May 17 2024
Emily Loftis

Have you ever walked into a room and immediately felt a certain vibe? Our environments have a remarkable ability to prime us for what we’re about to experience. And visual cues play an especially important role. What we see in our surroundings has a drastic impact on what we expect from an experience, whether an …

How to deliver a big impact with your next small meeting

Feb 22 2023
Emily Loftis
5 MIN
Small meetings have become an incredible source of growth and opportunity in the wake of the pandemic. Catering to a group of 50 or fewer participants means you can provide more targeted programming, promote greater intimacy between your audience and stakeholders, and foster meaningful interactions that build trust. This holds true whether you’re conducting a ...

Planning for the Unimaginable

Feb 20 2023
Kristi Casey
5 MIN
In the events world, sometimes we’re caught by an ask so big, it feels unimaginable. Just ask Encore Regional Director Chris Baker, who oversees the Alberta Branches in Canada. It all began with an unexpected RFP from the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops (CCB). They queried Encore Canada for a proposal related to a visit ...

In-person events are back in force, with attendee counts rising and most budgets increasing

Feb 9 2023
Emily Loftis
10 MIN
Key findings from the Encore 2022 Winter Planner Pulse With the world of events ever-changing, staying up-to-date on the latest industry trends is an essential tool for crafting successful experiences. To help ensure your event design, programming and format resonates with today’s audiences, Encore surveys meeting and event professionals quarterly to capture a closer look ...

Event resources that lower planner stress levels

Aug 31 2022
Kristi Casey
The return of in-person events is a welcome change from the cloistered era of pandemic-induced, learn on the fly virtual event planning. But the rebound also added stress to event professionals, who — even before the pandemic — occupied a job that annually topped CareerCast’s list of “Most Stressful Jobs.” Thankfully, Encore offers resources and ...

Boundless Opportunities for Engagement

Jul 6 2022
Kristi Casey
10 MIN
It’s exciting to watch in-person meetings and events return. According to Blackstone Securities, group meetings and convention gatherings will return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year. However, in this post-lockdown environment, attendee expectations have changed. Event technology has advanced. Your audience will also look very different than it did pre-pandemic. Consider these ...

Keep attendees engaged with an interactive event platform

Jun 27 2022
Kristi Casey
8 MIN
People are returning to in-person events. But the audience doesn’t look the same. One reason might be because the majority of Americans care more about their mental health, physical health and family than they did before the pandemic (Source: The Harris Poll, “The Great Awakening”), by 67 percent, 71 percent and 72 percent, respectively. It’s ...

Boundless possibilities for engagement before, during and after events

Jun 21 2022
Kristi Casey
8 MIN
In-person events are back. But there’s no ‘business as usual.’ “It’s evident that the events industry is still finding its feet, post-pandemic,” says General Manger of Concise UK Jim Hughes. “Whilst many venues and planners are seeing a return to near 2019 business … the world is different. The pandemic has encouraged even the least ...