Hybrid Events: What You Need to Know

To say that 2020 has been a whirlwind would be an understatement. In the last six months, we saw live events and conferences that had been planned much in advance were suddenly postponed or cancelled. Virtual events became the new normal, and we had to learn how to create effective programs. We navigated through the


Free Event Planner Certification and Training with Cvent Academy

It’s no secret that event professionals have been among the hardest hit during the global health crisis. As the industry adjusts to the new normal, they continue to inspire with their resilience, ingenuity and resolve. Whether you are pivoting to virtual events, using mobile event apps for employee engagement, or working on your event planner


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Why You Should Choose Flex When Going Virtual

The meetings and events industry has seen a quick pivot to virtual events, and your event website and registration process are now more valuable components than ever! No matter how you may be leveraging New Standard Registration (Flex) events when going virtual, there are multiple reasons why you’ll want to make sure you’re launching in Flex


Virtual Meeting Guide: Tips on Going Remote

Many of us attend meetings every day, sometimes, a lot more than we would like. Meetings are often blocked out into our schedules a week in advance or are thrown onto that one free block of time on our calendars an hour before they begin. While we’re used to meeting with our teams or clients


8 Ways to Use Venue Sourcing Technology to Plan for the Unexpected

Event planners are no strangers to planning for the unexpected. Crises happen when you least expect them. Budgets change. Venues close. Natural disasters, political unrest, health scares, or any unimaginable act can happen anywhere in the world, causing panic and event cancellations or postponements. Event planners need to be prepared and able to act fast, understand their venue


18 Ways to Engage Attendees at Virtual Meetings and Events

Unlike in-person meetings and events, virtual events provide attendees with more opportunities to “zone out” as attendees are already on the computer and distraction is only a click away. When attention comes at a premium, how do you keep attendees engaged during virtual meetings and events? With the help of event management technology and a little creativity,


Risk Management for Event Planning: What to Do When a Crisis Strikes

The meeting and event industry is no stranger to crisis. Natural disasters, political unrest, health scares, or an unimaginable act can happen at any time, anywhere in the world. Planners must be prepared to pivot and act quickly. You’ve likely dealt with one-off event disruptions for years, and hopefully have a crisis management plan in


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Virtual Events in 2020: The Ultimate Guide

The value of face-to-face interaction will never go away, but there are times when going virtual is a necessary part of your event program. But how do you turn a multi-day conference, filled with networking opportunities, educational sessions, and the attendee insights they generate, into a virtual one? And once you do, how do you


Event Gaming Success

3 Principles for Event Gaming Success

As an event manager, it is often challenging to deliver an amazing onsite experience. And while there may be mobile apps to engage attendees with live Q&A and polling, Event Gamification has become one of the hottest topics in the events industry. I assume by now you have formed an opinion about it. But before