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The Impact Of VR On Virtual Events & Digital Experiences

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Sometimes, one has to look on the bright side of things. From the ashes of the destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, new opportunities emerged. The world learned how to stay connected when being isolated was a requirement. People came together in extraordinary and unprecedented ways even though, technically, that wasn’t possible. And all of this happened thanks to the wonderful opportunities put forward by technology.

We saw it with the emergence of virtual event platforms that offered everything from AI matchmaking to virtual booths. We witnessed Zoom webinars evolve into broadcasting-quality, full-fledged digital experiences. And now, everyone is beginning to pay attention to emerging technologies and looking into the future; enter Virtual Reality.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/vr-for-virtual-events/

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Which Personal Technologies Are Useful In The Events Industry?

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Technology is advancing at a rapid speed. We all use all kinds of gadgets, software, and hardware products to manage our personal lives. Today, the Event Brew tackles the relationship between personal and professional life as it relates to technology. Have they ever used personal technology pieces for the events industry purposes?

In this short but sweet conversation, Nick, Thuy, and Will share what technologies they happily use in their event lives. Tune in and find out whether they’re missing any out.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/which-personal-technologies-are-useful-in-the-events-industry/

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How non-fungible tokens are changing the future of the music industry

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The digital world is changing the physical world around us. It has affected the music industry, gaming industry, and even the working environment. The evolution of the internet has made certain interactions so much more effective and efficient. A new concept that is taking off is the NFT craze. These are non-fungible tokens or NFTs for short.

Read more at: https://blog.promotix.com/how-non-fungible-tokens-are-changing-the-future-of-the-music-industry

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The Essential Virtual Event Organiser’s Desk Set-up

As a virtual event manager, you need to be at the ready and focused from the get-go to the curtain call – and by get-go, we of course mean long before the event starts, and by curtain call we mean after you’ve wrapped up with your team. Making sure your virtual event desk is prepared and stocked with the necessities to get you from event start to finish can be tricky, especially during busy schedules.

With a little help from our friend, Jen Bray, Event Tech and Engagement Lead at IGD, we’re going to whip your virtual event desk into shape with our quick guide to the essential set-up.

Read more at: https://www.crowdcomms.com/post/2022/6/2/virtualeventdesk

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3 Hybrid Event Best Practices We’ve Learned During COVID

COVID-19 disrupted operations around the world, and in-person events were no exception. Event planners for universities, FinTech conferences, and non-profit board meetings had to quickly halt in-person gatherings and turn to alternatives. They soon learned to adjust existing virtual platforms and communication tools to organize virtual events that keep attendees connected online.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/hybrid-event-best-practices

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Promoting Engagement with an Event Mobile App

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One of the main reasons why live events have been so successful over the years is because they give people a unique opportunity to meet and network face-to-face with their peers. While this has certainly suffered in recent times due to the absence of in-person events, there’s no reason why you can’t still encourage or facilitate opportunities for your attendees to engage with one another during your virtual or hybrid events.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/the-secret-to-attendee-engagement-event-mobile-app/

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Event Intelligence for Virtual, In-Person and Hybrid Events

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As event marketers turn to hybrid events, a major challenge that they will inevitably face is the complexity of managing hybrid event data – a task that has grown exponentially with the blending of virtual and in-person audiences. For every event campaign (and this includes virtual, in-person and hybrid events) marketers should have a trusted plan for collecting and analyzing data. And with the added data points brought by hybrid audiences, an event data strategy has never been more essential for businesses who are looking to effectively understand and report on their event success.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/data-strategy-and-event-intelligence-for-your-virtual-in-person-and-hybrid-events/

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20 Tips On Increasing Audience Engagement At Events

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Increasing audience engagement is important for continuously hosting successful events. This engagement makes events interactive and fun, and enables brand growth and awareness. Ensuring that your audience is consistently engaged not only improves attendee experience but also allows marketers to collect rich attendee data from over 300 different touchpoints.

Attendee engagement doesn’t necessarily start at the event itself. It begins long before and continues well after the event ends!

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/increasing-audience-engagement/

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5 Top Tips for Virtual Events Organisers

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At Investis Digital, we have a wealth of experience in producing virtual events. We help our clients achieve the best outcome whatever their budget. Virtual events organisation is still a rather new field, to help you with any pitfalls here are my top tips for you as a Virtual Event Organiser.

For in-person events, it has always been the case that you simply invite all stakeholders to your internal town hall, marketing event, launch, AGM, CMD or results presentation; the same is not true for online audiences.

Read more at: https://www.investisdigital.com/blog/technology/top-tips-virtual-event-organizers

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Why Peloton Can Do Hybrid Events, And You Can’t

In this week’s Event Tech Podcast episode, Will and Brandt discuss Peloton because, as it turns out, their workouts make for a great hybrid event case study. They claim that event planners should take note. After all, the world-famous exercise equipment company has managed to grow a strong community through its content delivery, social media presence, and audience engagement.

Brandt admits that he never thought of Peloton content as a hybrid event case study. But in this episode, he admits that Peloton indeed ticks off all the hybrid event boxes. They talk about the technology, production, content, diversity, and gamification aspects of Peloton.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/hybrid-event-case-study-peloton/

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The Complete 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 program. But how do you turn a multi-day conference, filled with networking opportunities, educational sessions, and the attendee insights they generate into virtual events?

And once you do, how do you ensure attendees are engaged throughout the event?

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

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Hybrid Event Ideas: 6 Different Ways to Blend In-Person and Virtual Events

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020, no one could predict how long it would last or how big of an impact it would have. For the events sector, an industry that traditionally relies on the ability to meet and entertain in person, adaptation to digital became non-negotiable.

As we emerge into the post-pandemic landscape, hybrid events are quickly becoming the number one choice for marketing potential and maximum engagement. But how can you execute these events successfully to please crowds and reach KPIs in the process?

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/hybrid-event-ideas

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Providing a Seamless Event Check-in Experience with Onsite Badge Printing

As 2022 has progressed, the events industry has seen tremendous optimism for the return of in-person events. At the same time, the pandemic has transformed the events scene for good, with hybrid events here to stay. With more and more events taking on a hybrid format, there has never been a better time to invest in event technology that seamlessly blends the two, in order to offer an excellent experience to both in-person and remote attendees.

The last two years have, unsurprisingly, seen significant innovation in the virtual events space. At the same time, however, face-to-face events have largely been left on the backburner, putting organizers under pressure to rethink how they provide a premier attendee experience at in-person events.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/onsite-badge-printing

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Hybrid Events Aren’t Going Anywhere

After the pandemic, virtual events became the default. Now that society is transitioning back to normal, it brings the nature of events into the question: should companies go back to fully in-person or stick with virtual? It seems the answer may lie somewhere in the middle with the rise in popularity of hybrid events.

According to a survey conducted by Statista, 40% of marketers worldwide predict their events will continue to be virtual in 2022, while 35% predict their events will be hybrid. This is an increased interest in virtual events from 2020, when only 35% of marketers wanted to continue having events during the pandemic.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/hybrid-events-arent-going-anywhere

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5 Ways to Boost the Value of Hybrid Events

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Virtual events have exploded in the past few months, but now that the world is beginning to embrace in-person events once more, it can be difficult to see the value in continuing to host hybrid or virtual events. However, in a 2021 survey conducted by Statista, 40% of marketers worldwide predicted their events will be virtual in 2022, while 35% were predicted to be hybrid.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/ways-to-boost-the-value-of-hybrid-events

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The Revolutionary Potential of Hologram Technology for Events and Beyond

As the events space continues to evolve, holographic technology is gaining rapid momentum, presenting a new opportunity of delivering exceptional event experiences, be it a live, virtual, or hybrid event. In today’s prevalent remote culture, instead of using live streaming and showing remote participants, hologram technology can be used to replicate a person’s 3D image in real-time on stage or in any meeting room.

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/889/the-revolutionary-potential-of-hologram-technology-for-event

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Deliver Immersive Virtual Event Experiences with Social Walls

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Since the pandemic began, virtual events have gradually become the new normal. When hosted using a comprehensive event tech platform, such events offer a number of benefits, and incorporating effective and innovate technological tools is a smart strategy that event planners are increasingly adopting. One such tool is social media walls, usually used in virtual events, that works as a powerful social media collector. It has the power to elevate and enhance the entire event experience while at the same time boosting engagement. Over time, social walls are making their way up in events, at times in physical events too, while also rapidly evolving as a powerful tool for generating leads. 

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/891/deliver-immersive-virtual-event-experiences-with-social-wall

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Top 6 Event Industry Trends Making Headlines in 2022

The event industry has evolved and undergone massive changes since the pandemic. We have witnessed a major shift in business trends, societal attitudes, and the way in which events are conducted. In this blog, we will be discussing 2022 event industry trends and how they are likely to leave a permanent impact on the post pandemic world. 

In order to deliver a seamless event experience during the pandemic, event planners and marketers had to adopt virtual and hybrid event formats. As per the GBTA study, in 2020, there was a 290% spike in virtual events hosted all around the globe as compared to in 2019. Let us dive deeper into the major trends that eventually followed. 

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/893/top-6-event-industry-trends-making-headlines-in-2022

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Using virtual events to re-engage inactive customers

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The virtual event format has become ubiquitous in the corporate event planning world and has made the list of favorite formats of Event Managers everywhere. Some have even mastered the art of creating online events. The acquisition of this new skill is in large part thanks to Event Management Software (EMS) that has allowed event planners to optimize the event creation process.

From annual conferences to product launches and press conferences, many types of corporate events have been hosted online since the great pivot from onsite to online of 2020.

Read more at: https://www.eventdrive.com/en/ressources/blog/virtual-events-engage-inactive-customers

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The Plan B for In-person Events

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Rules and restrictions for events have been constantly changing since 2020, considerably impacting the Event Industry. To overcome this period of great uncertainty, Event Managers had to learn how to adapt. We have mastered the art of negotiating cancellation policies with suppliers, managing crisis communications, and most importantly the art of creating virtual and hybrid events. However, we too often forget to add a bit of flexibility, right from the start, into our event organization and creative processes. But that’s easy; you just need to have a Plan B! Here are some tips on easily pivoting your physical events to a hybrid or virtual format!

Read more at: https://www.eventdrive.com/en/ressources/blog/plan-b-in-person-events

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How to Return to In-Person Events Seamlessly With Technology

After two years of being limited to the virtual environment, event planners now finally have the capability to return to in-person events — as physical venues have once again opened their doors in many countries across the world.

When the pandemic had taken over most of the world, embracing technology was the only option left for event planners. Now, with the arrival of face-to-face meetings and conferences, there’s one question that still perplexes many in the industry: will event technology remain relevant?

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-to-return-to-in-person-events-2022/

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The New Gevme Platform: Powering the Omnichannel Event (R)Evolution

Today, we’re announcing Gevme’s new omnichannel event platform: an all-in-one solution enabling organisations to grow, engage and monetise their audience through events, by meeting them where they are across different channels.

The omnichannel event (r)evolution

The event industry went through a major transformation over the past two and a half years. Having hosted over 1 million event attendees thus far through our virtual event platform, we have seen first-hand the (forced) shift to virtual that occurred during the pandemic.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/gevme-omnichannel-event-platform/

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How Can Hybrid Events Transform The Events Industry?

By now we have come to terms with conducting events online. From job fairs to cookery classes, we have seen so many virtual events in the last two years. However, 2022 brings with it a ray of fresh hope being spearheaded by in-person events.

Although most companies are excited to meet and network physically, they are unwilling to let go of the virtual elements of an event. Never before has technology been able to make event planning this flexible, accommodating, and adaptable.

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/how-can-hybrid-events-transform-the-events-industry

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Why Virtual Events Are Not Restricted To Covid Times Alone

If you’re one of the many businesses that switched to hosting virtual events after the pandemic struck, we have news. Virtual events- specifically hybrid events- are here to stay. Nearly 70% of businesses have voted in favour of hosting hybrid events and have signed long-term contracts with virtual meeting platforms.

Parallelly, there is a school of thought that believes that in-person events are crucial and that nothing can replace the connection and personal touch that they provide.

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/why-virtual-events-are-not-restricted-to-covid-times-alone

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Five Easy Tips To Beat Boredom In Virtual Events

If you’re hosting a corporate event in 2022, you must make sure that it stands out. With screen fatigue being at an all-time high, nobody has the will to sit through a virtual webinar or workshop. Businesses need to factor in the boredom that comes with virtual workshops or events and look for ways to make their events more interactive and interesting.

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/five-easy-tips-to-beat-boredom-in-virtual-events

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