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Events Industry Report: The Latest In-Person Reopening Updates

Eventbrite’s Events Industry Report is designed to keep event creators like you informed about the shifting landscape of events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Making sense of what’s allowed, and where, can be complex for event organizers as regulations for in-person events are constantly changing.

To help, we’re highlighting some of the most novel and noteworthy events industry reopening updates throughout the country (and the globe) — along with tips from our blog. The report will be updated again on Oct. 27.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/events-industry-report/

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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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How to set up a virtual career fair worth attending

As talent recruitment has evolved significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, so have career fairs. Just as interviews are conducted remotely and remote jobs are becoming prevalent, career fairs have turned to a virtual format.

Alongside being the safer choice given the current health situation, virtual career fairs have comparative advantages.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/tech-and-trends/how-to-set-up-a-virtual-career-fair-worth-attending.html

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3 check-in solutions you need for safe hybrid events

Find out the best event check-in solutions you need for safe and seamless hybrid events.

As vaccination campaigns pick up speed worldwide, the return of live events is not beyond sight.

California, one of the US’s most restrictive states in terms of COVID-19 measures, will allow indoor live events to resume later this month.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/event-planning/3-check-in-solutions-you-need-for-safe-hybrid-events.html

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See How This New Technology Can Streamline Health Screenings at Live Events

While everyone—especially event professionals—is eager to get back to experiencing in-person events, the industry still has mountains of event safety measures to climb and perfect before exhibit halls can be filled once again with attendees, vendors and more. A new-to-market technology making that mountain look like a far more optimistic molehill? Health Pass from touchless identification platform CLEAR.

Like a passport or driver’s license but for your health, the technology is easily accessed via CLEAR’s mobile app.

Read more at: https://www.bizbash.com/production-strategy/event-management/article/21283081/how-clears-new-health-pass-technology-can-streamline-covid19-health-screenings-at-live-events

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What Role Will Event Tech Play in On-Site Covid Safety?

As vaccine rollouts pick up the pace in many regions and many more begin to open up, some planners are optimistically looking at in-person event programs for the second and third quarters of 2021. However, vaccine efficacy expectations are changing and not all attendees will necessarily be required to get one. Onsite Covid safety is still very much a concern.

Event tech has played an instrumental role in the survival of the event industry throughout the last 13 months, and providers are once again leading the pack to facilitate the return of safe in-person events.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-tech-onsite-covid-safety

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7 Event Trends That Will Shake Up Meetings & Group Business in 2021

Building on months of experience and some realistic expectations on global health trends, it’s not a matter of if, but how, the meetings and events industry will continue to experiment and change in 2021 and beyond. The tough part is: There’s still a lot to learn.

To stand out amongst a sea of hybrid and virtual events, you have to have the right skills, equipment, and plans in order to be successful.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-planning/event-trends/

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HOW HYBRID SOLUTIONS HELP KEEP ATTENDANCE UP AT LIVE EVENTS

As we head back into live events, we’ll see many changes in how each one is fulfilled. One very important aspect for exhibitors to prepare for is how attendees feel about stepping back into public spaces, specifically large events like trade shows. This is why it’s important to start contemplating hybrid events.

What’s a Hybrid Event?

A hybrid event allows for trade shows, conferences, meetings, and other types of events to combine a live, in-person aspect with a virtual/digital component. While your live event is going on, you’ll also have the ability to reach attendees in a mirrored experience online.

Read more at: https://www.tsnn.com/blog/how-hybrid-solutions-help-keep-attendance-live-events

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7 Event Trends That Will Shake Up Meetings & Group Business in 2021

Building on months of experience and some realistic expectations on global health trends, it’s not a matter of if, but how, the meetings and events industry will continue to experiment and change in 2021 and beyond. The tough part is: There’s still a lot to learn.

To stand out amongst a sea of hybrid and virtual events, you have to have the right skills, equipment, and plans in order to be successful.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-planning/event-trends/

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2021 Event Trends: The Only Guide You’ll Need!

We’ve been teasing it for a while, but the time has come to introduce our 2021 event trends guide! So, 2020 was…a year. Presented with more challenges than ever before, the events industry was forced to do a complete 180. But now that a brand new year has arrived, so have new questions. Will hybrid events become the norm? How will the expectations from attendees evolve? What emerging technologies will become mainstream? And how will the COVID-19 pandemic continuously impact us in 2021?

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/2021-event-trends/

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TECHNOLOGY IS NOT MAGIC

I had the honor of facilitating a Buzz Session at IAEE’s Expo Expo 2020 entitled “Going Virtual” — an apropos name given that this was the first fully virtual Expo! Expo! Along with serious questions I posed to the group, I also had a bit of fun by beginning the poll with the following question:

“If your experience of going virtual was an animal, which would it be?”

Read more at: https://www.corporateeventnews.com/technology-not-magic

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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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Virtual Event Mistakes: 10 Things To Avoid Doing!

To kick off a new week, we’re going to lay out the most common virtual event mistakes. Even though virtual events are set to become the new normal, not many planners have experience with this paradigm. And that will, invariably, lead to a few mishaps. There are still plenty of misconceptions flying around in regards to virtual events. Because planners and companies aren’t sure which way is North right now, it’s easy to disregard the things that could make or break the virtual experience for everyone involved.

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

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How To Promote Your Virtual Event: A Graphic Guide

Let’s talk about how to promote your virtual event. So, you already talked to the best virtual event production company. And things seem to be on the right track! You now have partners that can help you turn your in-person experience into a virtual one. The tools and support are there, and success is visible at the end of the tunnel. But how do you go about promoting it? How can you make sure your materials are enticing enough to make people want to show up?

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/how-to-promote-your-virtual-event/

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Attendee Expectations Post-Coronavirus: What Will They Look Like?

The world has been shaken to the very core by something no one was prepared for. And the events industry has been one of the most affected sectors. At this point, it’s safe to say things have changed dramatically. They have changed to the point where event profs everywhere are still trying to figure out what the best strategies are. How can they still offer people unforgettable experiences? What will our industry look like when everything blows over?

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/attendee-expectations-post-coronavirus-what-will-they-look-like/

 

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Ask Yourself These Questions Before Your Virtual Event Meeting

I cried during a commercial this weekend – how was your Easter?

I started off this holiday weekend by watching television with my parents. Everything was great until a Facebook commercial populated the screen.

I started shedding a tear or two. I looked over at my mom who was also experiencing an emotional moment.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/keeping-your-virtual-attendees-engaged-and-happy-2/

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iGrafx’s Blended Approach to Virtual and In-Person Events

In our 2nd episode of Aventri’s Event Strategies podcast series, we interviewed Christina Dieckmeyer, the Director of Marketing for North America at iGrafx. In this episode, Christina talks about iGrafx’s in-person & virtual event strategy, and how they determine ROI from their event programs vs other channels, their decision to format iGrafx’s annual event as a virtual event, even before coronavirus became a global reality, and finishes with Christina’s thoughts & predictions on how coronavirus will continue events and marketing into the future.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/igrafxs-blended-approach-to-virtual-and-in-person-events