COVID-19 and the Business Events Industry
Online Hackathon Takes on Challenges Created by COVID-19
Hack for Wuhan, hosted by Run the World, drew 345 contestants and thousands of volunteers, some of them hacking while quarantined and all searching for solutions to problems arising from COVID-19.
Be Safe, Smart, and Ready as We Face the Challenges of COVID-19
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve by the hour, disrupting the business events industry and others, the most important thing we can do is ensure everyone’s health and well-being — and take care of our loved ones.
Using a Webinar Platform to Create a Virtual Conference
Explorance, a Montréal-based global software company, converted a three-day meeting to a virtual meeting in one week, using its webinar platform. Here’s how it was done.
8 Steps for Marketing Your Virtual Event
During the COVID-19 pandemic when gathering in person is not possible, many brands are pivoting to virtual events. To create an audience for your next virtual event, consider these best practices.
Physical Distancing Doesn’t Prevent Us From Staying Social
As we hunker down and practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, we look for ways to retain our close connections.
Where to Donate Unused Event Materials After Cancellations
Have items — like T-shirts and tote bags — that have been produced for an event that has been canceled due to COVID-19? The nonprofit Good360 can put them to good use.
Meeting Planners Quickly Switch to Digital Conference
The coronavirus outbreak caused the Ohio Safety Congress to cancel its annual event in March at the “last minute,” but the group rallied, delivering its first-ever online conference on schedule.
Turning Your F2F Meeting Into a Virtual Event
As the COVID-19 outbreak pushes more meetings into the virtual realm, a discussion on the Catalyst forum shows how one event organizer tackled the challenge.
Venues, Organizers Donating Food From Meetings Canceled Due to COVID-19
As last-minute cancellations around COVID-19 increased, some quick-thinking venues and organizers have come up with creative solutions for a big problem — what to do with all the leftover food?
Lessons From an Event Strategist on Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis
Kristin Copley-Mirabal, director of global events for the Association of Certified Anti-Laundering Money Specialists, shares the lessons she’s learned planning global events in uncertain times.
How Are Destinations Dealing With Coronavirus?
As airlines cut capacity and hoteliers wrestle with the uncertainty of the coronavirus, destination marketing organizations and convention centers are working to navigate unprecedented terrain.
CEO Carina Bauer on the Difficult Decision to Cancel IMEX
On March 11, Ray Bloom, chairman, and Carina Bauer, CEO, of IMEX Group, “with deep sadness and heavy hearts” announced that IMEX in Frankfurt, due to take place May 12–14, has been canceled. Convene spoke to Bauer to learn more.