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18 Virtual Event Engagement Ideas You Should Try

As event planners worldwide shifted strategies to meet the ever-changing needs caused by COVID-19, virtual and hybrid events skyrocketed. Even as in-person events return, many businesses and event planners plan to keep the virtual event trend alive. With virtual and hybrid events becoming a standard part of industry operations, event planners and organizers are on the hunt for virtual event engagement ideas that will keep audiences invested.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/attendee-engagement/virtual-event-engagement-ideas/

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15 Audience Engagement Strategies That Actually Work

Audience engagement plays a significant role in the success of any event. Whether in-person or online, event organizers want attendees to pay attention and participate. In fact, more than 80% of marketing professionals believe that audience engagement is a key indicator of an event’s success. Expert event planners and organizers understand that choosing the right audience engagement strategies can make or break an event.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/attendee-engagement/audience-engagement-strategies/

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23 Webinar Best Practices to Drive Attendance and Engagement

The most successful webinars are specific, interesting, and engaging. They have captivating hosts, cover relevant content, and provide attendees with invaluable information. But how do webinar organizers take an idea and transform it into an appealing virtual event? Which webinar best practices do the most successful virtual event planners and organizers follow?

We created this post to help guide anyone planning, creating, or designing a webinar through the entire process, from start to finish.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-marketing/webinar-best-practices/

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Developing Customer-Focused Event Tech

Góes started InEvent whilst still in college alongside two other co-founders. Góes explains that coming from a Latino background, they had access to limited funding, an issue experienced by many minority founders. To combat this, they applied to some investors and one of these was Y Combinator based in San Francisco. Góes explains some of the stages of investment such as seed funding, as well as the amounts that they received between 2019-2020 and what this allowed the company to do.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/developing-customer-focused-event-tech/

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15 Trade Show Booth Ideas to Engage Attendees at Your Next Event

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Trade shows are a type of event based on a certain industry where businesses can gather to promote their product or service. At a trade show, businesses present themselves by purchasing a booth where exhibitors can talk to attendees about their business or whatever they choose to promote. Depending on the size of the show, attendees have a number of booths they can visit and inquire about. This means a booth should be both inviting and informative to entice people to stop and ask questions. In this blog we’ll cover everything about trade shows, from their benefits to trade booth ideas you can use for your own business!

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/trade-show-booth-ideas

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How event tech can drive up engagement

But boosting interactions with attendees and exhibitors remains a key problem for planners to tackle – especially with new expectations since the digital transformation of all industries.

That’s why Romain Dejoie, head of product at ExpoPlatform, has set out his expert advice to help eventprofs increase engagement with their offerings before, during and after the live show.

He said: “This is really a moment for event organizers to use technology to increase the value of the experience for all participants, which feels way more engaging for your attendees.”

Read more at: https://expoplatform.com/blog/smart-events/event_tech_engagement/

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6 Ways of keeping your audience engaged after hosting a webinar

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Hosting a webinar is a great way to connect with your audience and share valuable information with them. You can also use it to gather high-quality leads that you can pursue later on.

However, hosting a webinar is not an easy task. You need to do several things before the event, such as promoting the webinar, managing registrations, and preparing your materials.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/hosting-a-webinar.html

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The Complete Guide to Improving Event Audience Engagement

Audience engagement is the main key to having a successful event and hosting any future events! With both virtual and hybrid events on the rise, audience engagement can be tough to capture and maintain. This guide will help event organizers gain audience engagement and how to retain it for future events.

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/the-complete-guide-to-improving-event-audience-engagement

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6 Event Engagement Ideas To Win Your Attendees

Recently, audiences are hard to engage, and repetitive engagement ideas also do not help the cause. Have you lately been struggling with engaging your event audience too? Then we might have something for you!

In this blog, we have arranged a series of the latest engagement ideas you might not have heard elsewhere. Implement them in your upcoming event, and the results will surprise you.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/6-event-engagement-ideas-to-win-your-attendees.html

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A Seamless Attendee Journey for Hybrid Events [Infographic]

Discover how to build a seamless attendee journey for hybrid events, from event registration, to live engagement, to post-event communication.

Creating a seamless attendee journey for hybrids events is no easy feat. It demands a strategic and systematic approach from event planners, who have to think of two separate experiences: virtual and in-person.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/a-seamless-attendee-journey-for-hybrid-events-infographic.html

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37 Virtual Event Ideas with Examples for 2022

We’ve always had webinars, but now, the humble webinar has been joined by a new type of event – a virtual event.

According to a survey conducted by PCMA, 79% of event planners are going virtual. From virtual meetings to virtual conferences, the meetings and events industry has transformed in the last few months and is embracing new forms of event marketing and management technology.

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

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The Complete Guide to Increasing Event Audience Engagement

It’s no secret that event professionals are looking for new ways to increase audience engagement. The days of “Let’s have a show of hands for…” are in the rearview mirror for today’s speakers. With the arrival of virtual and hybrid events, old methods are now obsolete. Integrating technology that allows for audience participation is the new frontier.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/the-complete-guide-to-increasing-event-audience-engagement

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Guest Blog: 3 essential event metrics your technology should capture

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As in-person events have shifted to virtual due to safety protocols and stay-at-home orders, the events industry has witnessed massive changes over the last two years. Despite the significant impact of COVID-19 on the industry, the demand for events is still expected to increase. In 2019, the events market was valued at $1.14 trillion, and it’s estimated to reach $1.55 trillion by 2028. With the space continuing to grow, organizations are utilizing event software to create the best experience for their attendees, regardless of format.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/guest-blog-3-essential-event-metrics-your-technology-should-capture

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5 secrets to drive remote attendee engagement at your next event

Hybrid conferences are here to stay. In the wake of the 2020 – 2021 pandemic, most corporate events are now a mix of both in-person and virtual attendees and sessions. But, even in a virtual setting, it’s important to create an environment where attendees interact, participate in networking opportunities, and make meaningful connections. Engaging events can attract remote attendees through marketing and creative event promotion.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/5-secrets-to-drive-remote-attendee-engagement-at-your-next-event

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Case Study: GetWellNetwork Scores at Cost Savings & Attendee Engagement

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GetWellNetwork provides patient engagement solutions, tools, and strategies to help healthcare organizations deliver individualized patient and family experiences.

The GetConnected Conference

The GetConnected Conference is GetWellNetwork’s biennial user conference and exhibition that brings together company product users for three days of community-building, education, and innovation around the future of patient engagement.

Read more at: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/case-study-getwellnetwork-scores-at-cost-savings-attendee-engagement/

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Case Study: CLHIA Amps up Attendee & Sponsor Engagement at Virtual Conference

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is the national trade association representing Canada’s life and health insurers. CLHIA’s November 2020 Virtual Wealth and Retirement Conference focused on providing those managing wealth portfolios for Canadian life and health insurers with up-to-date and actionable information about important trends and issues shaping the industry.

Read more at: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/case-study-clhia-amps-up-attendee-sponsor-engagement-at-virtual-conference/

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5 Must-Haves to Look for in Your Event Management Technology

If your event team uses outdated event management technology, you’re wasting your time — and your budget.

Whether you rely on an in-house system or a third-party solution, clunky platforms can slow your operations, drain your resources, and reflect poorly on your brand.

But even if you know your team needs something new, the choices can be overwhelming and stressful.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/event-management-technology-ds0d/

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Insomnia Gaming Festival: Powered by the CrowdComms In-Person Event App

The Insomnia Gaming Festival has been running for 23 years and started as a LAN party. Although the festival has evolved and grown considerably, the action-packed LAN offering not only is the UK’s biggest but remains one of the most popular draws of the event. A LAN party, for those unaware, is where attendees are invited to bring their computers, access the LAN (local area network) provided by the event and play games together online. As Insomnia has grown in popularity over the years, gamers in their thousands are flocking to join in, creating a spectacle of over two thousand individuals plugged into their computers, playing and competing online while sitting together in an enormous conference hall.

Read more at: https://www.crowdcomms.com/post/2022/5/24/insomnia-gaming-festival-powered-by-the-crowdcomms-in-person-event-app

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How To Elevate the In-Room Experience for Your Event Attendees

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Are you tired of seeing attendees checking their phones during your event? It’s the surest sign that someone is disengaged from what’s going on. And when one person does it, everyone around them feels a need to do the same. The average person interacts with their phone nearly three times a minute or a staggering 2,617 times a day.

Why are your event attendees disengaging?

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/how-to-elevate-the-in-room-experience-for-your-event-attendees/

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20 Tips On Increasing Audience Engagement At Events

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Increasing audience engagement is important for continuously hosting successful events. This engagement makes events interactive and fun, and enables brand growth and awareness. Ensuring that your audience is consistently engaged not only improves attendee experience but also allows marketers to collect rich attendee data from over 300 different touchpoints.

Attendee engagement doesn’t necessarily start at the event itself. It begins long before and continues well after the event ends!

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/increasing-audience-engagement/

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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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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 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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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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How to Maximise Networking and Community Building in Virtual Events

With in-person interactions at physical events gradually becoming redundant, virtual events have ensured that attendees are able to continue networking just like pre-pandemic times.

But what are the key strategies in which the next generation of virtual events can ensure attendees grow their network and forge thriving communities? The answer to this is available on the third episode of GEVME’s ‘Next-Generation Virtual Events’, which sheds the spotlight on two key principles of next-generation virtual events: networking and community building.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/maximise-networking-community-building-virtual-events/

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How the Metaverse Will Change the Event Industry?

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In the past few months, ‘metaverse’ has become the internet’s favourite buzzword. And it’s not just gamers or tech enthusiasts who are talking about it, but also Big Tech companies like Meta and Microsoft announcing various developments in this space – clearly signaling that every business and industry needs to gear up for it.

From real estate investments worth millions of dollars to organising musical concerts with popular celebrities, the metaverse is almost on everyone’s radar.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-metaverse-will-change-event-industry/

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How to Drive Engagement by Making Your Events More Social

Getting more event registrations, handling logistics issues, inviting speakers and finding sponsors – there’s a lot on your plate when planning an event.

Amidst this, building a community that you can share your event updates is a task that requires even more time and effort.

But to keep up with the changing nature of events and trends in present times, it’s a given that to drive event engagement, you need to level up your social media game and community building strategy.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-to-drive-event-engagement-with-social/

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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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Increase Participant Engagement with Virtual Networking and Chat

To add a human touch in a scalable way, our Virtual Delivery team upgraded our networking and chatting program.

Learn more about basic networking and chat features for virtual events, and how our technology helps planners produce more engaging events by enhancing guest interaction.

Networking & Chat For Virtual Events

  • Profiles. Each attendee in an event site gives some basic information when they register or log in, which may include first and last name, company, title, and more. Once logged in, attendees can update their profile information including a photo which can be most useful to help recognize each other.

Read more at: https://convene.com/catalyst/event-technology/increase-participant-engagement-with-virtual-networking-and-chat/

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The Ultimate 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 programme. But how do you turn a multi-day conference, filled with networking opportunities, educational sessions, and the attendee insights they generate into a virtual one? And once you do, how do you ensure attendees are engaged throughout the event?

Hosting a virtual event requires the same care and attention as an in-person event. With both events, you need to effectively promote the event, engage your attendees, create memorable moments for attendees, and prove event success.

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

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