News & Articles - hybrid events

  • Conference technology requirements 101

    Meeting planners are under increasing pressure to keep up with conference technology in order to source the right suite of apps, software and AV that will wow attendees so they leave with a lasting, memorable and immersive experience. With an often diverse attendee demographic, a need to “look modern”, engage the audience, deliver content of value and bring it all within budget, meeting planners realize that arranging for the right technology takes as much or often even time than organizing…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • Hybrid meetings: The sustainability silver bullet?

    In recent years the event industry has made great strides in support of sustainability. We have much to cheer about! More professionals than ever are engaging in sustainable events. Publishers like Corporate Meetings Network continue to share tips about the topic. Industry suppliers, including hotels, venues and general services contractors, have embedded environmental management systems that are achieving real waste and carbon reductions. Worldwide, event volunteer projects are having great social benefit. While important, this cheerleading can lull us into…

    Event Operations, Green/Sustainable Meetings

  • Online event adoption and attendance growing

    A new report conducted by the Virtual Edge Institute (VEI) and sponsored by Digitell Inc. analyzes trends at face-to-face and online events, and the numbers show that attendees are increasingly turning to both hybrid extensions and digital events (non-hybrid) to engage with their organizations. The 2014 Digital Event Benchmark Report collected findings from more than 200 event producers and offers data and insights for online methodologies, business goals, marketing strategies and measurement approaches. “Online engagement is growing in importance as…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community

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