Mar 19 2022
Amanda Armstrong

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 ...

Post-pandemic meetings and events: What does the future hold?

Jan 27 2022
Encore Research
7 MIN
Since the arrival of COVID-19, thousands of events have been postponed, cancelled or moved to virtual platforms. While the vaccine has allowed many businesses to resume events and meetings as usual, breakthrough cases and the Omicron variant have continued to stall the ability for face-to-face encounters. So, what does all of this mean for the ...

Attendees on the fence? Here's how to put them at ease

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, ...