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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

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/virtual-meetings-news/

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10 Must-Have Virtual Event Technology Tools

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Event technology is at the heart of the virtual events trend. From online tradeshows to webinars to live-streamed conferences and performances — technology makes it all possible. But what are the essential tech tools you need to plan a virtual event, drive registrations and engagement, and run the event seamlessly? Here we look at the top 10 virtual event technology tools you need to put together events that excite, entertain, and educate.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-technology/virtual-event-technology-tools/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/virtual-meetings-news/

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Latest event technologies: 7 trends to watch in 2022

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Hybrid and in-person events are making a triumphant return in 2022, powered by the latest event technologies and tools.

After the past two years of digital transformation, event attendees will expect higher levels of event production and more engaging technology to make these events feel worthy of their hard-earned money and limited time. For conference and event organizers, it means investing in the right event technologies.

Not sure where to begin? Check out our list of the latest event technologies to help you add some flare to and truly level up your events in 2022 and beyond.

Read more at: https://socio.events/blog/latest-event-technology-trends

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/virtual-reality-news/

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Embed third-party apps and boost audience engagement at your events

We live in an always-connected world where multiple things fight for our attention. From enticing shopping offers to social media notifications and screaming full inboxes, digital distraction is really at your fingertips. That means, as an event organizer, you are competing with the endless tabs of distractions to make your event successful. So, how do you cut through the noise and keep your attendees’ attention?

Read more at: https://blog.hubilo.com/embed-your-app-virtual-event-platform/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/audience-response-news/

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4 Must-have event app features to engage attendees

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The success of an event is not determined only by the number of tickets sold out, it also depends on how you engage your attendees. If your event is more interactive and engaging, your attendees will get impressed and show a great interest in attending your upcoming events. However, it’s not an easy task to add engaging elements to your event without leveraging the event technology. This is where it comes in handy to have an even mobile app.

Read more at: https://blog.eventzilla.net/event-resources/4-must-have-event-app-features-to-engage-attendees/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/audience-response-news/

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Our mobile event app is here!

Accelevents, a leading all-in-one customizable and flexible virtual and hybrid event management platform, announced the release of a Mobile Event App for event attendees yesterday at their Q4 Product Update Event. The free app, available on iOS and Android, allows attendees to seamlessly access virtual, hybrid, and in-person event content on the go. The Accelevents Mobile Event App offers event audiences an additional avenue for participation and engagement. Through the app, they can access live chats, polling, and Q&A, participate in live sessions, access and customize their profile and agenda, configure notifications, and much more.

Read more at: https://www.accelevents.com/blog/featureannouncement/our-mobile-event-app-is-here/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/audience-response-news/

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An essential guide to hosting online events

Blockchain technology continues to revolutionize the events management and hospitality industry. 

Organizers remain curious about blockchain as a tool to mitigate fraudulent ticket sales, to help organize attendees, and to assist with facilitating new payment options (like cryptocurrency) for various events.

Many hope blockchain-based management platforms can play a large part in helping event managers prepare for situations where in-person events are again possible, all while maintaining high standards of hygiene and cleanliness to mitigate COVID risks.

Read full story at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/an-essential-guide-to-hosting-online-events

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An Event Services Company Innovates Their Approach to Live Events Using CometChat

Live Group is an event services company that specialises in organising conferences, summits – virtual and hybrid, that inspire and engage communities across the world. The company provides services to government, corporates, industry groups and associations.

The entire team at Live Group is really passionate about sustainability. The company’s got a focus group that helps the team in finding ways to reduce the carbon footprint and ideally become carbon neutral.

Read more at: https://www.cometchat.com/blog/live-group-case-study

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/audience-response-news/

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7 Emerging Trends in Event Technology to Benefit From

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Event technology trends are continuously adapting. Those that adopt the most recent advancements often have a competitive advantage. In fact, studies have shown that event technology can increase in-person attendance by up to 20% and technology is an integral part of the events world.

But with so many new and emerging technologies, how do you make the right choice for your event that is going to benefit everyone?

Read more at: https://www.cometchat.com/blog/event-technology-trends

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The Complete Guide To Virtual Events in 2022

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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 program. But how do you turn a multi-day conference, filled with networking opportunities, educational sessions, and the attendee insights they generate into virtual events?

And once you do, how do you ensure attendees are engaged throughout the event?

Read full story at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/virtual-events

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/virtual-meetings-news/

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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

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/audience-response-news/

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The Future of Event Technology: Emerging Trends Shaping the New Normal

In-person gatherings and events are returning, but the most forward-thinking venues and event planners know that things aren’t going to return to what they once were any time soon. While this sounds like sad news, these event planners understand that this is a prime opportunity to usher in a new age of events, with better technology that makes things easier for the organizers and creates a more seamless experience for attendees and exhibitors.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/emerging-trends-shaping-the-future-of-event-technology

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Corporate Social Responsibility in the Era of Hybrid Events

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While there is no denying the damage that the ongoing pandemic has done to the corporate event industry, we must also recognize the opportunities it has revealed for event planners.

During the height of the pandemic, almost all events had to be taken online, and planners had minimal time to prepare. However, recent times have seen a significant return to in-person events from seminars to trade fairs to team-building activities and everything in between.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/corporate-social-responsibility-in-the-era-of-hybrid-events

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Making the perfect event app – tips and best practices

With the world slowly making its way out of lockdown, we’re seeing the return of public events, conferences and festivals. While event apps have existed before the pandemic, we could see them become more popular and essential in the coming years. Event apps not only benefit the attendee during the event but also the organizer as they can glean useful post-event insights.

Since the introduction of apps, they have revolutionized how we communicate, entertain and learn. An i-Verve report shared that 60% of event planners believe that event apps provide a boost to attendee engagement.

Read more at: https://www.adjust.com/blog/how-to-create-an-event-app/

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Top 10 Event Technology Trends for 2021

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In the last two years, due predominantly to the pandemic, the adoption rate of new technology soared. Nearly every business experienced a digital transformation that ordinarily should have taken much longer. The event planning and events industry is no different. Event technology plays an important role in the industry, and adaptation over the last two years has driven adoption and evolution that will change all events moving forward.

Read more at: https://blog.bishopmccann.com/4-top-event-technology-trends-to-implement-in-2019

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Event Technology 101: Top Digital Tools to Make Your Event a Success

Event technology is evolving faster than ever before—and for good reason. Today, 90% of event professionals agree that technology can have a positive impact on the success of their events. With the rise of virtual events and hybrid events, many teams recognize that the right tech solutions can take their event experience to a whole new level. In fact, one study even found that event technology can increase event attendance by 20 percent and productivity by 27 percent.

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

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Top 8 Reasons to Include a Mobile App in Your Event Tech Stack

There’s an app for everything nowadays. In fact, there will be 184 billion apps to be downloaded in 2024.

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed the event tech landscape and has given planners and attendees more options to choose from with how they attend and interact at events. The problem is, there’s almost too many options to sift through when planning your event. Mobile apps have been a popular tool at live events for years, offering wayfinding, event information, and networking opportunities. Now that proverbial floodgates of event technology have opened, are mobile apps even necessary at your next live or hybrid event? Even more so, are they relevant anymore?

Read more at: https://www.meetingplay.com/blog/top-8-reasons-to-include-a-mobile-app-in-your-event-tech-stack

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YOUR 8-TIP GUIDE TO CREATING SUCCESSFUL HYBRID EVENTS

Virtual events are growing in number and capabilities but many businesses are still looking for better opportunities or rather alternatives. One such alternative is: hybrid events.

As the world begins to sort-of adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, realizing that it’s not a temporary thing but rather a long-term situation, businesses, sectors, and industries are adapting to the new normal.

In the virtual events industry, one of those forms of adapting is the rise and development of hybrid event

Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/successful-hybrid-events/

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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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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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Clubhouse: what can event profs learn from the app´s success?

Find out the reasons behind Clubhouse’s overwhelming success and what event profs can learn from it.

Clubhouse is buzzing. Founded a year ago, the company raised over $100 million in January at a $1 billion valuation.

Celebrities like Elon Musk and Oprah Winfrey are turning up at Clubhouse rooms. Invitations to the app have been selling for as much as $125 on eBay. 

Read more at: https://blog.inevent.com/tech-and-trends/clubhouse-what-can-event-profs-learn-from-the-apps-success.html

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How Beacons can Transform Event Management and Trade Shows

Beacons have captivated the attention of the tech media world. With the recent deployment of these low-cost devices by retailers such as Macy’s, Apple Stores, and sports venues such as Major League Baseball stadium, Oracle Arena, etc., beacon technology has stimulated the appetite of event marketers too.

For years, event organizers have pursued new ways to enhance visitors’ experience by delivering improved customer service and offering digital content through event-specific mobile apps.

Read more at: https://blog.beaconstac.com/2014/08/how-beacons-can-transform-event-management-and-trade-shows/

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8 REASONS WHY THE VIRTUAL VENUE IS BETTER THAN THE PHYSICAL ONE

The year 2020 marked the upsurge of events taking place in virtual venues.

With many countries and cities going on lockdowns since March and again in November, it was clear that virtual was the way to go. And that the virtual venue was the next big thing.

The coronavirus pandemic required both events management businesses and companies that regularly held physical events, for marketing or sales purposes, to consider alternatives.

Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/virtual-venue-is-better-than-physical-events/

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCES: 7 BENEFITS AND A QUICK GUIDE TO SUCCESS

Events have been an essential area for marketing, networking, and sales for many businesses for the past few years. But 2020 has forced companies to shift gears in this area.

Large-sized events like conferences are now going into a virtual setting and businesses are now shifting towards virtual conferences.

Many companies, small and large, have been forced to re-evaluate their business, strategy, and how they do things.

Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/benefits-virtual-conferences-quick-guide/

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WANT A SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL EVENT? HERE ARE 18 TIPS

Who doesn’t want a successful virtual event?

Most businesses, big or small, want their events to be successful especially when they’re taking the plunge and shifting to virtual.

Before the pandemic, when many parts of the world were exploring virtual events, a report by Grand View Research valued the global virtual events market at nearly $78 billion. And that was in 2019.

Now that being at home or remote is the new norm, you can expect this industry to grow even more – and fast.

Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/virtual-event-success-tips/

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13 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ENGAGEMENT IDEAS TO EXCITE YOUR AUDIENCE

Did you know that 49% of marketers believe that engaging audiences in a virtual setting is key to a successful event? (Markletic)

It’s true. Whether you’re running a virtual conference, event, expo, job fair, or anything in between, failing to engage your audience means they won’t come back to future events.

To overcome this dilemma, we’ve compiled a list of 13 virtual conference engagement ideas to help you out.

Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/13-virtual-conference-engagement-ideas-to-excite-your-audience/

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20 SURE FIRE WAYS TO MAXIMIZE EVENT ENGAGEMENT

More than half (67.7%) of event marketers find it more difficult to keep attendees engaged during sessions at virtual events. It’s time we fix this issue. Virtual experiences are now the norm in the event space, and investing in the hybrid era will become the next significant shift in events. With the industry rapidly evolving, how can planners drive and improve audience engagement within this new paradigm?

Keep reading to find out the best practices, tips, examples, and strategies to maximize event engagement!

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/maximize-event-engagement

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Events gone virtual. Is there a future for mobile?

Virtual event experiences are here to stay, and the industry is justifiably focused on virtual technology. By comparison, mobile event apps are barely on anyone’s radar and have seemingly become an afterthought. This begs the question: Is there a future for mobile in a post-COVID-19 event technology landscape?

Just a few years ago event apps were the event industry’s hottest growth trend, spawning hundreds of startups, including Attendify.

Read more at: https://attendify.com/blog/events-gone-virtual-is-there-a-future-for-mobile-event-apps/

 

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MEETING AND EVENT TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO TRY NOW

Technology is constantly evolving. And with social distancing required to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the meetings and events industry, among all others, has become even more reliant on it. A permanent state of iteration paired with this new dependency equals new and ever-changing trends.

Below, we highlight current meetings and events technology for virtual, hybrid and live experiences.

Read more at: https://insights.bcdme.com/blog/insights/meetings-and-events-technology-trends-to-try-now

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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