Victoria Copans is a Vermont-based writer, editor, and translator who’s been planning events since grade school. She worked at an events agency before transitioning to writing about the industry.
Event Tech Lingo: 100 Event Tech Terms You Need to Know
The recent explosion of virtual and hybrid event tech has helped the industry through one of the most challenging years it has ever faced, but it has also thrown event planners into unfamiliar territory. Sourcing virtual event platforms and hybrid technology was not the norm until 2020, and it requires at least a basic understanding […]
Zoom Exceeds Expectations on 191 Percent Revenue Jump Even as Growth Expected to Slow
Zoom Video Communications experienced massive growth last year (its fiscal year 2021) throughout the pandemic, which decimated thousands of other businesses. The company released its fiscal first quarter 2022 earnings on Tuesday, reporting total revenues of $956.2 million — an increase of 191 percent year over year. While these earnings yet again exceeded the company’s […]
Why Some Companies Are Doubling Down on VR for Events
VR technology has been around for a while now, and although it’s become more accessible to consumers in recent years with all-in-one headsets like the Oculus Quest, it still has yet to become mainstream. One of its most popular uses has historically been gaming, but VR also has many different applications across various industries, including, […]
Will All Virtual Events Run on This New Zoom Platform in the Future?
Zoom quickly became the go-to video conferencing platform during Covid-imposed quarantines and work from home orders last year, but event professionals just as quickly realized its limitations and moved to more robust virtual event providers. That hasn’t stopped Zoom from trying to capitalize on the virtual events market, albeit a bit late. Last October, the […]
Third-Party Event Planners Are Taking Charge to Protect Their Contracts — Will It Last?
The sweeping cancellations and pandemic-related uncertainties have exposed vulnerabilities in the way third-party planners get paid, which is pushing some to redefine their contracts in order to protect their interests. Is this sustainable?
Eventbrite’s Self-Serve Ticket Model Powers It to Third Straight Quarter of Growth
Online ticketing and tech platform Eventbrite continued to feel the effects of the pandemic in the first quarter of 2021, but its outlook is positive for the remainder of the year as it continues its recovery.
Could Clubhouse Signal a New Wave of Audio-Only Features for Events?
The pandemic forced video conferencing and virtual events on most of the world last year, but a new format has been gaining steam: audio-only. Perhaps the most notable example of this is the rapid growth of Clubhouse, which reached 10 million active weekly users as of February and is now valued at $4 billion following […]
How Can You Improve Lead Generation at Virtual Events?
Trade shows have had a difficult time transitioning to virtual throughout the pandemic, with lead generation in particular presenting a major challenge. Sponsors and exhibitors have shared many of the issues associated with trying to generate leads at virtual trade shows and conferences, including the lack of incentive for attendees to explore booths the way […]
365 Community Engagement: What Could It Actually Look Like for Events?
Virtual event tech has introduced a number of new vehicles for events and content, from public video broadcasts to private product demos to be consumed from the comfort of your couch. While some of these developments have left many event planners nonplussed, tech providers across the board (predictably) report encouraging engagement metrics that are likely […]
Multilingual Video Platform KUDO Raises $21 Million to Help Interpret at Events
Multilingual video conferencing platform KUDO recently raised $21 million. But as many platforms build automatic captions and translation into their services, where is that investor confidence coming from?