With the widespread return of in-person events, many event planners are reviewing their provisions for event check-in and badging. For many, these processes have gone long-unexamined – and it’s a great time to catch up on what’s new in this area.
At Cvent, we’ve made a number of updates to our own OnArrival offering – our approach to event check-in and badge printing. Whatever system you adopt however, there are a number of points to consider when evaluating your needs when it comes to event check-in.
Online registration for events has become increasingly popular, with numerous benefits for both organizers and attendees. By registering online, organizers can save time and money on registration fees, and attendees can avoid long lines and wait times. Additionally, online registration allows organizers to keep track of attendance and event details more easily.
You might have wondered how big conferences and events get so many people to sign up? Or why do so many people attend? Well, wonder no more! In this article, we’ll share with you some of the best event registration hacks that will help you get more people to sign up for your event.
Make the registration process easy
Event registration can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few hacks to make the process easy and seamless for both you and your attendees.
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.
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.
Event registration software is a powerful weapon that professional planners have got today. It can help planners facilitate business innovation while creating a wow factor for their attendees. However, like events, there is no one size fits all in event registration software and you need to be careful while investing in this technology. With the right technology, you’ll be able to create better events while being more efficient and productive. It reduces the manual tasks often associated with event planning and makes you look more professional in front of your audience.
Whether you’re considering on-site event registration software on behalf of an association, non- profit, corporation, government agency or even a trade show, there are several factors you need to consider when selecting the right event registration software for your events.
Before we get into how to optimize your hybrid event strategy, let’s define what a hybrid event is. It’s precisely what you’re thinking: a mixture of hybrid and virtual events. A hybrid event combines in-person and digital elements to provide the best possible experience for each audience.
COVID-19 compelled the event industry to shift from standard meetings or sustainable conferences to virtual meetings or virtual conferences. If you’re holding a hybrid event for the first time, you’re probably seeking advice on how to make it safe and successful.
There are numerous event tech companies offering a plethora of features and services. Events play an important role in boosting engagement, showcasing your latest business development, securing great business deals, attracting customers, teaching and networking, events keep society together, it is a fact. That being said, planning a successful business event takes a lot of strategizing and effort. A lot of things might go against your plan of action. Therefore, one needs to invest in a fully integrated event technology platform; which is the central hub in the planning and managing of your whole event.
All event planners want to convert prospective attendees to register for their event. But how do you increase event attendance? If you’re using a fully integrated event management software platform, the answer is you can increase attendee conversion with your event registration website.
As in-person functions convert to virtual events, event registration remains vital for event organizers to attract and register attendees. While virtual events present several new considerations, they also raise plenty of questions you should ask before deciding on event registration software.
How will the event registration app work with your other event technology? Can you customize or personalize tickets and experiences for guests? How quickly can you collect funds as people sign up? Will you have visibility into event data and metrics?
Events are one of the most powerful marketing channels, and the lack of measurable data has always surprised me. Collectively, the events industry is worth more than $500 billion annually, yet we’ve only realized a fraction of its potential due to the lack of measurability.
When it comes to the collection of event data, the lack of connectivity between point solutions gives a fragmented view of event metrics. It only makes sense that data should work hand in hand with all of the other moving parts, flowing gracefully from one system to the next along the attendee’s journey.
For example, we use LinkedIn to make announcements, Facebook to create event pages, and Instagram to share visual content.
But social media strategy should not be only about creating and distributing content across social media platforms. It also needs to engage attendees before, during, and after the event, inspiring them to share the word and create social proof for your brand.
You offer high-quality CME events for your learners. But can you say that your event registration is simple for your medical learners, or do they often give up and go to another event where the registration is more straightforward?
For any kind of CME event—or even a course—registration should be an uncomplicated task.
So, is your registration process confusing to your learners? If they seem to be leaving before their registration is complete, chances are that your software may be to blame.
We’ve always had webinars, but now, the humble webinar has been joined by a new type of event – a virtual event.
According to a survey conducted by PCMA, 79% of event planners are going virtual. From virtual meetings to virtual conferences, the meetings and events industry has transformed in the last few months and is embracing new forms of event marketing and management technology.
There is no real “one-size-fits-all” event technology solution for the modern event planner. Business events come in all shapes and sizes, with a range of goals and deliverables. At Huddle, we have supported many of our clients through the process of selecting the right platform for their needs. Here are the 5 most important things for buyers to keep in mind when searching for event technology solutions are:
Cvent is a leader in the event technology space and we have worked with them for over a decade. We have seen the event management platform implemented in a huge range of organizations and across many industries, and we have learned a LOT along the way. Check out our TOP 7 TIPs for ensuring you are getting the most from your event management platform.
When we think of events, our minds automatically go to entertainment, networking opportunities, the stage, and gamification, among many other things. But today, let’s take a few steps back and think about where do our events truly begin. Is it when your attendee walks through the doors of your venue or logs on to your virtual event platform? Or is it much earlier, at event registration? Since event registration is the first point of contact for your attendees, we think it’s important to make the best of it!
The events industry is shaking off a tumultuous last year and a half and taking with it many lessons learned. In 2020, event pros learned that the virtual component of events isn’t going anywhere, especially when tools like virtual event apps can help bring together in-person and virtual attendees through hybrid events.
Attendees no longer have to choose between attending an in-person event or not attending at all. In fact, with the emergence of virtual event technology, attendees can be present at an event from anywhere in the world!
When’s the last time you took a hard look at your ticketing and registration technology? Does it help your team streamline their work, or are you still jumping between different programs? Is it actually helping you grow your business, or is it just keeping the lights on?
Whether you rely on an in-house system or a third-party solution, if you’re working with outdated tech, you’re wasting your time — and money.
Eventsforce has launched today a new ticketing and registration platform that is set to revolutionize the whole process of managing groups around events. Built on Eventsforce’s next generation of event management solutions, the ‘Groups & Ticketing’ system is designed to help organizers sell more tickets and increase revenue from group bookings. It also offers a unique and innovative group invitation tool that allows group bookers to secure places at events a lot more quickly.
From tiering tickets and controlling content access to finding an affordable option amid rising registration fees, it’s important you choose the event registration software that’s right for you. After all, in addition to being affordable, you want to make sure that you’re using software that’s both easy to use and flexible enough to accommodate your event’s needs.
We’re here to help you search for the best event ticketing software. Start your search by going through our checklist so you understand what you’re looking for, and then check our reviews of the top 8 event registration software options out there.
When the time comes to migrate to a new event management software, a lot rides on the event planners in charge of the logistics. With so much to think about in terms of functionality and growth, as well as making an impression on management, staff, and attendees, an event management software migration is no easy task.
Once you find the right platform for you and your organization, it’s important to take a step back and plan out this crucial transition, so that you can become a true champion of the technology. Seeing it through from start to finish and gaining expert-level knowledge will help get all your important stakeholders on board and will lead to greater event success.
Registration forms play a crucial role in converting leads into attendees and influence directly on users’ determination and confidence in their decision to register. The best registration form is one that walks the user thru the process and captures information at each step along the way.
Fear of missing out
Discounted registration limited by time or promotion code can creates a sense of scarcity that truggers fear of missing.
Successfully marketing an event relies on creating and capturing demand throughout the entire event registration process. Breaking down event marketing into stages allows event planners to appeal to different audiences at different times throughout the registration process. Starting with early bird registration offers, successful event planners generate buzz and accelerate sales in the earliest stages of the event.
Large-scale event planning involves layers of minute details that need to be supervised from day one of planning to the event execution day. Trying to keep track of every little detail without an event management checklist can be undoubtedly chaotic and stressful.
A large-scale event planning checklist can make a massive difference in the preparation and execution of the event. Since no two events are ever the same, event planners in Atlanta, advise creating a customized event planning checklist to suit your goals.
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.
Knowing that the ticketing selling process during attendee registration is one of the most important points in an event’s lifecycle, the industry has developed many technologies to help planners streamline this process. The technologies fall into two buckets: registration platforms and ticketing platforms. They seem similar, but what is the difference? Which platform should planners use for a particular event? A comprehensive, robust registration platform? A quick and easy ticketing engine?