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Study Dispels Myths About Virtual Events

Associations Now

Why Potential Attendees Stay Home Virtual events may be a good alternative for people who can’t, or just don’t, attend in-person events. ’s hybrid events study, these are the top reasons respondents opted not to attend face-to-face events.

Virtual events engage and grow value for association members.

YourMembership Blog

Online events are an efficient way to serve your members, career center users and niche industry, while generating revenue. Virtual events effectively grow your association’s value to members.

Monday Buzz: Finding Profitability in Virtual Events

Associations Now

Virtual events aren’t just a flashy show of technology for your association; they can also turn a profit. That’s why having a virtual track is so appealing to many associations that want to engage a larger audience without breaking the bank.

Two-Thirds of Associations Turning to Video and Virtual Events

Association Adviser

conferences event technology events live streaming video virtual events Associations are increasingly turning to video to connect with members and potential members of all ages. More than one in six respondents (17 percent) to our latest poll told us that webinars and.

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Association Virtual Event Strategy Benchmarking

Velvet Chainsaw

Virtual event strategies are evolving fast too! This online survey will build on two previous Tagoras reports on Association Virtual Events & Conferences and will be available for free. Life moves pretty fast.

Two Extremes Of Conference Content Capture: Bite Size Best

Velvet Chainsaw

Hybrid meetings, where live-session content is streamed to a virtual audience, is what everyone’s talking about these days. This often is due to the fact that the presenter(s) did not design an experience for the live and virtual participants that is social in nature.

Poll: Continuing Education Cited as Highest Priority for NDR Improvement

Association Adviser

advertising affinity programs association publications continuing education events live events non-dues revenue video programs virtual events webinarsEarly results from our unscientific reader poll show that one third of association leaders (34 percent) believe that continuing education is their non-dues revenue area in need of the most. For more about this topic, click on the headline. Did You Know?

Take Your Professional Development Virtual

Association Adviser

When planning a virtual event for professional development, it's imperative to have a game plan in place before, during, and after the event. Successful virtual events that end with your members. Events Features Technology designing events event planning event strategy Measuring events planning a virtual event virtual continuing education virtual education virtual education system virtual events virtual professional development

Take Your Event Virtual: Recent Trends and Strategies with Virtual and Hybrid Events

Association Adviser

What is a virtual event? It’s a Web-based event that replicates many aspects of a traditional location-based conference, membership meeting or trade show through webinars, webcasts, discussion. Events Revenue Technology event content event planning events hybrid events live events non-dues revenue revenue trade show virtual events

Time to breathe…and think long-term

Aaron Wolowiec

This year has been, and will continue to be, defined by intelligent growth for the meetings and events industry, the report found. For starters, 60 percent of survey respondents predict an increase in live events, while 56 percent predict an increase in virtual events.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Time for.

Idea Architects

Increasingly effective conference design is not about face-to-face OR virtual, but about the AND. Any virtual event might also benefit from an in-person option, and any face-to-face meeting should explore how to incorporate

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.23.16

Reid All About it

Innovation in Practice: Hybrid Meetings/Virtual Events. Hybrid meetings and virtual events give associations the opportunity to engage members who cannot attend their annual meeting or other in-person meetings. More info/register for in-person event.

Five Global Meetings Megatrends

Associations Now

And while planners must navigate these situations in the short term, it’s also important that they think about trends that may affect their meetings and events in the years ahead. New forms of knowledge transfer will influence all phases of event planning,” said GCB in a press release.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.16.16

Reid All About it

Using the strategies identified in this presentation, every conference professional can create event experiences where engagement is the norm, not the exception. Transform Your Event ROI Story with Digital Engagement. Your event is a smashing success, but how do you prove it?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.9.16

Reid All About it

Ok, on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. Learn about a range of IOT tools, including wearable and location-aware tools, beacon technology, virtual reality/augmented reality systems and much more.

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Wednesday Buzz: Ways to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Associations Now

Event Marketer (@EventMarketer) January 11, 2017. New and emerging roles in the event industry: From virtual event manager to digital concierge, the Event Manager Blog reveals potential career positions that are developing in the events space.

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Business Motivations and Social Behaviors for In-Person and Online Events

SocialFish

A couple of snippets: Compare that to this one: So for virtual events, compelling content and ease of use trump, as you would expect, but “maintaining relationships&# is pretty highly rated too. Do your virtual events have a relationship component?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.9.16

Reid All About it

Ok, on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. Learn about a range of IOT tools, including wearable and location-aware tools, beacon technology, virtual reality/augmented reality systems and much more.

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Conference Services: How They Can Improve Your Association Events

Association Management

Today’s remote conferencing tools and virtual events are great for going green and reducing travel spend—particularly if your working groups, association executives, or Board members are geographically dispersed. 5. Networking Events.

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5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits

SocialFish

Over the years Twitter has grown to be one of the most effective platforms for Non-profits, particularly after initiatives like the dedicated ‘Donate Now’ button and virtual events like ‘Twestivals’, which allow Twitter users to organize live fund-raising events.

Why Is Membership the Only Relationship?

Spark Consulting

We offer non-member rates for publications and events. Way back in March at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference, I had the opportunity to participate in an early morning conversation facilitated by Jeff de Cagna.

Technology Gap: Are Meeting Planners and Attendees on the Same Page?

Associations Now

A new report reveals the similarities and differences in attendee and planner expectations across three areas of technology: event apps, social media, and virtual meetings. Event apps. Virtual and hybrid meetings.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

Reid All About it

I usually only feature free learning events on Brain Food but I make the rules so I can make exceptions. Learning · Technology · Design (LTD) is a virtual conference designed for those of you who work in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development.

Monday Buzz: Dress for Success (Any Way You’d Like)

Associations Now

Also: why virtual meetings struggle to compare with the real thing. Virtual Problems. Virtual events have become a staple of many association learning programs as a way to engage people in education without all the headaches of travel.

Next Generation Learning: Tech 14

Aaron Wolowiec

Conferences, meetings and events should be learning-filled experiences. As in-person and virtual events blend, the hybrid world is growing rapidly.

Tips and Tools for Integrating Social Media Into Your Nonprofit Event Marketing Plan

Beth Kanter's Blog

Here’s a summary of tips, tools, examples, and resources for getting the most of our your nonprofit event with social media. (Here’s a curated link list used to create this post). The latter is especially important for virtual events.

How Can You Plan for Innovation?

Association Adviser

Whether your association is becoming involved with new membership software, virtual event solutions or social media platforms, technology is changing rapidly. Encourage continuing education, training and certification through in-person events and online courses.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

Reid All About it

I usually only feature free learning events on Brain Food but I make the rules so I can make exceptions. Learning · Technology · Design (LTD) is a virtual conference designed for those of you who work in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.21.16

Reid All About it

Maybe one of these virtual or in-person events will be a good place to start. Eastern DT* – Managing the Client AMC Relationship (ASAE AMC Section Council Virtual Lunch). Presenter: Kim Grimm, Deputy Director of the National Association for Catering and Events.

Association Social Media: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

SocialFish

One member has likened the chats to her “virtual watercooler.”. We also partnered with an affiliate organization and they helped to promote our event.

The Power of Non-Dues Revenue

Association Adviser

Webinars and virtual events are a great way to showcase your content, programs and live events to prospective members and new members. Hybrid events (virtual attendance of live event) are also wonderful. Live events may happen for three days.

7 Readings for Association Executives

SCD Group

If you''re planning an event, you get the panic. No matter whether you''re throwing a virtual event--such as a webinar or a Google+ hangout--or full-weekend-long physical conference, there''s that unavoidable moment when you think: "How on earth do I make sure these seats are full?"

Association Leader Survey Results

Association Adviser

October 2010 2 -- Features Straight talk on social media, member satisfaction, virtual events, Web 3.0 and more. First in a series. By Hank Berkowitz

Gratitude, Holiday Tables And Mercy

Velvet Chainsaw

Related Stories You Need To Invest In This Primary Career Insurance Policy: Your Network Association Virtual Event Strategy Benchmarking Five Fears That Keep You From Accomplishing Amazingly Awesome Stuff. The holidays are a time of traditions. Macy’s has a Thanksgiving parade.

SCD Group: 6 Articles for Association Executives

SCD Group

6 Articles for Association Executives. Here are six articles for association executives: Top 3 Ways to Increase Association Membership By Michelle via ExpertReferrals.com #1  Ask for a referral #2  Make it stupid simple

Are Your Conferences Still Delivering?

Association Adviser

As association professionals, we have lots of clever ways to talk to members through our communications and live events, but are we really listening to what they have to say? Appointment-based events bring pre-qualified buyers and sellers together for carefully targeted one-on-one discussions.

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What Associations Need to Know About Technology

Association Adviser

It fosters more personal connection with members, new ways to connect at your events, new ways to recruit members, new ways to educate and train members and new ways for your supplier members to do production demonstrations. By Hank Berkowitz.

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Virtual Conferences: Advantages That You Should Know

SocialFish

Planning is crucial for any event. If you are thinking about going virtual with your next conference, take the time to understand the advantages, and how it can empower your membership engagement strategy. When the event is over, the chat is saved.

Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: October Book Tour – Events

Beth Kanter's Blog

Book Discussion and Evening Networking Event. Stay tuned for details about virtual events taking place and events taking place in November and December.

Non-Dues Revenue Increasingly Important to the Association Bottom Line

Association Adviser

The two NDR areas that readers told us they’d most like to increase in 2013 are advertising/sponsorship (20 percent) and live events (16 percent). Following close behind are: mobile apps, webinars/virtual events, continuing education and affinity partnerships. As we’ve learned throughout today’s issue, non-dues revenue (NDR) is an increasingly important contributor to many associations’ operating budgets.