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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

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5 Tips and Tricks for Planning your Next Virtual Awards or Year-End Recognition Event

See How Two Associations Successfully Incorporated Virtual Elements Into Their 2020 Virtual Award Programs As we get close to the end of another year – and one certainly filled with unique challenges – celebrating your team’s achievements or your memberships’ successes are more important now than ever! When it comes to recognition and awards in ... Read More

Driving Industry Collaboration for the Greater Good

As the pandemic spread throughout the world, it became clear that the events industry was about to turn upside down. While no one expected it to last this long, leaders in our industry have been hard at work to ensure that when events return, planners and their organizations have tools to make decisions, and attendees ... Read More

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Planner Tips: Event Strategy and Design for Hybrid Meetings

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 ... Read More

10 Tips for Planning Impactful Hybrid Events

A hybrid event combines a traditional “live” in-person event with a “virtual” online component. Without the option of every attendee meeting face-to-face, planning hybrid events have become a necessity for every planner. With the ability to unite people remotely, audience reach surpasses levels ever imagined, breakouts become virtual roundtables with engaging tools and return on ... Read More

Readiness to Adapt your Event Type

How the Canadian Leadership Congress leveraged a Presentation Stage™ to overcome the unexpected When it comes to planning events in 2020, readiness to adapt your event type has become the new norm. Government regulations, safety best-practices and COVID case counts seem to be ever-changing. To respond, organizations must be ready to carry out business activities ... Read More