Late spring and early summer conferences quickly became the guinea pigs of the events industry – organizers had to quickly learn as much as they could about virtual conferences, from what platform to use and how to structure, to how to promote and what to charge. Now, the conversation shifts to events scheduled for the … Continue reading Fall Conferences: Live, Hybrid or Virtual?
Poster Halls are a trademark of medical conferences. Poster authors often have the opportunity to present their research during poster sessions. With the move to virtual platform, what does that mean for the Poster Hall? Here’s a case study from CadmiumCD, about how they assisted a client in moving a poster session into their … Continue reading Virtual Events: Showcasing your Poster Hall
Take a deep breath, you’ve done it! Your live event has been reconfigured as a virtual conference. Congratulations! Over the past month (or longer), you’ve watched (many) product demos, revised event schedules and discussed content objectives. There have been Zoom meetings about how to support exhibitors and the need for new sponsorship opportunities. Now, the … Continue reading Virtual Conferences: Get the Word Out
If you had a crystal ball, what would show in terms of live events? Smaller, regional meetings? Spread-out seating to encourage social distancing? It's too early to predict what all the implications of COVID-19 will be. But one thing that many seem to be in agreement on: when live events do resume, attendance will still … Continue reading Live Events: Using Digital Publishing to Offset Attendance Implications, Post-COVID-19
Program books have been the “go-to” for attendees at live events. But with the growth of mobile apps, many organizers have questioned the necessity to still provide a printed program book. If you’re planning an upcoming meeting, there may be more to consider in regards keeping or eliminating the onsite program book. New factors to … Continue reading Upcoming Live Events: Do You Still Need a Program Book?
Hundreds of conferences and tradeshows have been canceled in just a few months’ time. For most, there was no alternative. The situation was just too volatile to risk waiting to see if curves flattened. CustomNEWS knows that canceling an Annual Meeting results in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue. Everyone suffers … Continue reading Event Canceled? Digital Communications Tools Connect Attendees & Exhibitors
After launching our blog five years ago, it continues to grow in scope and has become a great resource on conference communications for the meetings industry. As we plan our posts for 2020, we wanted to look back at our top 10 most-read posts during the past five years: Going Digital With Your Show Daily … Continue reading Five Years of Blogging…
Attendees love social media, especially when they are asked to do something fun...like write Valentine's Day posts during CSM 2020. We then published them in the show daily, giving their creativity a little extra visibility! There's many ways to tie social media and show dailies together, including: Reminding attendees how to connect with your organization … Continue reading #SocialMedia Fun in your Show Daily!
Show dailies are often considered to be something read and discarded once an attendee's finished reading it. But CustomNEWS show dailies have become so much more. At last month's PLA 2018 conference in Philadelphia, PLA Daily News had a few different components: Printed newspaper actively distributed to attendees daily as they entered the convention center. … Continue reading Share Stories, Photos and Videos via a Show Daily