Changes to Make Now for Better Events in 2021 and Beyond

Changes to Make Now for Better Events in 2021 and Beyond

To mark Global Meeting Industry Day, ELI hosted a panel of event professionals who shared how they have met the moment with new strategies for formats, sponsors, ideation, and more. Moderated by ELI founder Howard Givner, the conversation offered informed optimism even in a time of flux.

How to Use Digital Credentials to Build Your Career

How to Use Digital Credentials to Build Your Career

What is a digital credential, how do they serve as social and professional capital, and what are the best practices for sharing them? Jonathan E. Finkelstein, CEO and founder of Credly, which manages ELI’s digital credentials and whose Credly platform is powering ELI’s new Certified Event Pro Directory explains.

Introducing ELI Event Tech Test Drives

Introducing ELI Event Tech Test Drives

ELI’s new Event Test Tech Drives. Hosted by Liz Caruso, CEO of Liz King Events and techsytalk, the video series takes a deep dive into several leading virtual event management platforms where you can learn about new platforms as well as upgrades to existing providers.

ELI Virtual Event Profile: Nicole Noonan, Grainger

ELI Virtual Event Profile: Nicole Noonan, Grainger

The team made the difficult decision to cancel the live show, which had been scheduled for March 15-17 in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center. Rather than lose all the work that went into planning this event, the team hosted Grainger Show 2020 virtually in July.

ELI Modified In-Person Event Profile: Leigh Bentley, SERVPRO®

ELI Modified In-Person Event Profile: Leigh Bentley, SERVPRO®

Every year, SERVPRO® holds an “Elite Retreat” to recognize 90 of the Top 100 Franchises from across the U.S. and Canada. It’s an incentive trip that franchisees look forward to every year. In 2020, the company decided to continue the tradition of honoring its top-performing franchises despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but with a modified in-person event in Miami, Nov. 5 – 8.

ELI Virtual Event Profile: CloudBees DevOps World 2020

ELI Virtual Event Profile: CloudBees DevOps World 2020

CloudBees originally planned DevOps World 2020 for September 21-25, 2020, in Las Vegas. But with a significant portion of the U.S. and international audience limited to travel combined with national and international guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, CloudBees realized it wasn’t going to be possible to hold DevOps World 2020 in-person.

ELI Virtual Event Profile: Sharon Schenk, CMP

ELI Virtual Event Profile: Sharon Schenk, CMP

Like many others, at the end of April 2020, Sharon Schenk, Director, Conventions and Event Management for CCA Global Partners, knew their in-person summer convention couldn’t proceed as planned. But canceling the convention wasn’t an option. Sharon and the entire convention team knew members still needed education, and now, critical pandemic-related information.

4 Content Design Tips for Virtual Events and Meetings

4 Content Design Tips for Virtual Events and Meetings

Now that events and meetings of all kinds have moved to virtual formats, planners face additional considerations around content design. Paying careful attention to content delivery is necessary to meet online learners’ expectations and achieve overall event goals and objectives. Here are four tips for effective content design.

Planning for the Return of Modified In-Person Events

Planning for the Return of Modified In-Person Events

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.

How to Plan a Virtual Non-Profit Fundraising Event

How to Plan a Virtual Non-Profit Fundraising Event

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.

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