How to Attract Gen Z to Your Next Event

What can grab an eight-second attention span? That’s the question you’re really going to have to ask yourself if you want to bring Generation Z to your next event. Speaking as a member of Gen Z myself, I know we are a tough crowd to please.

Between personal insight and some industry research, I’ve compiled three main tips that will give you a little glance into the minds of Gen Z-ers:

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How to Keep Attendees Informed and Engaged from Start to Finish

The main goal for any event is getting people there in the first place — so you probably have a pretty solid plan for promoting it to your audience and generating registrations.

...but, that said, do you have a plan for communicating with your attendees? The people who’ve already signed up? You ABSOLUTELY should. Whether you’ll be face-to-face, all online, or some combination of the two, keeping attendees informed and engaged is imperative to event success.

That’s why you’ll want to put together an attendee communication plan that takes into account what you should tell them about before, during, and after the event. Here’s an idea of what kind of messaging you should focus on during each phase:

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2020 Event Technology Trends

How to leverage event technology to elevate your next event

What is Event Technology?

Event technology is any kind of software that improves the event process for both event planners, and/or attendees. In the last 10 years, the industry has seen a number of innovative event technology platforms emerge to help event planners set up, promote, and execute an event, as well as leverage attendee data and feedback to improve the process for future events. On the other hand, event attendees have become accustomed to event technology serving as an enhancement to their overall experience. Streamlined registration and scheduling processes, as well as engaging on-site technology all play a hand in making an event that much more memorable and attractive in the minds of attendees. 

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Event Planning Software: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Planning an event of any kind takes organization, teamwork, and a lot of effort. However, one of the most important elements you should include in your event planning process is something that might be easy to take for granted at times: Event planning software.

Event planning software can help your team streamline all sorts of event planning tasks, from registration to event engagement.

So, what kind of events could benefit from event planning software? They can range from seminars and conferences, to university alumni events, to recruiting events for businesses. By taking advantage of event planning software, you can keep your data organized and up-to-date with real-time reporting, seamlessly process last-minute changes, and simplify your overall procedure.

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4 Simple Hacks to Presenting with Better Audience Engagement

The end goal of presentations? Two words: engaged audience. When we are asked to present, of course, comes the initial fear of well….presenting. What typically comes after that is the fear of keeping your attendees actually engaged

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Room Layouts for Your Next Event: 8 Options

The following blog post was originally published on 2/13/19, but updated on 1/23/20 for added value. 

Room layout is more important than some people may think. Getting it right means having a good flow throughout the room, ensuring the kind of engagement you’re looking for, and keeping compliant with any safety requirements.

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Food for Thought: 6 Exclusive Room Drop Ideas

From experience as an attendee, I can tell you that I love room drops. What’s better than a surprise gift delivered to your room? Quite possibly nothing. 

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How To Keep Your Attendees Waiting in Line Happy

Waiting in lines. We all know that if the line is moving at a slow pace, it’s probably a painful experience for your attendees. Sometimes, lines are just inevitable and therefore, not a thrilling experience. What if we said you could help make it an enjoyable one?

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Event Management Software: Key Purchasing Points to Consider

When it comes to selecting an event management software, it can be overwhelming with the amount of options you have to select from: ePly, Cvent, EventBrite, RegPack, Hubb, Eventable, etc. So, where do you start?

Our biggest suggestion would be to do your research to see which software is the best fit for your event needs. All event management software systems offer different features, so it’s important you do some digging and experience demos before committing to an event software. Dive into the software, ask the hard questions, experience it for yourself. You want to make sure your event goes off without a hitch, and online event management software is the first place to start. Here’s a few features to look for when considering a platform: 

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