Virtual Events

This page is a curated collection of virtual events articles for event pros by event pros. It’s the place to learn about virtual event tech and how to manage the audience engagement challenges of digital conferences.

At ThymeBase, we build event planning software, and we’ve seen hundreds of online events planned and even hosted many ourselves. So we know that virtual doesn’t mean it’s any easier to plan. There may be less work on the decor side, but there’s plenty to do in other areas. You’ll need to market the virtual event differently, keep attendees engaged in the live chats, and teach vendors how to use the digital tools. But at heart, a successful event is the same, whether online, in-person or a hybrid. It’s about a memorable, rewarding guest experience.

The biggest challenge in virtual events is holding attendees’ attention. Do guests feel like they’re a part of the experience? Or does the vibe leave them as engaged as a boring Zoom meeting? And how do you help sponsors get their money’s worth from a digital booth?

A top-notch virtual event leaves the audience feeling like they attended something special. And when attendees close their laptops, they should be glad they showed up and look forward to your next online gathering.

This collection of articles is a mix of interviews, tips, and practical advice on running successful virtual events. 

My top 5 virtual event articles:

You could just browse the articles, and I’d definitely recommend that sometime, but you can also use the blog’s search bar to look for specific keywords. Or you can reach out to us here at ThymeBase and ask. The team is always happy to talk about events and help you find relevant articles. And if we don’t have anything suitable, we’ll reach out to our community of pros to find some great tips.

How Virtual Event Platforms Are Evolving Rapidly

A Virtual Revolution: How Virtual Event Platforms Are Evolving Rapidly

The virtual event space is more than just Zoom meetings. But how do you find the right virtual event platform for your event? The event planning industry was, arguably, one of the hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic that began to sweep the globe in late December of 2019. Events were canceled, weddings were postponed, and …

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Guest in a Box: An Innovative Idea Makes Remote Guests A Part of The Wedding

Guest in a Box: An Innovative Idea Makes Remote Guests A Part of The Wedding

Remote guests, micro-weddings, virtual receptions, Zoom nuptials – all of these ideas, even a year ago, would have sounded foreign and strange to us. But now the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has been going on since December 2019, the way people are tying the knot has changed. Savvy wedding planners are on the lookout for how …

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The Digital Conference: A New Normal in Event Planning

The Digital Conference: A New Normal in Event Planning

What does it actually take to put on a digital conference? Let’s talk to someone who successfully executed one. The world might still be in the grips of a global pandemic, but that’s not stopping savvy event planners from surviving and even thriving in this strange new reality. All across the world, businesses are finding …

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Planning A Virtual Event

Planning A Virtual Event: Almost Everything You Need To Know

Planning a virtual event is easy. Seriously. In fact, it’s simpler than planning a live event, but there are some new skills and techniques to learn. The good news is that you, as an event professional, are totally up to the task. If you’ve felt even the slightest bit of trepidation about digital events, you’ll …

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