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What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

  • 1.  What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 03-09-2021 12:18
    Edited by Jodi Meier 03-10-2021 17:07
    Hi, Community members!

    Cvent is excited to bring Cvent CONNECT back to Vegas for a hybrid experience in 2021, and we want to hear from you to help us provide the most relevant content & experiences. As the event industry evolves and our solutions adapt to meet the needs of your virtual, in-person, and hybrid events, there is still so much to learn and knowledge to share.

    Help us enhance your CONNECT experience:
    • Share one topic or challenge that you are working through and would like to see at CONNECT 2021 (whether it relates to a virtual, in-person, or hybrid experience)

    If someone else replied with a topic you want to see presented at Cvent CONNECT, be sure to click the "Recommend" button at the top of the reply.

    By the way… there is a lot to learn from you on how you have tackled the challenges of the last year.


    We look forward to hearing your feedback and insights!
    #Flex-Creating/ManagingEvents
    #CventCONNECT
    #Miscellaneous
    #ManagingVirtualEvents

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    Jodi Meier
    Online Community Manager
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  • 2.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Community MVP
    Posted 03-09-2021 19:30
    I won't be going, but my favorite breakouts have been round table discussions, especially problem solving.

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    Steven Schlossman
    Jack of all trades. Master of none.
    BMW Car Club of America
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  • 3.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 03-10-2021 11:39
    Engagement ideas from other planners
    Best Practices for Virtual Events

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    Scott Sward
    Global Travel and Events Manager
    Viewpoint, Inc.
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  • 4.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 03-10-2021 12:43
    Designing the right agenda in Cvent to fit your event; how to organize sessions, what information to include/not include, layout tips & tricks
    Making the most of the Speaker Resource Center
    Event marketing for internal events; how to develop a communication plan versus a marketing plan and how leverage Cvent to execute that plan

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    Jennifer Jones
    Senior Event Specialist
    Corning Incorporated
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  • 5.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 03-10-2021 12:57
    We haven't even started to explore Hybrid Events so it will be great to see how Cvent CONNECT puts on hybrid, but also sessions on how to host a hybrid events and keep engagement up for people who are joining virtually!

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    Megan Vivier
    Senior Programs & Advancement Specialist
    Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation
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  • 6.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 03-10-2021 12:57
    Plans for quick changes to events: virtual to hybrid, in-person to hybrid, virtual to in-person... it all happens so quickly. how can be better be prepared?

    Interdepartmental communication plans & best practices: too many cooks spoil the soup... we need a way to cohesively plan and execute purposeful and palatable communications with our constituents as more departments use Cvent to manage events.

    Better website looks: We've had a steep learning curve to swap from Cvent classic to Cvent Flex... a series of discussions on website look & feel would help (and also be a refresher since we cobbled together our pages as best we could to be able to serve our members).

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    Amanda Adams
    Mid-Atlantic Territory Client Services Coordinator
    Cognia, Inc.
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  • 7.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 03-10-2021 16:41
    I would love to see/hear how companies are deciding on when to hold in-person portions for their events. Are they implementing any safety requirements (vaccine/COVID negative test)?

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    Megan Ridgway
    Sr. Specialist, Event Operations
    S&P Global Market Intelligence(PreviouslySNL Financial LC)
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  • 8.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 30 days ago
    As the industry turns toward more in-person events, I am interested to see what Hybrid ideas that Cvent will bring to the table.

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    Mary Ann Hall
    Event Planner
    Federal Reserve System
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  • 9.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Community MVP
    Posted 30 days ago
    I would like to see some marketing education. For example, branding and brand standards, design tips and tricks, what does a typical marketing and sales funnel look like, etc. I think it can help event planners be more well-rounded and better understand how events fit into the bigger marketing and sales picture.

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    Lori Wildman
    Senior Marketing Manager
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.
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  • 10.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 30 days ago
    More advanced web design.

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    Laura Gough
    Conference and Special Events Coordinator
    UNC School of Law
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  • 11.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 30 days ago
    I'm interested to see sessions specifically geared toward more advanced Cvent users, whether it's in the design or reporting or something else. Gotta keep planting seeds on how we can personalize the system for our needs outside the basic functionalities.

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    Michele Lightbody
    Senior Event Planner
    Edward D. Jones & Company
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  • 12.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 30 days ago
    Continued discussion on ways to improve attendee engagement and interaction throughout the event. Would also like more tips on how to best schedule virtual and/or hybrid events effectively.

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    Bouran Qaddumi
    National Field Trainer
    Cajun Operating Company d/b/a Church's Chicken
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  • 13.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 30 days ago
    I would love to see some topics/small group sessions around the following:
    1. Training your team's Cvent Users - what's your 'process' guide look like, do you have formal SOPs, how often do you train and update each other? 
    2. Budget tips and tricks - best hacks for making budget work for you
    3. Event Custom Fields - best use cases/hacks

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    Stacy Wright, CMP
    Senior Manager, US Congresses & Events
    Galderma Laboratories, L.P..
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  • 14.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 30 days ago
    I would love a panel discussion where we can hash out what planners expect hotels to provide in order to host hybrid events.  I have heard in some webinars that planners want the hotels to provide the virtual event platform and others where the planner expects to provide it.  I just think we all need to get on the same page.

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    Amy Zientek
    Director Of Sales
    Visit Lubbock The Convention and Visitors Bureau
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  • 15.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 30 days ago
    I won't be attending but would love to see an on-demand around how to get back to in-person events from the planning side. What new things do we need to be asking of hotels and taking into consideration? From a safety perspective, from a spacing perspective to accommodate social distance seating how much more room do we plan for, creative ways to manage f&b since buffets aren't ideal, technology needs to manage streaming efforts for those not in person.

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    Rachel Sigley
    Director, Brand Marketing
    Tata America International Corporation
    NJ
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  • 16.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 29 days ago
    Edited by Justina Hulen 29 days ago
    A more in-depth discussion on the new items with flex or a Roundtable breakout on what could be done to help Cvent be more 
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  • 17.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 29 days ago
    I would like to see a more dynamic and visual pleasing dashboard. One that will display informaiton at a click instead of being limited.

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    Mary Ann Hall
    Event Planner
    Federal Reserve System
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  • 18.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Community MVP
    Posted 29 days ago
    I am interested in learning more about umbrella events and how to add sessions throughout the lifecycle of the event, such as if one session is more popular, you can add another.

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    Michele Gebrayel
    Corporate Event Manager
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.
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  • 19.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Community MVP
    Posted 29 days ago
    Edited by Andrea Timbes-Cox 29 days ago
    Hi Jodi,

    excited about attending but not sure yet if in person or virtual.

    - Any topic related to working with a DMO/CVB would be great - best practices and training your partners
    - What do planners need or want from a DMO/CVB - best practices
    - Tips and tricks on Cvent and CRM integration


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    Andrea Timbes-Cox
    CRM Administrator & Lead Catcher
    Visit Fort Worth
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  • 20.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Community MVP
    Posted 29 days ago
    I am unfortunately unable to attend, however if I were attending a I would like to attend a Supplier Best Practices session with insight of what challenges are meeting professional face with and tips on how to better assist them.

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    Colleen Beck
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    The Westin Tampa Bay
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  • 21.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 26 days ago
    Edited by Eva Roig 26 days ago
    We are interested in a more in-depth higher-ed round table/discussion. Some topic ideas would be:
    Best practices
    Counting credits
    Hybrid event + limited budgets
    Flex event tips and tricks

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    Eva Roig
    Implementation Specialist Cvent EMS
    The Commons Learning Center at The University of Texas at Austin
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  • 22.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 24 days ago
    I would love to see some more real world/real use training - maybe some tips and tricks (time savers)

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    Katie Dreifus
    Meeting and Event Specialist
    loanDepot
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  • 23.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 23 days ago
    1. Advanced Flex training / personalized breakouts
    2. A discussion on returning to in-person events
    3. Meet with developers to discuss future release ideas.

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    Edd Schillay
    Director of Operations
    The Trial Network
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  • 24.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Community MVP
    Posted 23 days ago
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    With the meteoric rise of AV costs (especially from Encore/PSAV), let's bring back the Stephanie Martinez' "Breaking Down the AV Bill - Why do I need this and why is it so expensive?" session and UPDATE IT with Virtual event/Hybrid Event technology AV costs and how to SAVE MONEY.

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    Brenda Ainsburg
    Channel Program Manager
    brenda.ainsburg@siemens.com
    Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    United States
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  • 25.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Community MVP
    Posted 19 days ago
    Great ideas, everyone!

    • A beginner's guide to API and integration 
    • Advanced Agenda Item/Session Building
      • Umbrella events
      • Hybrid events
      • Admission Items
    • Breakout Roundtables 
    • CSG sessions with client interviews followed by a demonstration and follow up with a session with client user(s) to share tips and tricks on the featured solution


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    Loretta Peterson
    Events Associate
    CDW
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  • 26.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 16 days ago
    Like most, we are slowly diving into hybrid events. As there is a consensus that this will be the future of events - I want to see more on how to host hybrid events safely, efficiently and most of all make them enjoyable.  How do we help ensure our virtual audience is not lost, how can we work with different time zones, etc.  There are a lot of things to tackle and it would be nice to see how experts in the field are approaching this.  

    I also would like to see round-table discussions. I find these tend to pull the best and most useful information out of conferences.

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    Lesley Irminger
    University Events and Office of Communication Events Coordinator
    George Mason - Office Of University Events
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  • 27.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 16 days ago
    As we start bringing back in-person events, we plan to also livestream certain events for those who aren't comfortable with travel yet. I would like ideas on setting up these hybrid events in Cvent Flex such that attendees can "package" and have some people attend in person, others virtually, for a certain fee. Registration options are becoming more complex! Thanks!

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    Lori Kalscheuer
    Director-Education
    Wisconsin Bankers Association
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  • 28.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 16 days ago

    NONCONFIDENTIAL // EXTERNAL

    I would love to see Flex automatically change attendees to participants. Unless I am missing a workaround,  the event planner has to go back after the event check all the participants.

    This is not an issue if you have less than 100, but when you are looking at 600, 700, and 800 people....it is a huge time issue.

     

     

     

    Mary Ann Hall

    Event Specialist
    Facility Management & Planning

    Office: 2149225833 | Cell: 2142023781
    mary_ann.hall@dal.frb.org

    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    2200 N. Pearl St., Dallas, TX 75201

    dallasfed.org



     

     

     

     






  • 29.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Community MVP
    Posted 10 days ago
    Hi Mary Ann, 

    You can upload a list to change the registrants status to attended in bulk.  See the article Marking Participants here:   
    https://support.cvent.com/apex/CommunityArticle?id=000002321&Lang=en_US&searchTerm=changing+status+in+bulk

    We added the integration for our virtual platform, Zoom.  Now Zoom and Cvent talk to each other.  After the event the status of those who attended gets changed to Attended.  You can also assign a threshold so if you want someone to be in the session for a certain number of minutes in order to be counted as attended, you can set that as well.

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    Michele Gebrayel
    Corporate Event Manager
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.
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  • 30.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Community MVP
    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Danielle, 

    I'll be submitting a session on Access Portals, and so hoping to attend that way, but other topics I'd love to see would be an in-depth look at accreditation features and how to fine-tune them. My dream would be for attendees to be able to connect to a portal that shows them all the conferences they attended and the hours they got at them (essentially, the report we are able to pull on their contact profile). 

    Cheers,

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    Béline FALZON
    Conference Program Specialist II
    California Teachers Association
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  • 31.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 11 days ago
    • Best practices for Virtual Events
    • Design Tips and best practices for copying content for multiple registration paths
    • Streamlining the design and build in Event Management for Flex
    • Best practices for New Reporting
    • Virtual Attendee Hub training
    • Speaker Resource Center training
    • Product Roadmap and future of Crowd Compass, event apps


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    Chelsea Benge
    Events Software Specialist
    Leading Real Estate Companies Of The World
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  • 32.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 11 days ago
    Hi @Jodi Meier, I would love a pre-event on how you are planning the Hybrid version of connect with tips and tricks, then attend with a post event wrap up.  ​It would be great to connect with other Cventers on how they are also planning their large and small hybrid events.

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    Jo Anna Chapin
    Meetings & Events Registration Lead
    Accenture
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  • 33.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 10 days ago
    Would be interest to hear how other Universities are navigating what used to be mostly in person events like Homecoming and Reunion weekends and what engagement looks like in the virtual or hybrid set up.

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    Virginia Early
    Assistant director of events
    William & Mary Foundation
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  • 34.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Community MVP
    Posted 10 days ago
    I would also like to see more about best practices for tracking attendance.  How do others handle their CE credits when variables are required such as time in the session and tracking activity ie. answering poll questions?  How do others address the issue when someone registers with one email address but attends with another?

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    Michele Gebrayel
    Corporate Event Manager
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.
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  • 35.  RE: What topics would you like to see at Cvent CONNECT 2021?

    Posted 10 days ago
    I feel like we need a whole workshop on this topic!

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    Eva Roig
    Implementation Specialist Cvent EMS
    The Commons Learning Center at The University of Texas at Austin
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