Jun 24 2021
Encore Research

Last week, Encore team members attended and participated in MPI’s WEC Las Vegas! It is one of the first big events in the past 15 months, and we couldn’t be happier to see each other face-to-face! We had the opportunity to catch up with our presenters and ask them a few questions about their experiences. …

Planner Pulse on Industry Recovery

Jun 18 2021
Sue Burns
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 ...

Reflections on Pride 2021

Jun 16 2021
Encore Research
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 ...

How to Plan a Hybrid Annual General Meeting

Apr 22 2021
Encore Research
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 ...

Creating Positive, Memorable Hybrid Experiences

Mar 5 2021
Encore Research
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 ...

Global Conventions in a Virtual World

Feb 24 2021
Encore Research
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 ...

What are the benefits of a hybrid event?

Feb 9 2021
Encore Research
‘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 ...

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 ...

3 Tips for a Versatile Hybrid Event Environment

Jan 31 2021
Veronica LeBourgeois
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 ...