2020 isn’t slowing down!

Of course, with only two months left of the year, things are only picking up speed. To think that this year might calm down as we turn the corner to 2021 is almost laughable at this point.

I don’t know about you all, but last week was a little bit… uh… tense? And with the holidays coming up, there are no signs of the tension slowing down. It’s almost like they do that on purpose? They just HAD to make the election RIGHT before family holidays like Thanksgiving. For all of you that are not looking forward to the political debates bound to happen around the dinner table, my heart goes out to you.

But, this past election holds a lot more weight than just uncomfortable conversations with relatives. A lot of people are looking to the new POTUS to see how Coronavirus will be addressed in 2021. So many of us event professionals are waiting to see what the state of events will look like in America under this new administration.

But, it’s going to take a lot more than a new president to get things back on track. There seems to be this weird false hope that when the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, the world will suddenly go back to normal. I even have to fight the urge to cling on to that hope sometimes. Of course, I want our world to heal, but it’s not going to happen overnight.

But, I do feel excited when I look forward to what’s coming up in 2021. I’m excited that we have a female vice president because it feels like we are one step closer to achieving gender equality. I’m excited to continue learning more about how events will evolve in the next 12 months and all the new things we get to experiment with. And I’m excited to grow more individually because if there is one thing that 2020 has shown me, it’s that out of chaos comes opportunity.

It’s the final sprint, people. We’ve got two more months to kick ass, take names, and plan events. I’m invigorated for this last final push, and I hope you are too!

And now, The Weekly Soundcheck!

 

👀 Features you need to watch out for when choosing a virtual event platform  (10-min read)

Our Endless Events Einsteins have done continuous research on the best event platforms since the beginning of the pandemic. As much as we did it for ourselves, we also wanted to do the research for you to help with all the platform confusion. From our findings, we have discovered four features that are always top of mind when deciding whether or not to start using a platform. We’ve compiled a list of those features just for you!

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What do you think about the future of events?

The elections might be over, but here’s another opportunity for your voice to be heard in the world of events! We created a quick, 5-minute survey that we are using to collect event planner’s opinions about the future of events.

Future Of Events Survey

We know that the results of this survey will not provide us with expert or scientific results. We simply want to get a pulse on what event planners think about the state of events.

We will be using some of this data for upcoming blog posts, so make sure your opinions are represented!

 

🎬 Live or pre-recorded? That’s the new question! (10-min read)

There are pros and cons to both of these options. Choosing the best one will depend on many factors, including the audience demographics, the goals of your event, your budget, and more. But in order to give you an overall idea of what each option brings to the table, we put together a comprehensive list of the good, the bad, and the ugly. So keep on reading and find out everything you need to know about live sessions vs pre-recorded!

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📆 Upcoming Events

✨ Thursday, November 12th – 1 PM EST – The next episode of the EventHack Hybrid Games is coming up! The episode will discuss Technology and Data!

 

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💚 We Are Endless Family!

Some of our Endless fam is already getting ready for the winter holidays! Check out Chantel’s beautiful Christmas Tree!

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Have a great weekend!

Sarah Christl

Author Sarah Christl

It all started when my mom... met my dad.... they fell in love... and then they had me. Hi, I'm Sarah. And my life... is kind of crazy. Marketing Lab Director. Lover of memes. Curator of content.

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