Event Alternatives

Conferences, Meetings, Workshops, Festivals, Chess Tournaments

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Event Planning during COVID-19 Outbreak


Event Organizer Overview: Event Planning as it relates to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health & Safety, Emergency Plan Options, Addl. Resources


Crisis Management Resources for Event Organizers 


How events deal with the Coronavirus crisis

Sourceful: Remote Work


Mastering remote workshops


The Comprehensive Event Planners’ Guide to COVID-19


How to transform your in-person events into engaging online experiences


4 Leaders on Adapting Event Marketing Strategies in Times of Crisis


How to Reschedule or Postpone Your Event and How To Communicate Change or Postponement


How to Transfer This Year's Ticket Buyers to Next Year's Event


Running a large scale international conference online

πŸ”— https://ideaville.net/news/

Moving Events Online: Five Ways to make your Virtual Presentations More Engaging




Comprehensive guide on how to prepare and run online meetings/events, including comparative survey of platforms, effective moderation, and behavioural aspects. Lab organises regular free webinars.

Support for Event Organisers


Event gift cards to support event organisers. Eventbrite and Gift Up! to cover fees for up to $50M of new gift cards

Community for Event Managers


Linkedin Group: Virtual Events-2020

A community bringing together event marketers who are interested in learning about pivoting to the virtual event space. 

Virtual Events and Conferences Guide


5 Ways to Take Your Events Virtual with Splash 


Empathy, Agility, and Localization: Tips from 5 Experts on Managing Events in Crisis Mode


IRL: How to Blend In-Person and Virtual Events


Employer's guide to switching from offline to online events


Open Source Guide to Running Conferences Online


Simple Way To Set Up Virtual Event Registrations


A Guide to Agile Event Programs that Can Survive Anything


Guide for Online Facilitation from Acumen


Unlocking the power of virtual convening 


Event Marketing That Scales: A Community for Event Professionals by Splash


5 Ways to Know If Your Company Can Support A Local Events Program


10 Tips for Managing your Online Event


Logistics recommendations for virtual hackathons.

πŸ”— https://dev.to/_phzn/running-my-first-online-meetup-o1h

Running My First Online Meetup

πŸ”— https://libreplanet.org/wiki/LibrePlanet:Conference/2020/Streaming

LibrePlanet guide to the tools used to run a virtual conference with 100% free/libre/open software

Video & Webconferencing



Tools for Running Remote events

πŸ”— In the Ether

In the Ether is an approach to fully remote meet-ups, meetings, conferences and events. It is a remote first approach to bring like minded people together from across the globe, to discuss, share and learn about topics they care about.


Offer learners, experts, and the event organizers a 4K LIVE broadcasting platform with superior speech recognition and translation to host up to 50,000 viewers anywhere internationally. Users establish diverse contacts, interact with sponsors, pitch and discuss ideas also privately and access an open platfrom of video content in the native language.

Event hosts thus save on marketing costs on events by expanding reach to global users with A.I. targeted tools and attractive gamification feature.


Host delightful Zoom events

πŸ”— https://www.brella.io/

Brella is a full event platform with focus in networking and AI matchmaking in both physical and virtual events.

πŸ”— https://www.crowdcast.io/

Crowdcast.io - live video Q&As, interviews, summits, webinars and more.


Keep the conversation going from your online events.


Online events platform (launching soon)


Online events platform

πŸ”— https://www.runtheworld.today/

Online events platform


SmartEvents - Digital Alternatives to Face to Face Events 


Collective Agency Livestream Fundraising, Galas & Events


Set up a Basic Phone Number for the Elderly to Call and Listen to Audio Announcements, Podcasts or Sermon Recordings

πŸ”— https://slidesup.com

Plan internal and external events at your company in zen mode


MakeLab is a creative studio that designs custom experiences for your events or direct to your clients. From custom at-home products to virtual events, they compliment your next guest experience.


Solution for Hosting Virtual Event with Audience Engagement Features

Collaboration Platforms

See also:



Nextcloud (Talk) - Open Source collaboration, file share and comms

β€œScreen-sharing, online meetings & web conferencingβ€œ In browser and mobile app (Google play / Fdroid)

Access to Network of Experts


Happily.io - A marketplace platform that can connect you with over 500 virtual event specialist freelancers of all levels, from strategists and video directors down to engineers, chat moderators, and tech support. 


XpertFinder.net- Online masterclasses, ask me anything, request one-on-one sessions and more.

Actual Online Conferences & Events

Events on Managing Events


Webinar (On Demand): Crisis Mode Ideas of Managing Events in Challenging Situations 

Learn strategies, experiences and lessons learned from top event marketing leaders who have walked through the fire more than once and lived to talk about it. They'll share how they've managed past crisis situations and how they're adapting and making decisions around the current Coronavirus situation.


πŸ“…18 March 2020

Pivot to Virtual - Two-hour dive into the key challenges, crisis management strategies, and solutions needed for meetings and events, featuring EventMB editors in conversation with leaders in the event industry.


πŸ“…19 March 2020

Making the Shift: How Marketers are Pivoting to Virtual Events. panel discussion will focus on how marketers, who primarily rely on regional, in-person events to generate demand, are shifting their strategy to virtual events. Panelists will share what it takes to make the change, key factors to consider, and ideas for events that don’t naturally translate to a virtual experience.


πŸ“…20 March 2020

How to Bring Physical Events into the Digital World. At a time when in-person events are simply not an option, creating engaging digital experiences has never been more important. Even if you have already scheduled physical events, like seminars and conferences, you can still deliver a successful event, you just have to bring it into the digital world.


πŸ“… March 24 2020

Negotiating Losses in Times of Crisis 

Hosted by London Business School, Niro Sivanathan, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour


πŸ“…24 March 2020

Virtual Conference: Zendesk Relater 2020- Relater, a Zendesk global online event. Tune in for special guests, fresh updates, and industry predictions. 


πŸ“…24 March 2020

How an AI Company Uses URL to IRL Experiences to Drive Engagement and Revenue- Join Som Puangladda, VP of Marketing at GumGum, as she shares how to build seamless experiences between the digital and in-person world. Learn how she hosts virtual, in-person, and hybrid event programs that attendees love.

Key takeaways:

  • How to build event programs that build connections both in-person and virtually
  • Strategies and tools for building robust and agile event marketing programs
  • How to bridge the experience gap between offline and online worlds
  • How to measure the effectiveness of your programs and leverage integrations to make it easy


πŸ“…26 March 2020

How to Move Your Live Events Online with Splash. Join Splash's Zach Napolitano, Director of Education, and Faisal Mawani, Technical Solutions Consultant, as they share an array of strategies for hosting events online, focusing on webinars, meetups, and livestreams. 

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • How to create and market a webinar or online meetup
  • Tools and strategies for promotion and post-event engagement
  • How to use Splash to host a "hybrid" live/virtual event
  • Embedding a live video feed into your Splash event sites
  • Implementing webinar integrations, such as BlueJeans, ON24, and Zoom


πŸ“…26 March 2020

Impact and Actions – Events and Coronavirus Round Table

Featuring insights and input from Alex Theuma, Founder of SaaStock, Chris Wickson, GM of Integrate Events, Colleen Leary, Snr Event Marketing Manager at Alert Logic and Kimberley Clarke, Chief Strategy Officer at KCI Management, discussing:

  • How to manage the coming weeks and months amidst the changing events dynamic.  
  • How to restart your events strategy to get the best results in 2020 and beyond. 


πŸ“…26 March 2020

Customers Come First, How to take care of your Attendees and Team when Navigating a Crisis. How to guide your attendees and teams for future events.


Virtual Summits by Digital Leaders