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Tips for Creating More Accessible Hybrid and Virtual Events

We tend to think of hybrid and virtual events as being easier for people with disabilities to attend than face-to-face events. However, hybrid and virtual platforms present their own challenges and potential barriers to enjoyment. That’s why, if you want to create truly inclusive online events, it can’t be an afterthought. “Start with your event … Read More

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A Case for Production: A Partner’s Conference

How a Multi-National Professional Services Network Elevated their Attendee Engagement through Production Finding creative ways to engage attendees in a virtual setting has always been a challenge. Today, with virtual and hybrid meetings a new norm, and zoom fatigue on the rise, it has only become even more exacerbated. In late September, one organization was ... Read More

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The Value of Partnerships in Our (Re)Start

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, ... Read More

Planner Pulse on Industry Recovery

Top Trends and Insights for Planning Impactful Hybrid Events With 2020 thankfully in the rear-view window, the meeting and event industry is slowly recovering from the impact of COVID-19.   Planners and attendees alike are ready to get back to in-person events and optimism for a full recovery is growing.  In the meantime, demand for hybrid ... Read More

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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