Aug 3 2022
Kristi Casey

More meeting and event professionals are actively booking or sourcing new events now than any time since 2020. According to the Encore Summer Planner Pulse 2022 report, that number represents 71 percent of 461 survey respondents, who represent a diverse swath of corporate, association, administrative, marketing, third-party, independent and special event producers and organizers. More …

Leveraging Event Technology for Engagement

Jul 12 2022
Kristi Casey
5 MIN
The basic tools, technologies and best practices you need to engage dual remote and in-room audiences. What are your event essentials? The tools you need depend on the experience you’re trying to create. All hybrid events will need camera and audio as well as an event platform. Use this chart to identify additional elements you ...

Keep attendees engaged with an interactive event platform

Jun 27 2022
Kristi Casey
8 MIN
People are returning to in-person events. But the audience doesn’t look the same. One reason might be because the majority of Americans care more about their mental health, physical health and family than they did before the pandemic (Source: The Harris Poll, “The Great Awakening”), by 67 percent, 71 percent and 72 percent, respectively. It’s ...

Boundless possibilities for engagement before, during and after events

Jun 21 2022
Kristi Casey
8 MIN
In-person events are back. But there’s no ‘business as usual.’ “It’s evident that the events industry is still finding its feet, post-pandemic,” says General Manger of Concise UK Jim Hughes. “Whilst many venues and planners are seeing a return to near 2019 business … the world is different. The pandemic has encouraged even the least ...

How hybrid elements are creating Boundless Possibilities for in-person events

May 12 2022
Matt Johnsen
3 MIN
While in-person events continue to make a comeback following the pandemic, it is no secret that the industry has evolved with the advent of hybrid events. Many planners have found that in-person events enhanced with advanced technology to facilitate remote attendee participation are fast becoming a go-to strategy to help extend event reach and inclusivity. ...

Event platforms: DIY vs. managed solutions

Apr 14 2022
Megan Brehm
6 MIN
Hybrid and virtual events have become a popular choice for organizations worldwide. This is mainly due to the variety of benefits which include flexibility, inclusivity, connection and engagement. But is it best for organizations to produce and execute their hybrid or virtual events using self-serve platforms or managed solutions? In our most recent ProEDge webinar ...