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The Hybrid Event Advantage

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Virtual events will continue to remain an option due to a new distributed workforce (remote work), travel restrictions, or budget cuts.  However, for many types of corporate events, there’s just no substitute for being in the same room with other people – the energy and creativity that come out of a shared experience are often hard to replicate virtually. When asked if in-person events will return to pre-pandemic levels, a recent study revealed that 70% of responders predicted that they return in the near future.

Read more at: https://certain.com/blog/hybrid-event-advantage/

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10 Common Hybrid Event Mistakes You Need to Avoid in 2022

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Two years on it is not necessarily something a lot of us like to bring up, but the pandemic hitting in 2020 certainly did alter the way we navigate events – corporate or otherwise! Moving over to digital and remote living, we grew so used to digital work that we were woken up to the many benefits of hosting events away from an event venue too.

Many businesses (likely including your own) have continued offering a remote option for their events, even after we all returned to a sense of normality, and they have resolved to offer hybrid events so that delegates have the option to attend either in person or remotely.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/10-common-hybrid-event-mistakes-you-need-to-avoid-in-2022.html

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How to collect feedback from virtual event participants

Collecting feedback from virtual event participants is as important as feedback for any business. Customer (or visitor) feedback is what makes a business grow. If you haven’t been making feedback your priority yet, it’s time to start. This blog post introduces the principles of feedback collection, presents tips on the right questions to ask, and shows some creative ways to conduct and distribute feedback surveys throughout virtual events.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/how-to-collect-feedback-from-virtual-event-participants/

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Hybrid Events Platform – 5 Features You Absolutely Need

We’ve come to the conclusion that pre-pandemic events no longer completely meet the needs of your attendees and the goals your company has set out to achieve. Now, you’re looking for alternatives to organize successful events. If in-person isn’t enough to leverage events with major returns anymore, which solution should you choose? The answer is hybrid events.

As with in-person events, you probably wouldn’t choose a venue without first seeing if it meets your expectations. In this case, you need to look at the hybrid events platform offerings and see if it has the features to deliver the event you need.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/hybrid-events-platform-5-features-you-absolutely-need/

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5 Reasons Why Virtual Product Showcasing Matters in Hybrid Events

Are you wondering about the must-have event management software features for your next B2B event? Nothing is more exciting at trade shows than an impressive product debut that can spark and track real-time interest among attendees through an event management platform with virtual product showcase functionalities.

Consumers already know that online trading models effectively work and the growing confidence that arises from this perception ultimately adapts customer behavior to a first research offline and then purchase online phenomenon.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/5-reasons-why-virtual-product-showcasing-matters-in-hybrid-events/

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18 Virtual Event Engagement Ideas You Should Try

As event planners worldwide shifted strategies to meet the ever-changing needs caused by COVID-19, virtual and hybrid events skyrocketed. Even as in-person events return, many businesses and event planners plan to keep the virtual event trend alive. With virtual and hybrid events becoming a standard part of industry operations, event planners and organizers are on the hunt for virtual event engagement ideas that will keep audiences invested.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/attendee-engagement/virtual-event-engagement-ideas/

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Cvent Connect Showcases the Hybrid Event Approach for Event Planners

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If there is any question that meeting and event planner shows are roaring back, last week’s Cvent Connect, held April 11-14 at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, provided a resounding answer: Yes. Participation more than doubled over its 2019 peak, with more than 11,000 registrants,  1,800 of whom were in-person attendees who traveled to Las Vegas for the show that highlights event marketing and management technologies. With event staff and budgets already constrained, and in-person attendance unpredictable, Cvent’s technology tools that streamline venue selection, registration, marketing, event management, and engagement were of particular interest.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/cvent-connect-showcases-hybrid-event-approach-event-planners/

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Virtual Event Platform Comparison

We looked at the best virtual event platforms to bring you a comparison of how they stack up.

If you want to quickly skim through some of the most popular online event platforms, browse the brief platform descriptions below.

If you prefer an in-depth analysis and detailed comparison charts of the most popular virtual event software, download a copy of our Virtual Event Tech Guide.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/virtual-event-platform-comparison/

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Why Some Will Always Favor Virtual Events

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Technology rode to the rescue during the pandemic. As in-person gatherings proliferate, are virtual events a thing of the past? Absolutely not, according to industry experts.

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Interestingly, after two years of virtual meetings, the 138-year-old British retail giant Marks & Spencer announced they have no plans to return to in-person shareholder meetings. Meeting restrictions may have been lifted, but M&S told Reuters their virtual annual general meetings (AGMs) were better attended than pre-pandemic in-person meetings.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/why-favor-virtual-events/

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Virtual Conference 2022: Ideas, Tips, and Tools

Virtual conferences offer planners and marketers a way to connect with a broader audience, often leading to higher registration numbers than in-person events as travel and cost are no longer burdens attendees must bear. In our new normal, virtual events have taken over. According to a survey conducted by PCMA, 79% of event planners are going virtual. With this event type comes a new way of thinking and planning an event. It takes cross-functional teams that include planning, marketing, IT, and digital, as well as reimagining content that engages attendees from home. So, what does it take to plan a virtual conference?

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/virtual-conference

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How to Plan and Execute a Virtual Summit

The collaborative nature of a virtual summit allows planners to bring experts together online in order to spark conversation and problem-solving ideas that relate to a certain industry sector.

These digital, industry-specific events have the advantage of being able to showcase a broad quantity of knowledge from all over the world without the expense and carbon impact associated with long-haul flights, hotel nights, venue, and production hire.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/how-plan-and-execute-virtual-summit-cvent

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Virtual Exhibitions and How to Maximize Their Effectiveness

When the coronavirus pandemic struck in early 2020, the impact on the corrugated packaging sector was two-fold. Companies producing packaging for luxury goods saw orders evaporate, whereas those producing corrugated packaging for critical supplies such as e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, food and drink, and the like, were running at around 120% capacity and required additional machinery to fulfil the demand, and fast!

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/virtual-exhibitions-and-how-maximize-their-effectiveness

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9 Emerging Event Industry Trends (2022-2024)

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The coronavirus accelerated changes that would have taken years to catch on.

And much of the industry is still catching up.

The $1.5 trillion worldwide event industry isn’t expected to fully return to normal until at least 2023.

There will continue to be major (and permanent) shifts in the industry for years to come.

Read more at: https://explodingtopics.com/blog/event-industry-trends

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Your 6 virtual event questions answered

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2020 changed everything for the events industry. As many countries restricted the amount and size of physical events that were able to take place in response to the unfolding pandemic, demand for virtual events increased dramatically. People, of course, still need to meet, (albeit virtually), and business is still happening.

As a technology provider that offers everything, you need to run a virtual event, here we answer some of the common virtual event questions we receive on a daily basis during this period of change and look at some of the advantages of virtual events.

Read more at: https://www.eventeyeapp.com/blog/your-6-virtual-event-questions-answered

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Top 5 data privacy trends In hybrid and virtual events to look out for in 2022

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In this content, we discuss the current data privacy trends to look out for in your next event. With the pandemic coming into effect, virtual events have become a common part of our realities and went up by 1000% in 2020. Since then, we all have grown accustomed to joining events and webinars from the comfort of our homes or cozy cafes.

However, hosting a virtual or hybrid event is not as simple as showing up on video and connecting with the attendees.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/tech-and-trends/data-privacy-trends.html

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The Best DSLR Cameras for Live Streaming

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The best DSLR cameras for live streaming in 2022 have been discussed in this article. In this post, we’ll examine some of the top picks on the market right now. We’ll discuss the noteworthy concerns when choosing a DSLR camera for live streaming and recommend a few of our favorites. So whether you’re just beginning or already experienced and looking for an upgrade, read on to find out more.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/tech-and-trends/the-best-dslr-cameras-for-live-streaming.html

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Everything You Need to Know About HLS Streaming for Virtual and Hybrid Events in 2022

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HLS streaming is proof that we live in a rapidly changing world characterized by technological innovations. In the past, video delivery on the internet relied heavily on Adobe’s Flash video innovation. Lately, there’s been a significant change in the realm of online video. In particular, video streaming powered by HLS and HTML5 video players has progressively supplanted Adobe’s Flash protocol.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/tech-and-trends/hls-streaming.html

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Attract a Global Audience by Switching to a Hybrid Conference

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Eventbrite works with major online conference platforms and services so that you can easily take your conferences online. Not only will a hybrid conference connect you with virtual conference participants from around the world, but it will also create new networking opportunities for attendees as well as a much larger pool of potential customers.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/global-audience-hybrid-conference-ds00/

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Your Guide to the Best Virtual Event Platforms

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Selecting the best platform to use during your event is a big decision, because it ultimately determines your audience’s overall experience. Virtual event platforms play an important role especially for your attendees because it allows them to easily join and engage as if they were a part of the live event. When researching for the perfect event platform to use, you want to look for softwares that offers advanced features that enable you to host a memorable, multi-faceted and interactive event.

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/your-guide-to-the-best-virtual-event-platforms

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What Is A Virtual Summit?

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These days, just about everything is going virtual, from offices to clothing stores – and events are no exception. With this new virtual working world, anyone can keep themselves and others safe while still receiving information and lessons normally received in an office. Along with the usual 9-5 work, conferences and summits are included in this new virtual working space. Read on to learn more about if a virtual summit is right for your strategy!

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/what-is-a-virtual-summit-bonus-guide

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How to stream from your phone to TV: A step-by-step guide for iPhone and Android users

If you are like some of us who enjoy a better viewing experience, you would appreciate knowing how to stream content from your phone to TV. You may view images, watch movies, videos, music, and photos, play games, watch online TV shows, use applications, and much more if you know how to do this.

It is simpler than you might think to connect your phone to the big screen, just like with anything else in technology.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/tech-and-trends/how-to-stream-from-your-phone-to-tv.html

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The Importance of Presentation Skills in hybrid or In-Person Events and How to Improve Them

Presentation skills is what gives value to your insights, instead it is useless if you aren’t able to communicate them properly.

Communication is a soft skill that many organizations recognize but fail to look for when recruiting fresh talent. Yet, in marketing, communicating with presentations is something that will happen quarterly, monthly, and sometimes even more regularly.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/presentation-skills-for-events.html

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Zoom Events: A Year of Enhancing Your Virtual and Hybrid Events

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They say time flies when you’re having fun, so it’s hard to believe our virtual events management solution, Zoom Events, just turned 1! Launched in the summer of 2021, Zoom Events was born specifically with remote audiences in mind. As virtual and hybrid events became core to modern marketing strategies, we saw the need for a remote-friendly event platform that would help organizations facilitate memorable, engaging experiences and unite attendees across borders and time zones.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/zoom-events-a-year-of-enhancing-your-virtual-and-hybrid-events

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37 Virtual Event Ideas with Examples for 2022

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.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/virtual-event-ideas

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HOW TO LIVE STREAM THE RIGHT WAY IN 2022 – WHITEBOARD WEDNESDAY

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Thanks to the global pandemic, we have seen an upward trend in many companies, celebrities & even family members trying to live stream since 2019. According to Upcomer, the online live streaming industry saw a 99% progression between April 2019 and April 2020. Therefore, with an estimated valuation of $184.3 billion for the industry by 2026, we must talk about the right way to live stream your event today.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/live-stream-2022/

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5 secrets to drive remote attendee engagement at your next event

Hybrid conferences are here to stay. In the wake of the 2020 – 2021 pandemic, most corporate events are now a mix of both in-person and virtual attendees and sessions. But, even in a virtual setting, it’s important to create an environment where attendees interact, participate in networking opportunities, and make meaningful connections. Engaging events can attract remote attendees through marketing and creative event promotion.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/5-secrets-to-drive-remote-attendee-engagement-at-your-next-event

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Case Study: CLHIA Amps up Attendee & Sponsor Engagement at Virtual Conference

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is the national trade association representing Canada’s life and health insurers. CLHIA’s November 2020 Virtual Wealth and Retirement Conference focused on providing those managing wealth portfolios for Canadian life and health insurers with up-to-date and actionable information about important trends and issues shaping the industry.

Read more at: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/case-study-clhia-amps-up-attendee-sponsor-engagement-at-virtual-conference/

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5 Ways to Use Splash Studio for Virtual & Hybrid Events

With virtual experiences being crucial to reaching business goals, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all webinar.

Well, at least there shouldn’t be.

Different event formats work better for different types of audiences. So it’s important that the virtual platform you choose is flexible and engaging.

Read more at: https://splashthat.com/blog/5-ways-to-use-splash-studio

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8 Things We Learned from Hosting Our First Hybrid Community Event

A couple of months ago, we asked our Splash community if they felt ready to get back to in-person user events, and we hoped 100% would say “yes, absolutely.” But the response was straight down the middle with 50% willing to come in person and the other 50% preferring virtual.

Not only is that understandable, that is the expected response for the majority of our industry. Some people are ready to get back in person, others are not quite there yet, and we don’t know if they will ever be.

Read more at: https://splashthat.com/blog/hosting-community-hybrid-events

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Lessons Learned: The Future of Events is Smaller, Hybrid and Tech-Driven

We’re far enough into the third quarter and removed from the breathless, hand-wringing days of the early pandemic to make better predictions of events’ future. And while many companies and event professionals are rushing back to “normal” – you remember, those big, in-person, anonymous conferences and conventions – many more are taking what worked during the pandemic and applying it to their forward-looking plans.

Read more at: https://splashthat.com/blog/future-of-events

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