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Guidance for securing video conferencing

During the time period covered by Covid-19, video conferencing became more commonplace. Every institution, from universities to corporations, has gone online. The widespread use of video conferencing and virtual meetings, however, has led to an increase in the number of bugs and security leaks. As a result, the most pressing issue is how to safeguard video conferences. This post serves as a comprehensive approach to protecting your next video conference.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/guidance-for-securing-video-conferencing.html

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Understanding Video Aspect Ratios

Video Aspect ratios are essential in any video content. The video aspect ratio determines the experience your viewers can have from the platform on which content is displayed. Furthermore, video aspect ratios and resolution work together to determine the streaming quality for users on any video streaming platform, whether live streaming, over-the-top (OTT) app or website. This post will explain everything you need to know about video aspect ratio.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/understanding-video-aspect-ratios.html

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Streaming your in-person event in 720p

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We’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: in-person events are back, and we love them! For two years, we missed the human interactions that in-person events brought as the world tried to contain the deadly Covid-19 virus. We missed the high-fives and the exchange of business cards. But now we are back to gathering again. And in organizing and attending in-person events, we should retain the lessons learned in the days of social distancing: that streaming our events expands the number of people we can reach; that we can increase participation when we stream our in-person events.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/tech-and-trends/streaming-your-in-person-event-in-720p.html

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Top 10 Best webcam for live streaming in 2022

Having the best webcam is as important as having the best microphone for Livestreaming. The best webcams are the ones that work with your favorite streaming platform and have good audio, so you can be heard clearly by all your viewers. Here are some of the best webcams that will help you deliver an engaging livestream in 2022, no matter what type of streaming you do.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/tech-and-trends/webcam-for-live-streaming.html

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The Best DSLR Cameras for Live Streaming

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The best DSLR cameras for live streaming in 2022 have been discussed in this article. In this post, we’ll examine some of the top picks on the market right now. We’ll discuss the noteworthy concerns when choosing a DSLR camera for live streaming and recommend a few of our favorites. So whether you’re just beginning or already experienced and looking for an upgrade, read on to find out more.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/tech-and-trends/the-best-dslr-cameras-for-live-streaming.html

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Everything You Need to Know About HLS Streaming for Virtual and Hybrid Events in 2022

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HLS streaming is proof that we live in a rapidly changing world characterized by technological innovations. In the past, video delivery on the internet relied heavily on Adobe’s Flash video innovation. Lately, there’s been a significant change in the realm of online video. In particular, video streaming powered by HLS and HTML5 video players has progressively supplanted Adobe’s Flash protocol.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/tech-and-trends/hls-streaming.html

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Virtual Conferences in Events.Studio

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Due to the business environment, virtual conferences have significantly matured in the last 2 years. Thanks to the Globibo Events.Studio platform and integrated AV services, new forms of virtual conferences have crystalized and commercialization models solidified. 

With the broadest spectrum of platform functionalities and great depth in many areas, a majority of the events now generate revenues through subscription-based add-ons, optional content, chargeable access to specific sessions, and targeted marketing & engagement channels.

If you want to know more about Virtual Conference Commercialization options, please contact us.

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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 Top 5 Venue Selection Criteria for Hybrid Events

While event planners agree that the future of events is hybrid – combining in-person and virtual components – most still haven´t hosted a live event since the pandemic restrictions started.

Indeed, according to EventMB´s State of the Event Industry Report, 71.5% of planners’ haven´t been able to host any live events since the first restrictions were introduced. However, 70.3% of event professionals actively plan in-person events, and 67.5% agree that events will be hybrid, including a digital strategy to maintain the virtual audience.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/hybrid-events/the-top-5-venue-selection-criteria-for-hybrid-events.html

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7 Reasons Why You Should Host Video-Driven Events

Learn about the benefits of hosting video-driven events, including reach, engagement, networking, monetization, and more!

With the rapid growth of audio content and the ongoing buzz around audio chatrooms like Clubhouse, why should event professionals use video for their events?

The benefits of live streaming are nothing new, as it has been a go-to form of communication for marketers and content creators for years.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/corporate-events-en/7-reasons-why-you-should-host-video-driven-events.html

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Event Staffing: Event AV Is NOT A One Person Job!

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It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another episode of the Event Tech Podcast! Will is really excited to talk about event staffing today. It’s a topic that he’s talked about in the past, from dissecting AV proposals at the AV Audit to giving useful AV audit tips to planners at Whiteboard Wednesdays. And similarly, Brandt and Will covered the topic of saving money on AV in the past as well.

But today, Will and Brandt want to talk about understaffing in particular. Far too often have they seen one person do a job of multiple people at events.

Read full story at: https://helloendless.com/event-staffing/

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How Can Virtual Video Events Be Better? Just Ask mmhmm

2020 was the year virtual events went mainstream — because that’s simply the way it had to be. To survive, creators of all stripes have pivoted to digital and hybrid events. In doing so, they’ve discovered both their positives (you can’t transmit viruses through a live stream) and all their glaring shortcomings (timeouts, conversational timing sucks, and a loss of connection with the audience). But one good thing happened when we went into lockdown: crafty entrepreneurs went to work making video apps better.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/better-virtual-video-events-mmhmm/

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Stepping Up The Game: Here’s Why You Need To Look Better On Camera

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It’s been 18 months since many event profs first encountered Zoom. Back then, turning on the laptop camera and joining the call was already considered a huge success in itself. But as time went by, the standards for virtual event production started rising. Presenters and team members alike learned how to look better on camera. Event technology masters, such as our hosts, Will and Brandt, gave out advice on the best virtual speaker gear. As we’re slowly stepping into the third year of the pandemic, we’ve all come to understand that looking and sounding your best on video calls matters … Or did we?

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/look-better-on-camera/

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Call for Papers in a Pandemic: Virtual and Hybrid Event Planning

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For a few short weeks in 2020, the world seemed to slow. As we’ve progressed to nearly the end of the pandemic, it looks like it has begun to speed up even faster than our pre-COVID lives once again. We have all adjusted, from the way we shop to the way we work, much of it “just in time” or with greater flexibility. Who would have thought that airlines would drop their $200 change fees?

Late last year, I received an invitation to submit a session proposal for an event in the summer of 2021. While six to nine months would be a typical timeline for a call for papers/presentations (CFP), it honestly felt disconnected from reality in our “new normal.”

Read more at: https://www.eply.com/blog/call-for-papers-in-a-pandemic-virtual-and-hybrid-event-planning

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Event AV Costs: How To Get The Best Possible Deal

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Oh, event AV costs. Just when event planners thought they had enough to think about, the question arises. And it’s no secret that when event profs go to sleep, their dreams consist of a series of jumping quotes, venue possibilities, key-note speakers to snatch … So when you have to add event AV costs to the equation, some smoke might start coming out of your head. But while we can’t exactly sugarcoat this for you – because AV costs aren’t linear – we can definitely help you out. And this is why we put together a handy guide to event AV costs!

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/event-av-costs/

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Hybrid Event Production: Let’s Talk AV & Equipment!

Can you feel that, event planner? It’s the dawn of the hybrid event era! The virtual revolution paved the way to greater accessibility and inclusivity, so it goes without saying that virtual events are here to stay. Meanwhile, in-person events are making a comeback. So, which one will prevail? Well, this is not an argument, so there’s no need to pick sides. Why not both?

The perfect union of these two (seemingly mutually exclusive) event trends are hybrid events. After all, in the events industry, we are all united and dedicated to bringing people together.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/hybrid-event-production/

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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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Live streaming is easier than ever before

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Live streaming enables participants to join your event from remote locations. They can view the event as it happens and interact with each other in real-time. With the tools avaialbe, today live event streaming is easier than ever.

Live streaming – Capture, Encode, Distribute, Play

Live streaming has 4 parts

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

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Getting started with online virtual events

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Virtual events have been growing in popularity for several years, and for 4 good reasons.

1) The technology behind virtual events has been constantly maturing to deliver engaging digital experiences that offer better returns on investment than participating in an in-person event.
2) Participants appreciate saving time and money by attending conferences remotely instead of having to travel.
3) The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 raised concerns about international travel and participating in crowded events, pushing even more events online.
4) Rising anxiety over climate change and the trend for green/eco-friendly travel further raised the appeal of virtual events.

Read more at: https://www.eventact.com/blog/getting-started-with-virtual-events

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Improving virtual events accessibility

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The growing popularity of working from home together with the surge in the globalization of businesses have boosted the popularity of virtual events.

Most significantly, it has seen a massive spike during the pandemic. This is because businesses across the globe had to start using digital channels to communicate. These include meetings, sponsorships, events, product reveals, and trade shows.

Read more at: https://www.eventact.com/blog/make-your-event-more-accessible.html

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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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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 AV Production Guide for Virtual Events

Virtual Event AV Production refers to the audiovisual (AV) production and event technology used to produce a virtual, in-person, or hybrid event. Virtual event production can include services, equipment, tools, and personnel with the expertise needed to deliver an exceptional audio visual experience.

Check out our guide to the most common AV event production terms, so that you can communicate effectively with your AV production team.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/virtual-event-av-production-guide

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21 Ways to Use Social Media to Improve All Aspects of Your Next Event

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.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/social-media-event-marketing-plan

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A Guide to Virtual Trade Shows and Digital Booths

What is a virtual trade show?

A virtual trade-show is a type of virtual event, run in an online environment.

Registered attendees can navigate around a digitally-created environment, where they can interact with virtual exhibitor booths, engage with sponsors, chat to other visitors and explore show areas such as a virtual auditorium with on-demand or live streamed content, networking lounges with chat functionality or sponsored zones.

Online exhibitor booths may come in many different formats – from simple icons and banners to bespoke web pages and intricate 3D-rendered designs.

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

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The Rising Popularity of Self-Service Production Platforms for Virtual Events

Virtual events are here to stay, and to adapt to this change, event platforms are beginning to offer more self-service production features to help presenters create amazing content, connect to audiences more effectively, and to enhance the overall virtual event experience. At the same time, they are reducing the complexity that presenters have to deal with as they produce their content.

Read more at: https://www.meetingplay.com/blog/the-rising-popularity-of-self-service-production-platforms-for-virtual-events

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What Megachurch Services Can Teach Events About Engaging a Remote Audience

Churches may at first seem like an unlikely place to look for inspiration in hosting virtual and hybrid B2B events. With that said, churches share many of the same challenges that B2B event planners have faced over the past year. Just as business people often prefer closing deals in person, many Christians equate worship with being within the four walls of the church. We even use the phrase “the church” to reference the entire religious institution — so intertwined are the two concepts.

If any further confirmation of this preference were needed, research from the Barna Group suggests that only 2 percent of practicing Christians attended a church service via video or live stream in 2020.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/virtual-church-service-learnings

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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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Three Ways to Deploy Video for Your Event

There is a lot to video, especially as we move into hybrid events. For virtual attendees, video is how your audience will consume the majority of your event. For your live attendees, unless your event is a networking dinner or gala, the same could be true for them. To help you make the most out of your event’s video content, we created a data sheet with a few different ways you can deploy it to your audience.

Read more at: https://blog.hubb.me/three-ways-to-deploy-video-for-your-event

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Event Tech Providers Brace for Hybrid Impact by Offering AV and Production Services

The evolving event landscape and the rapid shift to hybrid and onsite-only events present event planners with a mix of uncertainty and opportunity. Taking full advantage of the recovery while minimizing the risk of a misstep means shifting skill sets and new talking points in partner-sourcing discussions.

But it has also created a simplicity market wherein the ability for a provider to manage things behind the scenes is a valuable differentiator. In 2020, this resulted in planners leaning heavily on their tech providers to fill the gaps:

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