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Event Tech Check: 8 Innovative New Tech Tools You Should Know About This Month

BizBash’s newest column offers a monthly check-in on all things event tech, from new virtual platforms to social distancing-focused tools to software that will make your job easier. Got a tip? Get in touch!

In Case You Missed It
Did you catch last month’s Event Tech Check column? Be sure to click here for more standout technology tools that can help you produce live, virtual, and hybrid events this year.

Read more at: https://www.bizbash.com/production-strategy/event-management-tech-tools/article/21219892/event-technology-news-from-accelevents-virtual-crowd-aventri-and-more-for-live-virtual-and-hybrid-events

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3 Hybrid Event Formats: The Most Popular Options for Cross-Channel Experiences

The most important part of getting your hybrid event right is picking the best format for your attendees.

Do you want everyone engaging in real-time for networking purposes? Does your online audience want education that’s more self-paced? Could smaller coordinated meetups be a better option than the traditional city-wide?

The 3 options below directly address these questions and are among the most popular formats for hybrid events.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/cross-channel-experiences/

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Exploring Virtual Events: 6 Best Practices for Nonprofits

Virtual events are a rising engagement opportunity for organizations all across the globe. While it  has been steadily increasing for some time now, its popularity and necessity has skyrocketed in recent months as a result of COVID-19.

Perhaps your nonprofit is in the beginning stages of virtual event exploration. Maybe you’ve already hosted one, maybe you’re in the planning stage, or maybe you’re still considering your options.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/exploring-virtual-events-6-best-practices-for-nonprofits/

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What’s your virtual events strategy?

The truth is: 

Events appeal to our primal universal instinct, to gather together to learn, be entertained, celebrate and communicate with each other face to face…it’s in our DNA. While live events will never go out of fashion, many realise that they simply ‘must have’ a virtual event offering.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/whats-your-virtual-events-strategy

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THE TOP 7 EVENT TECHNOLOGY TRENDS OF 2020

As we enter further into the second quarter of the year, many look ahead for trends on the rise in their industry, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. 2020 is already a revolutionary year for corporate event management and although a lot remains uncertain, there are promising opportunities for event technology in the hybrid event space.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-tech-trends-2020

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Live Streaming Events: the 2020 Guide

We surveyed 1,500 event professionals and the majority agree that engaging Attendees is the most crucial element of planning experiences. Event professionals do often a good job at engaging attendees live but what about the army of online attendees?

Live streaming can add that tech element to your event and create an interactive platform that leaves your audience engaged and entertained, while offering additional revenue streams.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/live-streaming-events

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4 Ways Live-Streaming Can Benefit Your Events

One of the main challenges organisers face around events is getting enough people to sign up and attend.  But even when you hit your targets, there are still many out there who are interested in what your event has to offer but are unable to come for one reason or another.  And this is where live-streaming comes in.

Live-streaming technology has made steady advancements over the past few years and is gaining a lot of ground in our industry.

Read more at: https://www.eventsforce.com/blog/4-ways-live-streaming-can-benefit-your-events/

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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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Recording Live Events

The greatest feeling ever is finishing up an engaging, lively event that goes off without a hitch. But you know what makes that feeling even better? Knowing you have a recording of your event, so that audiences who weren’t in the room can enjoy it, too.

Companies record events for all kinds of reasons ‘ from archiving to splicing up event footage for social media. Recording audio, video, or a slide presentation extends the life of your event, and can even increase your return on your investment.

Read more at: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/recording-live-events/

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How To Get The Best Sound When Live Streaming Events

Jim Wilkens, Lead Audio Engineer at AVFX shares how to get the best sound when live streaming events. A live stream event can take many different forms and Jim discusses several strategies to get the best sound quality for your live stream event.

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There are several simple strategies that the live sound engineer might use to get good sound out over the live corporate event video stream. The most basic would be just simply to take an output from the console, patch it into the live streaming encoder and it gets all your microphones you’re getting out over there, everybody’s hearing what’s being said.

View video at: https://www.avfx.com/best-sound-when-live-streaming-events/

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4 Things You Need To Know About Livestreaming Concerts

These days almost every concert-goer is a potential live music video producer. Fans are using their phones to shoot video at your shows, and many are streaming your shows live through Facebook Live and YouTube.

While their handheld video may capture a certain in-the-crowd excitement, fans expect higher quality live video from you — whether they’re at the show and planning to relive the experience later, or watching from home.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/blog/livestreaming-concerts-ds00/

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How To Live Stream Your Event – Whiteboard Wednesday

Welcome to the first Whiteboard Wednesday! In our inaugural episode we are teaching you how to live stream your event! Live streaming events is super popular and for good reason! You can expand your reach and capture new audiences. Almost any event can be live streamed but the quality varies quite a bit depending on the WAY you live stream. In today’s first very first episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays, our very own Will Curran is going to take you through how to live stream your event.

More information: https://helloendless.com/how-to-live-stream-your-event/

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The Mega Guide to Live Streaming Events

Live streaming events is a great way to expand your reach and make your content and programming available to a new audience. There’s a lot of benefits to live streaming events, but truly successful live streamed events are more about audience engagement and less about technology.

Nearly any event can be live streamed. It’s up to you to determine why you want to live stream and find the best way to make it happen. Here’s your complete guide to live streaming events.

More information: https://helloendless.com/live-streaming-events/

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HOW TO USE TECH TO TURN FANDOM EVENTS INTO MUST-ATTENDS

Fandom conventions aren’t just gatherings for “geek culture,” they’re big business. According to an Eventbrite study, the industry is currently worth $4 billion.

The standard-bearer of these events is Comic-Con. In 2017, more than 135,000 people and north of 725 exhibitors attended the San Diego show, while a record 200,000 tickets were sold to the New York festival. These numbers point to an industry that will only continue to grow in popularity, profitability and participation.

More information: https://www.tsnn.com/blog/how-use-tech-turn-fandom-events-mustattends

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WEBINAR: Building Event Engagement through Live Streaming

It’s crazy to think there was a time when people believed that live streaming detracted from the success of their events. We know now that’s totally wrong!  In reality, live streaming allows you to leverage the content from your events to help expand your online audience year-round.

We also know, however, that successful live streaming requires a coordinated pre-event marketing strategy and a unique and entertaining experience.

More information: https://blog.hubb.me/event-engagement-through-live-streaming-webinar

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4 Ways Technology Can Spruce Up Your Corporate Seminar

When it comes to the world of corporate events, there are countless trends and ideas constantly emerging that one needs to understand and implement in their own event, from event ideas to cutting-edge technologies. However, the one thing that can set your corporate seminar apart is how seamless the entire execution of the event is for the attendees. Going big for your seminar might sound like a great idea for your brand, but if your attendees don’t experience a hassle-free event, then all your planning and effort has been in vain, ultimately making your event an unsuccessful one.

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/4-ways-technology-can-spruce-up-your-corporate-seminar/

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What IS the Power of Live Events?

You might have noticed that we think the Power of Live Events is a pretty big deal. But what is it? And why is it important?

In today’s busy world, it can feel like technology has taken over. But really, the value of face-to-face interactions is greater than ever. The Power of Live Events happens when you combine modern event technology and in-person experiences to promote and engage attendees.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/power-live-events/

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Tech Tuesday: 5 Engaging Technologies to Implement at Your Next Event

Planners are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to engage with their attendees and make their lives a little less chaotic at events. Well look no further! We have curated a list of five products to use at your next event that will attract and excite attendees. From making networking easy and organized, to keeping attendees hooked on the words of your keynote speaker, the technologies listed below are simple to implement but will create a big impact while onsite and beyond!

More information: https://www.aventri.com/blog/tech-tuesday-5-engaging-technologies-to-implement-at-your-next-event

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Live-Streaming and User-Generated Content: What it Means for Your Event?

When tech geeks say that the world has become a global village, they are not exaggerating. Though the digital revolution seems to have begun just yesterday, it has actually advanced beyond measures.

In the past few years, we the Homo Sapiens have indeed made the world a small village with seamless outreach, accessibility and connectivity across the globe.

More information: https://blog.hubilo.com/live-streaming-event/

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10 Audience Engagement Tools for 2018

Events in the current scenario are all about that unique experience that attendees can remember and talk about for months to come. A memorable event experience is one of the biggest assets with regard to achieving event success.

The question here is; how exactly do you do that? How do you make sure that your attendees remember your event? The answer;audience engagement.

More information: https://blog.hubilo.com/10-audience-engagement-tools-2018/

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5 Engaging Technologies to Implement at Your Next Event

Planners are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to engage with their attendees and make their lives a little less chaotic at events. Well look no further! We have curated a list of five products to use at your next event that will attract and excite attendees. From making networking easy and organized, to keeping attendees hooked on the words of your keynote speaker, the technologies listed below are simple to implement but will create a big impact while onsite and beyond!

More information: https://blog.etouches.com/tech-tuesday-5-engaging-technologies-to-implement-at-your-next-event

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How Live-Streaming Events Can Help Associations Boost Revenue and Membership Engagement

Without doubt, one of the biggest issues for associations these days is membership recruitment and retention. It doesn’t matter if your association offers personal membership, organisational membership or a mix of the two; all associations face challenges when it comes to membership.

The acceleration of social media and technology over the last few years hasn’t made things easier either.

More information: https://www.eventsforce.com/blog/how-live-streaming-events-can-help-associations-boost-revenue-and-membership-engagement/

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Event Technology Upgrades You’ll Need in 2018

Recent technology trends have completely changed the face of the MICE industry. By adopting these latest event technology upgrades, event organizers can deliver exceptional events and stand out from the crowd.

Here are the top trends you should watch out for in 2018:

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/event-technology-upgrades-youll-need-2018/

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3 Reasons Why Using a Promo Video Will Increase Event App Adoption

Having worked at EventMobi for close to two years, I’ve had hundreds of strategy conversations with my clients on how best to utilize their event technology to engage and connect with their audiences, specifically when it comes to event app adoption. On these calls I like to start by asking my client, “What are the event goals for your app this year? What quantifiable thing would you like to measure in order to say, ‘This was a success!’?

More information: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/3-reasons-why-using-a-promo-video-will-increase-event-app-adoption/

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Top Event Tech Trends of 2018

Even as the event management industry has been growing exponentially, the event technology space has taken several leaps and bounds in the past few years. As event technology becomes an indispensable part of event organization, it can be interesting to see what wonders it could showcase this year. Here are some tech-trends to watch out for in 2018:

More information: http://www.explara.com/blog/top-event-tech-trends-of-2018/

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15 Coolest Tech You Can Rent for Your Event

This is a sponsored post by Aria AV. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.

Technology moves fast. Today’s latest and greatest is tomorrow’s old news, and keeping up with what’s hot can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Plus, new gear is expensive! Have no fear, we’ve compiled a list of the 15 coolest tech items that you can rent, so you can have your cake and eat it too, all without breaking the bank.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/tech-you-can-rent

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Facilitate Networking With Technology

Meetings and events are designed around learning from your peers. Whether you are attending an internal meeting or you’re joining a global conference, you’re in attendance to become educated on a topic. Along with that comes networking; everyone there may not be speaking publicly, but there is still something to learn from them.

In that case, event and meeting professionals need to get creative with environments that breed both natural and planned networking.

More information: https://www.bizbash.com/facilitate-networking-with-technology/toronto/story/35714#.WxL1HTSFOM8

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TIPS FOR CREATING THE BEST BRAND EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR EVENT APP

This is the third in a series of articles by Core-apps about Event Tech Trends

Event organizers know the event app landscape continues to evolve. From changes in the Apple App Store to a continuous flood of startups, products and services penetrating the marketplace. Event organizers have no shortage of options to get an app out there, but one element of event app creation that should be consistent regardless of the platform is the user experience and the creative execution.

More information: https://www.tsnn.com/blog/tips-creating-best-brand-experience-your-event-app

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7 WAYS TO DRIVE BOOTH ENGAGEMENT USING EVENT TECHNOLOGY

There’s nearly an endless (and ever-growing!) supply of technology you can utilize at trade shows and events. However, having the latest and greatest tech doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have a more successful event or get more leads at the show. In order to be truly great, event technology should be aligned with your event goals and used in a way that promotes engagement and interaction. It needs to compliment your brand vision instead of draw attention away from it.

More information: https://www.tsnn.com/blog/7-ways-drive-booth-engagement-using-event-technology

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How to Engage While You’re Onstage With a Mobile Event App

Have you ever heard of “nomophobia” before? Nomophobia is the fear of being without one’s phone. Whether or not you’ve heard the word before, you’re probably very familiar with the fear. People are emotionally connected to their phones. They feel anxious if they miss a text.  Phones are so ingrained in our lives now that many people find themselves absentmindedly checking their phones when they get bored, or even when they aren’t.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/engage-while-youre-on-stage/