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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.

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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.

Five Tips to Ensure a Successful Virtual Event

CommPartners

Virtual events are a trend that won’t be going away and are quickly becoming a strategic must for associations. Virtual events can reach deep within organizations and impact a larger number of participants. Traditionally, only a select group of individuals are able to attend in-person events, leaving a majority with nothing. Virtual events are evolving […].

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.

Technology truths for meetings and events

Aaron Wolowiec

If something comes up, will the organizer provide content virtually? According to a new report by American Express Meetings and Events , I’m not alone. And almost all attendees have computers, which makes virtual attendance a breeze.

On screen or in a chair?

Aaron Wolowiec

No wonder so many of us are spending less time away from our offices and our families to attend professional development events or other workplace functions. It seems associations got the memo as the industry experiences a slow uptick in virtual events.

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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.

Webinar Recap: Virtual Events; Trends, Best Practices, and Pitfalls

Blue Sky eLearn

On June 28, 2017, we held a webinar with MedComms Networking and hosted a panel of speakers from different elearning and virtual event backgrounds. We spent an hour discussing virtual event trends, pitfalls, and best practices.

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.

Crafting a Magnetic Webinar Title

Blue Sky eLearn

Your webinar title is, in effect, your event’s headline. It’s a powerful tool for cutting through marketing clutter, grabbing attention and persuading prospects to learn more about your event. The title of your webinar summarizes the main promise or focus of your event.

Tips for Monetizing Your Webinars

Blue Sky eLearn

If you have decided to charge a fee for a live webinar, chances are you won’t want to give the recording away for free, otherwise, your turnout rate for the live event will be quite low. Those who did not pay for the live event can receive the recording at the same or discounted rate.

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.

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5 Steps to Craft Compelling Content Descriptions

Blue Sky eLearn

People attend webinars to learn – making your description of what attendees will learn at your event one of the most important pieces of marketing copy you can write. Some marketers resort to providing a list of topics that will be covered during the event simply because they don’t know what will be taught. This is particularly true when the person who is writing the marketing copy is not the same person who will be teaching the event.

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: 9.16.16

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: 5.5.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… “I’ll do that but not right now.”. Enough about me, here’s the list of next week’s learning events you really came for. Virtual Events: From Emerging Trend to Strategic Reality.

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: 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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Friday Buzz: Boost Your Webinar Views

Associations Now

Also: How to host a virtual event that your members will love. Better Virtual Events. Follow these simple steps to ensure your next virtual event is a success. Don’t let small marketing strategy blunders negatively affect the performance of your webinars.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.6.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free professional development events for the association community… Only 10% of Americans love cooking. How to Build a Video Content Strategy for Your Event. Presenter: Kevin O’Connor, Mediasite Events project manager, Sonic Foundry.

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?

Why You Should Consider Blended Learning

Blue Sky eLearn

Virtual events cannot, and should not replace face-to-face events, but at the same time, in-person learning should be enhanced by bringing in adaptive and personalized technology. Encourage discussions around the post-event learning opportunities and recorded content.

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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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.

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.

TESOL Association Opens Up Offerings to Nonmembers

Associations Now

For example, TESOL held an in-person event that was limited to about 200 attendees and linked it to a virtual event that more than 800 people participated in, including many nonmembers, Segota explained.

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.

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Aaron Wolowiec

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

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.29.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free professional development events for the association community… More M&A news this week: Personify bought Wild Apricot. Location: Washington DC or virtual. – Is Gamification Right for My Event?

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.

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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.

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.