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Event Technology and the New Normal
Sep 02, 2021 by
The event industry is waking up to a new reality. Not only is technology playing a central role in the pandemic recovery, but it’s also reshaping the landscape. When conferences and exhibitions regain some sense of normalcy, this is what it will look like. Screens will become windows Screens of all shapes and sizes—mobile devices, displays, interactive kiosks, and LED back walls—will be the glue that holds hybrid events together. In-person and remote audience members will use the...
The Safe Event Checklist to Help Keep Your Event Open
Aug 27, 2021 by
Live events are again in flux. Depending on where you are in the world, your in-person trade show or conference could be anywhere from full steam ahead to on the verge of cancellation. Use this checklist to make sure you’ve done all you can to ensure a safe working environment for your in-person participants and staff. Without them, the show can’t go on. Venue Accreditation: Choose venues—convention centers and hotels—that have received certification from the Global BioRisk A...
Touchless Events Offer More Than Hygiene 
Aug 11, 2021 by
Creating a touchless event environment has become more of a priority for event organizers and venues during the pandemic. But touchless events were emerging before COVID-19, and aided by an explosion of technologies, they’re likely to continue evolving. There are plenty of reasons for event organizers, exhibitors, and exhibit designers to think more strategically about touchless.  Benefits of touchless events  Touchless events deliver significant benefits to organizations:  Hygiene...
How Virtual Event Learnings Can Improve In-Person Conferences and Exhibitions
Jul 12, 2021 by
When the pandemic required that business-to-business event organizers switch to virtual events overnight, it was nerve-wracking for many. Besides being unfamiliar with an entirely new event model, planners struggled with the technology, learning curve, and design philosophy. While challenging, good came from it. A year later, some learnings from virtual events are poised to change the way organizers run in-person events. Technology will play a significant role. What stakeholders love about vi...
Why Use a Production Studio for Your Hybrid Event?
Jun 28, 2021 by
Remote production studios made a lot of sense during the worst of the pandemic. They offered virtual event producers television-quality broadcasting while safeguarding the health and safety of the presenters and crew. Now that hybrid events are emerging, there are even more reasons why an off-site studio can be an asset. Broadcast quality matters. When a presentation must be high quality—the new CEO making her first address to the remote workforce, for example—and the company does ...
Go Hybrid or Hold Out for 100% Live?
Jun 08, 2021 by
There’s another cliffhanger in the global events industry. Last year organizers had to decide whether to wait out the pandemic with no event or quickly launch a virtual event. In 2021, many organizations find themselves choosing between going 100 percent live or going hybrid (live + virtual). If you're on the cliff, here are some of the benefits of hybrid events to help you decide. Higher attendance One of the most obvious and often-cited benefits of hybrid is the potential increase ...
Safely Step Into Face-to-Face Events Again 
Jun 04, 2021 by
Attendees are excited to get back to in-person events.  However, many attendees are still wondering, “how does the event organizer plan to keep me safe?”   States have moved closer to lifting all restrictions on businesses and gatherings as vaccination campaigns have progressed. According to the CDC, as of May 23, 2021, 50.8 percent of the U.S. population had received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 40.9 percent had been fully vaccinated. Several states have decla...
How To Configure Your In-Person Event For Hybrid Success
May 24, 2021 by
Producing a hybrid event is not as difficult as you might think. With the right equipment, people, and processes in place, event organizers can make their in-person events hybrid able. Here are some of the main elements you need to think about. Hybrid event strategy In any event—in-person or hybrid—strategy always comes before planning and execution. Hybrid events require more inclusive thinking about how each component (marketing, programming, implementation, access) impacts both in-...
What To Consider When Planning Your Transition To A Hybrid Event 
May 11, 2021 by
Like many event planners, you still may be recovering from the quick transition from in-person to virtual events. The move back to face-to-face meetings doesn’t need to be such a jolt, especially since you can take the best parts of virtual events with you. Here are some things to think about as your in-person + virtual (hybrid) event takes shape. First, define hybrid. The term "hybrid" is broad. A 50,000 person in-person conference with just one remote speaker or visitor is a hybrid ev...
Best Practices for Virtual Presenters
Apr 06, 2021 by
Tips and Tricks for Presenting Virtually Let’s face it, a lot has changed within the past year, and knowing how to present yourself in an online meeting can mean being more aware of your personal style, as well as your environment. In our recent webinar, The 2021 Partner Imperative: 5 Reasons Why DIY Events Won’t Cut It This Year, our panelists provided tips and tricks to help keep your presenters looking, feeling, and sounding flawless. Stand Up and Be Seen First, for everyone’s ...
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