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There’s no going back to how things were. And that’s a good thing.

While it is no secret that the pandemic has disrupted everything in the event industry, it also has provided some unintended benefits along the way. Before COVID-19 became a daily headline, think about what made the event industry unique in the minds of outsiders: Event organizers was ranked one of the most stressful professions, up … Read More

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There’s no going back to how things were. And that’s a good thing.

While it is no secret that the pandemic has disrupted everything in the event industry, it also has provided some unintended benefits along the way. Before COVID-19 became a daily headline, think about what made the event industry unique in the minds of outsiders: Event organizers was ranked one of the most stressful professions, up ... Read More

The Show Must Go On!

Have you ever managed a virtual conference from a hospital bed? It was a first for Heather Dow, senior manager at  Events & Management Plus, Inc.  When the potential to be sidelined by a life-threatening injury read out how our Encore Canada team helped her manage one of the biggest events of her career without ... Read More

A Case for Production: A Partner’s Conference

How a Multi-National Professional Services Network Elevated their Attendee Engagement through Production Finding creative ways to engage attendees in a virtual setting has always been a challenge. Today, with virtual and hybrid meetings a new norm, and zoom fatigue on the rise, it has only become even more exacerbated. In late September, one organization was ... Read More

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Six Key Steps to Engaging Your Hybrid Event Participants

Need help getting guests engaged at your next event? Here are six steps. What started as a quick pivot to virtual events in the early stages of the pandemic has now shifted to hybrid events, and it’s now expected that hybrid events will remain a common format long after the pandemic is behind us. An ... Read More

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How to Plan a Hybrid Annual General Meeting

4 questions to get you started  With majority of events turning to a hybrid format, so too are company Annual General Meetings. As of January 1, 2021, the Canadian government ordered the normal rules apply for calling an AGM and presenting financial statements, as opposed to last year’s extension deadlines.  This means that “by law, all federally incorporated businesses, not-for-profits ... 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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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