to other macro-trends.

We review post-editing machine translation (PEMT) and human-in-the-loop and augmented translation workflows, highlighting how tighter integration between MT, TM, and TMS technologies enables industry participants to explore new pricing models that are increasingly rooted in data.

Buyers of this Pro Guide and Slator Strategy Package subscribers can access a briefing held on April 7, 2021 were we discussed the report’s findings and engaged in a Q&A with the authors. Ping us on the chat box to get access.

These actionable insights are supplemented by commentary from industry experts, who share their views on emerging pricing models and trends and the ongoing role of the per-word rate.

The guide explores three typical language service procurement models operated by translation buyers — decentralized, centralized, and hybrid — and presents the pros and cons of each. It also discussed how small and medium language services providers compete for large buyers, as well as the role of sourcing cycles, rate cards, and KPIs in translation procurement.

In addition to 10 charts featured in the main body of the guide, the Appendices contain two charts that present and analyze pricing information from translators, and a summary table of pricing information (per-word rates, service levels, volume discounts, rush surcharges, etc.) for 20 LSPs.

Based on both publicly available information and Slator’s proprietary data, the charts and tables will help readers contextualize and benchmark pricing information.

The guide can be used as a standalone resource and is best read alongside Slator’s flagship 2020 Language Industry Market Report and Pro Guide: Sales and Marketing for Language Service Providers.

Slator Research is available in pay-as-you-go or to subscribers of Slator’s Annual Research or Strategy Packages. Don’t miss out on Slator’s other recent data and research products: Slator 2020 M&A and Funding Report, and Slator 2021 Data-for-AI Report.

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Hybrid Events: An Accessible Way to Reach More Attendees

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The need for online events has created many more opportunities for event creators. As events moved online, event-goers also started enjoying a new kind of experience. That’s why many creators decided to continue hosting online and hybrid events even as restrictions eased.

But what are hybrid events exactly? They’re special gatherings that let guests participate either online or in-person.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/hybrid-events-present-future-ds00/

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Sell Out Your Events with Smart Audiences

Targeting the right audience for your events is a science. Take music fans as an example: The audience for a punk concert can differ from the audience for an opera festival from the audience for a metal bash. And a Billie Eilish fan may or may not be interested in Paramore.

Every event marketing plan is built around the audience. The people you want to attend your events are the people you’re targeting with everything from your email campaigns to your contests.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/sell-events-smart-audiences/

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How ORLOVE Expands Its Audience With Eventbrite Boost

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Imagine a music event where a funky house set follows freestyle rap, and freestyle rap follows indie dance. That’s what you’ll find at LA-based event production company ORLOVE’s The Panic in LA shows – DJ Jazzy Jeff spitting rhymes with Rakim or Czarface or DJ Sneak. Genre is meant to be blurred. And at an ORLOVE event, the crowd thrives on that diversity.

For ORLOVE founder and CEO, Matt Orlove, that’s key. “People now trust what we do — we’ve really been able to mix a lot of crowds at all our events.”

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/orlove/

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Events Industry Report: The Latest In-Person Reopening Updates

Eventbrite’s Events Industry Report is designed to keep event creators like you informed about the shifting landscape of events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Making sense of what’s allowed, and where, can be complex for event organizers as regulations for in-person events are constantly changing.

To help, we’re highlighting some of the most novel and noteworthy events industry reopening updates throughout the country (and the globe) — along with tips from our blog. The report will be updated again on Oct. 27.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/events-industry-report/

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UPSIZING EVENT ATTENDANCE: HOW TO TAKE A SMALL, LOCAL IN-PERSON EVENT AND EXPAND IT TO A LARGER AUDIENCE AS A HYBRID EVENT

There’s an interesting debate raging at the moment. It’s focused on whether hybrid events are here to stay or if the world will merely return to business as usual and resume in-person events.

It’s an important conversation as the “return to normal” continues running up against new COVID variants, but the decision doesn’t need to be a binary one.

Even as in-person events make a comeback, companies can and should include a virtual component in their events. It’s a relatively easy—and cost-effective—way to “upsize” smaller events into larger ones that reach more people.

Read more at: https://www.corporateeventnews.com/upsizing-event-attendance-how-take-small-local-person-event-and-expand-it-larger-audience-hybrid

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Top Engagement Tech Tips From a Master of Moderation – Event Tech Talk Show

In this episode of The Event Tech Talk Show host, Adam Parry chats with Jan-Japp In der Maur Founder of Masters in Moderation & Event Tech Tool, ConsensIQ.

Jan-Japp offers his top tech tips for hosting engaging online and hybrid events.

To read more from Jan, click here to read his blog on how to use engagement tools effectively.

Read more at: https://eventtechlive.com/top-engagement-tech-tips-from-a-master-of-moderation-event-tech-talk-show/news/punchtownparry/

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Event Tech Live appoints Silent Seminars as official audio supplier

Silent Seminars continue their growing presence on the live event scene as an official audio partner for this year’s in-person return of Event Tech Live. Taking to the show floor on the 3rd & 4th November at The Old Truman Brewery, the team will supply their innovative sound technology across the show floor to help deliver an enhanced audio and acoustic experience for everyone at the show.

Silent Seminars has proved a key player during the return of live events, utilising their 10 years of impressive industry knowledge to continue delivering engaging audio solutions at live events in the post-pandemic arena.

Read more at: https://eventtechlive.com/event-tech-live-appoints-silent-seminars-as-official-audio-supplier/news/punchtownparry/

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New registration & ticketing platform set to transform group bookings for meetings & events

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Eventsforce has launched today a new ticketing and registration platform that is set to revolutionize the whole process of managing groups around events.  Built on Eventsforce’s next generation of event management solutions, the ‘Groups & Ticketing’ system is designed to help organizers sell more tickets and increase revenue from group bookings.  It also offers a unique and innovative group invitation tool that allows group bookers to secure places at events a lot more quickly.

Read more at: https://eventtechlive.com/new-registration-ticketing-platform-set-to-transform-group-bookings-for-meetings-events/news/punchtownparry/

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Practical Tips To Improve On Your Last Virtual Event – The Event Tech Talk Show Ep 18

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Whether creating a knowledge exchange or business collaboration, Shawn believes a purposefully designed experience is a platform to make it happen, no matter it is an in-person or a digital experience.

Shawn has worked on events ranging between 20-10,000 people throughout his career, each with unique objectives and challenges. In his current role at MCI Group, he is average 3-5 projects per year, some of which require years of preparation and some with only a few weeks turnaround.

Read more at: https://eventtechlive.com/practical-tips-to-improve-on-your-last-virtual-event-the-event-tech-talk-show-ep-18/news/punchtownparry/

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64 Post Event Survey Questions & Live Poll Examples (Ready-to-Use Templates)

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Feedback from pre and post event survey is important to your event success and improvement, which is why you need to know how to collect it.

Pre-event surveys can help your prepare for an upcoming event, while post-event survey questions help you improve your future events. Live polling is a fun way to get feedback in real time and keep your attendees engaged and connected. However, creating live poll and conference survey questions from scratch can take hours when you’re already busy with a long to-do list. That’s why we’ve created this step-by-step question guide.

Read more at: https://whova.com/blog/event-survey-questions-templates-live-polls/

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8 Best Event Registration Software for Conferences and Events

From tiering tickets and controlling content access to finding an affordable option amid rising registration fees, it’s important you choose the event registration software that’s right for you. After all, in addition to being affordable, you want to make sure that you’re using software that’s both easy to use and flexible enough to accommodate your event’s needs.

We’re here to help you search for the best event ticketing software. Start your search by going through our checklist so you understand what you’re looking for, and then check our reviews of the top 8 event registration software options out there.

Read more at: https://whova.com/blog/event-registration-software-price-comparison/

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Call for Papers in a Pandemic: Virtual and Hybrid Event Planning

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For a few short weeks in 2020, the world seemed to slow. As we’ve progressed to nearly the end of the pandemic, it looks like it has begun to speed up even faster than our pre-COVID lives once again. We have all adjusted, from the way we shop to the way we work, much of it “just in time” or with greater flexibility. Who would have thought that airlines would drop their $200 change fees?

Late last year, I received an invitation to submit a session proposal for an event in the summer of 2021. While six to nine months would be a typical timeline for a call for papers/presentations (CFP), it honestly felt disconnected from reality in our “new normal.”

Read more at: https://www.eply.com/blog/call-for-papers-in-a-pandemic-virtual-and-hybrid-event-planning

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Making Your Virtual Event Interactive: 4 Things to Try

While many organizations have successfully made the shift to virtual events, there’s one challenge to them that’s proven difficult to overcome: virtual events are typically — just by nature alone — less interactive than in-person events

But that’s not to say they can’t still be interactive! There are many tactics and activities you can incorporate to better engage your online audience.

Here are just a few ideas…

Read more at: https://www.eply.com/blog/making-your-virtual-event-interactive-4-things-to-try

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Event Communities for Your Hybrid Events – It’s Time

If you read back through event trends and predictions blogs of the past several years, you will find many references to building online event communities to support in-person events.

So, what happened?

Continued success is what happened. Our traditional events continued to grow in both attendance and revenue. In addition, their relative predictability and reliability made them desirable for organizations, associations and independent show organizers of all sizes, many of whom events are often a large portion of their organization’s budget.

Read more at: https://www.eply.com/blog/event-communities-for-your-hybrid-events

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Maximizing the New Events Normal with Tech Tools

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We are halfway through 2021, and the event professional’s rollercoaster has yet to pull into the station.  While I don’t have statistical evidence, I can share a growing number of events (even large tradeshows) have started to stage successfully in more significant numbers. At the same time, many organizations have remained entirely virtual due to timing, COVID, or other reasons. With the future still unclear, organizations must continue to plan and strategize for the future of their virtual or hybrid events.

Read more at: https://www.eply.com/blog/maximizing-the-new-events-normal-with-tech-tools

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Welcome Back! In-Person Events Are Happening

Even though the pandemic is far from over, the events industry is starting to pivot from virtual events and preparing for the return of in-person trade shows and conferences, albeit safely. Rich Vallaster, Director of Marketing and Tradeshow Wonk at Personify, recently sat down with Susan Newman, Senior Vice President of Conferences at the National Retail Federation (NRF), to discuss the decision points for moving forward with their largest annual event in January of 2022.

Read more at: https://www.eply.com/blog/in-person-events

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ENGAGEMENT WANING DURING YOUR VIRTUAL BREAKOUT SESSION? MAKE THE EXPERIENCE MORE ENJOYABLE FOR ATTENDEES!

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Open your calendar on any given day, and chances are good that it looks nearly identical to the day before: chock full of video meetings and conferences. Meeting after meeting can be taxing enough, but those held in the digital realm are leading to a phenomenon known as “Zoom fatigue.”

This seems almost counterintuitive, as little effort is required to attend. However, there are many reasons why virtual meetings and conferences feel so exhausting. For one, they require an exorbitant amount of eye contact. No longer are you looking around a room as people speak; your attention is directed forward constantly.

Read more at: https://www.corporateeventnews.com/engagement-waning-during-your-virtual-breakout-session-make-experience-more-enjoyable-attendees

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Event AV Costs: How To Get The Best Possible Deal

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Oh, event AV costs. Just when event planners thought they had enough to think about, the question arises. And it’s no secret that when event profs go to sleep, their dreams consist of a series of jumping quotes, venue possibilities, key-note speakers to snatch … So when you have to add event AV costs to the equation, some smoke might start coming out of your head. But while we can’t exactly sugarcoat this for you – because AV costs aren’t linear – we can definitely help you out. And this is why we put together a handy guide to event AV costs!

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/event-av-costs/

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The Nitty-Gritty Of Virtual Event Production With Socio!

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There is only one thing that seems to be certain in these trying times in the events industry: virtual events are here to stay, no matter the state of the pandemic and our personal preferences. And that’s why it’s time to talk about virtual event production -again. The #EventIcons podcast strives to talk to the very best in the events world. And wow, did we deliver this week!

Today, we don’t introduce you to one, but two #EventIcons guests: Kara Gladish and Sheehan Hubbard from Socio. For those who might not know: Socio is an event technology company that helps enterprises and SMBs optimize their events in more than 40 countries. Their clients include big names, such as Microsoft, Google, and Pinterest.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/virtual-production/