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Engaging Your Community in Hybrid Events: 4 Tips for Success

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen a massive pivot to virtual events. Now, as many events are starting to be held in person again, some people are still not comfortable or cannot attend due to geographic restrictions. This has led many organizations to get creative and host hybrid events to accommodate both in-person and virtual attendees.

Although this type of event first became common during the pandemic, it is likely to remain popular because of the convenience and inclusion of attendees from any geographic location. If you’ve held any virtual events during the pandemic, you are in a great position to start planning successful hybrid events.

Read full story at: https://blog.gocadmium.com/engaging-your-community-in-hybrid-events

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5 Ways to Make CME Event Registration Easier

You offer high-quality CME events for your learners. But can you say that your event registration is simple for your medical learners, or do they often give up and go to another event where the registration is more straightforward?

For any kind of CME event—or even a course—registration should be an uncomplicated task.

So, is your registration process confusing to your learners? If they seem to be leaving before their registration is complete, chances are that your software may be to blame.

Read full story at: https://blog.gocadmium.com/ways-to-make-cme-event-registration-easier

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30 Virtual event ideas with examples for 2022

We’ve always had webinars, but now, the humble webinar has been joined by a new type of event – a virtual event.

According to a survey conducted by PCMA, 79% of event planners are going virtual. From virtual meetings to virtual conferences, the meetings and events industry has transformed in the last few months and is embracing new forms of event marketing and management technology.

With this new reality comes new challenges and solutions. As you’re building your virtual event strategy, there’s a lot to consider. The right virtual event platform, the right type of content, the best virtual engagement strategies – these are all crucial components in crafting an effective (and enjoyable) virtual event.

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

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The Complete Guide To Virtual Events in 2022

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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 full story at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/virtual-events

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Top 5 tips for choosing the right event registration platform

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There is no real “one-size-fits-all” event technology solution for the modern event planner. Business events come in all shapes and sizes, with a range of goals and deliverables. At Huddle, we have supported many of our clients through the process of selecting the right platform for their needs. Here are the 5 most important things for buyers to keep in mind when searching for event technology solutions are:

Read more at: https://www.huddle-agency.com/huddle-blog/top-five-tips-for-selecting-event-registration-platforms

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Top 7 Tips to get the best out of your Cvent platform

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Cvent is a leader in the event technology space and we have worked with them for over a decade. We have seen the event management platform implemented in a huge range of organizations and across many industries, and we have learned a LOT along the way. Check out our TOP 7 TIPs for ensuring you are getting the most from your event management platform.

Read more at: https://www.huddle-agency.com/huddle-blog/top-tips-to-get-the-best-out-of-your-cvent-platform

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Your Guide To Event Registration & Ticketing!

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When we think of events, our minds automatically go to entertainment, networking opportunities, the stage, and gamification, among many other things. But today, let’s take a few steps back and think about where do our events truly begin. Is it when your attendee walks through the doors of your venue or logs on to your virtual event platform? Or is it much earlier, at event registration? Since event registration is the first point of contact for your attendees, we think it’s important to make the best of it!

Read full story at: https://helloendless.com/your-guide-to-event-registration-ticketing/

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How to Launch a Successful Event with a Virtual Event App

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The events industry is shaking off a tumultuous last year and a half and taking with it many lessons learned. In 2020, event pros learned that the virtual component of events isn’t going anywhere, especially when tools like virtual event apps can help bring together in-person and virtual attendees through hybrid events.

Attendees no longer have to choose between attending an in-person event or not attending at all. In fact, with the emergence of virtual event technology, attendees can be present at an event from anywhere in the world!

Read more at: https://socio.events/blog/virtual-event-app

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Quick Tips on How to Create Engaging and Successful Virtual Sales Kickoffs

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Sales Kickoffs (SKOs) are a key annual programme for sales teams at most organisations. They are built to motivate, inspire, and educate the sales force, and create a rallying point to drive common goals. Sales leaders use their SKO to drive annual messages and look for these events to increase sales employee retention and drive quota attainment. And with planners typically responsible for organising 86% of internal events, they are a true team effort. As if executing these critical internal meetings wasn’t stressful enough, in our current climate, the need to hold successful virtual (and hybrid) SKOs is a reality.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/create-engaging-successful-virtual-sales-kickoffs

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4 Questions to Ask Your Ticketing or Registration Partner

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When’s the last time you took a hard look at your ticketing and registration technology? Does it help your team streamline their work, or are you still jumping between different programs? Is it actually helping you grow your business, or is it just keeping the lights on?

Whether you rely on an in-house system or a third-party solution, if you’re working with outdated tech, you’re wasting your time — and money.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/choose-ticketing-registration-partner-ds0d/

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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