Tools You’ll Need to Pull Off a Successful Virtual Event

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Following the global imposition of lockdowns to protect public health, virtual events, which were initially seen as a niche gimmick at first, became mainstream overnight. Since then, millions of companies have launched virtual events to maintain their presence on the web. From industry leaders like Microsoft and Hootsuite, to lesser-known emerging brands like Influitive and Kaleido […]

21 Requirements You Need to Follow at Your Next Georgia Event

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Georgia’s Governor Kemp released an executive order last week for “Empowering a Healthy Georgia.” In the executive order, he lays out 21 specific requirements for servicing meeting and convention customers. You can read the full executive order, or read below to see the list of requirements. We’ve had a lot of people ask us about […]

What’s the Difference Between a Webinar and a Virtual Event?

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Webinars aren’t new. And while you may not have heard about them much prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve been a part of business for nearly 30 years. Webinars had a very specific role in marketing, but lately, that role is getting a blurred by the rise of virtual events. All webinars are virtual events, […]

10 Virtual Event Ideas for 2020

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What is a Virtual Event We covered this in-depth in our Comprehensive Guide to Virtual Events, but if you don’t have time to read that, here’s the tl;dr: A virtual event is any event that takes place online, whether it’s a conference, a live stream, or any other type of event you can think of […]

Restrictions on Social Gatherings Loosening and What it Means for Live Events

Now that all Stay-at-Home orders have been lifted across the country, we’re starting to see states loosen even more restrictions. Governor Kemp of Georgia just announced that bars, nightclubs, and Summer school can open, and restrictions on social gatherings will be loosened on June 1st (today). Kemp said “encouraging data” on COVID-19 cases prompted his […]

2020 NFL ‘Virtual’ Draft – Putting Virtual Events to the Test

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2020 NFL ‘Virtual’ Draft – Putting Virtual Events to the Test The 2020 NFL Draft was set to kickoff tonight from Las Vegas, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, and Stay At Home orders all across the country, the NFL has decided to make a change – to take the draft virtual. We’ve seen a […]

9 Beginner Tips to Get Anyone Started with Live Streaming

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In Maya Angelou’s classic I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she wrote, “Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.” If you’ve ever tried live streaming, you can definitely relate. Putting on a successful live stream requires patience, practice, and planning. While that might sound easy, there are many moving parts […]

How to Host a Great Virtual Happy Hour

One unexpected silver-lining to this social distancing stuff is that I’ve spent MORE time with friends I haven’t seen in months or years. How? Through the magic of Video Chat and the rise of Virtual “Happy Hours.”