Virtual Events

This article was originally published June 25, 2020. It was last updated on Oct. 7, 2020. Note: If you haven’t updated your Virtual Events plugin in a while, be sure to do so ASAP. The version released Oct. 6, 2020 features updates that make it easier to connect Zoom to The Events Calendar, plus we’ve…

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Like many other parents, I’ve found myself homeschooling my kids while schools are closed. It’s been a heckuva transition, but my wife and I have picked up a few tricks along the way to make things easier. For starters, we’re using The Events Calendar to create a class schedule. It’s been a life-saver for us…

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What’s the secret to getting your events to show up in search results? For the most part, it’s the same SEO principles that apply to your website. There’s no substitute for good content, using semantic markup in your code, and remembering to do the small things, like adding alt text to non-decorative images. But you…

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After months of virtual meetings, classes, conferences, and happy hours, many of us are wondering when it will be safe to return to in-person events. The answer? It’s complicated. As much as we’d like to hit Ctrl + Z and return to a pre-COVID world, there still isn’t a clear understanding of what the outlook…

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If you’re embracing virtual events, you’re in good company. These days, event planners are hosting classes, performances, and even conferences virtually. But figuring out how to make money on your virtual events can be a challenge at first. With an online event, you can’t sell tickets at the door, so you need to adapt your…

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Virtual events can be great: The convenience! The low overhead! The countless ways to connect with people around the world!  But if you’ve ever sat through a painful video call or a boring online class, you know that virtual events can also be a drag if they’re not executed properly. The key to creating engaging…

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It takes a lot to organize an event, and virtual events are no exception. Sure, you don’t need to book a venue or worry about catering, but your virtual event still needs a Virtual Event Planning Checklist, thoughtful strategy, tools to run smoothly online, and a promotion plan. With so many moving parts to executing…

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There are lots of reasons you might consider moving a conference to a virtual setting. Whether you’re working with a small budget or you need to change your in-person plans for some reason, a virtual conference is a great way to foster meaningful connections and learning opportunities. Why host a virtual conference? An online conference…

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