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Hybrid Event Interactions Between Virtual & In-Person Attendees

A year ago, the events industry had no choice but to master the art of virtual events. As restrictions are slowly lifting and the worst is hopefully behind us, we can glimpse into the future of post-Covid events. Our hosts Will and Brandt are event industry experts, so believe them when they say that the next big industry standard is hybrid events.

One of the greatest challenges the future poses is hybrid event interactions. How can we bridge the gap between the virtual and the in-person audience? The last thing we want is for the virtual guests to feel like flies on the wall or as if they were sitting at the kids’ table, as Brandt cleverly put it. But we are getting ahead of ourselves – tune in and learn what else our lovely hosts have to say about hybrid audience engagement and interactions between the two audiences.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/hybrid-event-interactions/

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Virtual Networking: How to Foster Meaningful Connections at Virtual and Hybrid Events

While most of us have grown used to socially distant virtual events over the past year, people are becoming increasingly wary of how much time they spend in front of the screen. Leaving an event is always just a click away, which is why you need to follow the best practices when learning how to host a virtual networking event.

With that in mind, here are eight proven virtual networking event ideas to bring high engagement levels to virtual and hybrid events:

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

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Do Virtual and In-Person Attendees at Hybrid Events Actually Want an Integrated Experience?

As the event industry slowly begins to move into hybrid events after a year of being relegated almost entirely to virtual, planners and tech providers are facing a new set of challenges.

In particular, there has been an ongoing debate as to the extent to which in-person and remote audiences should — and want to be — mixed during hybrid events. At least in the short-term, most in-person events will rely on a virtual component, with higher expectations from remote participants than ever before.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/hybrid-event-audience-interaction

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7 of the Top Event Planning Conferences in 2021

To put it simply, 2020 was a rough year for just about everyone, including those in the hospitality and events industry. Many event planning conferences were canceled or postponed, and most of those that weren’t took place virtually. While 2021 may still look a little different than normal, expect to see many conferences back and ready to help industry professionals navigate the massive changes in the way they do business.

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

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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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EVENT TECHNOLOGY: THE 2021 GUIDE

Welcome to the 2021 event technology guide. Here you’ll learn how to choose the right event technology for your next event to support your desired event outcomes.

What is Event Technology?

Event technology is any digital tool that helps you plan and produce an event. Some examples are event management software, engagement tools, virtual platforms, streaming services, and mobile event apps.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-technology-guide

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7 EXPERT PREDICTIONS THAT WILL SHAPE HYBRID EVENTS IN 2021

Almost 6,000 event marketers registered for (Almost) HYBRID to discuss the future of events. Here’s what we took away from our second virtual summit.

Last week, thousands of event marketing professionals from all over the world tuned in live for our second virtual summit: (Almost) HYBRID. Speakers from CNBC, Burning Man, IBM, and more joined us to share their insights and perspectives on the hybrid future of events.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/hybrid-event-takeaways-2021

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A Comprehensive Guide to Planning Hybrid Events

How to choose the right format for your conference or trade show, create cross-channel experiences for attendees, and build the perfect software platform for your hybrid events in 2021 and beyond.

With the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing pandemic, many trade shows and conferences and deciding to plan for hybrid events in 2021. Hybrid events give meeting planners the best of both worlds, as they can accommodate attendees who are unwilling or unable to travel, and still provide an in-person experience for those who are able to make it to the show.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/a-comprehensive-guide-to-planning-hybrid-events/

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What you need to know about Hybrid Events in 2020

The manner in which events are being conceptualized in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is vastly different from what it once used to be. While all forms of in-house events have virtually stopped, live events have spiked like never before. Almost all events have been shifted to video communication services like GEVME Live, Zoom, Skype or Cisco Webex which lets users organize live digital events.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-hybrid-events-in-2020/

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Best Tools and Solutions for Organizing Perfect Hybrid Events

The disruption of the event industry since the turn of the decade due to COVID19 has led to a spurt in virtual gatherings globally. As models continue to evolve, hybrid events have emerged as a viable alternative, combining the robustness of face-to-face interaction with a virtual online audience.

In the current scenario, travel restrictions have gradually loosened, but safety concerns remain. This model is a technically feasible, financially sustainable solution.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/blog/best-tools-and-solutions-for-organizing-perfect-hybrid-events/

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So, What Is A Hybrid Event, Really?

It’s the question on everyone’s minds, and the Brew Crew is here to answer – what is a hybrid event? Sure, superficially it might seem easy to understand. But we want to go deeper than just your standard Oxford Dictionary definition. What makes hybrid events great? Why are they so important? And what can planners do to create a successful hybrid experience in a world where these types of events are gaining enormous momentum?

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/what-is-a-hybrid-event/