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HOW 5G WILL ENABLE BETTER AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT AT EVENTS

Imagine an events ecoysystem where speakers can present remotely via engaging holograms. Where online events can have unlimited attendees and virtual reality can transport those attendees to unexpected and immersive environments. Where brands can geolocate customers at an event, make relevant recommendations based on their past buying behaviors, and distribute hyper-personalized content every step of the way. 5G technology will soon make it all possible.

Read more at: https://www.corporateeventnews.com/how-5g-will-enable-better-audience-engagement-events

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18 TOOLS FOR HOSTING A VIRTUAL EVENT

In light of the impact of the novel coronavirus and eventsan increasing number of event organizers are shifting to virtual events as an alternative to postponing or canceling upcoming events.

For those who are new to the virtual environment, there are a few key areas to focus on when starting out. These include broadcasting or pre-recording a live event session, creating engaging experiences for your virtual audience, and integrating tools with an existing event management platform to streamline event data.

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37 EVENT SURVEY QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK FOR THE BEST INSIGHTS

Get inside the minds of your attendees and other stakeholders with these 37 must-ask event survey questions.

What do your attendees think about your event? How about sponsors? Are they likely to support your event next year?

It’s hard to say exactly how well an event went when you only have your own personal experience to guide you. That’s why tools like event surveys and event evaluations are critical for measuring attendee satisfaction

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-survey-questions

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EVENT TECHNOLOGY: THE 2021 GUIDE

Welcome to the 2021 event technology guide. Here you’ll learn how to choose the right event technology for your next event to support your desired event outcomes.

What is Event Technology?

Event technology is any digital tool that helps you plan and produce an event. Some examples are event management software, engagement tools, virtual platforms, streaming services, and mobile event apps.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-technology-guide

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How to Use Engagement Scoring to Track the Attendee Journey

What are your attendees thinking? It’s a common question for planners and marketers, and finding the answer doesn’t rely on telepathy, but on technology. Using technology to track customer touchpoints, companies can create multiple engagement scores per event that provide actionable insight into the customer journey. For marketers and planners, the engagement score ties to virtual, hybrid, and in-person events, looking to event touchpoints to show the attendee journey. The scores can provide full insight into your customers based on their event interactions.

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

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Digital Events: Finding Ways to Connect Through the Screen

It’s a scenario we are all too familiar with. You log on to your computer to start your day, excited by the prospect of an entire Monday with no meetings. It seems too good to be true! And then it hits you – it is. You suddenly remember that you registered for a few digital events. You have to be on camera all day, which means changing out of your faded sweatshirt and running a comb through your hair. And you have to talk to people. It takes you one minute to decide that you are not going to be joining the conference.

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

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Virtual Meetings in 2021: Tips, Ideas & Tools

Many of us now attend virtual meetings every day, sometimes, a lot more than we would like. Virtual meetings are often blocked out into our schedules a week in advance or are thrown onto that one free block of time on our calendars an hour before they begin. During COVID-19, individuals have spent more than 5.5 billion minutes in virtual meetings, according to Entrepreneur.

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

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How to Create Cross-Channel Attendee Engagement Experiences for Hybrid Events

When we plan virtual or live events, we need to figure out how attendees will engage with the content, sponsors, and each other. But hybrid events pose a unique challenge.

We now must also figure out how we’ll get these audiences to engage with one another.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What experiences, if any, should be online-only? In-person only?
  • Which virtual and face-to-face activities can I make one cohesive experience?
  • What will interaction between digital and live audiences look like?

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/hybrid-events-engagement/

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How to use lead capture technology for event personalization

All event organizers make it a priority to ensure a memorable experience for their target audience, from start to finish. And the best way to guarantee that is through lead capture technology, which works primarily as a digital identification system of each attendee. Then, you only need to use ID technology as the means for personalization. Not only does personalization offer a more seamless experience for attendees, but organizers benefit from the increased value of collecting key attendee data that can be highly valuable for follow-up actions or for planning better events in the future.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/lead-capture-technology-event-personalization/

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Running Virtual Events? Keep Your Attendees Engaged

If it’s already quite a challenge to engage your in-person audience, you’re probably thinking about how to shift the experience to an online setting and still keep your attendees engaged. Despite all the countless possibilities of browsing the web that will wander your attendees’ attention, there’s always some great advice that can help you improve your attendee experience & engagement. Let’s go through the top 8 tips to host a virtual event with high engagement levels.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/virtual-events-attendee-engagement/

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7 IDEAS FOR DRIVING ENGAGEMENT AT VIRTUAL EVENTS WITH GAMIFICATION

Virtual events aren’t new – but they are new to many event planners. A live poll during EventMB’s recent Pivot to Virtual event showed that over 60% of planners had never previously planned a virtual event. Despite this gap in experience, the events industry shifted completely online in just a few short months. According to a recent Bizzabo survey, 93% of event marketers plan to invest in virtual events. It’s clear this new digital landscape is here to stay.

Grand View Research projects that virtual events will increase ten-fold over the next decade, reaching nearly $774 billion. The most innovative event planners are already adapting and working to perfect this medium.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/virtual-event-gamification

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Live polling questions and tools to elevate your engagement today [real examples]

Live polling is an effective way to engage your audience in virtual events. While it may seem simple, organizers often struggle to find the tools and come up with the questions boosting interaction.

In that light, we´ll delve into the main benefits of live polling. Then, we´ll suggest practical questions you could ask at your event. Finally, we´ll look at the best tools to create and implement live polls that effectively engage attendees.

Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/marketing-tips/live-polling-questions-and-tools-to-elevate-your-engagement-today-real-examples.html

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6 WAYS TO STRATEGIZE YOUR HYBRID EVENT

What’s that one thing in common with NBA 2020Tomorrow Land 2020VMA 2020? These, as you may have rightly guessed met the new norm of the 2020 event world standards, they are all Hybrid events.

If you aren’t a big fan of Hybrid events and would do anything to go back to the ‘Live-Show’ days, you know you are not alone. Yet, the fact is that 100% of all-live events aren’t coming back – as soon as we’d like.

Read more at: https://www.evia.events/evia-blogs/2020/10/7/6-ways-to-strategize-your-hybrid-event

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Virtual Engagement Ideas to Keep your Event Attendees Engaged

Over the past few months, I’ve witnessed a lot of event organisers who are planning virtual events, tell their clients to keep timings short, presentations succinct and the overall event length to under an hour in order to maintain virtual engagement. The reason? Apparently, our attention spans have been so degenerated by TikTok-style short bursts of content that we can no longer cope with staring at a screen for any significant length of time.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/virtual-engagement-ideas-keep-your-event-attendees-engaged

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6 Ways to Increase Attendee Engagement During Virtual Events

The world of meetings and events is changing. As remote working and self-isolation become the new normal (well at least for now), organisations are adapting and moving towards the virtual space for their event programme. But with the switch to this new format, how do you ensure your attendees stay as engaged as they do during in-person conferences?

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/6-ways-increase-attendee-engagement-during-virtual-events

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Best Tools and Solutions for Organizing Perfect Hybrid Events

The disruption of the event industry since the turn of the decade due to COVID19 has led to a spurt in virtual gatherings globally. As models continue to evolve, hybrid events have emerged as a viable alternative, combining the robustness of face-to-face interaction with a virtual online audience.

In the current scenario, travel restrictions have gradually loosened, but safety concerns remain. This model is a technically feasible, financially sustainable solution.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/blog/best-tools-and-solutions-for-organizing-perfect-hybrid-events/

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Steps to using CadmiumCD’s Survey Magnet for Hybrid Events

Continuing the series on using the survey magnet for virtual events, this post will focus on hybrid events which utilize a mixture of live and on-demand components.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many larger in-person events were cancelled and switched to online events. A previous post covered how to set-up your evaluation portal for live digital/online events.

Looking into the future, as some restrictions are being lifted many event organizers are planning for smaller, more regional “in-person” meetings but provide a really robust online offering for the wider audience.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/steps-to-using-cadmiumcds-survey-magnet-for-hybrid-events/

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Top three virtual events quick wins we learned in 2020

Virtual events quick wins are opportunities for improvement that have low operation complexity. Thus, the execution can be done in the short term, there’s a considerable potential for benefit.

We’ve been deepening the concept through the last three months and, after organizing online conferences for 2000+ people, we can now evaluate our best results and share what have been our best results.

Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/tech-and-trends/top-three-virtual-events-quick-wins-we-learned-in-2020.html

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Increasing virtual events engagement [Video + Sketch]

On July 30th, we hosted the virtual event Virtual events trends: increasing audience engagement. Thus, we invited three experts in different areas to present solutions. So they could talk on how to keep an audience engaged throughout an online event.

Melanie Woodward, from Event Planning BlueprintVanessa Holmes, from noonah; and William Warren, of The Sketch Effect. They showed how they go about exploring new features to keep people engaged throughout their virtual events.

Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/tech-and-trends/increasing-virtual-events-engagement-video-sketch.html

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Make virtual events more interactive [5 practical proven tactics]

Trying to make virtual events more interactive is undeniably one of the main strategies brands are using to increase their global reach.

For years, videoconferencing was the only option when meeting online. However, with macro changes, like the pandemic, the need of more robust and complete solutions emerged.

Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/tech-and-trends/make-virtual-events-more-interactive-5-practical-tactics.html

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How much does a mobile app for events cost [with price comparison tool]

Currently, 85% of event planners use mobile app for events, 61% use event marketing tools, and 54% use survey tools. The main reasons for that being convenience to the participants, agility to obtain information and the possibility of creating interactive experiences that passively collect data.

Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/digital-transformation/how-much-does-a-mobile-app-for-events-cost-with-price-comparison-tool.html

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What are some of the most effective and creative ways you’ve seen or implemented yourself to ramp up attendee engagement in virtual & hybrid events?

As event planners continue to make the shift to virtual and hybrid events, maintaining a high level of attendee engagement has become an even more pressing topic. We asked eight event professionals from all over the map what are some of the most effective and creative initiatives they’ve seen or implemented themselves to ramp up attendee engagement.

Read more at: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/what-are-some-of-the-most-effective-and-creative-ways-youve-seen-or-implemented-yourself-to-ramp-up-attendee-engagement-in-virtual-hybrid-events/

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Essential Equipment for Planning an Outdoor Event

From battling the elements to challenging technical logistics, planning an outdoor event poses a unique set of challenges for event managers. So, whether you’re hosting a charity fundraiser, sporting event, or music festival, covering all bases when it comes to your event equipment is key to giving vendors and attendees a memorable experience (for all the right reasons).

Read more at: https://pathable.com/essential-equipment-for-planning-an-outdoor-event/

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4 Tips To Enhance Attendee Experience

So much of an event planner’s or event management company’s day is spent brainstorming creative and innovating ideas on how to enhance an event and attendee’s overall experience.

Ensuring your event is engaging for your audience is absolutely imperative, so enhancing their experience where ever possible is key. By introducing creative and original ideas you will avoid any chance of them leaving unimpressed and not wanting to come back for future events.

Read more at: https://pathable.com/4-tips-to-enhance-attendee-experience/

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40 Event Planning Apps to Watch in 2020

We decided to put together all the apps we have reviewed in the last year, to give you a highlight of the technology we see impacting events in 2019.

This is by no means an award, some sort of ranking, or a top ten list.

As we spent a lot of time going through these apps, we analyzed the thinking behind them, talked to the founders, and tried and tested them.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-planning-apps

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Virtual Events: Turn Passive Attendees into Active Participants

Getting your attendees engaged and involved with your content is one of the most important obstacles for any event planner. Event tech provides many opportunities for your attendees to more effectively engage with your content. Virtual events require creative techniques to drive remote attendees’ focus and keep them engaged with the event’s content.

Active vs. Passive Attendees

Events with remote attendees require a detailed engagement strategy to ensure that attendees are actively attending your event rather than passively watching.

Read more at: https://www.crowdcomms.com/post/2020/8/12/virtual-events-turn-passive-attendees-into-active-participants

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Keeping Attendees Engaged Is the Biggest Challenge for Virtual Events

There has been a lot of hype around virtual events since the beginning of the pandemic, but not all of it has been borne out by experience. While some eventprofs have enjoyed higher profits and increased attendance rates as compared to live events, many are not finding the format to be a viable solution.

Online events present many challenges to planners, but some are more significant than others.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/attendee-engagement-virtual-events

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39 Event Planning Apps to Watch in 2020

We decided to put together all the apps we have reviewed in the last year, to give you a highlight of the technology we see impacting events in 2019.

This is by no means an award, some sort of ranking, or a top ten list.

As we spent a lot of time going through these apps, we analyzed the thinking behind them, talked to the founders, and tried and tested them.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-planning-apps

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The Ins & Outs Of Hybrid Audience Engagement

We’ve talked a lot about virtual events in the past and how we keep the audience engaged. But when it comes to hybrid audience engagement, you are literally dealing with two different sets of attendees. A hybrid event is the combination of an in-person audience and a virtual audience. And our definition of a perfect hybrid event is when you have the blurring of lines, the blending of those two audiences together, where they have the ability to interact with each other.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/hybrid-audience-engagement/

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Three Tips for Powering Personalized Events with Technology

Personalization is more than just a nice to have — it’s a necessity. This is especially true at events where there are multiple messages competing for an attendee’s attention. Taking a traditional one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t cut it anymore as your customers are becoming more and more adept at filtering out generic advertising.

Read more at: https://blog.hubb.me/three-tips-for-powering-personalized-events-with-technology