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How to Plan Big Virtual Events With Global Audiences

Hosting a big virtual event allows you to attract a global audience. If they’re not bound by location or travel availability, attendees will be able to stream your event from anywhere. As a result, you’ll be able to welcome participants from many countries, which helps you create a more diverse audience.

With the whole world as your market, your ticket sales and brand-building options are limitless. Interactive virtual sessions help you to broaden your event’s impact and allow attendees to bring their own unique perspectives to the event.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/global-big-virtual-event-ds00/

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Creating a Virtual Safe Space for Attendees: How to Make Events More Inclusive

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It’s confirmed: online and hybrid events are here to stay in the international events landscape. They have become an essential fixture of most event creators’ business plans. In fact, 71% of event organisers plan to continue running virtual or hybrid events after COVID-19 restrictions end.

The pivot to virtual events has made many aspects of event hosting easier, such as reaching communities across the globe and promoting accessibility, giving people who may not be able to attend in-person events the chance to connect, learn, and share their experiences.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/creating-virtual-safe-space-attendees-make-events-inclusive-2021-ds00/

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17 Unique Virtual Event Ideas to Inspire You in 2022

Once a niche aspect of the event industry, virtual events have become an integral part of daily life in the time of COVID-19, and it looks like these events are here to stay! With the right virtual event ideas and a few virtual event best practices, you can tap into new markets and keep events going even as circumstances change.

Virtual events exploded in popularity during the pandemic, and they’re proving to be a high-value opportunity regardless of restrictions on live events.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/create-exciting-virtual-events-engage-audience/

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Brilliant Online Event Ideas for University Students

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We’ve all had to get used to doing more online lately. But most students practically had to live online during the pandemic – attending classes virtually and enduring restrictions on in-person gatherings by watching TikTok videos and scrolling Instagram.

As an event creator, you’ve probably thought about the benefits that successful online events for students can offer. These events make it easier for them to connect with other students from around the country, beyond the campus walls.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/online-events-college-students-ds00/

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How to Build Trust with Branding for Event Attendees

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Whether you’re planning a new event or are marketing a long-standing one, event branding is essential to reach a wide audience and secure event ROI. To brand your event, you must establish your event’s goals and personality and translate this messaging into the look and feel of your event.

But event branding can be easily overlooked when planners are focused on all the other details of their event. So how do event planners build a powerful brand and ensure brand consistency across all communication channels throughout the event lifecycle?

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/how-to-build-trust-with-branding-for-event-attendees

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5 Ways to Successfully Promote Your Virtual & Online Events

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As brands adapt to remote working models, not to mention the unprecedented events of the past year, they’re also shifting their in-person events into the virtual world. But while in-person events will no doubt be a thing again in the months ahead, there’s no denying the inherent benefits of virtual and hybrid events as a way to engage global audiences and dramatically reduce logistical costs and complications.

Until recently, virtual events were a foreign concept to many planners, but now they’re here to stay. That said, it has also become a highly competitive space. You’ve probably already seen at least one email, social media post, or ad promoting an online event in the past day or two.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/how-to-promote-your-virtual-events

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Validating Participants in Online Meeting

Providing access to the right people for a virtual event is sometimes of pivotal importance. Creating authentication processes that are safe as well as convenient to participants remains a big challenge – especially when you need to provide legal and audit-proof attendance records.

Zoom has a waiting room, and now you can finally do direct chats with individuals there (you still can’t do 1-to-1 video). You can also leverage the authentication via the zoom account of a participant – if you would know the zoom account… Other platforms are honestly even worse in regards to the technical capabilities around validation. Even working with proprietary video platforms like DaCast or Agora does not ensure that API keys are not visible and streams can be accessed directly.

Intelligent wrappers have grown in maturity over the last 5 years. Authentication wrappers provide multiple ways to configure access and security concepts, which are passed through into the video conferencing engine itself. Using secure tokens, created in the authentication wrapper and then validated in the video-conference holding space (e.g. waiting room) has become a new standard concept of increasing the security of online meetings and conferences.

 To learn more about user validation and access control, please contact us.

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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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7 Biggest Livestreaming Challenges (and the Best Solutions!)

One of the positives that came out of the last 18 months is the ability to reach a broader audience through livestreaming. Even as events are coming back and in-person audiences are gathering around the world, a virtual component will forever be a way to add value to your event and to your attendees.

However, the bar has been raised as audiences no longer settle for cheap solutions or second-rate platforms.

Read more at: https://www.smartmeetings.com/tips-tools/technology/135242/livestreaming-challenges-solutions

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Maximizing the New Events Normal with Tech Tools

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We are halfway through 2021, and the event professional’s rollercoaster has yet to pull into the station.  While I don’t have statistical evidence, I can share a growing number of events (even large tradeshows) have started to stage successfully in more significant numbers. At the same time, many organizations have remained entirely virtual due to timing, COVID, or other reasons. With the future still unclear, organizations must continue to plan and strategize for the future of their virtual or hybrid events.

Read more at: https://www.eply.com/blog/maximizing-the-new-events-normal-with-tech-tools