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Meetings, Education & Professional Development Survey Report

A group of 12 state societies of association executives collaborated with Whorton Marketing & Research in Las Vegas, Nevada and Event Garde in Kalamazoo, Michigan to conduct a survey of their education, meetings, and professional development activities.

The survey was conducted among 1,986 associations during the period of January 25 to February 16. A total of 609 individuals started a survey and 382 completed their survey, for an effective response rate of 19%.

 

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Virtual Game On! Gamification for Virtual Meetings

Discover new ways to engage your attendees at your next virtual meeting! Here are some suggestions for games you can create in minutes with your current event technologies!

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The Show Can Still Go On

​The association industry has seen many events canceled or postponed in the past three months, but, thanks to virtual learning, the show can still go on. Follow these steps to get your virtual show on the road.

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Are Virtual Meetings Long-Term?

In March, when the coronavirus began to spread in the U.S and cancellations increased, industry experts were questioning how our industry could still provide a service. They anticipated that this might be the new normal. We faced the question all companies in our industry faced, is now the time to invest in a virtual meeting infrastructure?

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Virtual and Hybrid Conference Presentations - Where Time and Space are No Longer Finite

​Time and space become less finite in a virtual event. Let’s use it to our advantage, not as a fall-back. Let’s take the time to produce content that our attendees want to consume and engage with. Let’s seek out the best presenters from our diverse world. Let’s invite those that could never afford to attend to join in. Let’s learn more than we could before - and dive in deeper than we ever have. As event planners, as we wished for less confinement in space and time before, we should embrace the virtual and hybrid options as they give us exactly that. Embrace the infinite possibilities!

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​Meeting? Webinar? Live? Pre-Recorded? ​​Which Virtual Option Do I Choose?

For in-person meetings, we spend time carefully choosing the best delivery method for the desired objectives and outcomes. As you plan out a virtual event, it’s important to have these considerations as well.

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7 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Health at Conferences

​It can be easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle at an association conference or trade show. Panels, dinners, booths, and nightlife will keep you busy. Here are a few tips to make sure you stay healthy for the entire association event.

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