virtual events

Christmas happenings on the grids

It’s shaping out to be a busy holiday season in OpenSim, with many grids holding holiday-themed events this year. A moment for quiet reflection If you’re looking to get away from all the crowds,...

Report: in-person, virtual attendees equally attentive

People pay the same amount of attention at virtual and physical events, says a  new report from the Professional Convention Management Association, UBM Studios, and the Virtual Edge Institute, detailing the behaviours of people...

Utherverse to host virtual business convention

Press release: UtherConvention Trade Show Will Showcase Best of 3D Web and Demonstrate Breakthrough Convention Concept Convention highlights: Session with attorney Greg Piccionelli about intellectual property rights in virtual worlds Educational sessions on PhotoShop, running...

InteSolv, On24 partner for virtual events in government, high tech

Press release: InteSolv Announces Virtual Show Partnership with ON24 InteSolv will deliver ON24’s Virtual Show and Virtual Briefing Center products into several key markets, including government, manufacturing, high tech, healthcare and multi-level marketing organizations,...

Survey: Virtual events promote in-person attendance

Press release: Virtual Edge Institute and ROI of Engagement’s Multi-Year Study Reveals Effectiveness of Hybrid Events Survey Reveals Different Motivations for Attending Events In Person or Online Virtual Extends Attendance: If no virtual option...

Is social media a threat to virtual platforms?

While most of the attention within our industry has been on the 2D and 3D platforms for virtual events, I envisioned that a simpler, website-like interface may begin emerging for digital events. My post...

Survey seeks work users of virtual tech

Press Release: Virtual Edge Institute Launches Extensive Survey about Work-Related Uses of Virtual Technologies Giving away two free iPads to participants Pleasanton, CA – The Virtual Edge Institute (VEI) announced today that it is launching...

Mobile revolution arrives for virtual events

In the early days of virtual events (i.e. a few years ago), we used to say that users could attend a virtual event “from anywhere.” Of course, that wasn’t entirely true, as “anywhere” usually...

Survey: Virtual events now the norm

Press Release: Annual Unisfair Survey Shows Virtual and Hybrid Events are the New Normal in Marketing, Training and Collaboration 550 Marketers Weigh in on Why and How They Use Virtual Environments Key findings: 60%...

UBM Studios add mobile support

UBM Studios Offers Mobile Support on iOS and Android-Based Tablets for Virtual Events Chicago, IL – Today, UBM Studios announced it now offers support on iOS and Android-based tablet devices including: Video delivery through...

19 Definitions of a Virtual Event

Technology improvements have allowed us to meet, connect and engage online. The 2008 financial crisis further drove the adoption of virtual events for organizations. But even to this day, there is no standard definition...

UBM Studios adds new chat tools

Press Release: UBM Studios Introduces New Evolution of Virtual Environments’ Chat Tool Chicago – UBM Studios continues to follow on its mission of transforming the way show organizers and event attendees interact through world-class...

VenueGen hosts free talk on immersive learning

Press Release: eTraining Experts Tony O’Driscoll and Karl Kapp To Host an Intimate Talk in VenueGen on Immersive Online Learning and Collaboration Co-authors of the new book “Learning in 3D” will virtually join 40...

Successful virtual engagement marketing

Sometimes, people new to the concept of virtual engagement ask: “How do you market a virtual event? Is it necessary to drive attendance with email and other tools?” As experienced marketers, we know that...

InterCall buys virtual events Unisfair

Press Release: InterCall Expands Its Streaming Services Portfolio with Acquisition of Unisfair OMAHA, Neb. — InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation and the world’s largest conferencing and collaboration services provider, today announced the acquisition of...

Virtual Edge Institute offers virtual events certification

Virtual Edge Institute Announces First Certification Program for Digital Events Strategist Comprehensive training program to accelerate adoption of virtual meetings, events, and conferences Pleasanton, CA –The Virtual Edge Institute today announced the first educational program to...

Bringing Virtual Events into the Mainstream

It seems like more and more marketers are looking into virtual and hybrid events. With tight event budgets and opportunity to scale reach online, virtual events can look attractive. Craig Rosenberg from the Focus...

SAP Influencer Summit largest to date with virtual platform

Press release: SAP expands reach with vcopious virtual platform at 2010 Influencer Summit Virtual environment software platform increases engagement among key SAP influencers with exclusive virtual platform Conshohocken, PA– vcopious, a leading virtual environment...

Magazine group opens virtual convention center

Press release: MediaTec Publishing Creates Virtual Human Capital Media Convention Center Partners with Unisfair to expand beyond in-person event experience Chicago, Jan. 18 — MediaTec Publishing Inc., publisher of Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management...

Five Best and Worst Virtual Events Trends of 2010

Press Release: Virtual Edge Institute Announces the Five Best and Worst Virtual Events Trends of 2010 Virtual Edge Institute released the organization’s inaugural “Five Best and Worst Virtual Events Trends of 2010” List Pleasanton,...

Virtual Event Strategies for 2011

I’m a believer in hybrid events and the benefits of extending reach through that strategy. Associations that go down the hybrid road, and make it financially attractive, are putting their profession ahead of profit....

UBM Studios expands virtual events staff

Press release: Virtual Environment Leader UBM Studios Organizes for Growth in 2011 CHICAGO — UBM Studios, a global virtual service provider delivering turnkey interactive environments on the right platform, with superior service and world-class...

Altus delivers events to mobile devices

Altus Unveils the First Hybrid Event Solution to Increase Engagement and ROI for Corporate Conferences and Events Altus Event MyStro(TM) Bridges the Gap Between In-Person, On-Line and On-Demand Events CAMPBELL, CA — Altus, a...

3D Web events boost engagement

Press Release: Web3D Technology Boosts User Engagement for eTraining and Corporate Events: VenueGen CEO to Discuss at Virtual Edge Summit 2011 David Gardner will explore the potential of new in-browser meeting environments to improve...

UBM ‘Sustainability Now’ event available on demand

Press Release: UBM Built Environment Presents ‘Sustainability Now,’ Targeted to Built Environment Professionals and Their Clients – Now Available On Demand Virtual Event Leader UBM Studios Provided 3D Platform CHICAGO — UBM Built Environment,...

On24 announces private Webcasts

Press Release: ON24 Announces Enterprise Webcasting for Internal Communications New Capabilities Enable ‘Behind the Firewall’ Webcasts SAN FRANCISCO, CA– ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, announced today that it...

Executives enjoy networking in underwear

Press Release: Virtual Events Mean Less Time at the Airport, More Time in Pajamas ON24 survey: executives extol the personal benefits of virtual events SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Based on the results of the latest survey...

Report: Online video most wanted at virtual events

Press Release: Onstream Media and Trade Show News Network Release Findings of Groundbreaking Virtual Event Survey POMPANO BEACH, FL – Onstream Media Corporation, a leading online service provider of live and on-demand Internet broadcasting,...

Expos2 to Showcase V3 Platform

Expos2 to Showcase V3 Platform at Virtual Edge Summit 2011 Ashland, OR – Expos2, the most competitively priced virtual events provider and industry leader based on number of events sold, today announced the company’s...

ON24 receives Excellence in Best Practices award

Press Release: ON24’s Webcasting Market Share Leadership Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition SAN FRANCISCO, CA– ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, announced today that it has received — for the...

How to make virtual speaker programs work

Like many aspects of life sciences today, speaker programs are being cut due to budgetary constraints and the tightening regulatory landscape. I read a recent article by Bill Cooney in PharmaExec that highlighted this...

Corporate uptake of collaborative 3D spaces

Much has been said in recent years regarding the benefits and substantial returns an organisation can achieve by integrating an Online 3D Environment into their everyday operations. Indeed, examples and demonstrations of the power...

Active Network, InXpo merge physical, virtual events

Press Release: First of Its Kind Event Technology Solution Integrates Physical & Virtual Events CHICAGO — Event organizers can now extend the reach of their physical event to reach online audiences and build online...

SiteForum adds Ustream videocasts to virtual events

Press Release: SITEFORUM integrates Ustream to deliver live broadcasting for communities and virtual events Erfurt, Germany – SITEFORUM chose Ustream, the leading live interactive broadcast platform, to be implemented into the SITEFORUM standard software...

Marketing Cloud hosts virtual B2B marketing event

Press Release: Thousands of B2B Marketing and Sales Pros Will Connect at the Marketing Cloud Virtual Conference this October 28 Fully Interactive Online Conference Features Live Presentations, Expo and Discussions on B2B Marketing and...

Bring on the Virtual Bar!

Virtual events are undoubtedly effective… but can they also be fun? Over the last several years, many companies, squeezed by tough economic conditions, have looked for alternatives to in-person events. At the same time,...

Make Your Events and Expos a Virtual Reality

Last month I attended one of the most engaging meetings I’ve ever experienced and I was not even there.  The event was EventCamp Twin Cities.  This was a one-day conference for event professionals.  It...

What Virtual Business Means to Your Business

Introduction 1. $54 million in cost savings 2. $19 million in productivity and time savings 3. 34,000 tons of carbon emissions eliminated If those kinds of numbers are interesting to you, we hope you...

InXpo, HSM take World Business Forum virtual

Press Release: INXPO and HSM Global Partner to Produce Virtual Complement of World Business Forum 2010 HSM Selects INXPO Virtual Platform for Live Video Webcasts from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall CHICAGO...

Report: Virtual meetings growing at 80% of firms

The use of virtual meetings has grown at 80 percent of companies, according to a recent report from Carson Wagonlit Travel’s Travel Management Institute. The report, based on a survey of over 1,800 people...

21,000 attend Cisco’s hybrid sales event

Press release: INXPO Virtual Platform Hosts Meeting Industry’s Most Innovative Event, Cisco Global Sales Experience (GSX) 2010 Cisco Advances Their Next Generation Event Technologies with Global Sales Experience (GSX) 2010 on the INXPO Virtual...

UBM Studios to help launch products

Press Release: UBM Studios Introduces LAUNCHPAD, New Virtual Platform to Launch Products and Product Enhancements CHICAGO — UBM Studios, delivering a complete solution for virtual events and virtual business environments, today introduced LAUNCHPAD, an...

AutoWeek Announces Virtual Green Car Show

Press Release: Inaugural Virtual Car Show Features Latest Green Car Technologies DETROIT, MI and SAN FRANCISCO, CA– AutoWeek is hosting its first virtual auto show, the AutoWeek Virtual Green Car Show, in partnership with...

Survey: Users prefer interactive Webcasts

Press Release: ON24 Survey Shows Dramatic Preference for Webcasts With Increased Interactivity and Social Networking Next-Generation Platform Enables Greater User Control, New Applications SAN FRANCISCO, CA –  ON24, the global leader in webcasting and...

Mark Szelenyi (Image courtesy On24)

Virtual event best practices

Webcasting is seen by many professionals as an ideal marketing and communications tool, offering the effectiveness and efficiency that enterprises require in today’s business environment. These best practices can help you easily run a...

Daden holds chatbot seminar in U.K.

Press Release: Daden Announce Series of Emerging Technology Seminars Virtual world solution specialists Daden Limited announce the inaugural dates for a programme of half day seminars on emerging technologies. The seminars are designed to...

Unisfair hosts free virtual training event

Press Release: Unisfair Hosts “The Virtual Classroom: Effective Training on a Virtual Platform” Showcase Event on Sept. 9 Experts from ASTD and The eLearning Guild Outline How to Effectively Train Key Audiences While Significantly...

How To Generate Virtual Event Registrations

International Freelancers Day is “the biggest ever (FREE) online conference exclusively for solo professionals.”  Want to know how to effectively generate virtual event registrations? Follow this event’s lead.  They make it easy for you...

Free ‘Virtual Events For Dummies’ Now Available

Press Release: ON24 Special Edition Features Real-World Examples and Best Practices SAN FRANCISCO, CA –  Demand for virtual events is growing so rapidly that everyone needs to know what virtual solution would be right...

UMB buys virtual career fair firm for $3.1mil

Press Release: UBM Studios Expands its Virtual Recruitment Fairs with the Acquisition of Astound LLC Adds Fortune 500 Clients to UBM Studios’ Customer Roster Chicago – Building on its track record of producing successful...

Unisfair reports 60% growth

Press Release: Unisfair Experiences 60% growth year over year, adding 20 new virtual event customers in first half of 2010 Companies like 3M, EMC, Genentech and Tourism Fiji Turning to Virtual Events for Improved...

UBM Studios Unveils the Virtual Business Continuity Center

Press Release: Turnkey Portal Ensures Business Communications through Interruptions Chicago, IL — Business continuity planning is an imperative business practice for organizations.  Business interruptions are difficult – whether they are related to volcano eruptions,...

Common Use Cases For Virtual Events

Some event planners just know that they want to produce a virtual event.  Others take a circuitous route to a virtual event, considering other options first.  For those of you “on the fence” –...

(Image courtesy Unisfair.)

Your Audience is Just a Few Clicks Away

The virtual event space has heated up over the last year.  That’s what a recent Unisfair survey of 500 technology marketing professionals revealed:  40 percent polled considered virtual events “one of the top emerging...

On24 adds social tools to virtual events

Virtual events platform provider On24 has rolled out a suite of social networking tools this week, including integration with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. “We have a standard Twitter widget that can be embedded in...

(Image courtesy Unisfair.)

Survey: Virtual events emerging as marketing channel

Press release: Annual Unisfair Marketing Survey Probes 500 Technology Marketing Professionals on ‘The Future of Tech Marketing’ Data Reveals Lead Generation as Top Priority and Virtual Events as Emerging Marketing Channel Menlo Park, CA...

Dance on the Volcano – Virtually

These days, we are experiencing a period of extraordinary growth in the Virtual Events space. Let’s face it, air travel isn’t getting any easier as long security lines, service reductions and flight delays take...

Five mistakes of hybrid events

Last week I attended two conferences simultaneously, one in Cancun, Mexico (MPI Meet Different) and the other in Santa Clara, Ca. (Virtual Edge Summit)  Such is the life of a virtual traveler!  While I...

Report: 39% of firms to increase virtual events spending

Press Release: New Report Signals Fundamental Shift in Marketing Industry as Virtual Events Further Integrate into Traditional Marketing Mix The newly released 2010 Virtual Market Outlook report from the Virtual Edge Institute and George...

MakeMyWorlds CEO to speak about virtual expos

Hélène Zuili, CEO of MakeMyWorlds presents a case study titled “Real World Expos in Virtual Spaces” in Second Life today at 2 p.m. Pacific, 5 p.m. Eastern time at a live taping of the...

Virtual Events: Year In Review 2009

Coming into this year, I considered 2009 a taking-off point for the virtual events industry.  Sure, virtual events and virtual tradeshows have been around for some time, but I felt 2009 would see enormous...