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What Are the Benefits of a Hybrid Event?

‘Hybrid’ is defined as the combination of two different elements. In the context of hybrid events, it’s; “a physical meeting in which an online audience also participates. Essentially, both the physical as well as the online audience come together and participate in the same experience or content at the same time, from different locations.” IMPACTPLUS The benefits … Read More

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3 Tips for a Versatile Hybrid Event Environment

You’re planning an event and you select your venue. What’s next? In a venue, a floor plan provides limits to stay within the physical boundaries of the building itself. What happens when you introduce the digital environment of a hybrid event? How does that impact your participant experience? I’ve put together three easy-to-remember environmental cues ... Read More

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Celebrate Black History Month with these Lesser Known Facts

Black History Month is celebrated around the world, at different points in the year, by a number of countries. As we look forward to Black History Month celebrations, let’s begin with two countries who have their observances throughout the month of February – the United States and Canada. February 1 marks the beginning of Black ... Read More

Design a Hybrid Event for Every Participant

In November of 2020, we surveyed 2,000 of our customers and asked various questions about hybrid events. When we asked them to give a general forecast of their 2021 events, our survey respondents shared that they plan to allocate nearly 80% of their total spend on virtual and hybrid solutions. To maximize your total spend, ... Read More

Reducing Technical Risks at Your Next Online Event

When it comes to live events there are long established standards for risk and hazard analysis. Due to the challenges posed by COVID-19, these standards have recently been enhanced by comprehensive hygiene recommendations and concepts, such as our MeetSAFE guidelines which put the safety of participants and team members as a top priory. But we ... Read More

Planner Tips: Event Strategy and Design for Hybrid Meetings

Whether you’ve never planned a hybrid event or feel pretty confident in your abilities to deliver a seamless experience, there are strategy and design techniques for hybrid meetings that you can use now to elevate your next event. Just as you measure your in-person events’ success by stakeholder experience and event metrics, the same can ... Read More

Principles of Hybrid: Impactful Events Wherever You Are

In the past weeks we have seen many changes regarding participant restrictions for events. Nevertheless, many event formats cannot even take place until the end of October if the implementation of a hygiene concept like our MeetSAFE recommendations cannot be guaranteed. In addition, each federal state in Germany re-opens at a different pace.  While Baden-Württemberg ... Read More

Focusing on the Event Experience – On-Site and On-Screen

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for the events industry. However, as is so often the case, crises go hand in hand with innovation. Like other industries, the events industry is adapting to keep people connected. The pandemic has made us more familiar with virtual technology than ever before. Children and teachers swapped classrooms ... Read More

A Message to Our Customers, Venue Partners and Friends

A message to our customers, venue partners and friends. From all of us within the PSAV International family: We Miss You! And we miss this moment when all attendees have taken their seats, the lights dim and what started as an inspiring idea unfolds into a great live event. Goose bumps! We miss these moments ... Read More

Providing a Power Boost to COVID-19 Research

Whilst you might be used to seeing our tech deliver incredible event experiences, did you know that it can also help in the fight against COVID-19? Usually used to handle large-scale video content, the CPU and GPU power from our media servers has been put to work assisting with the Folding@Home project. Organised by Washington ... Read More