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Popular Event Tech Trends to Look Out for in 2022

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Having knowledge of emerging event tech trends and implementing them gives planners a competitive edge. . Since the pandemic began, events have evolved colossally, thanks to rapid innovations and sophisticated tools, to keep up with consumer needs and demands. According to a study conducted by Enterprise Event Marketing, if the right event technology is utilized and implemented it can increase overall productivity by 27% and attendance by 20%.    

Now the question is, with ever-evolving tech trends, how should you determine which ones to consider to achieve business goals? We have highlighted some prominent event tech trends for 2022 that you cannot miss. 

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/886/popular-event-tech-trends-to-look-out-for-in-2022

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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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8 of the Most Impressive and Unique Virtual Event Examples

Virtual events are growing in popularity, and it doesn’t appear as if that’s going to change very soon. But as planners, venues, on-site teams, and everyone else involved in an event’s life cycle plan for a future full of virtual and hybrid events, there’s still a lot of unknown. That’s where these virtual event examples come in.

The following examples of virtual events span across multiple industries and vary in size, length, and technology. But they all have one thing in common:

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

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Ensuring A Secure & Private Virtual Event Experience

We take the opportunity to support your events very seriously, and as a result, we’ve built a secure and private virtual event experience that provides a high level of protection. Was it difficult to create? You bet. Is it complicated? It can be for some. But our unwavering desire to deliver premier services also extends to the security of our clients’ data. As so many planners are taking their event strategies virtual, it’s imperative that they understand the specifics of their platform’s security features. That’s why we’ve laid out a framework for our security systems below, which highlights the features that make our offering best-in-class.

Read more at: https://convene.com/catalyst/event-technology/ensuring-a-secure-private-virtual-event-experience/

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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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How NFT (Non-Fungible Token) is a game-changer for the Event Industry

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In recent years, NFTs have made a major impact in the digital world. Companies from all walks of life have taken notice and are searching for ways to use non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to help their consumers, build brand recognition, and generate new income streams in order to improve their bottom line. The events business, particularly virtual and hybrid event platforms, is one area where NFTs are expected to have a significant influence.

Read more at: https://www.eventdex.com/blog/non-fungible-token-nfts-for-the-event-industry/

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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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Virtual conference ideas to engage attendees

When compared to traditional conferences, businesses can reach a wider audience while hosting a virtual conference. But, engaging attendees in a virtual meeting is a challenging task as it lacks the face-to-face interaction that an in-person event possesses.

If you are planning to create a virtual conference soon, these ideas that we’re sharing below can certainly be helpful for you to host an engaging online conference.

Read more at: https://blog.eventzilla.net/event-resources/virtual-conference-ideas-to-engage-attendees/

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3 easy ways for better networking at virtual events

Though virtual events help businesses expand their reach towards potential customers, they have to overcome several pitfalls while hosting an online event. One of the most common hurdles that most event organizers would face is bringing in the best remote networking experience for their virtual attendees.

However, with some effective event networking strategies, event professionals can enhance networking at their virtual events. To help them with this, we’re sharing a few insights and best practices in this blog post. So let’s dive right in.

Read more at: https://blog.eventzilla.net/event-resources/3-easy-ways-for-better-networking-at-virtual-events/

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HOW TO ENSURE AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT AT YOUR NEXT VIRTUAL CORPORATE EVENT

Planning a virtual event and wondering how best to make it a meaningful and valuable experience for delegates? As with any event, live or virtual, audience engagement is crucial. It’s all too easy to become distracted when attending an event online, so the trick is to involve your audience as much as possible – don’t let them be passive observers, encourage them to interact and contribute to every single session. Focus on several key areas and your next virtual event will be super engaging and your delegates will thank you for it!

Read more at: https://www.mgnevents.co.uk/corporate/how-to-ensure-audience-engagement-at-your-next-virtual-corporate-event/

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13 horrifying event planning problems and solutions

In the world of event planning, unexpected issues can always arise. Sometimes, they can be big enough to give you a personal house of horrors to navigate through. In fact, a CareerCast survey shows that event planning is the sixth most stressful job in the world.

But don’t get frightened by the haunting task of avoiding these event planning problems, because this article can help! Here, we outline 13 of the most horrifying problems people face when planning events, and offer some helpful tricks (or treats) that can be used as solutions to rescue your event from doom.

Read full story at: https://www.hoppier.com/blog/13-horrifying-event-planning-problems-and-solutions

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Voting Systems – The Devil is in the Detail

Interactive voting systems have been around for 30 years. The requirements in regards to voting structures, data protection, and suitability have constantly increased over the years. Events.Studio now supports a wide spectrum of different voting and proxy models, proven in small and large-scale events. Furthermore, our infrastructure has been expanded to serve up to 400,000 users in parallel.

 Customers with current licenses have access to the new Setup Wizards to configure and monitor different types of live events.

For more information, please contact us.

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Creating Hybrid Events That Appeal to Diverse Age Groups

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Many associations host engaging events for their members such as annual conferences, trade shows, and expositions. While the nature of these gatherings has historically been in-person, many organizations have turned to virtual offerings in the past year or so to continue engaging with their members from afar.

Now, in-person gatherings are beginning to pop up once again. Yet many association event planners are hesitant to move away from the virtual engagement model that they’ve come to appreciate. Luckily, there’s an easy solution: hybrid events!

Read full story at: https://blog.gocadmium.com/hybrid-events-diverse-age-groups

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Where Does #EventTech Go from Here?

It goes without saying that the last year has been…long. And yet it also seems only yesterday that pots were being banged at 7 p.m. and Italian tenors were singing “Nessun Dorma” to their apartment blocks in lockdown. Time has been particularly elastic in the last year, and (meaning no disrespect to those that have lost or suffered) that’s been particularly the case in the #eventtech space, where more innovation in digital and hybrid events has come in the last year than in quite some time. I often get asked if I think that pace will continue. Let’s look at history to find clues to our future.

Read more at: https://www.smartmeetings.com/magazine_article/where-does-eventtech-go-from-here

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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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6 Key Takeaways From The Future of Event Experience

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This week, we hosted The Future of Event Experience, an immersive virtual event that brought thousands of event professionals together to celebrate innovation and discuss the era of Event Experience.

The Future of Event Experience kicked off with an energetic dance performance, filmed in Central Park, New York City, followed by an inspiring keynote speech from our Co-Founder and CEO, Eran Ben-Shushan. Eran shared Bizzabo’s vision for where the events industry is going and how Event Experience Leaders can be successful in 2022 and beyond.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/6-key-takeaways-future-of-event-experience

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Bizzabo Acquires Klik To Revolutionize In-Person Events

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Klik’s wearable tech and extensive infrastructure provide a new level of visibility into data at in-person events. Klik allows organizers to gain valuable, location-based insight into attendee engagement and behavior, as well as to more effectively measure success and strategically plan for future events.

Because Klik’s wearables also act as communications devices, they can trigger customized recommendations for content, sessions, networking opportunities, sponsors to visit, and more.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/bizzabo-acquires-klik

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Delivering More Impactful Events: Product Announcements From The Future of Event Experience

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We live in a hybrid world, filled with integrated experiences that blend the physical and digital. But the events industry has struggled to keep up with the change. Event management software wasn’t purpose-built for connected experiences, which has left event organizers unable to produce events that live up to their visions.

The resulting gap is what we call the Event Impact Gap™ — the chasm between what event leaders aim to achieve and what event technology enables them to do.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/bizzabo-product-announcements-future-of-event-experience

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Announcing the App Market in the Event Experience OS

The era of Event Experience is here. To succeed in delivering compelling experiences that drive business impact and delight attendees, organizers need the best event technology. At Bizzabo, we’re committed to providing Event Experience Leaders the tools and support they need, and we’ve got an exciting update to share how we’re doing more to help organizers.

At our recent virtual event, The Future of Event Experience, we announced many exciting product updates, including the App Market — an integral component of the Event Experience Operating System as an open platform.

Read full story at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/bizzabo-announces-app-market

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6 fun virtual events ideas for events and team meetings in 2021

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Learn fun virtual event ideas for events and team meetings in 2021, that can inspire attendees or bring your team together.

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Virtual events are events that take place online. These types of gatherings allow attendees to participate from wherever they are – whether at home, at the office, or traveling abroad.

Since the start of the pandemic, virtual events have quickly become the norm in every professionals’ toolbox, with many businesses and organizations pivoting to the online world.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/virtual-events/the-best-games-for-fun-virtual-events-and-team-meetings.html

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Top 8 reasons to make your event hybrid

Whether its an activation, brand experience, board meeting or international conference more and more organizations are seeing the advantages hybrid events can provide. Here are the top 8 reasons our clients are choosing to go hybrid:
Wait, what is a hybrid event? We’re SO glad you asked! Find out here!

Increased Attendance
A hybrid event is so much more scalable than a purely in-person event, letting you reach a much larger audience.

Read more at: https://www.huddle-agency.com/huddle-blog/top-8-reasons-to-host-a-hybrid-event

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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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ETL 21: What to Expect from Event Tech Live London 2021

As the events calendar for fall quickly fills up, it’s essential to make sure you’re getting the most out of the return to in-person experiences. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be exhibiting once more at ETL 21, showcasing the latest and greatest Aventri products and updates.

If you’re wondering what Event Tech Live London is, or what you can expect from the event, you’re in the right place. In this blog, we’ll spill all of the details before you meet us there!

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/what-to-expect-from-event-tech-live-london-2021

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Top Engagement Tech Tips From a Master of Moderation – Event Tech Talk Show

In this episode of The Event Tech Talk Show host, Adam Parry chats with Jan-Japp In der Maur Founder of Masters in Moderation & Event Tech Tool, ConsensIQ.

Jan-Japp offers his top tech tips for hosting engaging online and hybrid events.

To read more from Jan, click here to read his blog on how to use engagement tools effectively.

Read more at: https://eventtechlive.com/top-engagement-tech-tips-from-a-master-of-moderation-event-tech-talk-show/news/punchtownparry/

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64 Post Event Survey Questions & Live Poll Examples (Ready-to-Use Templates)

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Feedback from pre and post event survey is important to your event success and improvement, which is why you need to know how to collect it.

Pre-event surveys can help your prepare for an upcoming event, while post-event survey questions help you improve your future events. Live polling is a fun way to get feedback in real time and keep your attendees engaged and connected. However, creating live poll and conference survey questions from scratch can take hours when you’re already busy with a long to-do list. That’s why we’ve created this step-by-step question guide.

Read more at: https://whova.com/blog/event-survey-questions-templates-live-polls/