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5 Must-Haves to Look for in Your Event Management Technology

If your event team uses outdated event management technology, you’re wasting your time — and your budget.

Whether you rely on an in-house system or a third-party solution, clunky platforms can slow your operations, drain your resources, and reflect poorly on your brand.

But even if you know your team needs something new, the choices can be overwhelming and stressful.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/event-management-technology-ds0d/

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5 Ways to Use Splash Studio for Virtual & Hybrid Events

With virtual experiences being crucial to reaching business goals, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all webinar.

Well, at least there shouldn’t be.

Different event formats work better for different types of audiences. So it’s important that the virtual platform you choose is flexible and engaging.

Read more at: https://splashthat.com/blog/5-ways-to-use-splash-studio

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8 Things We Learned from Hosting Our First Hybrid Community Event

A couple of months ago, we asked our Splash community if they felt ready to get back to in-person user events, and we hoped 100% would say “yes, absolutely.” But the response was straight down the middle with 50% willing to come in person and the other 50% preferring virtual.

Not only is that understandable, that is the expected response for the majority of our industry. Some people are ready to get back in person, others are not quite there yet, and we don’t know if they will ever be.

Read more at: https://splashthat.com/blog/hosting-community-hybrid-events

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Lessons Learned: The Future of Events is Smaller, Hybrid and Tech-Driven

We’re far enough into the third quarter and removed from the breathless, hand-wringing days of the early pandemic to make better predictions of events’ future. And while many companies and event professionals are rushing back to “normal” – you remember, those big, in-person, anonymous conferences and conventions – many more are taking what worked during the pandemic and applying it to their forward-looking plans.

Read more at: https://splashthat.com/blog/future-of-events

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Lighting Installation with Industrial Charm: Cameo at Live Music Hall in Cologne

More than 30 years ago, a multi-purpose event location with a party and concert hall was set up in a former industrial estate in Cologne-Ehrenfeld – the long-established Live Music Hall. The Live Music Hall hosts a wide range of events, from sweaty dance nights to high-calibre concerts, and can accommodate up to 1200 people. The popular location was recently equipped with new lighting technology that is consistent with the architectural style of the building.

Read more at: https://blog.adamhall.com/en/2022/05/25/lighting-installation-with-industrial-charm-cameo-at-live-music-hall-in-cologne/

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Insomnia Gaming Festival: Powered by the CrowdComms In-Person Event App

The Insomnia Gaming Festival has been running for 23 years and started as a LAN party. Although the festival has evolved and grown considerably, the action-packed LAN offering not only is the UK’s biggest but remains one of the most popular draws of the event. A LAN party, for those unaware, is where attendees are invited to bring their computers, access the LAN (local area network) provided by the event and play games together online. As Insomnia has grown in popularity over the years, gamers in their thousands are flocking to join in, creating a spectacle of over two thousand individuals plugged into their computers, playing and competing online while sitting together in an enormous conference hall.

Read more at: https://www.crowdcomms.com/post/2022/5/24/insomnia-gaming-festival-powered-by-the-crowdcomms-in-person-event-app

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What Can Eventprofs Learn From 66 Million Minutes of Virtual Event Content?

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Event professionals are feeling the pressure to win back audiences by delivering events that excite attendees. Nowhere is this more of a challenge than in the competitive world of virtual events.

Whilst eventprofs endeavour to understand the needs of the individual audiences we serve, the devil is in the event detail and getting insight into the trends shaping virtual event delivery is often much trickier to find.

Read more at: https://www.crowdcomms.com/post/2022/7/4/what-can-eventprofs-learn-from-66-million-minutes-of-virtual-event-content

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How to Network at a Virtual Event: The Science Behind Successful Connections

Successful in-person event networking is a mix of common-sense (be friendly, don’t yell at people, avoid scowling), plus intuitive non-verbal language (eye-contact, confident stance, open posture). While the former is important, the latter accounts for 60%-80% of our face-to-face communication!

It’s reasonable to assume that when we network at a virtual event we should do the same things as we do in-person. However, while video does give us face-to-face contact, the way we communicate changes.

Read more at: https://www.crowdcomms.com/post/2022/7/21/network-virtual-event

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Virtual Event Design: What Makes a Successful Virtual Event Page?

2020 has been a deeply impactful and difficult year. So much of it has affected our lives and experiences. We can’t socialize how we used to, can’t freely travel, must practice extreme caution when visiting with older relatives (or really anyone in general), and can’t attend any indoor (in-person) event for the time being.

From an events perspective, both event organizers and attendees have learned how to navigate ways of connecting with our fellow humans in ways that still strengthen our bonds and bring us closer together while we remain physically distant.

Read more at: https://splashthat.com/blog/virtual-event-design

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7 Virtual Events You Can Run Today

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It’s been almost a year of six-feet separation, nasal swabs, and take-out date nights. That also means we’ve spent nearly 12 months learning everything we can about hosting engaging virtual events that meet our goals.

Raise your hand if that last sentence either made you roll your eyes or let out a huge sigh of disappointment. You’re not alone. The past year has been nothing short of draining.

Read more at: https://splashthat.com/blog/virtual-events-today

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Best practices for collecting feedback

Feedback is an important tool in measuring the success of an event. As an event organizer, you will be able to tell areas to improve on to make the next event better. For the attendee, it’s an opportunity to evaluate the various facets of the event. This can include speaker presentation, the venue and the overall event experience.

Before you start collecting feedback, define the goals that you want to achieve. Asking for feedback without a clear outline will not be as effective.

Read more at: http://dijito.one/view/578/Here-is-How-to-Gather-Attendee-Feedback.html

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How to Host a Virtual Event: Your Essential Guide

Virtual events have quickly become the norm, so planning them has become a large part of any event creator’s role. Virtual events can be incredibly successful for a number of reasons: not only can you host them from anywhere in the world, but they can save you money, increase engagement with your audience and potential customers, generate leads, build your brand, and help you establish yourself or your clients as industry leaders.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/tips-and-tricks-to-hosting-a-successful-online-event-2/

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Exciting Event Technology You Can Use to Enrich Your Attraction

While most attractions were closed during the pandemic, many technological advancements were made that have opened up exciting new opportunities for creators to explore. More and more people are using web-based tools as a way to interact and experience the world around them. And now that life is getting back to normal, creators are keen to keep using these digital skills to enjoy more interactive experiences. That’s why now’s the perfect time for attractions such as museums, fairs, art galleries, and theme parks to invest in event technology that enhances the in-person experience and, in some cases, enables a remote experience.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/exciting-event-technology-you-can-use-to-enrich-your-attraction-ds00/

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Gravit8: Can the hybrid experience enhance live events?

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The potential of immersive tech is nothing new, its game-changing capabilities across many industries, from pharmaceutical, education and sports to hospitality, travel and events evident long before the pandemic. Yet while Covid has accelerated the move to digital transformation, physical interaction and personal connection still play a pivotal role in industry events. This has often been a challenge to recreate in the digital setting.

Read more at: https://eventtechlive.com/gravit8-can-the-hybrid-experience-enhance-live-events/news/punchtownparry/

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How To Setup Online Registration And Payments For Events

We have been an industry leader in contracting and producing several hundred events for the casino and hospitality sector since 1995. In addition to the concert services, our powerful online event ticketing system delivers event registration and management software and payment gateway integrations to event managers worldwide.

Read more at: https://www.yapsody.com/ticketing/blog/how-to-setup-online-registration-and-payments-for-events/

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Event Ticketing Apps That Makes Your Life Easier

Through decades, we’ve been offering our users innovative solutions for using our event ticketing platform. As an event organizer, it can be tough to successfully pull off events and handle event day jitters. Being a global event ticketing partner to many verticals, it has been our continuous endeavor to streamline existing ticketing processes for you and your attendees. To make it easier, our product team developed mobile apps YapScan and YapStats that sync between your logged-in devices and our servers to reflect your event data and stats in real-time.

Read more at: https://www.yapsody.com/ticketing/blog/event-ticketing-apps-that-makes-your-life-easier/

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Top 3 Tech Solutions Event Venues Can Opt For

Event tech solutions for your venues can go a long way in providing an amazing guest experience for your event attendees. In 2020 – 2021, the virtual world through social media platforms has become the center of all interactions, personal or professional, and continues to do so. The number of online events is higher than ever before with Hybrid events becoming the next big thing as businesses are trying to adapt to the ‘new normal.

Read more at: https://www.yapsody.com/ticketing/blog/top-3-tech-solutions-event-venues-can-opt-for/

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Streamlining Your Exclusivity With Invite-Only Events

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Exclusive invite-only events represent a certain degree of class, sophistication, and luxury for your event attendees who prefer privacy over anything else.

From conferences, award expos, networking dinners, movie screening, or a VIP night at your casino, organizing an exclusive event is the definitive way to go. Our event management feature cluster makes creating and managing your exclusive events a breeze with a host of granular functionalities.

Read more at: https://www.yapsody.com/ticketing/blog/streamlining-your-exclusivity-with-invite-only-events/

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How Attendee Feedback Accelerates Your Event Planning

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Attendee feedback gathering is one of the effective ways of handling criticism, improving your standard event management practices, and turning your breakdowns into breakthroughs. Healthy criticism and feedback from your new and existing event attendees will help you showcase your logic-based event management style, approachability, and trustworthiness. Audience opinions that are valued proactively can go a long way in improving your event conversions.

Read more at: https://www.yapsody.com/ticketing/blog/how-attendee-feedback-accelerates-your-event-planning/

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Guide To Post-Event Evaluation Surveys

Post-event evaluation may not be the most interesting of tasks for an event organizer but it surely is the gold standard for measuring success. Wondering if your food festival caterers were excellent or perhaps the new artist lineup at your concert event lived up to their hype? All of those can be answered through a well-designed and structured post-event evaluation or analysis.

Read more at: https://www.yapsody.com/ticketing/blog/guide-to-post-event-evaluation-surveys/

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Why audio matters for hybrid and virtual events

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How wonderful would it be to attend one virtual or hybrid event without someone saying, “Can you hear me now? Audio is one of those key tech issues that no one thinks about until it doesn’t work. But when you’re organizing a hybrid or virtual meeting, it needs to be one of your top priorities.

Questions you need to ask your stakeholders

Design with the end in mind. Knowing what you’re trying to achieve and what the parameters of the event are will help determine your audio needs.

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/why-audio-matters-for-hybrid-and-virtual-events/

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Event platforms: DIY vs. managed solutions

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Hybrid and virtual events have become a popular choice for organizations worldwide. This is mainly due to the variety of benefits which include flexibility, inclusivity, connection and engagement.

But is it best for organizations to produce and execute their hybrid or virtual events using self-serve platforms or managed solutions? In our most recent ProEDge webinar session (which you can watch here), our host was able to speak with industry professionals from CventThe Alliance, and Encore who were able to shed some light on the best platform solutions and how to determine an event’s needs.

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/event-platforms-diy-vs-managed-solutions/

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How hybrid elements are creating Boundless Possibilities for in-person events

While in-person events continue to make a comeback following the pandemic, it is no secret that the industry has evolved with the advent of hybrid events. Many planners have found that in-person events enhanced with advanced technology to facilitate remote attendee participation are fast becoming a go-to strategy to help extend event reach and inclusivity.

Research also supports the growing importance of and demand for hybrid solutions. Our Planner Pulse survey recently revealed that planners believe at least 25 percent of their upcoming events will utilize hybrid formats.

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/how-hybrid-elements-are-creating-boundless-possibilities-for-in-person-events/

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Why your hybrid event needs a wired internet connection

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When you’re broadcasting content during a hybrid or virtual meeting, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Why would you want to start with a set-up that’s doomed to fail? If you’re depending on Wi-Fi internet, that’s exactly what you’re doing.

“For hybrid, the success of the meeting is dependent on having a good internet experience,” says Alex Wedesky, Encore Director of Internet Operations. “You need a more reliable connection to hinge your meeting on.” That’s why wired internet solutions are superior to Wi-Fi ones when you’re producing a hybrid event.

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/why-your-hybrid-event-needs-a-wired-internet-connection/

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How To Elevate the In-Room Experience for Your Event Attendees

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Are you tired of seeing attendees checking their phones during your event? It’s the surest sign that someone is disengaged from what’s going on. And when one person does it, everyone around them feels a need to do the same. The average person interacts with their phone nearly three times a minute or a staggering 2,617 times a day.

Why are your event attendees disengaging?

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/how-to-elevate-the-in-room-experience-for-your-event-attendees/

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Keep attendees engaged with an interactive event platform

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People are returning to in-person events. But the audience doesn’t look the same. One reason might be because the majority of Americans care more about their mental health, physical health and family than they did before the pandemic (Source: The Harris Poll, “The Great Awakening”), by 67 percent, 71 percent and 72 percent, respectively.

It’s clear that if you want to expand your in-person event’s reach, adding a hybrid element is the way to go.

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/keep-attendees-engaged-with-an-interactive-event-platform/

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Virtual and Hybrid Meeting Tech Updates You Need Now

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After two years of testing streaming platforms, meeting professionals are asking for more comprehensive solutions and a number of event technology companies have risen to the challenge. We rounded up some of the recent announcements you need to know now to move ahead empowered to deliver regardless of what emergency hits the headlines in the coming months.

Read more at: https://blog.meetingpool.net/virtual-and-hybrid-meeting-tech-updates-you-need-now/

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A Virtual Success Story. How Cognitive Publishing are utilising virtual events as part of their long term strategy

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Here at Evessio we’re seeing so many stories of event organisers not only successfully replicating live events in digital formats but actually adding brand new digital events to their calendar. Many event organisers now see digital events as an integral part of their business and revenue growth. Due to the success of digital events many event organisers are now moving at least half of their event portfolio online for good. So how are so many events growing and increasing revenues using digital formats and virtual event venues? Cognitive Publishing is a great example of a business that has embraced digital change and sought opportunity in virtual even before the industry was forced to move events online. Cognitive Publishing are a leading UK business to business and events organiser who specialise in providing event services to the public sector.

Read more at: https://eventsroom.com/live/en/node/newsarticle-a-virtual-success-story-how-cognitive-publishing-are-utilising-virtual-events-as-part-of-their-long-term-strategy?type=NewsArticle

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The metaverse journey and what this means for businesses

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There’s a lot of marketing hype surrounding the metaverse but what does it actually mean and how does this impact businesses?

Following on from Evessio’s well-attended speaking session at International Confex 2022 surrounding the new world of the metaverse, we published an article on the impact of the future of the metaverse and the impact on the events industry. (link to article) But what does the future of the metaverse mean for businesses on the whole?

Read more at: https://eventsroom.com/live/en/node/newsarticle-the-metaverse-journey-and-what-this-means-for-businesses?type=NewsArticle

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Gamification, enhancing the event experience or a distraction?

Gamification is the application of game mechanics to non-game environments such as digital events and websites with the objective of increasing participation. Many event organisers have incorporated gamification into their events as an added immersive experience. But is gamification a fad or a real trend? Games within events aim to educate, entertain and engage. However, is gamification enhancing the attendee’s experience or distracting them from the main event objectives?

Read more at: https://eventsroom.com/live/en/node/newsarticle-gamification-enhancing-the-event-experience-or-a-distraction?type=NewsArticle

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