Jul 9 2020
Encore's Editorial Team

As the events industry starts to return, it’s becoming clear that hybrid events are going to become part of the new normal. While there are countless tutorials, resources and products that are geared towards making the technical transition easier to understand and execute, one challenge that remains is how to maximize remote audience engagement. Founded …

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Reflections on Pride Month

Jun 18 2020
Encore's Editorial Team
Pride Month celebrates the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which took place more than 50 years ago. On the first anniversary of Stonewall, a peaceful protest was organized that would become an annual event celebrating LGBTQ+ rights, before blossoming into the large-scale Pride events and parades we see globally today. As with so many events this ...

Pandemic Makes Events More Important Than Ever

Jun 11 2020
Encore's Editorial Team
A Rise in Hybrid Meetings and Events The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges to the event industry. But, with crisis, often comes innovation. As automobile manufacturers have quickly changed their business model from building cars to building ventilators, the events industry is responding with different ways to use technology to connect organizations and people. ...

MeetSAFE: Helping our Industry Get Back to Work

May 28 2020
Encore's Editorial Team
What will meetings and events look like following the COVID-19 pandemic? For everyone in our industry, that’s certainly been the question on our minds. And while it’s easy to say “I don’t know,” the meetings and events industry as a whole is too important to accept that as an answer – 10 million jobs worldwide ...

Two Critical Principles for Virtual Event Design

May 21 2020
Encore's Editorial Team
Hint: It’s not about the platform Over the last two months (though it certainly feels much longer), our industry has frantically been pivoting live events to virtual event formats. For many, this meant rapidly researching a vast array of streaming providers, web conference solutions, and virtual event platforms. In the process, it’s also meant a ...

Creating Value: Partnership through the Pandemic

Apr 23 2020
Encore's Editorial Team
Necessity is the mother of all invention, and our current environment has introduced more challenges into our personal and professional lives than anyone could have predicted.    Be it as a planner, partner, or provider in the live events industry, how do we continue to provide value to our customers in a time when we cannot meet face to face? For ...

Face-to-Face Meetings – Can They Be Replaced?

Apr 16 2020
Encore's Editorial Team
The current environment across the globe has presented the meetings and events industry with a clear focus on virtual opportunities. As a result, there are some natural questions that come to mind. Are virtual meetings the new normal? Will they ultimately replace live meetings? And, can people do without face-to-face events? The answer is understandably ...