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Reflections on Pride 2021

As we celebrate Pride Month 2021, many are reflecting on how far we’ve come in equality and inclusion for members of the LGBTQ+ community.  Others are reflecting how far we still have yet to go.  But just as we celebrate the unique and important differences between those in the LGBTQ+ community, Pride Month often holds … Read More

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How to Plan a Hybrid Annual General Meeting

4 Questions to get you started Covid-19 has meant an unprecedented rise in the number of virtual Annual General Meetings around the world. Even markets that once only permitted in-person shareholder or voting member meetings are now considering hybrid formats.  So what exactly constitutes a hybrid AGM? A hybrid Annual General Meeting is an AGM ... Read More

Creating Positive, Memorable Hybrid Experiences

According to Meeting Professionals International [MPI], over half of meeting planners say their next in-person meeting is contingent on the distribution of a safe and effective vaccine. In the February 2021 edition of The Meeting Professional, MPI shares results from their winter 2021 Meetings Outlook survey. Virtual Events and Hybrid – Keeping Us Connected While ... Read More

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Global Conventions in a Virtual World

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 ... Read More

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What are the benefits of a hybrid event?

‘Hybrid’ is defined as the combination of two different elements. In the context of hybrid events, it’s; “a physical meeting in which an online audience also participates. Essentially, both the physical as well as the online audience come together and participate in the same experience or content at the same time, from different locations.” IMPACTPLUS Tweet The ... Read More

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Celebrate Black History Month with these Lesser Known Facts

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 ... Read More

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3 Tips for a Versatile Hybrid Event Environment

You’re planning an event and you select your venue. What’s next? In a venue, a floor plan provides limits to stay within the physical boundaries of the building itself. What happens when you introduce the digital environment of a hybrid event? How does that impact your participant experience? I’ve put together three easy-to-remember environmental cues ... Read More

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Design a Hybrid Event for Every Participant

In November of 2020, we surveyed 2,000 of our customers and asked various questions about hybrid events. When we asked them to give a general forecast of their 2021 events, our survey respondents shared that they plan to allocate nearly 80% of their total spend on virtual and hybrid solutions. To maximize your total spend, ... Read More

Planning Hybrid and Virtual Meetings: 3 Questions to get you started

How do you start planning hybrid and virtual meetings? Here are three questions to get you started. Your answers will guide you in finding the technology partner(s) best-equipped to manage your event: How large is my audience and how would I like them to participate? Your audience size will differ based on the type of ... Read More