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Event Industry Trends That Weren't Terrible in 2021

by Karen Mares posted in Industry, virtual events

Event Industry Trends That Weren't Terrible in 2021

There was this brief, beautiful, shiny moment in June of 2021 that felt like things could be heading into what we all used to know as "normal." Enter: The Delta Variant. And just like that, the dream of back-to-business-as-usual moved out of reach. However, it wasn't all terrible. Ever flexible, event industry personnel dug in and made the best of it. Again. Here are a few of 2021's not-awful highlights.


5 Ideas For Standout Hybrid Events

by Karen Mares posted in Hybrid Events

5 Ideas For Standout Hybrid Events

Planning hybrid events or conferences? How do you bridge the divide between the in-person and virtual attendees? According to marketing research firm Markletic, 71.1% of event organizers surveyed say this is their biggest challenge when designing and programming their hybrid events. So what's a savvy organizer to do? Here are five creative ways to program hybrid events that give you an edge in the game.


Simulated-Live Mode: Great Content, Less Work

by Karen Mares posted in tools and tips, EventBuilder Streaming, Simulated-Live

Simulated-Live Mode: Great Content, Less Work

Presenting the same content over and over again is literally and virtually exhausting. But, what can you do? Virtual and hybrid events are still on an incredible growth trajectory and popular topics presented by sought-after presenters aren't getting a rest anytime soon. We're starting to hear about "presentation fatigue." (Think 'zoom fatigue' only with more talking and "on" time.)


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