Blog Posts

June 3, 2024
Sustainability Practices in Hybrid Events: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Hybrid events, which combine in-person and virtual components, present a unique opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint associated with traditional events. Here are some sustainable practices that event planners can contribute to environmental preservation and enhance the overall attendee experience. 1. Minimize Travel Emissions: One of the primary advantages of hybrid events is the reduced […]

May 22, 2024
Innovative Technology Solutions for Enhancing Hybrid Events

Hybrid event planners are continually seeking cutting-edge technological solutions to deliver outstanding experiences for both physical and virtual attendees. Here are some leveraging innovative tools and platforms for fostering a sense of connection across diverse audiences: Immersive Reality Technologies: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) offer immersive experiences that can transport attendees into interactive […]

May 16, 2024
What are captions vs subtitles vs transcripts?

Captions, subtitles, and transcripts are pivotal tools for businesses in prioritizing accessibility and inclusivity to serve distinct purposes and their audiences. Here’s a breakdown of each term and how they differ from one another.  Captions:   Captions are described as the textual representation of speech within a video placed during playback. This can include video dialogue, […]

May 9, 2024
3 common challenges in virtual events and how to overcome them?

Virtual events present unique challenges for event planners to ensure a successful and engaging experience for attendees. Here are three common challenges and strategies to overcome them:  Technical Glitches: One of the biggest concerns with virtual events is dealing with technical glitches like poor audio/video quality, connectivity issues, or platform failures. These problems can significantly […]

May 1, 2024
Post-Event Analysis: Measuring Success in Virtual and Hybrid Events 

Conducting a comprehensive post-event analysis provides valuable insights and refines event strategy. Here are some key factors to consider when measuring the success of virtual and hybrid events: Registration and Attendance Metrics:  Tracking the number of registrants, actual attendees, and the ratio of in-person to virtual participants helps event organizers evaluate the event's reach and […]

April 25, 2024
What are the ideal specs for a one-room AV setup?

When it comes to a one-room AV setup, there are several key components to consider that ensure a seamless and high-quality event. Some of the prominent and ideal specs for a one-room AV setup are: Camera and Video Conferencing System: A high-definition camera with a wide-angle lens to capture the whole room is essential. Robotic […]

April 17, 2024
Human vs. AI captions: What should you include in your next virtual event? 

While both human and AI captions offer distinct advantages, the right approach between the two is key to maximizing accessibility, quality, and cost-effectiveness for onsite, hybrid, and virtual events. Here is a closer look at both human-generated and AI captions and their impact on making onsite, hybrid, and virtual events accessible.  What are human-generated captions?  […]

April 10, 2024
Why you need sign language interpretations at your next event

As we transition into the era of hybrid events, ensuring accessibility for all attendees becomes crucial. One significant way to achieve this is by incorporating sign language interpretations into your event. Let's explore why sign language interpretations are essential and how they can enhance the experience for all participants.  Understanding Sign Language: Sign language facilitates […]

April 5, 2024
15 AV terms to know while working with your vendors

Audio-visual (AV) plays a pivotal role in event management. Be it organizing a trade fair, conference, or seminar, knowing these AV terms is critical for every event organizer. Here are 15 AV terms every event manager should know: 1. Projection Mapping: This technique involves using projectors to map visual content onto irregularly shaped objects or […]

September 1, 2023
5 Key Takeaways from Bizbash Connect 2023

Just to be clear, when I say 5 key takeaways, I really mean things that I took away from the event, rather than the top five facts, predictions, or concepts I learned at BizBash's delightful Connect 2023 conference in Minneapolis last week. So here they are: HOSTED BUYER WORKS!! For any event organizer dealing with […]

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