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10 VIRTUAL EVENT BENCHMARKS TO KNOW FOR 2021

2020 has been a year for trial and error as event marketers continue to navigate and perfect virtual events. We’ve seen an impressive amount of innovation from event planners, from virtual event strategies to virtual event production, and virtual event tools that help event marketers create meaningful experiences. We also expect hybrid events to be a major player next year, combining the best of in-person and virtual experiences.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/virtual-event-benchmarks

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18 TOOLS FOR HOSTING A VIRTUAL EVENT

In light of the impact of the novel coronavirus and eventsan increasing number of event organizers are shifting to virtual events as an alternative to postponing or canceling upcoming events.

For those who are new to the virtual environment, there are a few key areas to focus on when starting out. These include broadcasting or pre-recording a live event session, creating engaging experiences for your virtual audience, and integrating tools with an existing event management platform to streamline event data.

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EVENT TECHNOLOGY: THE 2021 GUIDE

Welcome to the 2021 event technology guide. Here you’ll learn how to choose the right event technology for your next event to support your desired event outcomes.

What is Event Technology?

Event technology is any digital tool that helps you plan and produce an event. Some examples are event management software, engagement tools, virtual platforms, streaming services, and mobile event apps.

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

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Do We Even Need In-Person Events? Let’s Discuss!

Yes, we’re finally asking the million-dollar question: do we even need in-person events anymore? And no, the Brew Crew isn’t trying to trigger anyone here. But rather, they’re interested in starting up a conversation about the challenges we are facing as an industry. And arguably one of the biggest is trying to convince people as to why spending so much money on live events is still worth it. Sure, when the pandemic subsides, we’ll all run to the first concert we can find.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/do-we-need-in-person-events/

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Brandt Krueger Presents: A Live Stream Horror Story!

When you work in production, you come across your own particular brand of horror stories. And now that our professions have been irrevocably changed, these happen quite often. So it’s not hard to imagine that people like our host, Brandt Krueger, technical producer extraordinaire, have quite a few tales to tell…and it’s worse than you might think!

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/live-stream-horror-story/

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Virtual Event Rehearsals: They Matter!

A few months ago – you know, when the craziness was at its highest – we wrote about virtual event mistakes. If you’re an avid reader of Endless, you might recall that one of those mistakes was foregoing rehearsals. And if you’re not an avid reader…well, what are you waiting for? But let’s return to the topic at hand. Back in the day – and no, we can’t believe it’s only been a handful of weeks either – we felt it was important to warn event profs against this. However, we didn’t dive quite as deep as we hoped for.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/virtual-event-rehearsals/

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How to Use Engagement Scoring to Track the Attendee Journey

What are your attendees thinking? It’s a common question for planners and marketers, and finding the answer doesn’t rely on telepathy, but on technology. Using technology to track customer touchpoints, companies can create multiple engagement scores per event that provide actionable insight into the customer journey. For marketers and planners, the engagement score ties to virtual, hybrid, and in-person events, looking to event touchpoints to show the attendee journey. The scores can provide full insight into your customers based on their event interactions.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/engagement-scoring

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Digital Events: Finding Ways to Connect Through the Screen

It’s a scenario we are all too familiar with. You log on to your computer to start your day, excited by the prospect of an entire Monday with no meetings. It seems too good to be true! And then it hits you – it is. You suddenly remember that you registered for a few digital events. You have to be on camera all day, which means changing out of your faded sweatshirt and running a comb through your hair. And you have to talk to people. It takes you one minute to decide that you are not going to be joining the conference.

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

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Virtual Meetings in 2021: Tips, Ideas & Tools

Many of us now attend virtual meetings every day, sometimes, a lot more than we would like. Virtual meetings are often blocked out into our schedules a week in advance or are thrown onto that one free block of time on our calendars an hour before they begin. During COVID-19, individuals have spent more than 5.5 billion minutes in virtual meetings, according to Entrepreneur.

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

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Trend watch 2021: The Virtual Experience Economy

When last year’s IBTM World Trends Watch Report, written over the summer of 2019, predicted that the Virtual Experience Economy would be the big trend for 2020 (accelerating the merger of in-person and digital event elements), no-one could have imagined just how little time this evolution to online would take.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/trend-watch-2021-virtual-experience-economy

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Event Tech Check: 8 Innovative New Tech Tools You Should Know About This Month

BizBash’s newest column offers a monthly check-in on all things event tech, from new virtual platforms to social distancing-focused tools to software that will make your job easier. Got a tip? Get in touch!

In Case You Missed It
Did you catch last month’s Event Tech Check column? Be sure to click here for more standout technology tools that can help you produce live, virtual, and hybrid events this year.

Read more at: https://www.bizbash.com/production-strategy/event-management-tech-tools/article/21219892/event-technology-news-from-accelevents-virtual-crowd-aventri-and-more-for-live-virtual-and-hybrid-events

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2021 TECH CONFERENCES: THE #1 TECH EVENTS GUIDE

The most comprehensive 2021 tech events directory on the web.

Searching for the top tech events to attend in 2021? Scouring the internet for event information can feel quite overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done all the work for you! This carefully curated conference directory features over 100 tech conferences happening in 2021 from around the world.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/technology-events

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VIRTUAL EVENTS 2021: THE #1 LIST OF VIRTUAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

The most authoritative list of 2021 virtual events and conferences on the internet.

Virtual events are nothing new but—as we discuss in our comprehensive guide to coronavirus and events—we’re seeing many organizers pivot from in-person to digital.

For many event organizers, virtual events present a new opportunity for overstepping the hurdles of social distancing and engaging audiences around the world. Planners have already made their intentions clear, with 93% of event marketers already planning to incorporate virtual events into their strategy in 2021 and beyond.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/virtual-events-2021

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20 UNIQUE VIRTUAL EVENT IDEAS THAT WILL INSPIRE YOUR NEXT EVENT

Discover the 20 best virtual event ideas to incorporate into planning your next event. Featuring examples from brands like Forbes, INBOUND, and more.

Virtual events have gained popularity as the world continues to deal with the novel coronavirus. According to our Event Outlook Report, 93% of event marketers plan to invest in virtual events moving forward. Fortunately, event technology has made it possible to host unique online experiences that can align with your goals and event strategy.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/virtual-event-ideas

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7 EXPERT PREDICTIONS THAT WILL SHAPE HYBRID EVENTS IN 2021

Almost 6,000 event marketers registered for (Almost) HYBRID to discuss the future of events. Here’s what we took away from our second virtual summit.

Last week, thousands of event marketing professionals from all over the world tuned in live for our second virtual summit: (Almost) HYBRID. Speakers from CNBC, Burning Man, IBM, and more joined us to share their insights and perspectives on the hybrid future of events.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/hybrid-event-takeaways-2021

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A Comprehensive Guide to Planning Hybrid Events

How to choose the right format for your conference or trade show, create cross-channel experiences for attendees, and build the perfect software platform for your hybrid events in 2021 and beyond.

With the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing pandemic, many trade shows and conferences and deciding to plan for hybrid events in 2021. Hybrid events give meeting planners the best of both worlds, as they can accommodate attendees who are unwilling or unable to travel, and still provide an in-person experience for those who are able to make it to the show.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/a-comprehensive-guide-to-planning-hybrid-events/

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VIRTUAL EVENTS: WHERE TO START?

You’ve undoubtedly been hearing a lot lately – and not just in this space – about the COVID-19 pandemic giving rise to something often described as the Zoom Era. Virtual events, you see, have been a necessary function of maintaining public health, social distancing and general decorum. Whether it’s a work meeting, symposium, classroom or concert, we’ve all been dutifully doing our part to suck it up, hunker down and log on. For now.

Read more at: https://www.corporateeventnews.com/virtual-events-where-start-0

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How to Create Cross-Channel Attendee Engagement Experiences for Hybrid Events

When we plan virtual or live events, we need to figure out how attendees will engage with the content, sponsors, and each other. But hybrid events pose a unique challenge.

We now must also figure out how we’ll get these audiences to engage with one another.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What experiences, if any, should be online-only? In-person only?
  • Which virtual and face-to-face activities can I make one cohesive experience?
  • What will interaction between digital and live audiences look like?

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/hybrid-events-engagement/

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Running Virtual Events? Keep Your Attendees Engaged

If it’s already quite a challenge to engage your in-person audience, you’re probably thinking about how to shift the experience to an online setting and still keep your attendees engaged. Despite all the countless possibilities of browsing the web that will wander your attendees’ attention, there’s always some great advice that can help you improve your attendee experience & engagement. Let’s go through the top 8 tips to host a virtual event with high engagement levels.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/virtual-events-attendee-engagement/

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How Technology Will Shape Events In 2021

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.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/how-event-tech-will-shape-events-2021/

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7 IDEAS FOR DRIVING ENGAGEMENT AT VIRTUAL EVENTS WITH GAMIFICATION

Virtual events aren’t new – but they are new to many event planners. A live poll during EventMB’s recent Pivot to Virtual event showed that over 60% of planners had never previously planned a virtual event. Despite this gap in experience, the events industry shifted completely online in just a few short months. According to a recent Bizzabo survey, 93% of event marketers plan to invest in virtual events. It’s clear this new digital landscape is here to stay.

Grand View Research projects that virtual events will increase ten-fold over the next decade, reaching nearly $774 billion. The most innovative event planners are already adapting and working to perfect this medium.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/virtual-event-gamification

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3 Hybrid Event Formats: The Most Popular Options for Cross-Channel Experiences

The most important part of getting your hybrid event right is picking the best format for your attendees.

Do you want everyone engaging in real-time for networking purposes? Does your online audience want education that’s more self-paced? Could smaller coordinated meetups be a better option than the traditional city-wide?

The 3 options below directly address these questions and are among the most popular formats for hybrid events.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/cross-channel-experiences/

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Guide to Awesome Attendee Engagement at Your Virtual Event

Your virtual event is alive and buzzing with animated conversations, electric presentations and smart social media sharing. How do you keep the momentum going?

The truth is, the excitement must start well before the virtual event opens. And it has to continue long after the event closes. To generate this kind of success, you must involve attendees at every stage of the process.

Our latest guide to Creating Attendee Engagement at Your Virtual Event outlines specific opportunities to help build community and foster engagement throughout the event lifecycle.

Read more at: https://blog.hubb.me/virtual-event-media-plan-0

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Download Our Virtual Event Production Checklist

We’re all navigating the newness of virtual events together and looking for tools to help produce a successful event. Planning is essential to ensure that  your event goes off without a hitch. Our production checklist is a great ‘at a glance’ reminder on how to create the best possible audience experience at your next virtual event.

Our team has put together the essential building blocks you need to prep before, during and  after your virtual event.

Download Checklist here: https://blog.hubb.me/virtual-event-production-checklist

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Why EventMobi + Zoom is the Winning Combination for Virtual Conferences

Zoom has seen a huge rise in popularity during 2020, to the point where its name has become synonymous with video conferencing. So for many event planners looking for the right tool to host a virtual conference, Zoom is the first thing that comes to mind. But while Zoom offers the ideal infrastructure for running video meetings and webinars, in order to host a full virtual conference with complex agendas, attendee networking and sponsor visibility, planners need a more customizable virtual event platform. The good news is that event organizers who are already familiar and comfortable with using Zoom can now take advantage of Zoom’s new integration with EventMobi’s Virtual Event Space.

Read more at: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/eventmobi-zoom-integration-virtual-conferences/

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MEET THE CHANGE: How Germany’s First Hybrid Event Achieved Success

With their first hybrid event MEET THE CHANGE, the German meetings industry association MEET GERMANY needed to deliver an innovative event format. The goal was to make change tangible, to trade key learnings from the past months, to bundle forces and take away fears. With this one-day event, which took place on August 27, 2020 in Berlin and online, the organizers proved that courage pays off. They demonstrated that not only are on-site events changing, but that while including an online audience presents new challenges, this offers new opportunities for planners, speakers and sponsors. In this case study we will show how the EventMobi Virtual Space made this hybrid event possible and what learnings event planners can take away from it.

Read more at: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/hybrid-event-success/

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Globibo Secures 3rd Large-Scale Virtual-First Conference That Will Stream Through Their Artificial Intelligence Based Virtual Event Platform

Sep 24, 2020 (AB Digital via COMTEX) — Singapore – September 24, 2020 – Globibo, the new leader in virtual event platforms have announced that they have secured their 3rd large-scale Virtual-First conference and will use artificial intelligence to synergize content, data augmentation and to increase data security.

Globibo has been running a Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS) for conferences since 2012 and has since executed multiple large-scale conferences. The Globibo virtual meeting platform is powered by artificial intelligence and is a trusted provider to small businesses, organizations and large associations for their virtual meeting needs. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have accelerated this trend, there is no doubt that this service was in high demand even Pre-Covid, with over 10,000 active participants on the platform.

Globibo’s first large-scale Virtual-First meeting attracted more than 3,000 participants and was live-streamed from 3 locations and included live polling, Q&A’s, and interactive presentations. The Globibo platform became the talk of the industry and soon hosted their 2nd Virtual-First meeting with more attendees than their previous conference.

During a recent press conference, the company spokesperson for Globibo was quoted as saying, “The objective was to make conference content available and facilitate networking before, during, and after the event. The Increase in virtual communication during the pandemic has created higher expectations to differentiate virtual events vs standardized webinars and zoom sessions.”

He went on to say, “This is where Globibo excels. The combination of our highly advanced platform and artificial intelligence is what has made our virtual meeting platform so successful and an industry favourite.”

To learn more about Globibo and their virtual meeting platform, visit their official website at https://www.globibo.com

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The Rise of Audio in Virtual Events to Combat Zoom Burnout

Clubhouse managed to capitalize what amazed us in the early 2000s about unconferences and barcamps: self-moderated sessions capitalizing on collective intelligence.

This is what happens in a Clubhouse room. The room starter controls who comes on stage, attendees can raise their hand, and if the originator needs to leave, the room can keep on chatting.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/rise-of-audio-events

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4 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR VIRTUAL EVENTS MORE SUCCESSFUL WITH SOCIAL COMPONENTS

Here are four ways to increase social engagement at your next virtual event: Event Agenda, Engage Feature, Polling, Moderated Chat

Event Agenda

Benefits

Grab attendee’s attention and increase engagement for live sessions.

It’s a great way to highlight your live sessions.

Read more at: https://www.evia.events/evia-blogs/successful-virtual-events

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DON’T CEASE TO BE ACCESSIBLE, COMPASSIONATE AND INCLUSIVE AT YOUR VIRTUAL EVENTS

Diversity matters, whether it’s a face-to-face or virtual event. Though the year 2020 saw a tremendous change in the event world, the rules of the game still remain the same. The shift from live to virtual hasn’t eliminated the need for accessibility, compassion and inclusivity as prime qualifications at our events. Most event companies may be experts at handling these for in-person events, but have they been able to deliver the same at an online level?

Read more at: https://www.evia.events/evia-blogs/accessible-virtual-events