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.
Before, During and After: Planning Live Events in a Pandemic
With states and countries starting to open back up, it's time to start thinking about the future of in-person events and what those will look like. This guide will help you begin that process and start organizing physical events post-lockdown.
How Venues and Event Planners Are Collaborating to Find New Ways Forward From Covid-19
The extremely trying first half of 2020 has tested the relationships between event organizers and their venue partners. Here's a look at how they've been handling the flood of cancellations and what changes may result from the pandemic.
Virtual Events: How to Take Advantage of Higher Attendance Rates
Virtual events have been taking off during the coronavirus pandemic, bringing with them a mix of relief and trepidation. If there’s one silver lining, it’s that attendance rates for virtual events have been multiples higher than their live counterparts. Here's what you need to know to capitalize on the increased reach.
How Likely Are Attendees to Travel to Your Next Event?
Events being given the green light is only part of the puzzle when it comes to the recovery of the industry — the other part is getting attendees to show up. When you are finally able to plan an event, will people be willing to travel to it?
Virtual Tours Give Destinations a Path to Post-Covid Events
Destination marketing organizations (DMOs) have been hard-hit as events and travel plans around the world continue to be canceled. Some are now pivoting to reinvent themselves and convey their sales pitches to planners in a different way: virtually.
Hybrid Events Are the Immediate Future of the Event Industry
Virtual events have gained a lot of ground in the industry over the last few months, and many of the benefits and best practices learned from successful applications won't soon be forgotten. Here's how to leverage virtual event strategies once live events return.
Competing Event Industry Players Ditch Rivalries to Fight Covid-19
In the weeks since the coronavirus outbreak ravaged the events industry, event professionals around the globe are uniting to join the fight against Covid-19. Competitors become collaborators as lending a helping hand might be the lifeline they need to weather the storm.
How Venues Are Preparing With Social Distancing Measures
One avenue some venues are taking to return to normalcy is to implement social distancing-friendly infrastructure and policies to try to create safety around in-person events. Here's what that may look like and when we might expect the first attempts.