Event Horizons

Event Horizons

After a long and painful hiatus, live events are back - the hand-shaking, the galas, the panels, the happy hours, and the in-person energy. But with so many of us comfortable staying at home, how do we navigate the future of events? The technology is ready, but how do we leverage the right tools to create the best virtual, live, and hybrid experiences? Let's find out!


March 27, 2023 8 min

Event Horizons is coming back with season two next week. Be sure to follow so you don't miss it!

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After exploring how the industry has evolved over the last few years and where it stands today, it’s time to look ahead. 

Based on everything we’ve covered in episodes 1-5, what does all of this mean for the future of events? More connected experiences, year-round programming, consolidation of the event tech market, high production value across all formats, the need to prove ROI (and how event tech helps you achieve thi...

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There are so many different opinions and perspectives on what a hybrid event is, how to execute a successful hybrid event, and whether or not they’re worth the additional costs and logistics involved with catering to two audiences at the same time. 

This episode will explore how event planners are defining and thinking about hybrid events today, examples of successful hybrid events, and how leaning into digital elements...

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Collecting and learning from event data is key to a successful event program. Whether it’s a virtual, in-person, or hybrid event, event professionals can use event tech to collect data that will help them improve their event program and prove ROI to sponsors, exhibitors, and internal stakeholders. 

This episode will highlight the importance of collecting and leveraging event data to take your events program to the next ...

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Virtual events helped keep the events industry afloat at a time when in-person events were out of the question. Even though in-person events are back, virtual isn’t going anywhere – but they’ve changed since 2020. 

After two years, attendees are expecting more out of virtual events. Event professionals are tasked with creating engaging, immersive, and personalized digital experiences. This means rewriting the virtual pl...

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The stakes are higher than ever for in-person events. Budget cuts across attendee, planner, and sponsor areas mean that in-person events have to have that "wow" factor and drive ROI. In this episode, we dive into how the in-person event format has evolved and what strategies and tactics event professionals can implement to keep people coming back to their in-person events.

Check out the case study for Miller Tanner Associat...

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October 24, 2022 21 min

We were all excited when the spring '21 events season began, but we were still uncertain of what the industry would look like in this new era of events. In this episode, we're reflecting on Nolan's experience at the Experiential Marketing Summit (EMS), where he talked with attendees about their expectations, concerns, and predictions for the upcoming year.

Event Horizons is hosted by Nolan Ether and Olivia VanCuren, pre...

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October 17, 2022 2 min

After more than 2 full years at home, in-person events are back! As excited as we all are to see each other, it’s clear that things are different now.

Everybody is wondering how the next couple of event seasons are going to play out, and what the future of this industry will look like.

This season, we’ll be talking to leaders in the space and going behind the scenes of award-winning events to explore how the event industry i...

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