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How Can NFTs Change The Landscape Of The Events Industry

If you are a follower of the latest tech news and take a keen interest in the digital economy, then you must already be aware of the rising popularity of non-fungible tokens or NFTs. They are quickly becoming one of the most popular digital assets and virtual event platforms are starting to take notice of them.

First things first, what is an NFT?

Let’s understand this with an example. Assume that you are a digital illustrator and have you created a beautiful digital painting. This painting, on the surface, is a piece of art but it is also unique because there is only one such painting. It cannot be compared or exchanged with any other painting on grounds of similarity.

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What To Look For In A Hybrid Event Platform

In the last couple of years, the virtual event platform market has grown exponentially. With that, virtual event marketers have had a tough time navigating this crowded space. As more businesses embrace the virtual way of conducting business, these virtual platforms have become essential to not just host events, but also to maintain employee relations and manage communication and collaboration among various departments within an organization.

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/what-to-look-for-in-a-hybrid-event-platform

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How to Use Gamification to Improve Your Virtual Or Hybrid Events

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How do you think some businesses manage to host the most incredible virtual and hybrid events. Among other things, they use gamification in virtual event platform. Gamification doesn’t mean just playing games. It means creating a game-like setup by throwing in challenges, contests, leaderboards, or quizzes. Gamification allows businesses to leverage the competitive side in most humans and boosts engagement like no other.

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/how-to-use-gamification-to-improve-your-virtual-or-hybrid-events

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Five Ways to Cut Your Hybrid Event Capture Costs

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There are undoubtedly many benefits to hosting hybrid events. We could even talk about how hybrid events are transforming the events industry. However, one thing to look into keenly is the cost associated with them.

With hybrid events, since one portion of the audience is in-person, some organizers would like that part of their content to be captured as well. After all, any content shared during your event is great material for marketing. So, do not make the mistake of foregoing the capture of content altogether.

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How To Enhance Engagement Rate In Virtual Hiring Events

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Virtual event platforms have helped businesses to such a large extent that a career fair can be organized at the click of a button. While it saves time and money for the company, it also makes plenty of opportunities available to nervous and sometimes travel-averse job aspirants.

However, with virtual being the norm now, how do you attract and engage the best talent at your next virtual job fair?

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/how-to-enhance-engagement-rate-in-virtual-hiring-events

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Running a virtual event globally, how Gramercy Tech leveraged serverless technology

As the world gradually emerges from the Covid era, the lessons learned from fully online virtual events will have lasting effects on the way events are managed and attended. When Google Cloud approached Gramercy Tech for help running a global internal sales event we took the opportunity to look at how to enhance the capabilities of our Eventfinity platform to better take advantage of Serverless technologies and multi-regional deployments to deliver both a better user experience, more efficiently, and with less operational burden.

Read more at: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/serverless-containers-helps-gramercy-run-global-google-event

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How Data Is Helping With Event Attendee Movement

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When Jay Kinghorn was the associate managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, he was constantly frustrated by the dearth of visitor data he knew would enhance the agency’s ability to promote itself, support its members, and enhance the experience of individual travelers as well as meeting groups. That gap in market intelligence was the impetus behind the startup he co-founded, Zartico, which collects and analyzes geolocation and anonymized credit card spending data to uncover traveler spend and movement patterns.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/data-helping-event-attendee-movement/

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Event Attendees Are Peeved — Find Out Why

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There’s no doubt that the pandemic has changed the way we all look at our work lives. Professionals in all industries are returning with the conviction that their time is valuable. Upon her return, Liz Lathan, CMP, CMO, and Cofounder of Haute Companies, realized she had some real problems with the way meetings and events are executed. She has turned that feeling into action.

Lathan crowdsourced some of the worst of the worst attendee pet peeves through her company’s LinkedIn group and created The Attendee Bill of Rights: A Guide to Creating Attendee-First Experiences, As Told by Attendees.

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37 Virtual Event Ideas for Your Next Online Event

Virtual engagement has been one of eventprofs’ biggest struggles throughout this transition, so it’s essential to keep things fresh and exciting to distinguish virtual events from basic webinars and keep attendees interested.

It’s possible to host successful, profitable virtual events, and being able to do so is becoming increasingly important as most live events are indefinitely on hold. With this in mind, here are 40 ideas for virtual events to take inspiration from when planning your next online event.

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The Show Must Go On: A Story Of A Circus That Went Virtual

Yesterday, on June 16th, we conducted Episode 3 of our Virtual Experience Makers series. But this time, we were able to create an engaging experience and involve speakers from remote locations such as Cambodia!

The show featured Phare, the Cambodian Circus, a social enterprise based in Cambodia. Siew Hoon Yeoh, founder of Web in Travel (WiT), was in conversation with the Phare Performing Social Enterprise CEO, Dara Huot, and the Executive Director at Phare Ponleu Selpak.

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Getting Event Agencies to be Virtual and Hybrid Ready

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The event industry has traditionally been slow to adopt new technology. COVID-19 changed it all. The pandemic forced event agencies to move events online and they had no option but to take the leap. But as the barrier to entry for virtual events is low, it led to an overcrowded online space filled with cookie-cutter virtual events.

The winners of this digital pivot will be the event agencies that are able to differentiate themselves by creating unique virtual experiences.

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How to Make Your Virtual Events More Entertaining and Engaging

When was the last time you played some live music during a networking session at a virtual corporate event? If your answer is ‘never’ — and if the idea of featuring music at such events makes you apprehensive, then this article will convince you to think otherwise.

But before that, let’s briefly look back at the evolution of virtual events in the last two years.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.  

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