Digital Events

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

Hybrid Events Expected to Double in 2021

A new GBTA study finds that hybrid will reign supreme for corporate meetings and small in-person meetings will soon make a full comeback.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst May 25, 2021

The Upsides and the Downsides of Connecting Digitally

Marissa King, an expert on social networks and connections, talks to Convene about what the pandemic has done to our professional networks and how the move to digital might impact our connection in the future.

BY Barbara Palmer May 24, 2021

Solving for Digital Speakers

Just as speakers need to engage online audiences in different ways than they would connect with an in-person audience, event organizers need their speaker agreements to cover all kinds of virtual scenarios. Here’s a tool that takes the guesswork out of those agreements.

BY Michelle Russell May 24, 2021

How an Association’s Standalone Virtual Health Challenge Checked a Few Important Boxes

After being forced to cancel its annual in-person meeting, the American Association of Endodontists took a unique approach to digitally convening its members and corporate partners without trying to recreate its event online.

BY Casey Gale May 12, 2021

Finding Online Networking Solutions — and Is It Even Worth It?

Respondents to the most recent COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard shared how they are connecting virtual and in-person attendees and working toward safe in-person networking.

BY Curt Wagner May 5, 2021

Denzil Rankine: ‘We Have an Extraordinary Journey in This Industry’

Denzil Rankine, coauthor of Reinventing Live, a recently published book on the future of events, talks with Convene.

BY Michelle Russell May 3, 2021

A Win for Virtual Exhibitors

The National Electrical Contractors Association’s annual leadership conference was fully virtual and a first for the organization. Here’s how organizers encouraged attendees to engage — with each other and exhibitors.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst April 28, 2021

Temporary Fix or Permanent Change? An AV Perspective on the Evolution of Trade Shows

Sean Wargo, senior director of market intelligence, AVIXA, says we need to move away from the idea that a trade show is a “calendared moment” and think of conventions “as content that has a long tail.” Here’s what that looks like.

BY Michelle Russell April 19, 2021

Solving a Networking Issue at Hybrid Events

How can virtual and in-person attendees interact at hybrid events? Members of the PCMA Catalyst community discussed the topic in a recent thread.

BY Convene Editors April 16, 2021

Hybrid Meetings: One Size Does Not Fit All, Survey Respondents Say

Business event organizers are creating hybrid events as varied as the organizations they serve. Respondents to Convene’s latest COVID-19 Dashboard share how theirs will look.

BY Curt Wagner April 13, 2021

Meeting in a Pandemic, Part Two: Back to Face-to-Face

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin’s business conference returns to an in-person format — and keeps the benefits of digital.

BY Barbara Palmer April 12, 2021

Two Perspectives on the Same GMID Event

Global Meetings Industry Day was celebrated in New York City with a hybrid event and Convene was there, online and in-person. Here are accounts of our experiences.

BY Michelle Russell Barbara Palmer April 12, 2021