May 13 2022
Kristi Casey

When you’re broadcasting content during a hybrid or virtual meeting, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Why would you want to start with a set-up that’s doomed to fail? If you’re depending on Wi-Fi internet, that’s exactly what you’re doing. “For hybrid, the success of the meeting is dependent on having a good internet …

How hybrid elements are creating Boundless Possibilities for in-person events

May 12 2022
Matt Johnsen
3 MIN
While in-person events continue to make a comeback following the pandemic, it is no secret that the industry has evolved with the advent of hybrid events. Many planners have found that in-person events enhanced with advanced technology to facilitate remote attendee participation are fast becoming a go-to strategy to help extend event reach and inclusivity. ...

Event platforms: DIY vs. managed solutions

Apr 14 2022
Megan Brehm
6 MIN
Hybrid and virtual events have become a popular choice for organizations worldwide. This is mainly due to the variety of benefits which include flexibility, inclusivity, connection and engagement. But is it best for organizations to produce and execute their hybrid or virtual events using self-serve platforms or managed solutions? In our most recent ProEDge webinar ...

Why Encore believes in hybrid

Mar 19 2022
Amanda Armstrong
7 MIN
If you’re like most meeting and event organizers, you’ve produced at least one hybrid event since March 2020. And nearly two years into the pandemic, 68 percent of your peers say it’s a scenario they’ve become more comfortable with, but it is a complicated landscape. At Encore, we’re thrilled to see in-person meetings making a ...

Questions you need to ask your key meeting and event stakeholders

Mar 1 2022
Kristi Casey
7 MIN
Moving forward, meeting and event professionals need to develop hybrid and virtual event strategies to complement their traditional in-person meeting and event strategy. It’s relatively new territory, but it doesn’t have to be a complex process. In fact, if you know the right questions to ask key meeting and event stakeholders, you can save you ...

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 ...

Celebrate Black History Month with these Lesser Known Facts

Feb 4 2021
John Kendrick, VP, Managing Director CSI
Black History Month is celebrated around the world, at different points in the year, by a number of countries. As we look forward to Black History Month celebrations, let’s begin with two countries who have their observances throughout the month of February – the United States and Canada. February 1 marks the beginning of Black ...

Planner Tips: Event Strategy and Design for Hybrid Meetings

Nov 19 2020
Anthony Vade, CED, Experience Architect
Whether you’ve never planned a hybrid event or feel pretty confident in your abilities to deliver a seamless experience, there are strategy and design techniques for hybrid meetings that you can use now to elevate your next event. Just as you measure your in-person events’ success by stakeholder experience and event metrics, the same can ...