Events have undergone some major changes over the last couple of years. From the lingering effects of the pandemic still impacting businesses to the major shift in societal attitudes about employment, social issues are making a big impact on 2022 event trends.
In this blog post, we’re digging into some of those event trends. We take a deep dive into what to expect from in-person, hybrid, and virtual events in 2022, the new demand for corporate responsibility, The Great Resignation’s effect on events, new sustainability efforts, and other event planning industry trends you need to know.
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.
You’ve all heard about AR and VR at events. The terms have been buzzwords for years now, they are constantly on the biggest trends lists and talked about. But how do you use AR and VR at your events? What can you really do with it that will enhance your event? If those questions have popped into your mind you aren’t alone.
In today’s episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, Brandt Krueger, of Event Technology Consulting will be walking us through how to use AR and VR at your events. He will walk you through engaging ways to use AR and VR, the differences between them and also some ways AR and VR help the industry beyond use at your event! Let’s jump in!
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.
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?
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.
Hybrid and in-person events are making a triumphant return in 2022, powered by the latest event technologies and tools.
After the past two years of digital transformation, event attendees will expect higher levels of event production and more engaging technology to make these events feel worthy of their hard-earned money and limited time. For conference and event organizers, it means investing in the right event technologies.
Not sure where to begin? Check out our list of the latest event technologies to help you add some flare to and truly level up your events in 2022 and beyond.
Before the pandemic, virtual and hybrid events were less common –– especially as the high-production, immersive experiences they’ve now come to be. They were largely designed to attract future in-person attendees while adding an element of innovation.
The steady development of these formats –– and the technology to support them –– has now accelerated. Their benefits have also come into focus: wider reach, more inclusivity, and increased sustainability –– just to name a few.
Ever since Facebook announced it was becoming a “metaverse company” and changing its name to “Meta”, the concept of a virtual reality universe has become part of everyday conversation. While many remain skeptical, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies continue to advance. Investors also appear to be bullish, with Meta’s shares rising by 9 percent since it announced the name change less than a month ago. Does this mean we’ll all be meeting in virtual reality sometime in the near future?
In the last two years, due predominantly to the pandemic, the adoption rate of new technology soared. Nearly every business experienced a digital transformation that ordinarily should have taken much longer. The event planning and events industry is no different. Event technology plays an important role in the industry, and adaptation over the last two years has driven adoption and evolution that will change all events moving forward.
Virtual and augmented reality continues to make big waves in marketing, thanks to its positive effect on consumer engagement.
Expos and trade fairs offer brands the perfect opportunity to get their name out there and pull in new customers. The catch? There are often hundreds of exhibitors competing for attention, meaning standing out is imperative.
We’ve all sat through tedious talks, with text-heavy slides and presenters reciting exactly what’s on the screen. Thankfully, there may be a closing slide in sight. New developments in event technology are changing the way we present, providing innovative ways to grab audiences’ attention and convey information.
This is great news for event creators. The more dynamic and interesting your presentation is, the greater your audience engagement will be.
How has technology changed the event industry? Well, whether it’s a music gig, flower-arranging workshop, or art exhibition, technology has been key to holding successful events during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling creators to adapt to unforeseen circumstances and meet consumer demands. It’s even brought new and exciting opportunities, as virtual events have reached wider audiences from across the globe.
Event technology is evolving faster than ever before—and for good reason. Today, 90% of event professionals agree that technology can have a positive impact on the success of their events. With the rise of virtual events and hybrid events, many teams recognize that the right tech solutions can take their event experience to a whole new level. In fact, one study even found that event technology can increase event attendance by 20 percent and productivity by 27 percent.
From live streaming to virtual audio—perspectives on the virtual event tech options available to event organizers from the CTO at a leading live experience agency.
Over lockdown, events organisers have been working frantically to find ways to keep their clients engaged with their audiences online, attempting to stay ahead of the curve on what’s achievable, cutting edge and practical. As social restrictions tighten across the UK and fluctuate worldwide, Marble LDN’s CTO, Robbie Parry, explores the pros and cons of the technology currently available for digital and hybrid events.
About half of all people in the world currently hold at least one social media account, and many people have more than one. Social media is a great way for us to briefly escape from the stresses of the day by connecting with friends, family, celebrities, and brands. But besides the ability to entertain us and connect us with others, social media event marketing also provides an incredible way for event organizers to interact with attendees before, during, and after events.
Since 2020 is the revolutionary year for every sector, especially the corporate event management, this has brought about an immense amount of opportunities for event technology in the hybrid event sphere.
Events will be more innovative, interactive, dynamic, and virtual. With that potential, event technology will transform the critical aspects of events, making them more organized, enjoyable, and engaging to audiences.
Technology is constantly evolving. And with social distancing required to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the meetings and events industry, among all others, has become even more reliant on it. A permanent state of iteration paired with this new dependency equals new and ever-changing trends.
Below, we highlight current meetings and events technology for virtual, hybrid and live experiences.
This is not the first time we’ve talked about the future of events in our event tech blog. Last time, we’ve emphasized hybrid events as one of the most anticipated trends in the events industry, and we’ve strongly looked over the upcoming opportunities and challenges closely related to technology for events. But it’s always worth to figure out events in 2021, especially when we are towards the end of the year.
Events are getting more mesmerizing with the aid of technological innovations. Specifically, the new add-on to this sector-‘ virtual event platforms’ are adding more value in this time of the pandemic.
However, event hosting is not a standalone process, whether it is a physical or virtual event! Helpfully, there is a range of innovative technologies that helps to turn the events more eventful such as mobile technology, event management software, 3D mapping, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Emotional/facial Recognition using AI, Wearables, and so on.
It’s already been established that virtual and hybrid events will be the industry’s bread and butter for a while. And even though planners have been avidly consuming educational content on the topic, there are still misconceptions going around. For instance, you probably read every article under the sun teaching you about virtual audience engagement, sponsorships, speakers, and more. But how much attention have you actually paid to the virtual event production aspect?
As we enter further into the second quarter of the year, many look ahead for trends on the rise in their industry, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. 2020 is already a revolutionary year for corporate event management and although a lot remains uncertain, there are promising opportunities for event technology in the hybrid event space.
In the past week, this newsletter has gained over a hundred new subscribers! So to those people, I want to say welcome to the family, but you might be a little confused about the message I’m about to share.
Last week, I wrote about some personal struggles and hardships that I was experiencing. Honestly, writing that newsletter was nerve-wracking because I thought that no one would want to read something that was riddled with worry and self-doubt.
Welcome to another episode of #EventIcons, and this time around we’re talking 2020 event tech trends! If you know Endless, you know we love talking about event tech. So much so, we have another podcast entirely dedicated to the topic. And we thought this would be a great opportunity to bring you a crossover episode. In recent past episodes, we covered several 202o trends in the industry, including marketing and design. So now it’s time for the 2020 event tech trends to shine!
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are no longer figments of our imaginations – they’ve come to life! We’ve compiled 28 events dedicated to VR and AR to keep you up to date and involved with this innovative and revolutionary technology.
Once only seen in movies or described in storybooks, technology has advanced far enough to allow VR and AR to not only work, but to be reproduced at a commercial and consumer level. A new age has dawned and companies can now base their business models around these advanced technologies.
There’s no doubt that immersive technologies can be a fun addition to business events. But what’s the point of using tech applications that don’t fulfill both attendees’ and exhibitors’ objectives for being there in person?
This question has become central to the work that John Kaplan does for clients who exhibit at events and who host events.
It’s time for the coolest conversation ever about AR and VR for events! This topic isn’t new for us here at Endless. And the reason we enjoy it so much is because it’s slowly but steadily revolutionizing the industry. As event planners, we need to make sure we’re always paying attention to the hottest trends out there. And especially those that have the power to improve the attendee experience. So on this week’s episode of #EventIcons, we’re breaking down all things AR and VR for events.