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Virtual Event Engagement: 15 Proven Ways to Increase Attendee Participation

Many modern event platforms provide basic virtual engagement tools, such as polling, chat, and live Q&A sessions. However, they barely scratch the surface when it comes to building a strong community. Attendees have high expectations, and many are growing fatigued by the amount of time spent in front of the screen. As such, they’re just one click away from leaving the event, especially given the many distractions that come with working from home.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/virtual-event-engagement

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How Event Planners Can Leverage Gaming to Engage Online Audiences

Throughout the recent virtual event revolution, engagement has remained a major challenge for eventprofs — EventMB found that over half of planners (51.5 percent) consider it their biggest frustration when sourcing virtual event tech.

It’s not surprising. Events thrive on the value of face-to-face interactions, chance meetings, and lucrative connections. Virtual events put event stakeholders in the unfamiliar position of having to convey that value virtually. But while virtual may not be as familiar a format to business events, many precedents have already been set in other online spaces.

What lessons do we have to learn from them?

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/virtual-event-gamification

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Running Virtual Events? Keep Your Attendees Engaged

If it’s already quite a challenge to engage your in-person audience, you’re probably thinking about how to shift the experience to an online setting and still keep your attendees engaged. Despite all the countless possibilities of browsing the web that will wander your attendees’ attention, there’s always some great advice that can help you improve your attendee experience & engagement. Let’s go through the top 8 tips to host a virtual event with high engagement levels.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/virtual-events-attendee-engagement/

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7 IDEAS FOR DRIVING ENGAGEMENT AT VIRTUAL EVENTS WITH GAMIFICATION

Virtual events aren’t new – but they are new to many event planners. A live poll during EventMB’s recent Pivot to Virtual event showed that over 60% of planners had never previously planned a virtual event. Despite this gap in experience, the events industry shifted completely online in just a few short months. According to a recent Bizzabo survey, 93% of event marketers plan to invest in virtual events. It’s clear this new digital landscape is here to stay.

Grand View Research projects that virtual events will increase ten-fold over the next decade, reaching nearly $774 billion. The most innovative event planners are already adapting and working to perfect this medium.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/virtual-event-gamification

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6 Ways to Increase Attendee Engagement During Virtual Events

The world of meetings and events is changing. As remote working and self-isolation become the new normal (well at least for now), organisations are adapting and moving towards the virtual space for their event programme. But with the switch to this new format, how do you ensure your attendees stay as engaged as they do during in-person conferences?

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/6-ways-increase-attendee-engagement-during-virtual-events

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4 Tips To Enhance Attendee Experience

So much of an event planner’s or event management company’s day is spent brainstorming creative and innovating ideas on how to enhance an event and attendee’s overall experience.

Ensuring your event is engaging for your audience is absolutely imperative, so enhancing their experience where ever possible is key. By introducing creative and original ideas you will avoid any chance of them leaving unimpressed and not wanting to come back for future events.

Read more at: https://pathable.com/4-tips-to-enhance-attendee-experience/

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Some Things To Consider When Planning A Hybrid Event

✨ Speaking of hybrid events, if you want more tips and tricks on how to better integrate virtual event aspects into people’s daily lives, check out our Virtual Event/Life Balance Webinar!

Hybrid, Hybrid, Hybrid

Two months ago? Everything was virtual, virtual, virtual. Now, virtual needs to step aside and make way for the new superstar of Covid-19: HYBRID.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/thinking-of-planning-a-hybrid-event-2/

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Interactive Gaming Experiences For Hybrid & Virtual Events!

Another week, another episode of #EventIcons! And since hybrid is one everyone’s mind lately, we thought we’d bring you something exciting. This week, we’ll be talking about interactive gaming experiences for hybrid and virtual events. Yes – because even during a hybrid experience, you still have the virtual aspect! So it seems only fitting that we dive into a conversation about entertainment. After all, who doesn’t love games? It’s one of the best ways for people to connect, engage, and network.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/interactive-gaming-experiences-for-hybrid-and-virtual-events/

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Virtual Audience Engagement: Keep Your Remote Attendees Happy!

It’s high time we talk about virtual audience engagement. Because yes, there is a lot of unknown ground surrounding virtual events. From the choice of platform to the intricacies of re-enacting the in-person experience, planners have their plates full. And perhaps the biggest concern of all lies in the fact that engaging virtual audiences is hard. It’s one thing to have someone physically present in a space and tuning out. But it’s a completely different story when they don’t even bother to tune in or give up on the event ten minutes in.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/virtual-audience-engagement/

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What Is Gamification and How Can You Use It in Your Next Event App?

No matter how old you get, you’re never too old for playtime. Children are encouraged to play as much as possible because it helps with their learning and development. Even as adults, playing games is still a great (and fun) way for us to learn, socialize, and accomplish things.

In her book Reality is Broken, visionary game designer Jane McGonigal found that 1 out of 4 gamers is over the age of 50. She also stated that 61% of surveyed CEOs, CFOs, and other senior executives say they take daily game breaks at work.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/what-gamification-and-how-can-you-use-it-your-next-event-app

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The Top 20 Advantages of Event Gamification

Studies show that gamification helps to develop new skills, forms independence, and motivates event attendees. With the help of game mechanics, you can affect the communication within the event, the culture of the organisation, work efficiency, etc.

What is gamification for events?

Gamification in the event industry, or event gamification, is the use of game mechanics to engage attendees, modify participant behavior, and accomplish event goals.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/blog/the-top-20-advantages-of-event-gamification/

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4 Ways Event Technology Can Improve Your Events

Technology is an integral part of the events world. With dramatic leaps in event technology, event management services providers who adapt will reap the most benefits.

But why is technology so important for events?

Well, there are a few reasons:

Read more at: https://billetto.co.uk/blog/event-technology-improve-events/

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Event Tech Trends 2019

The new year has begun, which can only mean one thing – time to round up the biggest event tech trends of 2019! While some trends change over time (virtual reality for one), it’s always surprising how many of trends stay the same, evolving over the years in sometimes very subtle ways. When it comes to technology, the biggest difference in trends is accessibility. As event technology continues to develop and be refined,  it becomes easier to implement, making accessibility better than ever. That’s good news for everyone.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/event-tech-trends-2019

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Cultivating Engagement At Events

Today is all about cultivating engagement at events! As you already know, during the next few weeks we’ll be feeding you little nuggets of information. And all of these awesome insights are courtesy of the most iconic guests. Endless kept busy during IMEX Frankfurt 2019. We already tackled inclusion at events, and we’ll keep bringing you even more awesome topics that we were lucky enough to gather precious inputs on.

This week, we’ll give you the gist of cultivating engagement at events. Anyone who’s been in business knows that at the end of the day, success will be determined by your attendees’ experience.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/cultivating-engagement-at-events/

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6 Event Experts share their Insights on Event Gamification

Let’s hear from the Experts — How event gamification enhances attendee engagement?
Event Gamification is a concept widely being accepted at events globally. Event gamification is a new feature or a concept being incorporated at events to enhance the experience of the attendees and to increase audience engagement.

Event gamification encourages attendees to be more active on social media like encouraging them to promote hashtag for the event and so on. In return of which the attendees get incentives or better rank in the leaderboard.

Read more at: https://blog.hubilo.com/5-event-experts-insights-event-gamification/

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WEC 2019 Wrap Up: Gamification, Networking Events, & More

This week marks the end of another WEC conference by MPI in Toronto. Aventri was onsite helping planners optimize their meetings and events, and noticed that not only did WEC focus on teaching attendees how to create shared experiences during their events, WEC also exceeded any attendees expectations. With educational sessions on social media in the WEC Villages, networking parties, #MeetingsToo sessions, and more, WEC 2019 was a conference not to be missed.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/wec-2019-wrap-up-gamification-networking-events-more

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Leaderboard: Gamify Audience Participation, Increase Event App ROI

You did a great job coordinating this year’s conference down to the very last detail to create an awesome event for your attendees.

But somehow, it seems many of your attendees are not well prepared for the event– regardless of whether they are first-time conference goers or more experienced business associates. How can you motivate attendees to fully utilize what you have already prepared for them (e.g. a sophisticated event website, an event app with awesome networking features), so that they can have the best event experience?

More information: https://whova.com/blog/leaderboard-gamification-audience-participation/

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Hubilo’s Contest Module: The Perfect Solution for Event Gamification

Event technology has developed tremendously over the years opening gates to a lot of engaging event experiences.

One of the most effective concepts that help in creating engaging event experiences is event gamification. Event technology has enabled event planners to now facilitate extensive gamification strategies to engage attendees.

More information: https://medium.com/hubilo-officil-blog/hubilos-contest-module-the-perfect-solution-for-event-gamification-1ec19ded6117

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How To Use Event Gamification and Boost The Energy Of The Attendees

Event gamification is not what you think! You may have been led to believe that by just downloading an app you’re ready to gamify an event. But, does this really work? Will this improve the quality of the event you’re organizing?

If you haven’t already figured it out, the answer is “no”. That’s because technology is merely the tool for gamification, it isn’t the strategy or the solution. It would be like a presenter throwing a CatchBox mic into the audience, without telling them why or how to use it.

More information: https://helloendless.com/how-to-use-event-gamification-and-boost-the-energy-of-the-attendees/

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How to Boost Attendance using Event Technology

Events Industry has undergone a vast amount of changes for the betterment of attendees and also improved upon them, raising the standards and adapting to the latest event technology as well.

There are several reasons why an individual or a company delegate would like to attend a business event. And amongst those, the major is Networking.

More information: https://blog.hubilo.com/boost-attendance-using-event-technology/

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3 Gamification Examples to Inspire Your Next Event

At an event, the disengaged attendee is an event planner’s worst enemy.

If you’re looking for a way to get attendees to pay attention and participate at your event, gamification could be the perfect way to make sure your attendees are taking part in the proceedings.

While gamification isn’t new to the industry, it can be confusing to design, and difficult to find a vendor who has the experience to help integrate it fully into an event.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/mobile/3-gamification-examples-to-inspire-your-next-event/

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Event Tech Trends 2019

The new year has begun, which can only mean one thing – time to round up the biggest event tech trends of 2019! While some trends change over time (virtual reality for one), it’s always surprising how many of trends stay the same, evolving over the years in sometimes very subtle ways. When it comes to technology, the biggest difference in trends is accessibility. As event technology continues to develop and be refined,  it becomes easier to implement, making accessibility better than ever. That’s good news for everyone.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/industry/trends/event-tech-trends-2019/

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New Multi-User VR Game Makes Team Events Fun

A new virtual reality team-building exercise is available for meeting professionals who want to introduce an experiential learning activity to an event. The Infinite Loop is the first VR game that works well for multiple participants and debuts in the United States later this month after a successful introduction into the Asian and Turkey meetings markets.

More information: https://www.meetingsnet.com/event-tech/new-multi-user-vr-game-makes-team-events-fun

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5 tips for engaging attendees with conference app gamification

What does gamification mean, and why has it become a leading trend in the event technology world? In short, gamification is the process of taking concepts that are typically used in games, such as point systems, scoreboards and prizes, and applying them to your event marketing goals.

Gamification is one of the most intuitive, enjoyable ways to keep your attendees engaging with your conference app and across your event campus. Friendly competition encourages them to explore, meet with exhibitors and sponsors, attend sessions and network with fellow attendees.

More information: https://www.eventbase.com/blog/5-tips-for-engaging-attendees-with-conference-app-gamification

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Tips to Increase Attendee Interaction — GamerConnect 2018 Learnings

In the era of immense unique technologies, gamer enthusiasts were not behind using this tech. To showcase the new gaming tech platform, an event was organised recently by the name ofGamerConnect. GamerConnect was an event held on 15th and 16th December at Koramangala Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru.

More information: https://blog.hubilo.com/increase-attendee-interaction-gamerconnect/

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The 4 Design Elements of Gamification [Free Cheat Sheet]

A hot topic right now is gamification and trade shows. It was inspired by a mobile video game app built by Hanley Wood for their annual conference and talk soon turned to what the key elements are of a successful trade show game.

Whether it was for mobile or physical events, the consensus seemed to be that every game should start with a clear and well-defined strategy.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/the-4-design-elements-of-gamification-free-cheat-sheet/

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4 Elements of Successful Event Gamification

Event gamification is a relatively new concept that’s taking the event industry by storm. With attendees wanting to feel like an active participant in an event, it’s making meeting and event planners jobs even more difficult.

However, gamification is a fantastic, and simple way to make attendees feel completely immersed in an event. That is, if it’s done correctly. A poorly planned game can break an event. But fear not, we have the recipe for successful gamification.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/mobile/4-elements-of-successful-event-gamification/

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The Importance of AI Event Concierge to Deliver Memorable Experiences

This article will take a deep dive into digital concierge service for events – AI-powered event chatbots – their benefits, and common use cases, revealing all you need to know about this technology and its capabilities.

When people hear the term ‘event concierge,’ they usually think about it as a premium service that is not available to every attendee at every event.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/ai-event-concierge

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Tech Tuesday: Using Gamification to Capture Attendees’ Attention

Have you ever seen your attendees zone out at your events—you know, that zombie-deadpan look? Chances are your attendees do zone out at your events and it’s not necessarily your fault. Recent research has shown that because of the digital age we live in, people’s attention spans are steadily decreasing. In 2000, people’s attention spans averaged 12 seconds, and in 2018 people’s spans decreased to less than that of a goldfish—8 seconds. So how do you consistently capture your attendee’s attention during the entirety of your event? Event gamification may be the key.

More information: https://www.aventri.com/blog/tech-tuesday-using-gamification-to-capture-attendees

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5 Popular Event Game Ideas for Increasing Attendee Engagement & Learning

Many event planners get excited about the idea of incorporating gamification into their event, but when it comes time to making those event game ideas into a reality, it can be hard to know where to begin.

The Secret to Executing Your Event Game Ideas

To ensure your odds for success, make sure you have a solid understanding of what event goals you’re looking to achieve, and identify each goal’s success metrics.

More information: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/5-popular-event-game-ideas-for-increasing-attendee-engagement-learning/