Digital Events

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

Has the Pandemic Changed How Planners Think About Event Technology?

Event technology has exploded over the last year — here are two views on what new tools will mean for planners in the future.

BY Barbara Palmer August 11, 2021

9 Questions for Event Professionals to Ponder

Innovation expert and questionologist Warren Berger offers a list of questions event organizers should weigh while planning their upcoming events in a new world.

BY Warren Berger August 11, 2021

The Push to Digital Gave Trade Shows a New Business Model

No matter what their customer base, every trade show should now be based on creating valuable content, argues trade-show expert Francis Friedman.

BY Francis Friedman August 11, 2021

Humor Association Gets Down to Funny Business

The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor — listening to members interested in pursuing humor-based businesses — holds its first two-day, in-person Funny Business Boot Camp in August.

BY Casey Gale August 2, 2021

Hybrid Board Meeting ‘Was Like a Zoom Extravaganza’

What did it take to pull off a hybrid meeting for the National Association of REALTORS® 800-plus board members? Teamwork, trust, countless meetings, and a willingness “to jump into the unknown.”

BY Michelle Russell August 2, 2021

How One Virtual Event Created ‘Organic’ Interactions

The Data + AI Summit North America 2021 focused on creating opportunities for intimate conversations among its 65,000 attendees.

BY Casey Gale July 21, 2021

How a Medical Society Found Success With its First Hybrid Event

Organizers of the Aesthetic Society’s first hybrid meeting weigh in on how they managed health and safety, how their new pricing model made the numbers work, and why organizers should change their idea of what perfection looks like right now.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst July 12, 2021

Lessons Learned From the Digital Evolution of Events

Event professionals share insights and experience gained from designing and producing digital and hybrid meetings yesterday at EduCon.

BY Barbara Palmer July 8, 2021

If You’re Preparing to Host a Hybrid Event, Stop!

There is no such thing as a hybrid event — there are digital events and in-person events.

BY Don Neal June 27, 2021

Celebrating Juneteenth at Emancipation Park

President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday designating Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, a federal holiday. It marks the day when — as relayed in a story which author Clint Smith calls a “long-held myth” — a Union general stood on a balcony in Galveston, Texas, to publicly

BY Barbara Palmer June 17, 2021

Study Finds Event Marketers Continue to See Gaps in Event Tech

Fifteen months into the pandemic, some event marketers are still struggling to achieve similar results from their digital events as their previous in-person versions, according to a study from videoconferencing company BlueJeans.

BY Casey Gale June 11, 2021

2 Associations Tweak Plans for Second Year of Digital Events

Convene checked in with two associations that produced digital events in 2020 to learn what they are doing differently this year. One leaned into interactive online opportunities for participants while the other went from complimentary registration to an “attainable” pricing model.

BY Casey Gale June 9, 2021