Digital Events

Best practices and case studies for pulling off exceptional virtual and hybrid meetings.

Frustrated Fan Sues for a Bad Digital Event Experience

Showtime’s struggles to secure enough bandwidth for a highly anticipated boxing match are leading to a potential courtroom battle. If you’re streaming your own event or conference, the fight — inside and outside the ring — holds one key lesson for your digital strategy.

BY David McMillin September 4, 2017

A Matchmaking Service for Set Up and Tear Down

What if you could share the cost of your AV equipment and stage setup with other events using the same venue? There’s a new booking platform for that.

BY David McMillin August 25, 2017

Digital Strategy to Combat for Possible Declining Registration

Conference organizers say they are concerned that the travel ban will make potential international delegates less willing to travel to their U.S.-based events. Do they plan to double down on their hybrid and digital offerings to offset lower attendance?

BY Michelle Russell August 16, 2017

Meetings + Conventions Calgary Offers New Digital Experience Institute Digital Event Strategist Scholarship Opportunities

As part of their commitment to the live streaming and digital event discipline and their DEI partnership, Meetings + Conventions Calgary is continuing to fund new scholarship opportunities for professionals seeking to obtain their DES certification.

August 14, 2017

The Revolution Will Be Texted

During an American Farm Bureau Federation conference, farmers and ranchers used their cellphones to tell Congress what they thought about a pending bill critical to their future.

BY Casey Gale July 3, 2017

How Online Communities Contribute to Your Bottom Line

Leveraging social platforms can help strengthen your brand and increase revenue. A new report shows how.

June 1, 2017

The Sunshine Act Effect

A paradigm shift in the relationships between doctors and vendors is creating new approaches to learning — like a virtual education format for physicians modeled after online poker.

BY David McMillin June 1, 2017

Are Mobile Apps Taking People Away From Your Room Block?

With always expanding mobile platforms that give meeting attendees the anywhere-anytime ability to compare room rates, where does that leave the room block?

BY David McMillin April 3, 2017

How the Digital Experience Institute Streamed PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 All Over the Globe

The broadcast offered live coverage of PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 to a far-flung remote audience.

BY Convene Editors March 1, 2017

Inside Information

The National Association of Realtors creates an engaging online experience with the help of experts — its own attendees.

March 1, 2017

The Meat of the Meeting

The National Association of Realtors Dropped the Bells and Whistles for the Sake of Better Content

March 1, 2017

3 Valuable Lessons From Microsoft’s Digital Strategy

As Microsoft works to help businesses create and optimize their digital transformation, the company counts on events, both digital and face to face, to strengthen its relationships with existing partners, connect with new potential customers and spread knowledge about its newest products. While the company has an impressive portfolio of face-to-face events, it’s impossible to

BY Carolyn Clark February 7, 2017