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How NFTs Will Change the Live Event Industry, From Security to Souvenirs

How NFTs Will Change the Live Event Industry, From Security to Souvenirs

Virtual events introduced organizers to advanced data and analytics, driving more informed decision-making and marketing efforts to improve attendee experiences and increase event ROI. However, the data, analytics, and insights that virtual event platforms offer aren’t the only technological advancements the events industry has seen recently. NFT and blockchain technology are set to change the Live events industry in entirely different ways.

Before we dive into the specifics, though, let’s get caught up to speed on the terminology…

Hybrid vs. Virtual Events: The Biggest Differences

Hybrid vs. Virtual Events: The Biggest Differences

Many events went all-virtual in 2020 if they weren’t cancelled outright. In 2021 there have still been plenty of virtual events happening, but now there are hybrid events where some participants attend in-person while others attend remotely.

But is that the only thing separating these two types of events? Far from it. By understanding the differences between hybrid and virtual events, it will also become clear how much event design and planning needs to go into a successful hybrid event.

How Much Does a Virtual Event Platform Cost?

How Much Does a Virtual Event Platform Cost?

The number of apps available to host and manage virtual events has exploded in recent years, but how much does a virtual event platform cost?

Before jumping right into the cost, let’s start off with what we mean by virtual event platform. This article is about robust platforms offering a wide variety of features to enhance the quality and interactivity of virtual events. These features often include the following (not every platform listed includes all these features)…

Hybrid Conferences: Should Your Next Event be a Hybrid Conference?

Hybrid Conferences: Should Your Next Event be a Hybrid Conference?

Does this mean organizations are all set to abandon virtual events, though? Not quite.While many businesses have on-site events planned for the year, virtual events have still retained their popularity. Online conferences offer greater reach, reduced costs, and access to meaningful analytics.

Some organizations chose to mix the best of physical and digital events, taking on a hybrid model. Hybrid conferences offer greater reach, more sponsorship opportunities, higher content engagement, and more attendance than traditional or virtual events.