December 15, 2020
By Megha Jetley

With the whole world forced to change direction and move to the virtual space, 2020 has been the year of adaptation and growth, as well as one where we learned how to build a sense of community and belonging from afar. Cvent Community played a key role this year in helping users learn, expand, and reflect on the state of the MICE industry when the world went virtual.

As 2020 draws to a close, let’s take a quick look back at how the Cvent Community provided the perfect forum to connect with industry peers, discuss best practices, share questions with other Cvent users, and stay in the know about the latest industry trends.

The Huddle of the Week

Launched in September, this discussion series fostered engaging conversations around user experiences and successes, especially during these changing times. This series focuses on best practices to use the Cvent platform, thought leadership, and industry knowledge, all in a safe networking space.

Check out some top huddle topics from 2020:

Differences in KPI analysis Between In-person and Virtual-only Events
Engaging with Non-Tech Savvy Attendees 
Run of Show Templates for Virtual Events
Agenda Content in Virtual Events
Sponsorship in a Virtual Environment

Tip of the Week

This series focuses on product functionality and best practices in order to promote continuous learning and product awareness. New users can find great tips and tricks shared by Cvent experts every Thursday in the Open Forum.

Check out top tips from 2020:

Get to Know the Cvent Virtual Attendee Hub
Your Go-to Knowledge Base Articles
Using Event Templates
Where to start?  Registration Site Blueprint
Using Version History

Ask the Expert Series

Led by industry leaders and Cvent product experts, these live sessions provide a great opportunity to connect and ask thought-provoking questions on topics related to using event technology in the new normal. These one-hour, interactive Q&A discussions are hosted in the Open Forum so you can get your questions answered by industry experts in real-time.

Check out the sessions from 2020:

 

Ask the Expert Event with Product Managers – Cvent Virtual Attendee Hub® and Virtual Events
Cvent Excellence Awards Ask the Expert Series: Align with the Times (8/19)

Cvent Excellence Awards Ask the Expert Series: Event Platform Success (8/5)
Cvent Ask the Expert: Safer In-Person Events for Planners and Venues 
Ask the Expert: Pivoting to Virtual Events During Times of Crisis!

Polling

Started in late September, the Community gave users an avenue to listen and learn directly from their peers through polling. A new poll goes live every week in the Open Forum where Cvent users provide insights and can review trending responses. You can visit the Community Open Forum to check out the latest poll and vote to get a pulse on what the industry is saying.

Some of the top questions for polling this year were:

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What type of virtual or hybrid events are you primarily hosting?
What should be the No. 1 priority for hoteliers opening for Live/Hybrid events?
What is the best way for a presenter to engage attendees in a virtual event?
Did you get Cvent certified yet?
How many of your events are built in Flex?

Product News

Since the start of the year, the Cvent product team has been sharing new product releases each week to help users get the most out of their Cvent solutions. With great product enhancements happening every week, we made it easier for you to find it all in one place.

Here are some of the 2020 product enhancement highlights:

Cvent Virtual Attendee Hub® - Still Have Questions? 
Feature Highlight: Multi Language for Flex Events is HERE! 
Introducing Cvent's all-in-one virtual solution 
Want Flex updates?
Branded Group Business Searching on Your Own Website

Stay Connected & Engaged

With 2021 approaching, you can expect a lot of great things coming your way in the Cvent Community. Don’t miss out on your chance to hit the ground running in the new year with great new ways to engage in the Community.

Logging in is easy! Click here to sign in to your Cvent account with your standard credentials, then click the "Community" link in the top right-hand corner. See you in the Cvent Community soon!

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Megha Jetley

Megha Jetley joined Cvent as the Team Lead, Customer Marketing after more than five years in the journalism world based in New Delhi, India. As a passionate marketer, she's always willing to write on industry-relevant topics. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, teaching underprivileged kids and playing online games.
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