Driving Growth with Hybrid Events

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether it’s due to conflicting schedules, cost, or travel limitations, there are throngs of people who would love to engage with your brand at an event, but simply cannot attend. What is a hybrid event? Instead, it opens up the doors to major event growth.

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Travel Restrictions Affecting Your Event? Go Virtual!

Blue Sky eLearn

Outbreaks, travel bans, terrorist attacks affecting travel around the world, and as a result – your events. Is your face-to-face event still happening but it’s clear attendance will be lower than normal? Now is the perfect time to develop a hybrid strategy for your event.

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Run Your Virtual Event with Confidence: Tips for a Great Show

Higher Logic

As COVID-19 forces events from in-person to virtual , the first and most essential thing is a mindset shift: Going digital was not your plan, but it’s your chance to make the most of a bad situation. Your event can be one of the things that meets that need.

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3 Ways Associations Can Deliver Value to Members at Events

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re considering hosting an event or conference for your association, it’s critical that you plan for a few key elements to drive value to your members: Education. Explore this guide to learn how your association can increase the value it provides to members through events.

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. Plus, events are one of the ways that your association can raise non-dues revenue. . With events.

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?6 ways AMS technology can make your small association’s event planning easier

YourMembership Blog

There’s no need to struggle through event planning because you have a small staff. An AMS system with modern event technology built in can make your association’s event planning easier.

3 Ways to Use Virtual Events to Promote eLearning Programs

Higher Logic

Enter: Virtual events. Virtual events can boost the consumption of your association’s eLearning content and promote ample engagement. Consider the following: Virtual events allow you to reach more people, as not everyone is able to travel to your annual meeting each year.

?6 ways AMS technology can make your small association’s event planning easier

YourMembership Blog

There’s no need to struggle through event planning because you have a small staff. An AMS system with modern event technology built in can make your association’s event planning easier.

Technology truths for meetings and events

Aaron Wolowiec

According to a new report by American Express Meetings and Events , I’m not alone. In the first half of this year, American Express Global Business and Travel surveyed 336 meeting planners and 161 meeting and event attendees to learn more about the evolving landscape of technology in meetings.

Travel Restrictions Affecting Your Event? Go Virtual!

Association Adviser

As the current Coronavirus outbreak grows, consider turning your association events into virtual events or a live stream to ensure the show still goes on! . The post Travel Restrictions Affecting Your Event? Events Features Technology association events virtual events

Hosting a Virtual Event FAQ

MembersClicks

With increasing concerns around COVID-19, many organizations are having to rethink and restructure their upcoming events. For many, that means canceling their event(s) outright. For others, that means taking their event(s) or component(s) of their events and making them virtual.

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Virtual Events, Real Benefits

Association Adviser

Virtual events are an excellent way to bring members and employers together in a timely, convenient way. Here's how to use virtual events to help members make connections year round. The post Virtual Events, Real Benefits appeared first on Association Adviser.

How Much Does an Event App Cost?

Socious

Association Conference Management Mobile Strategy Event AppIf you’re considering creating a mobile app for your members, you’re not alone. There are roughly 2.2 million apps in the Google Play store and close to 2 million in the Apple App Store.

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How Engagement Tools Improve Association Event Management

Higher Logic

Interested in filling more chairs at your next event? It is incredibly gratifying for associations to see a spike in event attendance, as participation plays a valuable role in their impact, but poor event management can cause your members to disengage.

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Membership Q&A: Networking Events

Spark Consulting

What is the best type of networking event to hold to get the maximum member engagement? Are they comfortable getting their groove thing on together, or would they rather attend an event that will also provide continuing education credits they need to maintain a certification or license? Then maybe you want to think carefully about continuing your tradition of open bars at your events. The post Membership Q&A: Networking Events appeared first on Spark Consulting.

6 Strategies You Can Use Today to Increase Event Attendance

Wild Apricot

Want more event attendees? Here are six tactics you can use to boost event attendance starting today Who doesn't?

4 Ways to Use Events + Conferences to Increase Online Community Engagement

Higher Logic

There’s something special about attending an event that leaves you feeling invigorated, inspired, and better off for having participated. Design Your Community to be a Central Hub for Event Information. Resource: The Event Planner’s Guide to Using Online Community for Your Annual Event.

What To Do If You Have to Cancel Your Event

Wild Apricot

Is your nonprofit forced to cancel your events in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's how to handle it, and 3 options for what to do instead

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Hiring an event management partner

Aaron Wolowiec

So you’ve decided to have an event, and you’re not sure whether or not you need professional assistance. A good event management company should be an asset to your event, not a liability. But not all event managers are created equal. Heidi Brumbach, CMP, CTA.

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10 Networking Apps For Event Attendees

Aaron Wolowiec

In this post you will find a list of some great networking apps perfect for event attendees , which will take their networking success to the next level! This networking app sends you information on attendees you might meet before the event. Daniel Mendelson, Bizzabo.

Don’t let tech be a barrier to your association’s virtual event success

YourMembership Blog

Investing in a learning management system to support online educational events may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. The post Don’t let tech be a barrier to your association’s virtual event success appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Learning Management System Online Events Virtual Events Conference and Events

Looking into the Future of Event Tech

Velvet Chainsaw

Your guidepost for event-technology decisions should be to put your customer’s experience before your staff efficiency. As the event-tech space continues to evolve with a number of mergers and acquisitions, I see four changes coming for larger annual conferences. #1.

5 Must-Haves for Your Mobile Event Experience

Socious

I hated the last event app I used. Customer Engagement Conference Management Mobile Strategy Event AppEvery time I opened it, I had to sign in all over again. It didn’t save my login information, so I had to manually type in my email address and password multiple times a day.

30 Post-Event Survey Questions (+ Why They Matter)

Wild Apricot

Looking for the perfect post-event survey questions to get feedback on your event? Here are 30 you can use as, well as some best practices for structuring your event survey

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8 Practical Ways to Boost Engagement with Mobile Event Apps

Higher Logic

Businesses can tap into this potential with a mobile app for their events. Meeting and conference attendees increasingly expect ways to engage organizers, presenters, and each other – from the moment they register until months after the event. Mobile Event Apps: No Laptop?

4 Event Metrics You Should Be Calculating

Aaron Wolowiec

This month’s guest post is by Courtenay Allen, a marketing specialist at Attend.com , which produces event management software. You’ve set your event goals and planned every detail, but how do you know if you’ve been successful? Event Surveys.

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Leveraging Your Own Event for Membership Sales: 4 Steps

MembersClicks

Your own events are a great place to recruit new members! Planning this event is time consuming enough, how do I add in recruitment efforts and stay sane? Check it out: event planning Small Staff Chatter

Association event personas 101.

YourMembership Blog

One-size-fits-all may work for hats, but it won’t work for events. Your attendees expect event content—and its marketing—to address their specific needs and challenges. They won’t take the time to sift through generalized marketing to find what they’re after, and they will likely skip your association event entirely if it doesn’t resonate. The post Association event personas 101.

Picture Perfect: Tips for Taking Great Event Photos

Association Adviser

Quality photos from your association's conference or event have many uses year-round. Here's how to take great event photos yourself. The post Picture Perfect: Tips for Taking Great Event Photos appeared first on Association Adviser.

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How to Make Your Virtual Event More Interactive

MembersClicks

So you’re having to rethink your 2020 event schedule, huh? And while there are certainly many benefits of hosting an online event, the one downside is that online events are typically — just by nature alone — less interactive than in-person events.

Supporting Your Event Volunteers

Wild Apricot

Is it time to set the bar a little higher for how you support your event volunteers? volunteer management events

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6 tips to boost your association membership through events.

YourMembership Blog

Your members-only events offer a powerful membership benefit. At the same time, hosting events open to non-members are just as powerful for increasing your association’s membership. The post 6 tips to boost your association membership through events. Membership & Marketing Member Recruitment Event Management

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How to Make Your Events More Inclusive

Higher Logic

"Anyone can come to our event." That’s what we tell ourselves - we the people who program and labor over our events. When we do price our events, we make sure they're affordable for our demographic and right along with our competitors’ prices. Speakers represent your event.

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Connecting for Maximum Event Success

Aaron Wolowiec

Managing and executing events is a tough job – one you can’t do alone. Event planners have to rely on the help of vendors, staff and sometimes volunteers to make an event successful. Try to create a standard template that you can use for each event. Anne Bonney.

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Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company

Blue Sky eLearn

Bill Mott has 11 years of experience in the virtual events space, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge. How did you become involved with virtual events? Live streaming, mobile devices, virtual events all hit the scene in the following years, and the content capture department became the “OnlineEvent” department and innovated business practices to meet these emerging technologies. What are your Top 3 Virtual Event Tips to share?

Select the right association event venue.

YourMembership Blog

Selecting a venue is undoubtedly the most impactful decision you need to make when planning your association event. The venue sets the scene for your event, influences the attendee experience, and probably consumes more of your budget than any other factor. The post Select the right association event venue. Event ManagementSo, if you’re feeling the pressure to find the perfect venue, here are some. appeared first on YourMembership.

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Reconciling Revenue with Health: What Associations and Advertisers Can Do to Successfully Navigate Event Cancellations 

Association Adviser

Event cancellations are inconvenient but necessary during a severe health crisis. The post Reconciling Revenue with Health: What Associations and Advertisers Can Do to Successfully Navigate Event Cancellations appeared first on Association Adviser.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – November edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Editor’s Note: This is our Thanksgiving edition of Event Gardeian of the Month! Filed under: Learning Tagged: Event Gardeian of the Month , InspirEd LLC , Thanksgiving , Tracy King. Learning Event Gardeian of the Month InspirEd LLC Thanksgiving Tracy King

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – September edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Learning , Social Media Tagged: Bob Thomas , Event Gardeian of the Month , knowledge transfer , Learning , Michigan Chamber Foundation , Michigan Chamber of Commerce , networking. Bob Thomas, Michigan Chamber Foundation.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – September edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Learning , Social Media Tagged: Bob Thomas , Event Gardeian of the Month , knowledge transfer , Learning , Michigan Chamber Foundation , Michigan Chamber of Commerce , networking. Bob Thomas, Michigan Chamber Foundation.