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How Real-Time Optional Will Impact Event Attendance in the Future

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Maximising the potential of event content is now an indispensable part of a successful event strategy. The optimum use of this content has an unsung ability to appeal to your event stakeholders – both during and after an event.

For years, inviting speakers, presenting informative videos and Q&A sessions have been some widely-used content formats for event engagement. However, what still remains untapped is how the shelf life of these contents can be increased.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/real-time-optional-will-impact-event-attendance/

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How To Deliver High-Impact Immersive Event Experiences

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Creating immersive event experiences that foster excitement and offer value has better scope for building impactful relationships with an audience.

Not many could have predicted a few years back that they could sit within the comfort of their home and watch an event live on a screen. Now, as technology keeps disrupting the event industry, there’s more one can experience than simply looking at a 2D screen.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-to-deliver-impactful-immersive-event-experiences/

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Leveraging Event Data Integration to Create Meaningful Event Experiences

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Data is a treasure trove of opportunities to help you grow your business. But to unlock its potential, you need technology that will allow you connect to any source, drive important insights, and deliver real-time data where you need it.

Today, marketing events generate a ton of data and marketers are able to capture more participant data than ever before. However, it’s not the data itself that provides value but rather the stories it tells you about your events–understanding how to leverage these valuable stories is the key to accelerating your pipeline.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/leveraging-event-data-integration-create-meaningful-event-experiences/

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Hosting Safe and Highly Engaging In-Person Events

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Over the course of the last two years, organizations had to look for new ways to host marketing events. They had to rapidly adapt to remote and virtual events and find creative ways to connect to their audiences.

But as the coronavirus restrictions are lifted, we can’t wait to return to hosting in-person events. And while virtual and hybrid events are likely to remain an important part of the event organizing mix, you may wonder what to consider now that we’re able to resume hosting in-person events.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/get-ready-person-events-offer-safe-engaging-attendee-experience/

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13 Keys to Engaging the Audience at Your Next Conference Event

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Attendees are increasingly looking for event formats that will actively involve them, facilitate the learning process, and keep them engaged throughout. Below, we shared few tips for engaging the audience at your next conference.

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

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6 Attendee Retention Tips: Keep Your Audience Coming Back

Attendee retention rate is one of the most important event KPIs. When event planners measure how many attendees have attended their events before, they are getting insights into attendee loyalty. And as we know, loyalty is one of the most important qualities; not only in our attendees, but also in our employees, partners, friends, and family members.

So, how can event organizers measure and increase attendee retention? The answer is to lean on analytics. Registration analytics will show how many guests are returning, while session, engagement, and content analytics offer insights into attendee behavior.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/attendee-retention/

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USING EVENT TECHNOLOGY TO ENFORCE PROOF OF VACCINATION AT LIVE EVENTS

As vaccination rates continue to rise and people return to their “normal” lives, many event organizers and venues are thinking about how they can continue to protect the health and safety of attendees. Some organizers and venues have also expressed a desire to help promote the vaccination effort, as the more people who get vaccinated, the safer events will be.

A number of events have required in-person attendees to be fully vaccinated.

Read more at: https://www.corporateeventnews.com/using-event-technology-enforce-proof-vaccination-live-events

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5 Gamification Ideas to Drive Engagement at Your Virtual Event

Are you looking for exciting gamification ideas for your virtual events? We are well aware of the rising shift to remote work culture in past the two years. Every interaction has moved to Zoom, Teams or other virtual event platforms. While virtual events are certainly gaining an ample amount of popularity, chances are that without the correct engagement strategy and effective marketing tools you won’t probably get the right kind of engagement you are looking for.

Gamification has been keeping audiences engaged since the rise of smartphones. Interesting gamification ideas for your virtual events tend to create a positive memorable experience for all.

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/872/5-gamification-ideas-to-drive-engagement-at-your-virtual-eve

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5 Event Ideas That Will Leave Your Attendees Flabbergasted

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Are you looking for fun virtual event ideas to delight your attendees? Fun activities add a quotient of entertainment which, in fact, can enhance the entire event experience. Hence, incorporating some unique and great concepts  will surely help you deliver a fun and memorable experience to your event attendees.

Also, a memorable event experience is something that could be a prominent point of discussion days or even weeks after your event is over. Besides, entertainment and other fun elements offer content choices to the event attendees. Therefore, it’s important to remember that while hosting events, even an iota of entertainment works great in keeping the overall experience ‘alive’ and ‘kicking’.

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/878/5-event-ideas-that-will-leave-your-attendees-flabbergasted

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Indispensable Ideas to Woo Your Virtual Event Audience – Step Up Your Game in 2022

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Recently, in a conversation with Melissa Jones Clark, an event enthusiast and sales strategist, Eventcombo explored some incredibly interesting ways of making virtual and hybrid events stand out in this post-pandemic world. Today, almost everything has turned virtual which has a considerable impact on the attention span of audiences. Engaging them now requires a lot more efforts and strategy. Melissa, the Director of National Accounts & Brand Experience at Meeting Tomorrow, shared some valuable insights and unique ideas, gathered from her extensive experience and commendable expertise, on how to jazz up virtual events to ensure success.

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/880/indispensable-ideas-to-woo-your-virtual-event-audience—ste

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Creating a Virtual Safe Space for Attendees: How to Make Events More Inclusive

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It’s confirmed: online and hybrid events are here to stay in the international events landscape. They have become an essential fixture of most event creators’ business plans. In fact, 71% of event organisers plan to continue running virtual or hybrid events after COVID-19 restrictions end.

The pivot to virtual events has made many aspects of event hosting easier, such as reaching communities across the globe and promoting accessibility, giving people who may not be able to attend in-person events the chance to connect, learn, and share their experiences.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/creating-virtual-safe-space-attendees-make-events-inclusive-2021-ds00/

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Virtual Event Engagement: A Q&A with Corey McCarthy of Socio

This is a great question. To be honest with you, I had a moment in early February when I freaked out and wasn’t quite sure.

I started with Socio in January, and on February 10, I made a trip from San Francisco to Indianapolis to see my team. The airports were already slowing down, and travelers were starting to give each other the side-eye for sneezing or coughing. I’ve been in the media and event space since 2002 and know how finicky attendees are. It’s hard to get them to commit and travel to an event — even in the best of times.

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

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Boosting Attendee Engagement at Virtual & Hybrid Events

On November 4, 2020, Socio CMO Corey McCarthy gave a presentation at Event Tech Live on strategies for engaging attendees at virtual and hybrid events. Below is an excerpt of her presentation.

I’ve spent the better part of 20 years working in marketing at events from all sides — the organizer, the sponsor, and attendee. One thing we can all relate to is that it’s difficult getting attendees to events, even in the best of times.

For most of my career, I was the youngest person on the team and seen as the most “techy,” which put me in the position of figuring out how to blend the digital and analog worlds. And here we all are — figuring out that space between digital and analog.

Read more at: https://socio.events/blog/attendee-engagement-virtual-hybrid-events

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Embed third-party apps and boost audience engagement at your events

We live in an always-connected world where multiple things fight for our attention. From enticing shopping offers to social media notifications and screaming full inboxes, digital distraction is really at your fingertips. That means, as an event organizer, you are competing with the endless tabs of distractions to make your event successful. So, how do you cut through the noise and keep your attendees’ attention?

Read more at: https://blog.hubilo.com/embed-your-app-virtual-event-platform/

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USING ATTENDEE DATA TO MEASURE EVENT GOALS

I’ve collected all this attendee data, now what? We take a deep dive into evaluating these results in order to measure your event’s success.

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY UTILIZE ATTENDEE DATA

When attendees register for and attend an event, there are a multitude of touch points that occur that can provide a plethora of insights at your fingertips. Surveys, registration data, mobile app analytics, session scanning, live polling, lead retrieval, social media, and more! Not to mention internal data your company may already have.

Read full story at: https://insights.bcdme.com/blog/how-to-use-attendee-data-to-measure-event-goals

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Hybrid Event Trends Defining the Future of Event Experience

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Though we’ve all heard the word more than enough times, “hybrid” still carries a good amount of uncertainty. What exactly does it mean? What does it look like in practice? How are Event Experience Leaders implementing hybrid in their own strategies?

We set out to answer these questions through real-time feedback, proprietary data, and extensive research. Our team interviewed and surveyed hundreds of attendees and sat down with industry experts to establish the guidelines for creating market-leading hybrid events.

Read full story at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/hybrid-future-event-experience

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The State of the Event Industry: 7 Predictions for the Next 5 years

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For the past two years, Event Experience Leaders have been toeing the line, trying to solve for the events in front of them while setting themselves up for a hybrid future.

None of us has a crystal ball telling us what the future holds, but we do have trusted industry experts who can make educated predictions based on overall trends, their own data, and diverse personal experiences.

Read full story at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/state-of-the-event-industry-7-predictions-next-5-years

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15 Attendee Engagement Tips Based on Neuroscience

Before the pandemic, virtual and hybrid events were less common –– especially as the high-production, immersive experiences they’ve now come to be. They were largely designed to attract future in-person attendees while adding an element of innovation.

The steady development of these formats –– and the technology to support them –– has now accelerated. Their benefits have also come into focus: wider reach, more inclusivity, and increased sustainability –– just to name a few.

Read full story at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/neuroscience-event-engagement-tips

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Making the perfect event app – tips and best practices

With the world slowly making its way out of lockdown, we’re seeing the return of public events, conferences and festivals. While event apps have existed before the pandemic, we could see them become more popular and essential in the coming years. Event apps not only benefit the attendee during the event but also the organizer as they can glean useful post-event insights.

Since the introduction of apps, they have revolutionized how we communicate, entertain and learn. An i-Verve report shared that 60% of event planners believe that event apps provide a boost to attendee engagement.

Read more at: https://www.adjust.com/blog/how-to-create-an-event-app/

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The Hybrid Experience: How to Plan Events for Both In-Person and Virtual Attendees

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the global events landscape forever, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s safe to say that the disruption of the past year and a half has also helped accelerate the adoption of digital technologies to benefit everyone.

While virtual events have served as an important stopgap during lockdown mandates, there’s no denying their inherent benefits. Among these are reduced travel and hosting costs and, of course, the fact that anyone with a broadband internet connection can participate.

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

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6 Forms of New Technology Revolutionising Event Presentations

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We’ve all sat through tedious talks, with text-heavy slides and presenters reciting exactly what’s on the screen. Thankfully, there may be a closing slide in sight. New developments in event technology are changing the way we present, providing innovative ways to grab audiences’ attention and convey information.

This is great news for event creators. The more dynamic and interesting your presentation is, the greater your audience engagement will be.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/technology-changing-presentations-future-ds00/

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Virtual and Hybrid Event Tech Trends For Better Attendee Experiences

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Many companies pivoted to digital and online platforms, with virtual events forming the cornerstone of the year’s best-attempt experiences. According to reports, 70% of event professionals and suppliers moved their face-to-face events to a virtual platform. Of those professionals, 69% hosted webinar-style sessions, while 62% live-streamed keynote speakers.

While the technology has existed for quite some time, no one ever really planned for this kind of scenario, so many of the platforms utilized were simply not up to the task.

Read more at: http://info.thecxapp.com/blog/virtual-and-hybrid-event-tech-trends-to-improve-attendee-experiences

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10 Key Considerations for Planning Hybrid Events

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Hybrid event considerations are top of mind for event professionals in 2021. Here are some key areas to review when planning your event. 

As the world begins to open up again, event professionals are looking at hybrid solutions for planning their next events. What is a hybrid event? It involves both virtual and in-person audiences that are integrated to create a truly unique and seamless experience that broadens your brand’s digital reach and facilitates face-to-face connections.

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

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Going Global: How to Talk to Your Hybrid and Virtual Attendees with Wordly

One of the best things about virtual and hybrid events is that they can be enjoyed by attendees from all over the world. To make sure all of our non-native English speakers can enjoy the presented content, we have integrated with Wordly, a real-time translation tool that can translate multiple languages simultaneously.

If you haven’t heard from Wordly yet, the integration allows non-native speakers and the hearing-impaired to understand and participate in a variety of connection and communication based engagement features.

Read more at: https://www.meetingplay.com/blog/going-global-how-to-talk-to-your-hybrid-and-virtual-attendees-with-wordly

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The New Live Event Etiquette: All Your Burning Attendee Questions, Answered

The country is once again open for business, live events are resuming, and summer is upon us. It’s safe to say things are looking way up from this same time last year. With vaccination rates on the rise and low Covid-19 infections, more and more professionals are opening up to the idea of attending events in person again — hallelujah, right? We all know the pandemic has changed the live event space in many ways, however, and for if you’re looking to book your first live conference in more than a year, you probably have questions… lots of questions.

Read more at: https://www.meetingplay.com/blog/the-new-live-event-etiquette-all-your-burning-attendee-questions-answered

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4 Key Virtual Event Goals You Need to Know

At the start of the pandemic, many planners didn’t know where to turn to when their in-person events were postponed and later cancelled. If planners didn’t cancel or postpone their events they relied on Zoom or other webinar technology. It soon became clear, however, that the event industry would need to harness more robust tools and allocate more resources to creating engaging digital conferences, trainings, trade shows, and the like.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/4-key-virtual-event-goals-you-need-to-know

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First Look: The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Event Engagement

Four out of five MeetingPlay clients report engagement as a top challenge for virtual events — but that’s only because they haven’t yet read our new guide to virtual event engagement. In this comprehensive, fun-to-read e-book, you’ll learn why engagement matters, break down the four types that are critical to implement in your virtual events, and get inspired by examples and ideas you can implement for your own virtual events right now. Before you download, here’s a preview of what’s inside.

Read more at: https://www.meetingplay.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-virtual-event-engagement

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Why Attendee-Driven Communities Are the Future for Hybrid Events

One of the top reasons people attend conferences is to meet other people. According to an industry study conducted pre-pandemic, networking was a major driver in the decision to attend for more than 75 percent of individuals. We all know the in-person component has been removed from many events the past year. Yet as vaccination rates increase and onsite conferences resume, networking opportunities will continue to be a dominating decision factor for attendees to attend events.

Read more at: https://www.meetingplay.com/blog/why-attendee-drive-communities-are-the-future-for-hybrid-events

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How AI Is Changing Event Attendee Experiences For The Better

AI (Artificial Intelligence) is becoming more important than ever, particularly as modern cloud computing technology enables more powerful, flexible, scalable AI tools. The market is forecasted to grow to nearly $267 billion by 2027 – up from $27.23 billion in 2019.

And thanks to this continued growth and the accessibility of AI, it’s being used in a wide variety of different applications.

Read more at: https://www.meetingplay.com/blog/how-ai-is-changing-event-attendee-experiences-for-the-better

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add social wall in your next virtual event to engage attendees

with the world adopting new technologies and discovering new ideas, virtual events have become a new reality. people have started realizing the benefits of a virtual event over a physical one.

many businesses have started organizing virtual events by using strategies to ensure their success.

one such strategy is to incorporate a social media wall in virtual events to keep the audience engaged.

read the blog further to know more: https://www.sevenevents.co.uk/blog/add-social-wall-next-virtual-event-engage-attendees/