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The Essential Virtual Event Organiser’s Desk Set-up

As a virtual event manager, you need to be at the ready and focused from the get-go to the curtain call – and by get-go, we of course mean long before the event starts, and by curtain call we mean after you’ve wrapped up with your team. Making sure your virtual event desk is prepared and stocked with the necessities to get you from event start to finish can be tricky, especially during busy schedules.

With a little help from our friend, Jen Bray, Event Tech and Engagement Lead at IGD, we’re going to whip your virtual event desk into shape with our quick guide to the essential set-up.

Read more at: https://www.crowdcomms.com/post/2022/6/2/virtualeventdesk

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3 Hybrid Event Best Practices We’ve Learned During COVID

COVID-19 disrupted operations around the world, and in-person events were no exception. Event planners for universities, FinTech conferences, and non-profit board meetings had to quickly halt in-person gatherings and turn to alternatives. They soon learned to adjust existing virtual platforms and communication tools to organize virtual events that keep attendees connected online.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/hybrid-event-best-practices

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Event Intelligence for Virtual, In-Person and Hybrid Events

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As event marketers turn to hybrid events, a major challenge that they will inevitably face is the complexity of managing hybrid event data – a task that has grown exponentially with the blending of virtual and in-person audiences. For every event campaign (and this includes virtual, in-person and hybrid events) marketers should have a trusted plan for collecting and analyzing data. And with the added data points brought by hybrid audiences, an event data strategy has never been more essential for businesses who are looking to effectively understand and report on their event success.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/data-strategy-and-event-intelligence-for-your-virtual-in-person-and-hybrid-events/

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5 Top Tips for Virtual Events Organisers

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At Investis Digital, we have a wealth of experience in producing virtual events. We help our clients achieve the best outcome whatever their budget. Virtual events organisation is still a rather new field, to help you with any pitfalls here are my top tips for you as a Virtual Event Organiser.

For in-person events, it has always been the case that you simply invite all stakeholders to your internal town hall, marketing event, launch, AGM, CMD or results presentation; the same is not true for online audiences.

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Why Peloton Can Do Hybrid Events, And You Can’t

In this week’s Event Tech Podcast episode, Will and Brandt discuss Peloton because, as it turns out, their workouts make for a great hybrid event case study. They claim that event planners should take note. After all, the world-famous exercise equipment company has managed to grow a strong community through its content delivery, social media presence, and audience engagement.

Brandt admits that he never thought of Peloton content as a hybrid event case study. But in this episode, he admits that Peloton indeed ticks off all the hybrid event boxes. They talk about the technology, production, content, diversity, and gamification aspects of Peloton.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/hybrid-event-case-study-peloton/

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The Complete Guide To Virtual Events in 2022

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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Hybrid Event Ideas: 6 Different Ways to Blend In-Person and Virtual Events

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020, no one could predict how long it would last or how big of an impact it would have. For the events sector, an industry that traditionally relies on the ability to meet and entertain in person, adaptation to digital became non-negotiable.

As we emerge into the post-pandemic landscape, hybrid events are quickly becoming the number one choice for marketing potential and maximum engagement. But how can you execute these events successfully to please crowds and reach KPIs in the process?

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/hybrid-event-ideas

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Hybrid Events Aren’t Going Anywhere

After the pandemic, virtual events became the default. Now that society is transitioning back to normal, it brings the nature of events into the question: should companies go back to fully in-person or stick with virtual? It seems the answer may lie somewhere in the middle with the rise in popularity of hybrid events.

According to a survey conducted by Statista, 40% of marketers worldwide predict their events will continue to be virtual in 2022, while 35% predict their events will be hybrid. This is an increased interest in virtual events from 2020, when only 35% of marketers wanted to continue having events during the pandemic.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/hybrid-events-arent-going-anywhere

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5 Ways to Boost the Value of Hybrid Events

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Virtual events have exploded in the past few months, but now that the world is beginning to embrace in-person events once more, it can be difficult to see the value in continuing to host hybrid or virtual events. However, in a 2021 survey conducted by Statista, 40% of marketers worldwide predicted their events will be virtual in 2022, while 35% were predicted to be hybrid.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/ways-to-boost-the-value-of-hybrid-events

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Deliver Immersive Virtual Event Experiences with Social Walls

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Since the pandemic began, virtual events have gradually become the new normal. When hosted using a comprehensive event tech platform, such events offer a number of benefits, and incorporating effective and innovate technological tools is a smart strategy that event planners are increasingly adopting. One such tool is social media walls, usually used in virtual events, that works as a powerful social media collector. It has the power to elevate and enhance the entire event experience while at the same time boosting engagement. Over time, social walls are making their way up in events, at times in physical events too, while also rapidly evolving as a powerful tool for generating leads. 

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/891/deliver-immersive-virtual-event-experiences-with-social-wall

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Using virtual events to re-engage inactive customers

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The virtual event format has become ubiquitous in the corporate event planning world and has made the list of favorite formats of Event Managers everywhere. Some have even mastered the art of creating online events. The acquisition of this new skill is in large part thanks to Event Management Software (EMS) that has allowed event planners to optimize the event creation process.

From annual conferences to product launches and press conferences, many types of corporate events have been hosted online since the great pivot from onsite to online of 2020.

Read more at: https://www.eventdrive.com/en/ressources/blog/virtual-events-engage-inactive-customers

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How Can Hybrid Events Transform The Events Industry?

By now we have come to terms with conducting events online. From job fairs to cookery classes, we have seen so many virtual events in the last two years. However, 2022 brings with it a ray of fresh hope being spearheaded by in-person events.

Although most companies are excited to meet and network physically, they are unwilling to let go of the virtual elements of an event. Never before has technology been able to make event planning this flexible, accommodating, and adaptable.

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/how-can-hybrid-events-transform-the-events-industry

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Why Virtual Events Are Not Restricted To Covid Times Alone

If you’re one of the many businesses that switched to hosting virtual events after the pandemic struck, we have news. Virtual events- specifically hybrid events- are here to stay. Nearly 70% of businesses have voted in favour of hosting hybrid events and have signed long-term contracts with virtual meeting platforms.

Parallelly, there is a school of thought that believes that in-person events are crucial and that nothing can replace the connection and personal touch that they provide.

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/why-virtual-events-are-not-restricted-to-covid-times-alone

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Five Easy Tips To Beat Boredom In Virtual Events

If you’re hosting a corporate event in 2022, you must make sure that it stands out. With screen fatigue being at an all-time high, nobody has the will to sit through a virtual webinar or workshop. Businesses need to factor in the boredom that comes with virtual workshops or events and look for ways to make their events more interactive and interesting.

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/five-easy-tips-to-beat-boredom-in-virtual-events

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How Can NFTs Change The Landscape Of The Events Industry

If you are a follower of the latest tech news and take a keen interest in the digital economy, then you must already be aware of the rising popularity of non-fungible tokens or NFTs. They are quickly becoming one of the most popular digital assets and virtual event platforms are starting to take notice of them.

First things first, what is an NFT?

Let’s understand this with an example. Assume that you are a digital illustrator and have you created a beautiful digital painting. This painting, on the surface, is a piece of art but it is also unique because there is only one such painting. It cannot be compared or exchanged with any other painting on grounds of similarity.

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What To Look For In A Hybrid Event Platform

In the last couple of years, the virtual event platform market has grown exponentially. With that, virtual event marketers have had a tough time navigating this crowded space. As more businesses embrace the virtual way of conducting business, these virtual platforms have become essential to not just host events, but also to maintain employee relations and manage communication and collaboration among various departments within an organization.

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/what-to-look-for-in-a-hybrid-event-platform

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How to Use Gamification to Improve Your Virtual Or Hybrid Events

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How do you think some businesses manage to host the most incredible virtual and hybrid events. Among other things, they use gamification in virtual event platform. Gamification doesn’t mean just playing games. It means creating a game-like setup by throwing in challenges, contests, leaderboards, or quizzes. Gamification allows businesses to leverage the competitive side in most humans and boosts engagement like no other.

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/how-to-use-gamification-to-improve-your-virtual-or-hybrid-events

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Five Ways to Cut Your Hybrid Event Capture Costs

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There are undoubtedly many benefits to hosting hybrid events. We could even talk about how hybrid events are transforming the events industry. However, one thing to look into keenly is the cost associated with them.

With hybrid events, since one portion of the audience is in-person, some organizers would like that part of their content to be captured as well. After all, any content shared during your event is great material for marketing. So, do not make the mistake of foregoing the capture of content altogether.

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/five-ways-to-cut-your-hybrid-event-capture-costs

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How To Enhance Engagement Rate In Virtual Hiring Events

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Virtual event platforms have helped businesses to such a large extent that a career fair can be organized at the click of a button. While it saves time and money for the company, it also makes plenty of opportunities available to nervous and sometimes travel-averse job aspirants.

However, with virtual being the norm now, how do you attract and engage the best talent at your next virtual job fair?

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/how-to-enhance-engagement-rate-in-virtual-hiring-events

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Running a virtual event globally, how Gramercy Tech leveraged serverless technology

As the world gradually emerges from the Covid era, the lessons learned from fully online virtual events will have lasting effects on the way events are managed and attended. When Google Cloud approached Gramercy Tech for help running a global internal sales event we took the opportunity to look at how to enhance the capabilities of our Eventfinity platform to better take advantage of Serverless technologies and multi-regional deployments to deliver both a better user experience, more efficiently, and with less operational burden.

Read more at: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/serverless-containers-helps-gramercy-run-global-google-event

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37 Virtual Event Ideas for Your Next Online Event

Virtual engagement has been one of eventprofs’ biggest struggles throughout this transition, so it’s essential to keep things fresh and exciting to distinguish virtual events from basic webinars and keep attendees interested.

It’s possible to host successful, profitable virtual events, and being able to do so is becoming increasingly important as most live events are indefinitely on hold. With this in mind, here are 40 ideas for virtual events to take inspiration from when planning your next online event.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/virtual-event-ideas/

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The Show Must Go On: A Story Of A Circus That Went Virtual

Yesterday, on June 16th, we conducted Episode 3 of our Virtual Experience Makers series. But this time, we were able to create an engaging experience and involve speakers from remote locations such as Cambodia!

The show featured Phare, the Cambodian Circus, a social enterprise based in Cambodia. Siew Hoon Yeoh, founder of Web in Travel (WiT), was in conversation with the Phare Performing Social Enterprise CEO, Dara Huot, and the Executive Director at Phare Ponleu Selpak.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/a-virtual-circus-act-phare-cambodian-circus/

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Getting Event Agencies to be Virtual and Hybrid Ready

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The event industry has traditionally been slow to adopt new technology. COVID-19 changed it all. The pandemic forced event agencies to move events online and they had no option but to take the leap. But as the barrier to entry for virtual events is low, it led to an overcrowded online space filled with cookie-cutter virtual events.

The winners of this digital pivot will be the event agencies that are able to differentiate themselves by creating unique virtual experiences.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/getting-event-agencies-to-be-virtual-and-hybrid-ready/

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How to Make Your Virtual Events More Entertaining and Engaging

When was the last time you played some live music during a networking session at a virtual corporate event? If your answer is ‘never’ — and if the idea of featuring music at such events makes you apprehensive, then this article will convince you to think otherwise.

But before that, let’s briefly look back at the evolution of virtual events in the last two years.

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Virtual Event Benefits You Need To Know in 2022

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The idea of organising events virtually was always the second choice in pre-pandemic times. However, virtual events took the industry by storm during the pandemic. Now even with lockdown restrictions gradually easing, it continues to remain a popular option – given the multiple benefits it offers to event organisers as well as attendees. That’s why knowing the virtual event benefits is useful.

Be it a graduation ceremony, career fair, exhibitions or a business conference, over the past two years, event planners have been switching from traditional physical venues to virtual venues.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/virtual-event-benefits-2022/

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Effective Hybrid Event Strategies You Need to Know

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The last two years have been instrumental in bringing a whirlwind of changes into the event industry. Physical events, the most popular way to host events in pre-pandemic times, saw a gradual decline as virtual events became everyone’s first choice.

But as the rollout of vaccination drives became pervasive, the event industry saw the rise of another alternative to virtual events – a hybrid event – that promised the best of both worlds to event professionals.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/effective-hybrid-event-strategies/

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How to Host a Successful Virtual Career Fair

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Drastic changes in the recruitment process have been accelerated due to innovative technology available in recent years. A career fair is no more limited to university halls filled with employers showcasing their companies looking to hire graduate students.

The traditional means of recruiting has been taken over by a highly-effective way of meeting global talents through virtual career fairs.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-to-host-virtual-career-fair/

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How Artificial Intelligence Powers Virtual Events

The application of artificial intelligence (AI) is prevalent across industries. From homes, healthcare, retail to education – the list is endless.

But, a decade ago, if someone said that events too would be powered by AI in the near future, very few would have believed it to be true.

In the events world, AI is relatively new, yet common. With virtual and hybrid becoming the most-preferred event formats, AI is enabling event organisers to take their events a step ahead.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-artificial-intelligence-powers-virtual-events/

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How to Make Hybrid Events Engaging in 2022

Virtual and in-person attendees at a hybrid event have varying expectations. As an event planner, you need to find a balance between how you engage with both sets of audiences.

Of course, hybrid events are still evolving and to master hosting these events, you need to think of new ways in which your attendees will stay hooked to your event until the end.

Simply streaming the event live for your virtual audience or giving your in-person audiences the opportunity to network on a 1:1 basis won’t be enough to create a memorable event journey for your hybrid event audience.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-to-make-hybrid-events-engaging-in-2022/

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Building A Best-In-Class Hybrid Event Technology

This emergence of hybrid events has been adopted by global companies, and we believe this blended event format will continue being a vital asset to the events space in perpetuity, if not the norm. This is because hybrid events have the power to reach and impact a broader audience, with fewer barriers and more flexibility than ever before.

Follow along as we break down our product team’s learnings from the ongoing development of our virtual and hybrid technology. We’ll peel back the layers on what is a hybrid event, explain the main components to consider when creating a successful hybrid event of your own, and how to become a true hybrid expert yourself using Convene’s Virtual Meetings Platform.

Read more at: https://convene.com/catalyst/event-technology/building-a-best-in-class-hybrid-event-technology/

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