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New registration & ticketing platform set to transform group bookings for meetings & events

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Eventsforce has launched today a new ticketing and registration platform that is set to revolutionize the whole process of managing groups around events.  Built on Eventsforce’s next generation of event management solutions, the ‘Groups & Ticketing’ system is designed to help organizers sell more tickets and increase revenue from group bookings.  It also offers a unique and innovative group invitation tool that allows group bookers to secure places at events a lot more quickly.

Read more at: https://eventtechlive.com/new-registration-ticketing-platform-set-to-transform-group-bookings-for-meetings-events/news/punchtownparry/

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8 Best Event Registration Software for Conferences and Events

From tiering tickets and controlling content access to finding an affordable option amid rising registration fees, it’s important you choose the event registration software that’s right for you. After all, in addition to being affordable, you want to make sure that you’re using software that’s both easy to use and flexible enough to accommodate your event’s needs.

We’re here to help you search for the best event ticketing software. Start your search by going through our checklist so you understand what you’re looking for, and then check our reviews of the top 8 event registration software options out there.

Read more at: https://whova.com/blog/event-registration-software-price-comparison/

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How to Successfully Migrate to Your Next Event Management Software

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When the time comes to migrate to a new event management software, a lot rides on the event planners in charge of the logistics. With so much to think about in terms of functionality and growth, as well as making an impression on management, staff, and attendees, an event management software migration is no easy task.

Once you find the right platform for you and your organization, it’s important to take a step back and plan out this crucial transition, so that you can become a true champion of the technology. Seeing it through from start to finish and gaining expert-level knowledge will help get all your important stakeholders on board and will lead to greater event success.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/event-management-software-migration

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Pre-conference planning: key considerations

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Once you find the perfect location to hold your event, you might think the biggest challenge is over. However, there are vital planning steps needed between contract signature and the event date. Here are the main components you’ll want to hash out.

Connect back to your event goals and vision

At this point in the process, you should have defined your meeting’s “why.” The meeting’s main goal/vision should guide all the decisions you have to make throughout the planning process.

Read more at: https://www.traveletm.com.au/blog/pre-conference-planning-key-considerations/

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Easy registration can increase attendance

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Registration forms play a crucial role in converting leads into attendees and influence directly on users’ determination and confidence in their decision to register. The best registration form is one that walks the user thru the process and captures information at each step along the way.

Fear of missing out

Discounted registration limited by time or promotion code can creates a sense of scarcity that truggers fear of missing.

Read more at: https://www.eventact.com/blog/event-registration

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The Complete Guide to Early Bird Registration for Events

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Successfully marketing an event relies on creating and capturing demand throughout the entire event registration process. Breaking down event marketing into stages allows event planners to appeal to different audiences at different times throughout the registration process. Starting with early bird registration offers, successful event planners generate buzz and accelerate sales in the earliest stages of the event.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-planning/early-bird-registration/

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Event Planning Checklist For Large-Scale Events

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Large-scale event planning involves layers of minute details that need to be supervised from day one of planning to the event execution day. Trying to keep track of every little detail without an event management checklist can be undoubtedly chaotic and stressful.

large-scale event planning checklist can make a massive difference in the preparation and execution of the event. Since no two events are ever the same, event planners in Atlanta, advise creating a customized event planning checklist to suit your goals.

Read more at: https://kiscubedevents.com/event-planning-checklist-for-large-scale-events/

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Could A La Carte Session Selection Increase Virtual Event Registrations?

With borders closed, venues shut, and face-to-face meetings not yet a sure thing, virtual events have been a welcome means of connection and communication during the pandemic, but they’re not without their downsides. Zoom fatigue is real, and given just how many online events there have been this summer, it’s not surprising that attendees sometimes see the prospect of another online event as more of an imposition than an opportunity.

How can event planners counter this? One way might be to allow attendees more control over how they schedule their sessions at virtual events.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/session-selection-improves-registration

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Event Technology 101: Top Digital Tools to Make Your Event a Success

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.

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

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The Event Lifecycle: Your Guide to Using the Right Tech at Every Step

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Your event strategy, like any marketing campaign, is cyclical.

The event lifecycle is built on a straightforward premise: build, measure, learn and build again.

This doesn’t mean you just “do it all over again.” Each event is an opportunity to improve off of the previous one. To flourish in the hearts and minds of your attendees and to conquer your campaign KPIs.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/kpis-to-measure-event-success

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22 Important KPIs for Measuring Event Success

Event KPIs (key performance indicators) are the best way to track and measure your event’s success. We will walk you through 22 event KPIs and how you can apply them to your event below. 

When determining KPIs, your event goals and desired event outcomes are the best places to start. Goals will guide what you should measure to determine event success. Whether your main objective is to increase audience engagement, maximize revenue, or obtain more event sponsorships, this list will help you gauge event success.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/kpis-to-measure-event-success

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The Event Technology Playbook for 2021

Event technology has played a pivotal role in the spread and adoption of virtual and hybrid events. Whether you’re hosting a virtual lunch and learn session or organizing a large scale expo, you need event technology to streamline the planning and execution process.

In this event technology playbook for 2021, we’ll give you an introduction to event technology and explain how you can build an event tech stack. Along the way, we’ll also share our favorite event technology tools and cover three major trends that will shape event technology in 2021.

Read more at: https://www.hoppier.com/blog/event-technology

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Registration Platforms v. Ticketing Platforms — What’s the Difference?

Knowing that the ticketing selling process during attendee registration is one of the most important points in an event’s lifecycle, the industry has developed many technologies to help planners streamline this process. The technologies fall into two buckets: registration platforms and ticketing platforms. They seem similar, but what is the difference? Which platform should planners use for a particular event? A comprehensive, robust registration platform? A quick and easy ticketing engine?

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/registration-platforms-v.-ticketing-platforms-whats-the-difference

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Event registration tips and strategies to lure attendees

Naturally, events in different industries have diverse strategic objectives. These can range from educating an audience, to improving a brand’s image, to promoting a product or service.

However, without attendees, an organization cannot achieve any of these long-term objectives. So, convincing people to register and ultimately attend is in the mind of every event professional.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/marketing-tips/event-registration-tips.html

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5 Event Registration Tips to Drive Event Attendance

One of the building blocks of a successful event is undoubtedly a dynamic registration process. More than being a spreadsheet for sign-ups, event registration is an area worth putting a considerable amount of effort into for both securing and maximizing event participation. In fact, according to statistics, only around 45% of event sign-ups turn into actual attendees so you’d better believe that a basic registration system simply won’t cut it these days.

Read more at: https://www.eventx.io/blog/5-event-registration-tips-to-drive-event-attendance

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Are Virtual Events Really More Inclusive? 4 Ways to Keep Accessibility Top of Mind

The conversation around diversity and inclusion in events has recently been increasing, and part of this is ensuring event accessibility. People living with disabilities are often neglected when large shifts take place, and they certainly were not at the forefront of the industry’s discussions when it came to pivoting to virtual.

Virtual events are more inclusive than physical events in many ways — for example, they tend to be more affordable and don’t require any travel — and many have enjoyed higher attendance rates throughout the past year as a result. However, they’re still lagging when it comes to including deaf and blind participants, or those with learning disabilities.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/virtual-event-accessibility

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3 check-in solutions you need for safe hybrid events

Find out the best event check-in solutions you need for safe and seamless hybrid events.

As vaccination campaigns pick up speed worldwide, the return of live events is not beyond sight.

California, one of the US’s most restrictive states in terms of COVID-19 measures, will allow indoor live events to resume later this month.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/event-planning/3-check-in-solutions-you-need-for-safe-hybrid-events.html

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10 online event technology tools that every marketer must know about

As the world of virtual events is continuously evolving, there are always new tools and better versions of existing ones. As a marketer, it might be difficult for you to keep up with virtual engagement tools and incorporate them into your event marketing strategy.

Knowing each tool in-depth and what sets it apart is essential to make informed decisions. But how do you get there? Fortunately, we are here to help you. We have curated a list of the top 10 virtual event networking tools to help you get the maximum ROI from your next event.

Read more at: https://www.airmeet.com/hub/10-online-event-technology-tools-that-every-marketer-must-know-about/

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Hybrid Events in 2021: What You Need to Know

To say that the last few months have been a whirlwind would be an understatement. In a matter of days, live events and conferences that had been planned months in advance were suddenly postponed or cancelled. Virtual events became the new normal, and we had to learn how to create effective programs. We navigated through the storm and learned a lot of lessons along the way. One of the most important lessons the event industry learned was that while virtual events certainly have their benefits, live events will always be an important part of any robust event program.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/hybrid-events-what-you-need-know

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Event Tech Lingo: 100 Event Tech Terms You Need to Know

The recent explosion of virtual and hybrid event tech has helped the industry through one of the most challenging years it has ever faced, but it has also thrown event planners into unfamiliar territory. Sourcing virtual event platforms and hybrid technology was not the norm until 2020, and it requires at least a basic understanding of the available offerings and features.

With that in mind, here is an extensive glossary of event tech terms to help you make sense of the technology you’re working with.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-tech-terms

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Hybrid Events: How to Overcome the 5 Biggest Challenges

The unknown can be a scary thing. I don’t know about you, but there are few things that freak me out more than not knowing how to handle a new situation.

It feels like a decade ago, but think back to when the pandemic first canceled all in-person events. Having to learn everything we could about virtual events and implement them seemed like an impossible task some days.

Read more at: https://splashthat.com/blog/hybrid-event-challenges

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21 Amazing Event Software Integrations for Event Professionals

When organizing an event, there are a lot of moving pieces to consider. As the organizer, you could manually handle all of the various aspects of the event including ticket sales, registration, analytics, etc. Alternatively, you could integrate various software services to automate as many parts of the process as possible.

In this article, we will define what an event software integration is, outline the benefits of software integration, and investigate 21 event software integrations that professionals can utilize for their next event.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/event-software-integrations

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Event Tech Check: 9 Tech Tools That Can Improve Your Virtual and Hybrid Events This Month

BizBash’s technology-related reporting has centered around a number of different topics lately, ranging from new tech that can streamline health screenings to a look at why LED walls will trump video projection as live events return. We also highlighted an event tech company that’s repurposing old headphones into earmuffs for the homeless, and checked out how a recent art festival used AR technology to create a COVID-safe experience.

Read more at: https://www.bizbash.com/event-tech-virtual/event-tech-tools/article/21307298/event-technology-news-from-concept3d-crowdsync-technology-vfairs-social-hour-and-more

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how facial recognition is paving its way into virtual events world

facial recognition systems are a form of technology that you may not even realise you are using on a daily basis. the fundamental use of this technology is that it is capable of matching a human face from an image via a camera or video frame against a database of faces. this is typically used to authenticate users within id services and works by using facial features within a specific image. the prevalence of this technology is best illustrated with the use of using your face to simply unlock your phone or check your banking. however, with the emergence of virtual conference software and corporate virtual events, we now pose the question of how facial recognition is paving its way into the virtual event world.

Read more at: https://www.sevenevents.co.uk/blog/how-facial-recognition-paving-way-virtual-events-world/

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The Complete Guide To Virtual Events in 2021

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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How to Leverage Data to Improve Your Virtual and Hybrid Events

One of the most important benefits of virtual events is that, much like any other digital marketing activity, they generate a wealth of valuable data about attendee engagement and more. This information is far easier to capture when events are held online since every action is trackable. That said, it is also important to collect offline event data in the case of hybrid and in-person events. But, regardless of how you collect event data, the challenge lies in demystifying it to drive smarter decision-making and determine event ROI, and that’s where virtual event metrics and analytics come in.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/how-to-leverage-data-to-improve-your-virtual-and-hybrid-events

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How Beacons can Transform Event Management and Trade Shows

Beacons have captivated the attention of the tech media world. With the recent deployment of these low-cost devices by retailers such as Macy’s, Apple Stores, and sports venues such as Major League Baseball stadium, Oracle Arena, etc., beacon technology has stimulated the appetite of event marketers too.

For years, event organizers have pursued new ways to enhance visitors’ experience by delivering improved customer service and offering digital content through event-specific mobile apps.

Read more at: https://blog.beaconstac.com/2014/08/how-beacons-can-transform-event-management-and-trade-shows/

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Get Flexible With Transferable Online Event Registration

When you’re planning an event, you want to sell as many tickets as you can, but you also want to keep your attendees happy. A ticket transfer allows you to do both. Offering ticket transfers gives your attendees more flexibility and allows them to adjust their event participation as needed.

Perhaps an event registrant has a scheduling conflict and needs to push Thursday night’s yoga class tickets to the next week.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/transferable-online-event-registration-ds00/

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8 REASONS WHY THE VIRTUAL VENUE IS BETTER THAN THE PHYSICAL ONE

The year 2020 marked the upsurge of events taking place in virtual venues.

With many countries and cities going on lockdowns since March and again in November, it was clear that virtual was the way to go. And that the virtual venue was the next big thing.

The coronavirus pandemic required both events management businesses and companies that regularly held physical events, for marketing or sales purposes, to consider alternatives.

Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/virtual-venue-is-better-than-physical-events/

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCES: 7 BENEFITS AND A QUICK GUIDE TO SUCCESS

Events have been an essential area for marketing, networking, and sales for many businesses for the past few years. But 2020 has forced companies to shift gears in this area.

Large-sized events like conferences are now going into a virtual setting and businesses are now shifting towards virtual conferences.

Many companies, small and large, have been forced to re-evaluate their business, strategy, and how they do things.

Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/benefits-virtual-conferences-quick-guide/