Nov 4 2021
Donna Hubley

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Everyone thought the pandemic would end once vaccines became available. But variants of the COVID-19 virus still have the power to disrupt in-person events. If you’re organizing an event with an in-person component, it’s essential to address your participants’ anxiety so they feel comfortable attending. Here are four things you can do to put attendees at …

Top 10 Reasons Why It’s Safe to Meet With the Right Protocols in Place

Oct 18 2021
Craig Hill
If you’re starved for professional connection, you’re not alone. People everywhere are chomping at the bit to get back to business; yet, variants of COVID-19 cast doubts on whether it’s safe to travel and meet in-person. Being fully vaccinated, especially if you’ve been “boosted”, and maintaining the good habits and proper protocols you adopted during ...

The Show is Going On … Safely

Sep 22 2021
Ken Russell
Delta. Mu. It seems every time we turn on the news, there’s a new COVID-19 variant. So how safe is it to meet in-person? The answer is clearer than you might think. Would you believe that you are more likely to catch COVID-19 at your grocery store than at a 5,000-person event? We’ve been working ...

The Value of Partnerships in Our (Re)Start

Jul 7 2021
Ben Erwin
The meeting and events industry clearly experienced a great deal of change over the course of the last 16 months. An industry filled with incredibly talented people who were singularly forced to be nimble and adaptable can now learn from each other to accelerate our industry’s exciting (re)start with the right event solutions. For Encore, ...

Global Conventions in a Virtual World

Feb 24 2021
Encore Research
How a QSR company transitioned their series of global annual conventions to successful virtual experiences. By: Christopher Baron, Senior Director, Digital Services Hosting annual conventions for a global audience can be a feat in itself in-person, let alone in the virtual world. Finding unique ways to engage attendees year after year, while ensuring your vendors ...

Plan Your Meetings with a Purpose

Sep 3 2019
Hali Cooper
As a meeting planner, do you ask yourself if attendees leave your events happier and more productive than when they arrived?  All too often, the business-side of a meeting becomes so focused on cost-savings and ROI that the human element is forgotten. Attendee engagement, problem-solving, and behavior-changing goals get pushed aside for these “results-based” aspects.    It’s time to reignite that conversation and think about creating meaningful, lasting experiences for attendees. We ...

Improve the Mood with Color

Jul 11 2019
John Bleskan
It’s the same reason you go through multiple swatches before painting a room: colors impact how we feel. Planning the look of an event is no different.   Making informed and careful decisions about design before the meeting even starts is crucial to support attendee well-being and high performance – and a lot of that is anchored to something as simple as the color palette you ...