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Wikimania Virtual Event Uses Multilingual Content to Break Down Global Barriers

Wikimania Virtual Event Uses Multilingual Content to Break Down Global Barriers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Wikimania, the annual conference of the Wikimedia Foundation, is going virtual for the first time in its 16-year history. Instead of viewing it as a limitation, the operator of Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects is taking the opportunity to expand the event’s reach across time zones and language barriers.

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The Event Planner’s Guide to Virtual Event ROI

The Event Planner’s Guide to Virtual Event ROI | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

ROI around virtual events can mean different things for your different stakeholders - from your attendees, sponsors, exhibitors to your speakers and clients. So what do you need to know when measuring the success of online events?

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Will All Virtual Events Run on This New Zoom Platform in the Future?

Will All Virtual Events Run on This New Zoom Platform in the Future? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Zoom just announced that it will be launching a new event platform, Zoom Events, over the summer in an already saturated event tech market. Will it be worth the wait? Here's our take.

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Could Clubhouse Signal a New Wave of Audio-Only Features for Events?

Could Clubhouse Signal a New Wave of Audio-Only Features for Events? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Audio-only features have been popping up all over the place in recent months — most notably on popular new social app Clubhouse. What’s the appeal for events, and are they here to stay? 

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What Role Will Event Apps Play in Keeping Events Safe?

What Role Will Event Apps Play in Keeping Events Safe? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Mobile technology is sure to play a critical role in our much-desired return to in-person events, yet event apps are currently not top of mind. Will they be used to help ensure a covid-safe environment? If so, can planners force all attendees to use them?

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A New North Star for the Meetings Industry

A New North Star for the Meetings Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A veteran planner sees six key themes for the future of meetings and events; purposeful, sustainable, digital, experience-based, data-driven and interactive.  

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Widening accessibility with virtual networking events

Widening accessibility with virtual networking events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As restrictions ease over the summer, I’m certainly eager to get back into live events and networking. This past year, however, many events managers learned a valuable lesson: for some people virtual is the best - or only - option

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New Event Tech Awards gongs reflect tech’s pivot perfection

New Event Tech Awards gongs reflect tech’s pivot perfection | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With One World Rental as headline sponsor, the ninth edition of the Event Technology Awards opens for submissions on Thursday 1 April with five new categories. Best Hybrid Event Platform, Best Live Streaming and Video Production, Best Digital Event Production Company and Best Visual Event Platform highlight technology’s truly pivotal role over the last 12 months while the fifth, Event Tech’s Rising Star, recognises next generation initiative and acumen.

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How to Keep the C-level Engaged In-person and Online

How to Keep the C-level Engaged In-person and Online | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When hosting a physical event for executives, the emphasis is often on creating a relaxing atmosphere where C-level leaders feel comfortable enough to share their thoughts and experiences. Exclusive environments in private dining rooms with the finest wines featuring key participants make the networking opportunity valuable for all participants.

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3 Ways to Engage During Your Next Online Meeting

3 Ways to Engage During Your Next Online Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Even before we started taking the necessary steps of social distancing by fully telecommuting, work was trending virtual. Zoom meetings were commonplace and webinars occurred regularly, but the current state of things has resulted in an even fuller reliance on digital methods of communication.

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An AV Crash Course for Planners

An AV Crash Course for Planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Audiovisual services are technically challenging and sometimes a bit mysterious, so it’s nice to lean on your partners for support. But that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Understanding the basics of event sound, video, and lighting technology will help you know what’s available and how those options align with your goals when you meet with AV providers.

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12 Questions to Ask to Get the Wi-Fi You Want

12 Questions to Ask to Get the Wi-Fi You Want | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Wi-Fi is an intangible meeting requirement that can be the Fairy Godmother of your event—enabling attendees to use your app, participate in polling, and download educational materials. It can also be an evil spirit, causing complaints from guests who can’t check their email and disruption for presentations requiring an internet connection or access to audience devices.

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Why You Should Make Live Experiences Your Go-to Form of Self-Care

Why You Should Make Live Experiences Your Go-to Form of Self-Care | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Mobile devices are making us feel lonelier–at least according to one-third (33%) of Americans who reported feeling that way in a recent survey of 2,020 U.S. adults (conducted by the Harris Poll* on behalf of Eventbrite). Even major tech companies are aware of the negative side effects of constant screen time and are building features to help recalibrate user behavior. But beyond yearning for social connection, most of us also count on our phones for productivity, entertainment, or just a surefire way to zone out – and it’s starting to take a toll.

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Bonus: Smart Answers to Instagram Webinar

Bonus: Smart Answers to Instagram Webinar | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Worried about re-posting content, getting the best lighting for you selfies or what hashtag to use for your business Instagram? Sheryl Shelton, manager of B2B marketing and social media for Hilton Hotels & Resorts shared tips for engaging attendees through Instagram in a Smart Meetings webinar. She was joined by professional food photographer and cookbook author Justin Fox Burks who gave expert advice on lighting, styling and editing photos.

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Smart Technology is Reshaping the Future of Hotels

Smart Technology is Reshaping the Future of Hotels | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

From enhanced guest experiences to the power of reserving your parking spot in advance, smart technology is becoming more common in the hospitality industry. Apps that anticipate guests’ needs help hotels and planners design events that deliver more of what people really want.

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3 Reasons (Beyond Engagement) Your Organization NEEDS to Be on Instagram

3 Reasons (Beyond Engagement) Your Organization NEEDS to Be on Instagram | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It seems like Instagram has been the talk of the social media world lately. But is it really a good fit for your organization? Or, is it like Snapchat in the sense that it might be a “nice to have,” but only if 1) a majority of your members are using it, and 2) you have the resources (staff, content, etc.) to make it work? Well, let us start by saying when it comes to social media success, you get out what you put in. Regardless of platform, you have to put in some time and thought to see results. And while every organization and industry is different, overall, Instagram is worth putting some time and thought into. 

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A Buyer's Guide to Trade Show Digital Displays

A Buyer's Guide to Trade Show Digital Displays | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Digital images displayed on digital displays open up a new world of changeable and moving images. When it comes to selecting digital displays, exhibitors are faced with a staggering choice of options – from small tablets to mid-sized TV screens and multi-panel digital walls. If there is video input, virtually any display screen can be adapted for use at an exhibit. But to help you pick the optimum hardware for your budget, venue, and expected audience, we’ve broken down the features, benefits, and strategies to mitigate risks of each type of display. In this article I will cover, Tablets, Kiosks, and TVs. In part 2 of this article, computer monitors, projectors and video walls will be discussed.

 

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Tight Budgets and Growing Tech Top Challenges for Planners 

Tight Budgets and Growing Tech Top Challenges for Planners  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This is just one of the top problems Teneo Hospitality Group found in its recent 2019 survey, comprised of responses from 150 meeting planners and hoteliers. The results continue to follow the trends; keeping up with technology is still crucial for successful events, while creativity cannot be lacking if you hope to have an interesting and engaging meeting.

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Boring Solution Approved at Las Vegas Convention Center

Boring Solution Approved at Las Vegas Convention Center | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The board of directors for the Las Vegas Convention Center has approved a recommendation to enter into exclusive negotiations with Elon Musk’s Boring Company to construct a proposed loop of underground tunnels with high-speed electric people carriers to whisk convention attendees and workers around the facility. 

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5 Ways Tech Should Be Supporting Your Engagement Goals

5 Ways Tech Should Be Supporting Your Engagement Goals | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You already know the ins and outs of planning an event, but how can you enhance your attendees’ experience and ensure that you’re engaging them before, during, and after the fact?

One answer is to more deeply leverage today’s meeting technologies. While event management software tools offer a smoother and more efficient meeting planning process, they can also improve engagement, build your brand, and provide attendee insights.

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The Benefits and Limitations of Digital Disruptors

The Benefits and Limitations of Digital Disruptors | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I was at an educational forum recently where the keynote presenter spoke with passion regarding the success of completely virtual meetings in building communities using tools such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and Skype. The inference was that this digital disruption would cause face-to-face meetings to eventually fade away. While I am in absolute agreement that these virtual communities allow powerful sharing of ideas, I am also a firm believer that there still is nothing that replaces interactions and relationship building at face-to-face meetings. 

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Do Voice Assistants Need To Stay Out Of Events?

Do Voice Assistants Need To Stay Out Of Events? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve heard of voice assistants such as Amazon Echo or Google Assistant, but have you thought about how to use voice assistants at events? We have to make sure as an industry we are always thinking about the purpose of the event and not just adding technology because it’s new and shiny. Could voice assistants really be a replacement for chatbots? What are the benefits of implementing voice assistants at events? Or do they have no place at all being at events? We will be covering all this and more.

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How Creators are Using Video as Their Most Effective Event Promotion Tool

How Creators are Using Video as Their Most Effective Event Promotion Tool | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Doing social but not doing video? Then you’re missing a huge opportunity to promote your events to a wider audience. According to our recent Pulse Report, video is the most effective social promotion tactic of all. Only 3% of those who used video to promote their events last year didn’t find it effective as a promotional solution. If you’ve not produced video content before, it can certainly seem daunting. However, it needn’t mean giving up masses of time and money – you can produce effective content in minutes, utilising free or low-cost tools.

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Giving the Camera the Last Word

Giving the Camera the Last Word | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While I generally recommend that planners look holistically at an event to see where video can play the most effective role, there's one spot where video makes sense most of the time: at the end of the event. Specifically, that general session where you bid everyone goodbye and good luck—and want to charge them up with excitement one last time, in a way that burns an overarching message into their memory.

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Blockchain for Ticketing: A Complete Guide

Blockchain for Ticketing: A Complete Guide | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Blockchain ticketing is set to change the way event professionals sell tickets works for good. Yet the meaning of blockchain for the event industry is still obscure. The buzzword around it and poor coverage from industry media is making event professionals even more confused. So what is blockchain? Why will blockchain ticketing have an impact on the way we sell tickets? Most of all... Why should you bother and what’s in it for you, event planners? We are bringing the answers to your most burning questions about the use of blockchain in ticketing and events.

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