Digital Events

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

Not Your Average Talk Show

The topic of the Summit for Democracy — guarding democracy around the globe —couldn’t have been weightier. Here’s how the team that produced the three-day event worked behind the scenes to keep viewers engaged. 

BY Barbara Palmer January 24, 2022

Thinking Creatively When Planning a Virtual Event

How can organizations design an engaging digital event at a time when many attendees crave in-person interactions? The European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC) delivered that and more.

BY Casey Gale January 24, 2022

Meetings and Your Brain: How to Turn a Digital Audience Into a Community

Facilitator Priya Parker explains why establishing a sense of togetherness for participants should be the first step for online and hybrid events.

BY Barbara Palmer January 13, 2022

Interactive Virtual Games Help Remote Workers Bond

A major task for organizations in 2022 is retaining and engaging employees. One way to stay connected? Building community through shared moments of play online.

BY Casey Gale December 13, 2021

Steal This Idea: Give Virtual Attendees a Mental Picture

One of the silver linings to virtual events is that it has grown the potential audience. Here’s one easy way to make your next virtual or hybrid event more engaging and accessible.

BY Michelle Russell December 10, 2021

What’s Your Event Marketing Resolution?

As we come to the close of 2021, mdg team members share what they’ve learned and how it will inform their event-marketing approaches in 2022.

BY Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes December 7, 2021

Forestry Group’s Focus: a Sustainable Future for All Communities

Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s 2021 annual conference, held virtually, doubles the number of attendees as organization commits to new diversity, equity, and inclusion policy.

BY Casey Gale November 24, 2021

Creating Hybrid Interaction Among Event Audiences

The National Speakers Association’s hybrid workshop earlier this year created opportunities for the small in-person and larger online audiences to talk to each other and have a shared experience.

BY Michelle Russell November 22, 2021

Lessons Learned From a Second Digital Event

Global software company Workiva Inc. hosts an annual conference, which was held virtually in 2020 and 2021, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a before and after Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) webinar series, Workiva’s marketing gurus shared what they planned for the 2021 event and then, several weeks later, how those plans worked out.

BY Michelle Russell November 5, 2021

Uncovering the Hidden World of Fantastic Fungi

This virtual mycelium meeting is expected to draw mycophiles of all kinds to explore topics like health and wellness, authentic indigenous use of mushrooms, fungi food demos, and environment solutions.

BY Casey Gale October 8, 2021

Digital and Hybrid a ‘Great Change’ for the Industry

Much like many of her peers, event organizer Mia Monroe was thrust into producing digital events during the pandemic. She spoke with Convene about her new skillset and how her experience in the industry helped guide her new role.

BY Casey Gale October 7, 2021

Redefining ‘Live’ Events in COVID Times

The pandemic changed the meaning of “must-attend” events, says Freeman CEO Bob Priest-Heck, because hybrid events are now “bigger than a physical location or moment in time.”

BY Bob Priest-Heck October 7, 2021