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Preparing Your Team For Your Hybrid Event

One of the most overlooked planning aspects of hybrid events is dedicating time and energy preparing your event team. The staff is of course a key part to event success, but its often assumed they know what they need to do and what to expect. Especially in our new and changing environment, they’ll need more…

Preparing Your Speakers For A Hybrid Event

In our current hybrid world, content is becoming more important than ever. It’s the bridge between our two audiences and is the main attraction for online attendees. Good presentation topics and speakers make on-demand (and its additional revenue) more viable. But it’s not just about putting together a good agenda; it’s about making sure your…

Four Ways Your Virtual Audience Can Watch Your Event Content

Planning a hybrid event? You’ve got a lot of decisions to make! One big one being how your virtual audience will consume the content from your onsite speakers. In this article, we outline the four most common ways: 1. Stream All Sessions Live Streaming all sessions (general and breakout) live is usually the first option…

A Meeting Planner’s View of 2021, Part 4

As this year brings its own set of unique challenges to our industry, we asked meeting planners how they’re approaching their upcoming events. Today we talked to Cori Dossett, CEM, CMP, CITP, President & Owner of Conferences Designed and Colleen Rickenbacher, CMP, CSEP, CPC, CPECP, Co-Founder of Global Protocol, Etiquette & Civility   As you plan…

A Meeting Planner’s View of 2021, Part 3

As this year brings its own set of unique challenges to our industry, we asked meeting planners how they’re approaching their upcoming events. This week, we interviewed three planners: Carol Benavidez, CMP, CMM, Regional Vice President at HelmsBriscoe; Nann Phillips, CMP, CMM, DES, PMED, Founder and Principal at Scurry Street Meeting Management; and Michelle Crosby,…

Five Unique Virtual Sponsor Ideas

Looking for ways to spice up your virtual sponsor packages that also create audience engagement? Outside of prominent logo placements or pre-roll video ads, what are you doing to help your sponsors leave an impression? We list five ideas to elevate your sponsorships.   Sponsor a networking or small meeting room. Your sponsor can host…
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Meeting professionals discussing hybrid events for a virtual event

Watch our Event Tech Live session: From Essentials to Extraordinary: AV For Hybrid Events. This 20-minute presentation covers budgeting, planning, and technology considerations for hybrid events, and we give you specific language to use for your upcoming venue RFPs.

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