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Visionary Awards Launches Digital Event Award

Oct 10, 2017, 11:20 AM 0

The PCMA Education Foundation is proud to announce a new addition to this year’s Visionary Awards: the Digital Experience Strategist of the Year Award.

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A Robot Who Makes Site Visits

Oct 5, 2017, 15:51 PM 2

A newly acquired robot being tested at a Boston hotel may help you make long-distance site visits and — in a pinch — sit in at meetings.

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Are You Ready for the Shift to Digital Events?

Oct 5, 2017, 15:46 PM 0

Power up your mobile device, tablet, or laptop, and you won’t have to look far to find an event live and in progress. In May, the world tuned in to watch Warren Buffett’s remarks at the live-streamed Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting.

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DES Spotlight: Carly Silberstein

Oct 5, 2017, 12:09 PM 0

"I feel that the biggest misconception of the Millennial generation is our obsession with digital. Older generations think we are digitally obsessed, and while that may be true, we still really value face-to-face (F2F) interactions and don’t necessarily prefer digital communications over the oppo...

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Using an ‘Empathy Machine’

Oct 5, 2017, 11:51 AM 0

Rotary International wanted to give attendees a unique glimpse into the organization’s efforts to eradicate polio and establish peace. So they created a massive simultaneous virtual-reality viewing experience.

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The Internet Society Celebrates 25 Years With a Global Hybrid Event This Week

Sep 26, 2017, 15:32 PM 0

InterCommunity 2017 will bring people from around the world together in an event that combines online and face-to-face participants.

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Annual Convention Ditches Face-to-Face for Online-Only Experience

Sep 5, 2017, 16:43 PM 0

Since the 2016 edition of MINECON at the Anaheim Convention Center sold out, fans of the convention’s video game — Minecraft — were looking forward to the announcement of the host destination for the 2017 experience.

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Frustrated Fan Sues for a Bad Digital Event Experience

Sep 5, 2017, 16:41 PM 0

As more event organizers work to engage digital audiences with live-streamed programming, they face some big questions: What should the RFP include for AV services?

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A Digital Strategy

Aug 16, 2017, 09:29 AM 0

Conference organizers say they are concerned that the travel ban will make potential international delegates less willing to travel to their U.S.-based events. Do they plan to double down on their hybrid and digital offerings to offset lower attendance?

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Meetings + Conventions Calgary Offers New Digital Experience Institute Digital Event Strategist Scholarship Opportunities

Aug 15, 2017, 15:36 PM 0

PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute [DEI] and Meetings + Conventions Calgary announced scholarship applications are now being accepted for the Digital Event Strategist [DES] course and certification exam.

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An Exciting Time

Aug 15, 2017, 14:49 PM 0

As the Internet Society celebrates its 25th year, leaders predict a bright future for online and face-to-face events.

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Room for Growth

Aug 15, 2017, 12:43 PM 0

DEI’s 2016 Digital Event Benchmark Report results help event, learning, and marketing professionals assess the performance of their digital initiatives — and point to areas of opportunity.

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Looking in the Mirror

Aug 15, 2017, 12:33 PM 0

As medical professionals aim to understand their patients’ daily challenges, augmented reality can provide a more empathetic perspective.

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4 Tips to Strengthen Your Digital Engagement Strategy

Aug 15, 2017, 12:21 PM 0

As organizations look to connect with attendees who can’t travel, consider these valuable lessons from a leader who is working to deliver more online education.

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The Most Important Question to Answer Before Using AR or VR at Your Event

Jun 20, 2017, 16:32 PM 0

Everyone’s talking about augmented reality and virtual reality. But before you try to incorporate the technology at your event, make sure you focus on this key piece of the puzzle.

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Live From New York, It’s PCMA Live!

Jun 20, 2017, 11:04 AM 0

When PCMA hosted its Education Conference in New York, the audience stretched well beyond Manhattan. Find out how the organization solved the challenges of working with a smaller budget to deliver a big event for 800 attendees in 28 countries.

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Yahoo Is Making a Big Move Into Business Events

Jun 19, 2017, 11:02 AM 2

As online users have demonstrated a real appetite for watching sports, award shows, and product launches from their homes and offices, tech companies have raced to be the first in front of their eyeballs.

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3 Signs You Should Start Learning More About Digital Events

Jun 19, 2017, 10:46 AM 1

Event professionals regularly study the ins and outs of creating successful face-to-face environments, but there’s a whole other aspect of “face time” — digital ways to engage your audience — that savvy business-events organizers need to embrace.

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5 Key Lessons for Engaging Your Audience on Facebook Live

May 23, 2017, 11:02 AM 0

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Nearly 75 Percent of Meetings Are Missing Out on Digital-Engagement Opportunities

Apr 18, 2017, 15:14 PM 0

Why are so many meetings failing to leverage the power of virtual and hybrid programming?

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