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  • How to Choose the Right Venue for your Hybrid Event

    2020 saw many events turn virtual due to the pandemic. This year, with the vaccination rollout now in full swing, hybrid events are slated to become the most popular event type. Much like in-person events, the venue can make or break a hybrid event’s success. For face-to-face events, the right spot will depend on the event’s size, duration and audience. Other considerations include budget, catering, parking, accommodation and venue availability. These factors are also important when planning a hybrid event…

    Event Operations

  • Why you Should Avoid Conference Call Apps for Virtual Events

    Video conference call fatigue is real. Today’s virtual attendees are tired of the Brady Bunch squares they interact with daily and are looking for high-quality and to be intrigued when they attend virtual events or trade shows. Few people look at a video conference call and say, “Wow, this is captivating just like broadcast events.” These platforms may be a great tool for peer discussions, family functions or the classroom, but not for a professional presentation of topical information with testing,…

    Virtual Events

  • Amp Up your Next Virtual Event by Targeting this Sense

    With events primarily taking place from the comfort of people’s homes, the power of our five senses has shifted. It used to be an event producer’s passion to ignite all the senses in calculated ways, at specific times, to entice memory or create action. While we’ll get back to a new version of that eventually, for now we have the digital realm from which to work to deliver content. Because of this, the sense of hearing is among the most engaged…

    Virtual Events

  • Hilton Introduces Hybrid Solutions for Meetings and Events

    Hilton has introduced a set of hybrid solutions to address the dramatic shift away from in-person meetings and events during the pandemic. The new offerings, which will continue to evolve alongside customer needs, direct event planners to Hilton’s hybrid-ready hotels while also providing them with additional resources, including an expanded ‘playbook’ with in-depth information on planning and executing small hybrid events and flexible customer offers for a more seamless contract experience. “Hilton has remained a leader in the meetings and…

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  • New App Adds Real-Time Language Translation to Any Virtual Event Platform

    Interprefy has launched a desktop app that allows real-time interpreting to be added to any virtual meeting and event. “The new normal of connecting remotely offers an unprecedented opportunity for event organizers to attract a wider and more diverse audience, and to democratize access to the conversation by offering a truly multilingual experience where everybody listens and speaks in a language they’re proficient in,” says Interprefy CEO, Annett Polaszewski-Plath. Interprefy Select can be used on any live streaming platform, including…

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  • How the Internet may be Hurting your Virtual Event

    Working from home became an unexpected reality during the pandemic. Like most, I upgraded our Internet connection after making the transition to ensure everyone in my household could continue to make video calls, watch Netflix and browse the web without interruption. As the events industry moved online, more thought was given to networking technology than ever imagined as planners and producers struggled to manage Internet traffic. In an ideal world, everyone would have enough Internet at their disposal and it…

    Virtual Events

  • 10 Ways to Improve your Nonverbal Communication during a Virtual Meeting

    At the start of the pandemic, businesses rushed to move their in-person meetings and events online. The transition was so abrupt that many organizations did so without understanding, acknowledging or discussing the ins and outs of virtual meeting etiquette with their teams. In our digital-friendly age, it may be hard to imagine virtual meetings require such formalities, especially when they can feel as natural as speaking to someone in the same room. But it’s important to treat virtual meetings with…

    Virtual Events

  • Lessons Learned from Moving a Massive In-Person Event Online

    Taking the well-oiled machine that is Cvent CONNECT and transforming it into an entirely new experience wasn’t easy. From the initial pivot to getting buy-in, strategically designing the event to new technology considerations, Cvent’s director of meetings and events, Rachel Andrews, and senior manager of meetings and events, Paulina Curto, share lessons learned from moving the world’s largest event technology and hospitality conference online. The Digital Pivot While pre-event risk conversations occurred back in 2019, the decision to go virtual…

    Virtual Events

  • Event Tech Awards Honour 2020 Winners

    Konduko was the big winner at this year’s Event Technology Awards (ETA), receiving three for Best Use of Technology for Engagement and Interaction (B2B), Best Use of Wireless Technology and Best Exhibition Technology. The global provider of Kontactless Smart Event technologies made the shortlist in four categories. A total of 25 awards were ‘handed out,’ with event management software specialist Shocklogic selected as the people’s choice for Favourite Event Technology Supplier. Bizzabo and Brella received silver and bronze, respectively, in…

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  • Award-Winning AI Contact Tracer Offers Benefits to Events Industry

    Volan Technology has been recognized with the coveted Lee Prize Nevada Innovation Award for its advanced solution for enterprise-scale, precise and private contact tracing software. The artificial intelligence-based technology could enable event operators to make dramatic improvements in virus prevention and save millions of dollars in manual tracing. “It’s an honour to be recognized by the UNLV Lee Foundation and included in such an amazing collection of innovators,” says Volan’s founder and CEO, Michael Bettua. “Our goal of designing one…

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