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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Boost Your Event Engagement With Virtual Event Gamification

As organizers adapt to the reality of virtual events, many are pivoting towards event gamification app or platform to boost attendee engagement. Event gamification is a fun way to engage participants and influence their behavior through friendly competitions that incentivize the actions of attendees. Simply put, event gamification is building game mechanics based on the principles of points, goals, leaderboard, and badges. Virtual event gamification enhances engagement by actively involving each participant in solving various challenges to receive exciting prizes.

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Power your Hybrid Events with 5 Best Hybrid Event Strategies

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Before we get into how to optimize your hybrid event strategy, let’s define what a hybrid event is. It’s precisely what you’re thinking: a mixture of hybrid and virtual events. A hybrid event combines in-person and digital elements to provide the best possible experience for each audience.

COVID-19 compelled the event industry to shift from standard meetings or sustainable conferences to virtual meetings or virtual conferences. If you’re holding a hybrid event for the first time, you’re probably seeking advice on how to make it safe and successful.

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How NFT (Non-Fungible Token) is a game-changer for the Event Industry

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In recent years, NFTs have made a major impact in the digital world. Companies from all walks of life have taken notice and are searching for ways to use non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to help their consumers, build brand recognition, and generate new income streams in order to improve their bottom line. The events business, particularly virtual and hybrid event platforms, is one area where NFTs are expected to have a significant influence.

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6 Reasons Why Virtual and Hybrid Events will continue to exist

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Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the virtual and hybrid events industry has witnessed unprecedented growth.  Before pandemic meetings, conferences, exhibitions, trade shows, and a variety of other events were all held in person. The Covid-19 epidemic, on the other hand, disrupted the worldwide events industry, forcing organizations all around the world to cancel their events. Organizations were forced to use the virtual approach due to the requirement to recreate all occurrences during the lockdown mandates.

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Event Gamification Guide: Reach Your Event Goals!

Event gamification has revolutionized the way we plan events and measure their success. It boosts audience engagement and helps event planners reach their event goals in quantifiable and seamless ways. No wonder it has become one of the most popular benefits of event platforms! Most event platforms on the market offer both in-person as well as virtual event gamification solutions. From missions and challenges to competitions, there are many ways to make your attendees feel truly immersed in the experience.

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USING EVENT TECHNOLOGY TO ENFORCE PROOF OF VACCINATION AT LIVE EVENTS

As vaccination rates continue to rise and people return to their “normal” lives, many event organizers and venues are thinking about how they can continue to protect the health and safety of attendees. Some organizers and venues have also expressed a desire to help promote the vaccination effort, as the more people who get vaccinated, the safer events will be.

A number of events have required in-person attendees to be fully vaccinated.

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THE FUTURE OF EVENTS IS HYBRID. HERE’S HOW TO MAKE THEM ENGAGING FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

The pandemic has been an eye-opening experience for people who plan and attend events, but after two years of online conferences, expos, meetings and other experiences, many of us miss the energy and interaction of in-person events. However, we’ve also learned that although virtual events can’t always replace the real thing, they can still be highly effective.

As the industry returns to in-person events, it doesn’t mean virtual experiences will disappear. Hybrid events that incorporate in-person and online components are the future. In fact, 52% of event managers plan to continue hosting hybrid events over the long run.

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5 reasons that will make Hybrid Events the favorite weapon for ROI driven marketing in 2022!

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The ever popular ‘h’ word – ‘hybrid’ has been cropping up frequently, and has become relevant in all discussions related to event planning and marketing. Now any tradeshow, conference, fair, seminar, workshop or meeting that hopes to draw in wide audiences, and offer a “live” in-person event experience, will inevitably include a “virtual” online component in their event plan.

Good quality event tech platforms can make or break your event planning. Your event venue setup should have features that offer live participation for event attendees.

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A 5-Step Guide to Planning Better Hybrid Events In 2022

Hybrid, the new “H” word quickly becoming the norm, is poised to become the fulcrum of industry transformation. If 2021 was the year of virtual events, then 2022 will be the year of “hybrid” events. The hybrid format is fast becoming the default choice for planners. In the foreseeable future, it seems quite unlikely that we will see any significant event which is not a hybrid one.

According to Linkedin’s research – 85% of marketers have hosted a virtual event last year. Whereas 28% of marketers said that between 91% to 100% of their events will now be virtual.

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Your Ultimate Hybrid Event Planning Checklist

The aim of any hybrid event is to merge and bring together the best of a virtual event along with the in-person experience, which offers a great opportunity for both audiences. A number of organizations are eager to host hybrid events since it enables them to bring in-person event opportunities along with driving better ROI for marketing purposes. Over the last few months, countless organizations have utilized great event management software like Fireworks™ by Eventcombo, built on top of an existing in-person event management solution. Eventcombo has hosted over 45,000 event experiences with optimized engagement for all attendees.

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5 Gamification Ideas to Drive Engagement at Your Virtual Event

Are you looking for exciting gamification ideas for your virtual events? We are well aware of the rising shift to remote work culture in past the two years. Every interaction has moved to Zoom, Teams or other virtual event platforms. While virtual events are certainly gaining an ample amount of popularity, chances are that without the correct engagement strategy and effective marketing tools you won’t probably get the right kind of engagement you are looking for.

Gamification has been keeping audiences engaged since the rise of smartphones. Interesting gamification ideas for your virtual events tend to create a positive memorable experience for all.

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Can your Event Tech Platform Deliver this USP? Nope.

There are numerous event tech companies offering a plethora of features and services. Events play an important role in boosting engagement, showcasing your latest business development, securing great business deals, attracting customers, teaching and networking, events keep society together, it is a fact. That being said, planning a successful business event takes a lot of strategizing and effort. A lot of things might go against your plan of action. Therefore, one needs to invest in a fully integrated event technology platform; which is the central hub in the planning and managing of your whole event.

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4 Unique Hybrid Event Ideas to Inspire You

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We are well aware of how virtual and in-person elements are integrated together for digital engagement of your audience, using various virtual event tech platforms. Hybrid events are a great way to foster social interaction for your brand.

Many organizations have been using hybrid events to attract more audiences and increase engagement, at the same time they aim to provide a unique digital experience. Digital attendees get a chance to access curated content, and share similar experiences like that of in-person attendees.

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5 Ways Event Tech Can Reduce Your Marketing Spend

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As an event manager, taking care of finances, keeping close tabs on the marketing spend, and, at the same time, delivering outstanding results can be challenging. To execute a successful virtual event, a lot of planning and strategizing has to go behind it. Be it an online trade show, a webinar, or a product launch event, a great blend of strategy and tech tools runs an event seamlessly. We have put together a list of some excellent tech tools that enable event planners to stay on top of their game, save more, and manage the business and digital marketing budget more efficiently.

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5 Event Ideas That Will Leave Your Attendees Flabbergasted

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Are you looking for fun virtual event ideas to delight your attendees? Fun activities add a quotient of entertainment which, in fact, can enhance the entire event experience. Hence, incorporating some unique and great concepts  will surely help you deliver a fun and memorable experience to your event attendees.

Also, a memorable event experience is something that could be a prominent point of discussion days or even weeks after your event is over. Besides, entertainment and other fun elements offer content choices to the event attendees. Therefore, it’s important to remember that while hosting events, even an iota of entertainment works great in keeping the overall experience ‘alive’ and ‘kicking’.

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Indispensable Ideas to Woo Your Virtual Event Audience – Step Up Your Game in 2022

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Recently, in a conversation with Melissa Jones Clark, an event enthusiast and sales strategist, Eventcombo explored some incredibly interesting ways of making virtual and hybrid events stand out in this post-pandemic world. Today, almost everything has turned virtual which has a considerable impact on the attention span of audiences. Engaging them now requires a lot more efforts and strategy. Melissa, the Director of National Accounts & Brand Experience at Meeting Tomorrow, shared some valuable insights and unique ideas, gathered from her extensive experience and commendable expertise, on how to jazz up virtual events to ensure success.

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