On October 23rd we celebrate Event Organizers Day, and we, at Attendease, would like to do more than just say thank you for all your efforts. 2020 has proven to be a challenging year, and our team wants to share something that is meaningful and genuine. So we created a list of resources to help event planners cope during these strange times, and we are also launching our very first Giveaway as a way to say thank you for all the hard work you do!

Virtual events are part of today’s new normal. In fact, Forbes reports that some virtual events platforms have seen numbers surge by up to 1,000% these past few months. This rise translates to roughly 52,000 such events in the months since this global pandemic first broke out. These figures underscore an increasing reliance on digital meetings, and it is a trend that is likely to continue as organisations worldwide look to reconvene online. And as our previous article ‘Future-Proof Your Events’ points out, many in the industry are done reacting to the fallout of this pandemic, and are now proactively future-proofing their events.

Despite these inroads, the reality is that a lot can go wrong in these virtual setups, from platform limitations to your connection breaking down and your attendees losing interest. Having said that, you can't let your fear of failure paralyze you; instead, you'll need to be more proactive in your preparations. The post '5 Strategies to Improve Your Online Event Experience' already outlines a few steps to take your events to the next level, including building brand consistency, getting sponsorship and using music as a mood setter. Next, you'll need to be on top of things on the actual day of your event, which you can do by following the pointers below.