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Creating Positive, Memorable Hybrid Experiences

By: Encore Research According to Meeting Professionals International [MPI], over half of meeting planners say their next in-person meeting is contingent on the distribution of a safe and effective vaccine. In the February 2021 edition of The Meeting Professional, MPI shares results from their winter 2021 Meetings Outlook survey. Virtual Events and Hybrid – Keeping … Read More

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Global Conventions in a Virtual World

How a Quick Service Restaurant Brand transitioned their series of global annual conventions to successful virtual experiences. By: Christopher Baron, Senior Director, Digital Services Hosting annual conventions for a global audience can be a feat in on itself in-person, let alone in the virtual world. Finding unique ways to engage attendees year after year, while ... Read More

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Design a Hybrid Event for Every Participant

In November of 2020, we surveyed 2,000 of our customers and asked various questions about hybrid events. When we asked them to give a general forecast of their 2021 events, our survey respondents shared that they plan to allocate nearly 80% of their total spend on virtual and hybrid solutions. To maximize your total spend, ... Read More

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Celebrate Black History Month with these Lesser Known Facts

Black History Month is celebrated around the world, at different points in the year, by a number of countries. As we look forward to Black History Month celebrations, let’s begin with two countries who have their observances throughout the month of February – the United States and Canada. February 1 marks the beginning of Black ... Read More

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3 Tips for a Versatile Hybrid Event Environment

You’re planning an event and you select your venue. What’s next? In a venue, a floor plan provides limits to stay within the physical boundaries of the building itself. What happens when you introduce the digital environment of a hybrid event? How does that impact your participant experience? I’ve put together three easy-to-remember environmental cues ... Read More

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Design a Hybrid Event for Every Participant

In November of 2020, we surveyed 2,000 of our customers and asked various questions about hybrid events. When we asked them to give a general forecast of their 2021 events, our survey respondents shared that they plan to allocate nearly 80% of their total spend on virtual and hybrid solutions. To maximize your total spend, ... Read More

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Green Shoots: Resilience in the Meeting & Events Industry

The Purpose behind the Meeting and Events Industry It remains amazing to think about all that has transpired over the course of 2020. The world experienced an incredible disruption to how we did just about anything. The shock to both our personal and professional lives came suddenly as we were forced to adapt to new ... Read More

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Planning Hybrid and Virtual Meetings: 3 Questions to get you started

How do you start planning hybrid and virtual meetings? Here are three questions to get you started. Your answers will guide you in finding the technology partner(s) best-equipped to manage your event: How large is my audience and how would I like them to participate? Your audience size will differ based on the type of ... Read More

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Design an online educational series that provides meeting planners with relevant information about current changing trends in our industry, while earning continuing education credits. Download Case study to learn more. Requirements: Weekly live streamed presentations with interactive Q&A and polling Recorded presentations available on demand Participation tracking for continuing education credits Results? A Successful event! Solutions offered ... Read More

Driving Industry Collaboration for the Greater Good

As the pandemic spread throughout the world, it became clear that the events industry was about to turn upside down. While no one expected it to last this long, leaders in our industry have been hard at work to ensure that when events return, planners and their organizations have tools to make decisions, and attendees ... Read More