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This article by Aaron Wolowiec was featured by the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) in their November/December newsletter.
Producing a virtual event can be difficult, particularly for groups forced to convert an education portfolio heavy on in-person events to digital formats for the first time. Moving forward, associations need to offer high-quality virtual and hybrid meetings that serve changing member needs and preferences. -- This article was featured by Associations Now Daily News and was written by Aaron Wolowiec and Chris Gloede.
Planning and producing a virtual event can be difficult, particularly for associations forced to convert an education portfolio heavy on in-person events to digital formats for the first time. Moving forward, associations must be better prepared to offer high-quality, but efficient virtual and hybrid meetings that serve the changing needs and preferences of members. -- This article was featured by AssociationAdvisor and was written by Aaron Wolowiec and Chris Gloede.
Event Garde team members Lindsay Gross and Kate Pojeta were featured on The Association Advisor Podcast where they explain specific strategies to prepare for and run a successful remote meeting.
For event planners hoping to transition to a post-pandemic in-person experience, a few tips to help ease the transition. Aaron was quoted in this article by Allison Torres Burtka featured by AssociationsNow.
Associations were quick to convert their conferences to virtual events when COVID-19 halted in-person meetings. Looking ahead, associations and their attendees are eager to get back together face to face. But how? Aaron was quoted in this article by Allison Torres Burtka featured by AssociationsNow.
As organizations shift to virtual and hybrid events, we need to convince sponsors and exhibitors that there are still plenty of reasons to participate in this new environment. It is our job to make it as easy as possible for them to justify spending marketing dollars in a very different, and unknown, platform. By creating a "Top 10" list for our exhibitors and sponsors, we can help them clearly see the benefits. Here is an example of a "Top 10 Reasons to Exhibit at a Virtual Event."
Meeting managers, association professionals and education volunteers are quickly learning to self-manage their virtual events. The Complete Guide to Virtual Event Creation includes a 147-task checklist to ensure no detail is forgotten as you manage your own online meetings. Developed in partnership with Ricochet Chief Consultant Chris Gloede, this free report is a valuable resource for organizations of any size and scope planning online learning and networking experiences.
In this guide to intentional marketing, Event Garde’s Director of Communications & Engagement outlines how her C.A.R.E. Model can be applied to support the expansion of a marketer’s creative toolbox. It provides guidance for organizations looking to shape authentic stories and messages that resonate with people from many different backgrounds and perspectives. Developed in partnership with Event Garde’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), this informative resource covers the four steps of C.A.R.E., features a self-assessment tool, includes a series of questions to consider when approaching this work, and provides numerous links to further reading and supports. If you would prefer a copy of this guide as a plain text word document, please email our Director of Communications & Engagement, Sara Krueger, at: email@example.com. (Note: This list is for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice or a legal opinion. Every matter is different and poses a unique set of facts and circumstances. Legal advice can only be provided after analysis of all the facts and circumstances of a particular matter. We suggest you consult with your organization's attorney if you wish to receive legal advice on a particular issue or matter.)
In recognition of the current uprising in response to anti-black violence in our nation, Event Garde has issued a public statement on our commitment to racial equity. We commit to not being neutral on issues of injustice. We challenge you to name your commitment. If you are interested in learning and growing alongside us on this journey, please reach out. We are better together.