Digital Events

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

DEI Spotlight: Kyle Smith, DES

With digital assistants now helping consumers search for products in stores, it seems likely that they will revolutionize the way attendees look for sessions and networking opportunities.

November 27, 2017

3 Questions to Answer Before Broadcasting Digital Content

If you’re aiming to connect with remote attendees, make sure you’ve got these three areas covered before you hit “record.”

BY David McMillin November 20, 2017

Roberta Odebrecht, DES, CMP

Roberta Odebrecht was the first student to pass the DES certification exam for a new course format DEI developed for members of the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO).

BY Michelle Russell November 20, 2017

Tech Spots from 2017 Digital Experience Institute Summit

We’ll take a look at how the latest digital event tech solutions work and discuss their benefits to organizations. Each company will be available to answer your most pressing questions.

November 15, 2017

Linking Virtual Meeting Attendees With F2F

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is aiming to bridge the gap between the digital chatter of a virtual meeting and the interactions among face-to-face attendees.

BY David McMillin November 7, 2017

Rotary International Tells Immersive Story with VR ‘Empathy Machines’

Rotary International wanted to give attendees a unique glimpse into the organization’s efforts to eradicate polio and establish peace. So they created a massive simultaneous virtual-reality viewing experience.

BY David McMillin October 5, 2017

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