In the mad rush to get ready for a conference, it is easy to ignore one of the most important metrics of show – namely, who actually attended. Planners often overlook this metric because the registration revenue is already in the bank so, in their overworked mind, it is not particularly important knowing who actually showed up. This is a major mistake because knowing your attendees from your no-shows is very important for your planning, marketing and bottom line. There are two things you should take into account when getting ready to verify your attendees. Know the difference between Attendance... Read more »
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Engage your attendees with EventRebels’ new virtual scavenger hunt. Tied to our ERVirtual Trade Show virtual tote bag feature, participants can fill up their tote bag with scavenger list items and become eligible for prizes. The planner decides what the winning criteria for prizes are such as completely filled out scavenger hunt card, or just progress towards completion. FILLING THE TOTE BAG WITH EXHIBITOR RESOURCES For events using our virtual trade show platform, exhibitor and sponsor profiles include a “Resources” section where they can share all of the materials they would like to offer to their booth visitors. Visitors can... Read more »
Many planners are still struggling with creating virtual conferences that are both engaging and profitable. The main issue is that planners frequently attempt to put a square peg into a round hole: they are simply lifting face-to-face scheduling into a virtual platform. Unfortunately, this thinking often leads to dismal results. The other problem is that planners will often lift the sponsorship/exhibitor model from the classic trade show and also slap it into a virtual product. This too has resulted in many dissatisfied vendors. The key to producing successful virtual events is to embrace the possibilities of virtual. A simple model for good... Read more »
Proven Strategies for Virtual Event Success 20 • 21 evolution webinar series Wednesday, December 2, 2:00pm ET RESERVE MY SPACE Return on investment, three of the most important words in our industry. Sponsors and exhibitors alike want to know what ROI they can expect from participating in your conference, meeting or trade show. With the growing dominance of virtual events, planners are discovering new challenges in predicting and articulating ROI. Strong virtual events are forged from best practices and proven success strategies. Our goal is to help our clients win and retain sponsors and exhibitors, attract more... Read more »
This video on leveraging sponsorships for your virtual event was first aired at our “Virtual Events 101” bootcamp . You can view the bootcamp recordings and experience our ER Virtual Conference software by signing up here.
Our first “Virtual Events 101” bootcamp was a great success. Here is our video on preparing speakers for your virtual event. You can also view the bootcamp recordings and experience our ER Virtual Conference software by signing up here. Here is the article that covers many of the topics in this video.
Our first “Virtual Events 101” bootcamp was a great success. Below are some of the resources we shared during the webinars. You can also view the recordings by signing up here. EventRebels blog articles on virtual events How to Staff a Virtual Event How to Price Your Virtual Conference Why Your Next Conference Should Be a Virtual Conference How to Prepare Speakers For Your Virtual Event How to Save Your Event (And Time!) With Automated CEUs Using Zoom and Virtual Conferences Zoom Best Practices Help Keep Your Virtual Meetings Safe Virtual Event Support Pure Chat (live chat software) Virtual Event Hardware... Read more »
Make your virtual event profitable with the most cost-efficient virtual software solution available. See how our Virtual Conference software with Direct Zoom Integration can make your pivot easier! Transitioning from traditional face-to-face events to a virtual format can be a real challenge for planners. One of the toughest problems is deciding how to price your virtual event. With the tough economy, it is especially tempting to simply not charge for your event. This article urges planners to take a close look at the economics of virtual events and really understand the value you are delivering to your attendees. Derrick Johnson,... Read more »
Lights, camera, action–if only it were that easy to present a virtual event! We’ve put together a list of 8 tips to help prepare your speakers for their virtual debut. 1. Create a speaker tool kit. Put together a packet of information for your speakers so that they know exactly what to expect: Include a calendar with any deadlines and practice sessions clearly noted. Provide access to any branded conference materials such as PowerPoint/Google Slide templates or virtual conference backgrounds. Send download and installation instructions for any conferencing software they will need to use. 2. Give equipment and setup suggestions.... Read more »
After working very hard to put on a great virtual conference, the nail in the coffin for the planners’ exhaustion is often the issuing and collation of meeting related surveys and CEUs. If the work is performed using paper and/or spreadsheets, the resulting toil is usually a mountain of tedious and error-prone management of forms. The work is labor and time-intensive and, consequently, unnecessarily expensive. The good news is that EventRebels Online Registration and ERCEU CEU management software has a direct integration with Zoom Meetings and Webinars that makes it easy to track who attended your Zoom meeting and issue... Read more »
EventRebels is rolling out new integrations with the exploding Zoom video conferencing platform. This great software has a full breadth of tools to incorporate streaming into all aspects of our product. EventRebels is now an approved vendor in the Zoom App Marketplace. Here is a road map of the features we will be rolling out over the next few weeks and months as part of our virtual layer: Now available! Direct integration between EventRebels and Zoom, connecting a single EventRebels meeting with a corresponding Zoom stream. Allows attendees to register and pay for access to your Zoom Meeting/Webinar via a portal within EventRebels. Portal page can be... Read more »
As the Coronavirus pandemic spread and face-to-face meetings became impossible, people flocked to video conferencing products. A massive surge in use was particularly notable in the already popular Zoom video conferencing platform. In just a few weeks Zoom went from 10 million to 200 million users. People flocked to Zoom because of its free trial, low pricing, great functionality and ease of use. The widespread usage of Zoom has opened up many possibilities for the package, including its use in virtual conferences. However, Zoom’s rapid rise in popularity has made it a target for hackers. A series of security and... Read more »