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The Event Lifecycle: Your Guide to Using the Right Tech at Every Step

Event strategy is fairly easy to execute once you understand the three major stages of the event life cycle: building, measuring and learning. As an event host or planner, it’s critical to take pride in your events because they are an opportunity to impress your audience members and conquer your KPI goals. Although the process of event planning is pretty standard, it’s a must to familiarize yourself with the latest trends and technology because those are components that can contribute to the success of your event.

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/the-event-lifecycle-your-guide-to-using-the-right-tech-at-every-step

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How has the game changed for immersive sporting events?

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As we hurtle towards the summer of 2022, with all its extra Bank Holidays, people are buying tickets for big, live in-person events and planning ahead again. Although, we are not returning to life as we once knew it, experiences have well and truly evolved. Consumer expectations and needs are different and the structure of physical events, such as sporting occasions, is one big area that’s absorbed innovation to reflect these changes.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/how-has-the-game-changed-for-immersive-sporting-events%ef%bf%bc

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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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Deliver Immersive Virtual Event Experiences with Social Walls

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Since the pandemic began, virtual events have gradually become the new normal. When hosted using a comprehensive event tech platform, such events offer a number of benefits, and incorporating effective and innovate technological tools is a smart strategy that event planners are increasingly adopting. One such tool is social media walls, usually used in virtual events, that works as a powerful social media collector. It has the power to elevate and enhance the entire event experience while at the same time boosting engagement. Over time, social walls are making their way up in events, at times in physical events too, while also rapidly evolving as a powerful tool for generating leads. 

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/891/deliver-immersive-virtual-event-experiences-with-social-wall

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How to Return to In-Person Events Seamlessly With Technology

After two years of being limited to the virtual environment, event planners now finally have the capability to return to in-person events — as physical venues have once again opened their doors in many countries across the world.

When the pandemic had taken over most of the world, embracing technology was the only option left for event planners. Now, with the arrival of face-to-face meetings and conferences, there’s one question that still perplexes many in the industry: will event technology remain relevant?

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-to-return-to-in-person-events-2022/

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How Data Is Helping With Event Attendee Movement

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When Jay Kinghorn was the associate managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, he was constantly frustrated by the dearth of visitor data he knew would enhance the agency’s ability to promote itself, support its members, and enhance the experience of individual travelers as well as meeting groups. That gap in market intelligence was the impetus behind the startup he co-founded, Zartico, which collects and analyzes geolocation and anonymized credit card spending data to uncover traveler spend and movement patterns.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/data-helping-event-attendee-movement/

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Event Attendees Are Peeved — Find Out Why

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There’s no doubt that the pandemic has changed the way we all look at our work lives. Professionals in all industries are returning with the conviction that their time is valuable. Upon her return, Liz Lathan, CMP, CMO, and Cofounder of Haute Companies, realized she had some real problems with the way meetings and events are executed. She has turned that feeling into action.

Lathan crowdsourced some of the worst of the worst attendee pet peeves through her company’s LinkedIn group and created The Attendee Bill of Rights: A Guide to Creating Attendee-First Experiences, As Told by Attendees.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/event-attendees-are-peeved-find-out-why/

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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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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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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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Ideas for Connecting Your Virtual and In-Person Attendees During a Hybrid Event

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“The Times They Are a-Changin’” and many event professionals are producing hybrid events because they are all the rage. Some of the biggest hybrid benefits ensure increased accessibility to a global audience, reduced carbon emissions, and deeper consideration of attendee health and safety.  

We find that more and more event organizers want to return to in-person events while simultaneously extending their reach to the new and ever-growing virtual audience.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/ideas-for-connecting-your-virtual-and-in-person-attendees-during-a-hybrid-event/

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8 WAYS TO DRIVE ENGAGEMENT AT VIRTUAL EVENTS

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Eight great ways to drive engagement at your virtual events. In a recent article we discussed how to make your virtual corporate event a genuinely engaging experience. We included some great ideas that will help keep your audience involved and thought it might be useful to look at those activities in a little more detail.

POLLS

Polls are an excellent way to keep your audience engaged. Not only do they give a clear indication of levels of engagement, they can also provide excellent insight to your audience.

Read more at: https://www.mgnevents.co.uk/corporate/8-ways-drive-engagement-virtual-events/

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CREATING CUSTOMER CONFIDENCE IN HYBRID EVENTS

Technology has allowed the meetings and events industry to redefine what we are capable of when it comes to bringing people together. But going virtual has come with a learning curve for everyone. After all, we’re used to dynamic in-person events that spark human connection. While we work our way from virtual back to fully face-to-face, hybrid formats are an essential component in bridging the space between being together physically and connecting virtually.

Read full story at: https://insights.bcdme.com/blog/hybrid-event-showcase

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Leverage AI to Improve Personalization and Event Experiences

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been hailed as a key driver of digital transformation across practically every industry, and event planning is no exception. From planning to attendee engagement, AI can help make lives easier for planners and greatly elevate attendee satisfaction. Chatbots, recommendations, and advanced analytics are just some of the ways AI is slated to change the events-planning sector for good.

While many are looking forward to the return of in-person events, the disruption of recent times has forced organizers to take their events online. However, they are now starting to see the longer-term benefits of adopting a hybrid approach.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/how-ai-can-improve-personalization-and-event-experiences