We’ve all experienced Zoom fatigue, back to back meetings with colleagues, clients, suppliers and even friends. How can you still connect with people at online events when you’re being forced into breakout rooms not of your own choosing? (Actually Zoom has changed this now and you can select which breakout rooms – but only if the organisers let you!) As an organiser and producer of live events we have really seen the need to think carefully about the delegate journey.Read more “How do you still connect with people at online events?”
One of the key tools in any event producer’s toolbox is the ability to plan. Consider all the possibilities, take action and make decisions to put a thoughtfully crafted, detailed plan into action. We’re sure we are not alone when we say one of the biggest impacts of Covid-19 is that the ability to plan has been stolen from us. Read more “Future event planning – what does this look like now?”
This past weeks have seen atrocious acts committed against black people in our society. Black Lives Matter.
Here’s some suggestions of the way forward. This is what we’ve done and will continue to do.Read more “Support black lives today, tomorrow and in the future”
Events have been cancelled across the globe, from MWC in Barcelona to SxSW. TED has been delayed and TEDx events postponed across the world. How we respond now and have responded as event producers will set us apart from those who were slow to pivot, slow to seize this moment of change.Read more “What is the future of events?”
We gathered together a small community of creatives, adventurers, strategists and explorers from the creative, digital and tech sectors in and around Winchester for Tea & Toast. A simple idea, but connecting people, over food and building relationship is one of our values at Autumn Live. We absolutely loved it, and we think the community did too.Read more “Tea & Toast”
Organising an event is pretty easy right? We’ve all hosted a party or two, got some mates together for a drink at the pub or to some birthday celebration meal, we may have even organised our own wedding – stress free and easy right?
Sometimes not so straightforward. Read more “At what point do I need an event agency to help me organise events?”
“Make sure you sign your radio in and out each day” used to be a phrase I would use all the time in my event briefings. There has been the occasional last minute panic when we thought we’d forgotten to order radios – just to clarify though – It’s never happened.
Just think of not being able to communicate quickly and discreetly with the whole event team? Read more “How WhatsApp has revolutionised event comms”
Experts predict that, unless we intervene now, by 2040 the percentage of women employed in the tech and digital industries will be just 1%.
As the influence of the tech and digital sector increases within the UK economy, having so few women working in this sector will have a huge impact on the employability of half the workforce! Read more “Tech She Can”
Last week we delivered the Binary Festival, a creative, digital and tech conference to gather together communities of people in those industries building and making something incredible in Liverpool, the city region and across the North of England. Read more “Our highlights of Binary Festival 2018”
This is the day before the build up day. Christmas Eve Eve if you like. Everything starts to happen tomorrow, the tech guys will turn up at Hinterlands and will build the stage, install the lighting and make everything sound amazing. There will be final badge making, setting up registration and the inevitable requests of “Can I change my gathering?”. I will take all this in my stride, because we are onsite. Read more “Binary Festival T minus 1 and counting…”