Jan 18 2022
Encore Research

Learn how to master your event budget for hybrid events By now we’re all well and truly familiar with the concept of a hybrid event. They became a life raft for many events throughout the COVID pandemic and continue to help forge the path back to recovery. For some event planners, the benefits of a …

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Event Trends for 2022

Dec 14 2021
Encore Research
Looking back at 2021, Encore shares predictions for what’s staying in 2022. Virtual and hybrid events aren’t going anywhere. Even after Covid, they’re expected to be a firm fixture of the event industry. 73% of event planners agree so. That means that any event planner worth their salt needs to know the top trends for ...

How to Make Hybrid and Virtual Events More Accessible

Sep 27 2021
Encore Research
We tend to think of hybrid and virtual events as being easier for people with disabilities to attend than face-to-face events. However, hybrid and virtual platforms present their own challenges and potential barriers to engagement. That’s why it’s crucial to implement a range of accessibility options in your event planning to ensure you’re accommodating for ...

R U OK? Day

Sep 7 2021
Encore Research
RUOK? Day is coming up on Thursday the 9th of September. The aim of this day is to normalise conversations around mental health and act as a reminder to check-in on each other, because a conversation could save a life. With everyone connecting online via Zoom/Teams, we thought a small way to help have the ...

Navigating Lockdowns Mid-Event: What you can learn from this last minute pivot to virtual

Aug 15 2021
Encore Research
An unexpected lockdown during a multi-day event is the new nightmare keeping event planners up at night. So when this situation arises during your event, what should you do? That was the dilemma the team at Hanson Australia were faced with when a sudden COVID outbreak caused a state-wide lockdown during their 5-day event in ...

6 Steps to Engaging Attendees at Hybrid Events

Aug 1 2021
Encore Research
A step-by-step guide to engaging attendees both online and in-person at hybrid events. Hybrid events are here to stay and they’re shaking up the event industry.  An Encore Planner Pulse study completed in April shows that ‘effectively engaging both in-person and remote attendees at hybrid events’ is the most important challenge facing meeting professionals. When planning a ...

COSPAR Conference pivots to outer space thanks to cutting-edge virtual stage

Jul 25 2021
Encore Research
Encore rocketed into action with only four weeks to turnaround a completely virtual event for 10, 000 attendees registered for the 43rd Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Scientific Assembly. The event organiser, ICMS Australasia, was tasked with delivering the annual event in Sydney which was originally planned to be a week-long and Sydney’s largest conference ...

Cutting-edge virtual stage makes Annual Member Meeting possible

Jul 5 2021
Encore Research
The Australian Catholic Superannuation Annual Member Meeting for 2020 was forced to pivot online due to COVID restrictions. One of the biggest challenges now was delivering a virtual solution that legally required all board members to attend despite being located in different cities across the eastern States. Having delivered many in-person, virtual and hybrid AGMs, Encore ...

Encore delivers a winning combination for Connect Macquarie Park & North Ryde’s annual event

Jun 16 2021
Encore Research
In the peak of a national lockdown is the last place you’d want to start planning your annual event. That’s the uncomfortable position the team at Connect Macquarie Park & North Ryde were placed in late June, 2020. Each year the group, who are responsible for managing businesses and precinct usage within the region, organise ...

Why you need to rehearse a hybrid event

May 11 2021
Encore Research
The importance of rehearsing for Hybrid Events: How, Why & Watch-Outs! The secret to a seamless hybrid event is rehearsing! Encore shares top tips for event planners on how to have an effective rehearsal to get the best results. If there’s something 2020 has taught us it’s that we can never be too prepared. Rehearsals ...