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How to Maximise Networking and Community Building in Virtual Events

With in-person interactions at physical events gradually becoming redundant, virtual events have ensured that attendees are able to continue networking just like pre-pandemic times.

But what are the key strategies in which the next generation of virtual events can ensure attendees grow their network and forge thriving communities? The answer to this is available on the third episode of GEVME’s ‘Next-Generation Virtual Events’, which sheds the spotlight on two key principles of next-generation virtual events: networking and community building.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/maximise-networking-community-building-virtual-events/

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How the Metaverse Will Change the Event Industry?

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In the past few months, ‘metaverse’ has become the internet’s favourite buzzword. And it’s not just gamers or tech enthusiasts who are talking about it, but also Big Tech companies like Meta and Microsoft announcing various developments in this space – clearly signaling that every business and industry needs to gear up for it.

From real estate investments worth millions of dollars to organising musical concerts with popular celebrities, the metaverse is almost on everyone’s radar.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-metaverse-will-change-event-industry/

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Virtual Event Benefits You Need To Know in 2022

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The idea of organising events virtually was always the second choice in pre-pandemic times. However, virtual events took the industry by storm during the pandemic. Now even with lockdown restrictions gradually easing, it continues to remain a popular option – given the multiple benefits it offers to event organisers as well as attendees. That’s why knowing the virtual event benefits is useful.

Be it a graduation ceremony, career fair, exhibitions or a business conference, over the past two years, event planners have been switching from traditional physical venues to virtual venues.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/virtual-event-benefits-2022/

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How Real-Time Optional Will Impact Event Attendance in the Future

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Maximising the potential of event content is now an indispensable part of a successful event strategy. The optimum use of this content has an unsung ability to appeal to your event stakeholders – both during and after an event.

For years, inviting speakers, presenting informative videos and Q&A sessions have been some widely-used content formats for event engagement. However, what still remains untapped is how the shelf life of these contents can be increased.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/real-time-optional-will-impact-event-attendance/

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Effective Hybrid Event Strategies You Need to Know

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The last two years have been instrumental in bringing a whirlwind of changes into the event industry. Physical events, the most popular way to host events in pre-pandemic times, saw a gradual decline as virtual events became everyone’s first choice.

But as the rollout of vaccination drives became pervasive, the event industry saw the rise of another alternative to virtual events – a hybrid event – that promised the best of both worlds to event professionals.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/effective-hybrid-event-strategies/

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How to Host a Successful Virtual Career Fair

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Drastic changes in the recruitment process have been accelerated due to innovative technology available in recent years. A career fair is no more limited to university halls filled with employers showcasing their companies looking to hire graduate students.

The traditional means of recruiting has been taken over by a highly-effective way of meeting global talents through virtual career fairs.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-to-host-virtual-career-fair/

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How To Deliver High-Impact Immersive Event Experiences

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Creating immersive event experiences that foster excitement and offer value has better scope for building impactful relationships with an audience.

Not many could have predicted a few years back that they could sit within the comfort of their home and watch an event live on a screen. Now, as technology keeps disrupting the event industry, there’s more one can experience than simply looking at a 2D screen.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-to-deliver-impactful-immersive-event-experiences/

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How Artificial Intelligence Powers Virtual Events

The application of artificial intelligence (AI) is prevalent across industries. From homes, healthcare, retail to education – the list is endless.

But, a decade ago, if someone said that events too would be powered by AI in the near future, very few would have believed it to be true.

In the events world, AI is relatively new, yet common. With virtual and hybrid becoming the most-preferred event formats, AI is enabling event organisers to take their events a step ahead.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-artificial-intelligence-powers-virtual-events/

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How to Drive Engagement by Making Your Events More Social

Getting more event registrations, handling logistics issues, inviting speakers and finding sponsors – there’s a lot on your plate when planning an event.

Amidst this, building a community that you can share your event updates is a task that requires even more time and effort.

But to keep up with the changing nature of events and trends in present times, it’s a given that to drive event engagement, you need to level up your social media game and community building strategy.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-to-drive-event-engagement-with-social/

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How to Make Hybrid Events Engaging in 2022

Virtual and in-person attendees at a hybrid event have varying expectations. As an event planner, you need to find a balance between how you engage with both sets of audiences.

Of course, hybrid events are still evolving and to master hosting these events, you need to think of new ways in which your attendees will stay hooked to your event until the end.

Simply streaming the event live for your virtual audience or giving your in-person audiences the opportunity to network on a 1:1 basis won’t be enough to create a memorable event journey for your hybrid event audience.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-to-make-hybrid-events-engaging-in-2022/

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Building A Best-In-Class Hybrid Event Technology

This emergence of hybrid events has been adopted by global companies, and we believe this blended event format will continue being a vital asset to the events space in perpetuity, if not the norm. This is because hybrid events have the power to reach and impact a broader audience, with fewer barriers and more flexibility than ever before.

Follow along as we break down our product team’s learnings from the ongoing development of our virtual and hybrid technology. We’ll peel back the layers on what is a hybrid event, explain the main components to consider when creating a successful hybrid event of your own, and how to become a true hybrid expert yourself using Convene’s Virtual Meetings Platform.

Read more at: https://convene.com/catalyst/event-technology/building-a-best-in-class-hybrid-event-technology/

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Increase Participant Engagement with Virtual Networking and Chat

To add a human touch in a scalable way, our Virtual Delivery team upgraded our networking and chatting program.

Learn more about basic networking and chat features for virtual events, and how our technology helps planners produce more engaging events by enhancing guest interaction.

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  • Profiles. Each attendee in an event site gives some basic information when they register or log in, which may include first and last name, company, title, and more. Once logged in, attendees can update their profile information including a photo which can be most useful to help recognize each other.

Read more at: https://convene.com/catalyst/event-technology/increase-participant-engagement-with-virtual-networking-and-chat/

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The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Events in 2022

The value of face-to-face interaction will never go away, but there are times when going virtual is a necessary part of your event programme. But how do you turn a multi-day conference, filled with networking opportunities, educational sessions, and the attendee insights they generate into a virtual one? And once you do, how do you ensure attendees are engaged throughout the event?

Hosting a virtual event requires the same care and attention as an in-person event. With both events, you need to effectively promote the event, engage your attendees, create memorable moments for attendees, and prove event success.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/virtual-events

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Leveraging Event Data Integration to Create Meaningful Event Experiences

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Data is a treasure trove of opportunities to help you grow your business. But to unlock its potential, you need technology that will allow you connect to any source, drive important insights, and deliver real-time data where you need it.

Today, marketing events generate a ton of data and marketers are able to capture more participant data than ever before. However, it’s not the data itself that provides value but rather the stories it tells you about your events–understanding how to leverage these valuable stories is the key to accelerating your pipeline.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/leveraging-event-data-integration-create-meaningful-event-experiences/

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Hosting Safe and Highly Engaging In-Person Events

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Over the course of the last two years, organizations had to look for new ways to host marketing events. They had to rapidly adapt to remote and virtual events and find creative ways to connect to their audiences.

But as the coronavirus restrictions are lifted, we can’t wait to return to hosting in-person events. And while virtual and hybrid events are likely to remain an important part of the event organizing mix, you may wonder what to consider now that we’re able to resume hosting in-person events.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/get-ready-person-events-offer-safe-engaging-attendee-experience/

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Here’s Why NFT Ticketing Is a Game Changer in the Event Industry

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NFTs are already a much talked about concept that found the spotlight around digital art. Now it is also moving towards other industry verticals and a prominent one among them is ticketing for events. Unlike traditional tickets, NFTs have the potential to form a connecting bridge between digital and physical ticketing. When you are organizing an event, there are many ways to impress your target audience and NFT ticketing is slowly becoming one of them! 

If you remember vintage tickets that people used to collect years ago you would know how every one of them was uniquely associated with a memory either of a Yankees game, World Cup in Barcelona, an opera concert in New York, or a music festival in Kansas City.

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/881/heres-why-nft-ticketing-is-a-game-changer-in-the-event-indus

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Popular Event Tech Trends to Look Out for in 2022

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Having knowledge of emerging event tech trends and implementing them gives planners a competitive edge. . Since the pandemic began, events have evolved colossally, thanks to rapid innovations and sophisticated tools, to keep up with consumer needs and demands. According to a study conducted by Enterprise Event Marketing, if the right event technology is utilized and implemented it can increase overall productivity by 27% and attendance by 20%.    

Now the question is, with ever-evolving tech trends, how should you determine which ones to consider to achieve business goals? We have highlighted some prominent event tech trends for 2022 that you cannot miss. 

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/886/popular-event-tech-trends-to-look-out-for-in-2022

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Host Multilingual Events with Live Language Interpretation

Online events offer incredible opportunities. Virtual and hybrid events have enabled us to reach a wider set of audiences by eliminating geographical constraints and cutting travel expenses. The major focus of event planners now remains inviting impactful speakers and engaging audiences participating from all over the world. However, one of the biggest barriers encountered amid all this is communication and possible language barriers.   

To resolve this, multilingual events with live language interpretation are rapidly gaining popularity. This is an imperative, especially when an event welcomes a larger set of attendees from different parts of the globe.  

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/887/host-multilingual-events-with-live-language-interpretation

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13 Keys to Engaging the Audience at Your Next Conference Event

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Attendees are increasingly looking for event formats that will actively involve them, facilitate the learning process, and keep them engaged throughout. Below, we shared few tips for engaging the audience at your next conference.

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10 Must-Have Virtual Event Technology Tools

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Event technology is at the heart of the virtual events trend. From online tradeshows to webinars to live-streamed conferences and performances — technology makes it all possible. But what are the essential tech tools you need to plan a virtual event, drive registrations and engagement, and run the event seamlessly? Here we look at the top 10 virtual event technology tools you need to put together events that excite, entertain, and educate.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-technology/virtual-event-technology-tools/

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8 of the Most Impressive and Unique Virtual Event Examples

Virtual events are growing in popularity, and it doesn’t appear as if that’s going to change very soon. But as planners, venues, on-site teams, and everyone else involved in an event’s life cycle plan for a future full of virtual and hybrid events, there’s still a lot of unknown. That’s where these virtual event examples come in.

The following examples of virtual events span across multiple industries and vary in size, length, and technology. But they all have one thing in common:

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-technology/virtual-event-examples/

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Everything You Need to Know About Augmented Reality Event Planning

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Did you know that 88% of event planners were making arrangements to host virtual reality (VR) events last year? And 87% of them planned some sort of augmented reality (AR) event too. Clearly virtual event planning is in high demand right now.

Whether you’re new to event tech or you’re looking for inspiration for that next big VR and AR event, we’ll break down everything you’ll need to know to feel confident about having this skill on your resume.

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Top Event Technology Trends: 6 Must-Know Innovations for 2022 and Beyond

Knowing event technology trends — and adopting the most valuable ones — gives planners and venues the competitive advantage. Studies show that using event technology can increase attendance by 20 percent and increase productivity by 27 percent.

But with new event technologies emerging constantly, how do you know which ones to consider? From design through debrief, we’ve got you covered with the event technology trends you need to know for success.

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9 Tips For Producing Premium Virtual Events

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Like any other live production, there’s an art to hosting virtual events. From the way you craft your message to how you set your “virtual” stage, no decision is too small, even for meetings taking place on-screen. To help you enhance your next production—whether it’s large or small—we consulted our internal team of experts for simple tips and tricks to capture your audience’s attention and keep them engaged. Become a virtual event pro today with this actionable advice.

Read more at: https://convene.com/catalyst/event-technology/9-tips-to-know-for-virtual-event-success/

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Ensuring A Secure & Private Virtual Event Experience

We take the opportunity to support your events very seriously, and as a result, we’ve built a secure and private virtual event experience that provides a high level of protection. Was it difficult to create? You bet. Is it complicated? It can be for some. But our unwavering desire to deliver premier services also extends to the security of our clients’ data. As so many planners are taking their event strategies virtual, it’s imperative that they understand the specifics of their platform’s security features. That’s why we’ve laid out a framework for our security systems below, which highlights the features that make our offering best-in-class.

Read more at: https://convene.com/catalyst/event-technology/ensuring-a-secure-private-virtual-event-experience/

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These Are The Top 5 Benefits Of Hybrid Events

Event profs have heard it time and time again: hybrid events are the way of the future in the events industry. They’ve risen from relative anonymity to stardom in 2020. Two years later, they are one of the most important event trends of 2022. However, many event planners still ask: what are the benefits of hybrid events?

Hybrid events vary based on the number of virtual and in-person attendees, the number of venues, synchronous versus asynchronous content delivery, and many more variables. Therefore, each hybrid event model comes with its own set of unique perks and considerations. However, there are some core characteristics that all hybrid events have in common.

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6 Attendee Retention Tips: Keep Your Audience Coming Back

Attendee retention rate is one of the most important event KPIs. When event planners measure how many attendees have attended their events before, they are getting insights into attendee loyalty. And as we know, loyalty is one of the most important qualities; not only in our attendees, but also in our employees, partners, friends, and family members.

So, how can event organizers measure and increase attendee retention? The answer is to lean on analytics. Registration analytics will show how many guests are returning, while session, engagement, and content analytics offer insights into attendee behavior.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/attendee-retention/

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Top 3 benefits of a modern event registration software

Event registration software is a powerful weapon that professional planners have got today. It can help planners facilitate business innovation while creating a wow factor for their attendees. However, like events, there is no one size fits all in event registration software and you need to be careful while investing in this technology. With the right technology, you’ll be able to create better events while being more efficient and productive. It reduces the manual tasks often associated with event planning and makes you look more professional in front of your audience.

Whether you’re considering on-site event registration software on behalf of an association, non- profit, corporation, government agency or even a trade show, there are several factors you need to consider when selecting the right event registration software for your events.

Read more at: https://www.eventdex.com/blog/top-3-benefits-of-a-modern-event-registration-software/

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Make Your Events Smarter with Onsite Check-in and Badge Printing Technologies

The COVID-19 pandemic derailed the meetings and events industry. It was an unprecedented time—but, undoubtedly, things are returning to normal and physical events are gradually bouncing back. However, in the interim, events will look very different, with more virtual participation options and satellite events. Because of social distancing norms, the biggest driver of participation at an onsite event will be the value it provides to attendees and sponsors. That is why organizers will have to focus on flawless event experiences and ample networking opportunities.

Read more at: https://www.eventdex.com/blog/onsite-check-in-badge-printing/

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Virtual Event Platform – One Solution for your Online Events

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Businesses of all sizes have developed a breed of events that have taken the meetings and events industry by storm. Virtual events, which had a futuristic overtone until today, have redefined in-person interaction. We have all attended it in some form, whether it is a simple webinar or a full-fledged online tradeshow. As virtual events have evolved into a business necessity, several sophisticated virtual event platforms have emerged to replicate a personalized attendee experience similar to face-to-face events. Therefore, choosing the best online platform is critical to creating impactful experiences even beyond the event.

Read more at: https://www.eventdex.com/blog/virtual-event-platform-for-online-events/

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