A year ago... I departed with my family for a pre-March break trip. As we left Toronto, public officials assured us travelling was safe and this little-known virus was contained. Days later, the WHO declared a pandemic, and the world in which we knew disappeared in an instant.
Just because you aren’t able to gather in person doesn’t mean you can’t host your own company holiday party – make it virtual! This year has been especially difficult with COVID-19. Many people have been working from home and are missing face-to-face interactions with their co-workers. This is a better time than ever to get your creative juices flowing and create an unforgettable experience to celebrate the end of another year.
September 22 was the Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community. One hour after sundown, technicians, suppliers and venues across Canada were asked to light the night red in an effort to raise awareness for the event industry that is still in the dark because of COVID-19. It was an incredible display of unity and we are proud to have participated.
The event industry was flipped on its head overnight and it may take a while before we see the industry rebalance. In this unique environment caused by the pandemic, we are having to rethink our work and meeting environments. Paused are the days of in-person meetings and conferences and instead, we must focus on creative ways to meet and resume business virtually.
To our customers, past, present and future: Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. We hope you and your family are healthy and safe. We still remain open for business although we aren't able to offer all of our services at this time.
With COVID-19 putting a hold on events across the world, it’s important not to forget that there are other ways to engage your audience. Audience-free events are a great way to connect virtually. Here are our tips for hosting a successful webinar.
As low attendance or audience-free events become reality, we understand that people still need to engage, to collaborate and to communicate. This is a difficult time, and you may have questions about how to move forward with your most important meetings and events.
Over the past week, COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented amount of change in the live events industry. We are seeing audience numbers decrease, events are being postponed, and many are being outright cancelled. Here are a few ideas on how virtual event platforms could help avoid postponing or cancelling your event.