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What will on-site events look like when they do resume? What shifts do planners need to make in their strategies and plans? And how can we convince all involved it’s safe to participate?That’s a tall order to answer, which is why we sat down with Kevin White, head of the Boston-based, award-winning experiential event agency XPL.
Whether you and your team’s goals are to find new ways to pivot this year’s meetings and events to virtual approaches or start the wheels turning for pandemic meeting and event design, here’s why embracing professional education now has a significant pay-off.
Here is an essential planning checklist to get started, which can be tailored for your specific virtual event to stay on track, on-time, and on-budget.
To understand how to successfully and strategically plan a virtual non-profit fundraising event, we talked to Lindsay Landman, founder of Beyond the Benefit and a widely respected event designer who has helped non-profits in every sector raise millions of dollars to support their missions.
Here are several tech tools to help pivot your event and meeting planning in the COVID-19 era. (This list isn’t comprehensive—just a small sampling of all the available event management and planning technology!)
To help you work with your clients during this difficult time and still pull off the wedding of their dreams, here are six budgeting tips considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the additional difficulties it presents.
Covering everything from planning and budgets to promotion and attendee engagement, use this round-up of 25 stats to develop your virtual strategy.
Group members report on how their firms are faring and offer coping strategies amid the massive disruption from COVID-19.
We’ve designed a glossary for many popular terms that come up when it comes to planning virtual events and meetings.
With events and meetings canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, the need for live streams is amplified. Get a quick primer on planning an effective live stream.
Planners know the care and effort it takes to find the right vendors to support the design and execution of their face-to-face events and meetings .The process is no less critical when it comes to virtual events and meetings.
They say every challenge is an opportunity. Use these resources to gain the knowledge needed now to come out of this challenge ahead of the game.
While not exactly a consensus across event techn company owners, there are some bright spots associated with the pandemic’s impact on the event industry.
When this is finally over, we will all look back and say, in the immortal words of George W. Bush, “Well, that was some weird sh*t.” But what exactly does ‘finally over’ look like and when will we get there?
Clients are skittish about whether agencies are financially stable and operationally viable amidst layoffs and cancellations.
Business owners in the Situation Room report taking a number of measures to get and keep cash in house while revenues are greatly reduced or flat.
Business owners who have the “luxury” of keeping some employees find themselves having to choose which people to keep or let go. Speak with employees to determine what other skill sets they have with the hope the company can save some jobs.
Any time humans convene, there are risks. Labor strikes, political unrest, natural disasters, cyber attacks, and deadly viruses can threaten even the most well-planned events. The key to surviving the potential impact of these types of threats lies in having a framework for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in place.
Volunteers can make or break your event. A well-managed volunteer program helps them perform at the highest level and come back year after year.
Knowing how some planners approach the process is the first step in learning how to negotiate well. Here are some negotiation styles you’re likely to come across.
It’s important for event and meeting planners to have a good grasp of basic insurance principles to ensure that they have the proper coverage for their events.