Virtual eventwikipedia
A virtual event involves interacting people sharing a common virtual environment on the web, rather than meeting in a physical location.
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Virtual tradeshow

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Popular uses of virtual events include virtual tradeshows, virtual job fairs, virtual translation conferences, virtual sales-meetings, and virtual company-wide gatherings.
A virtual tradeshow (sometimes called a virtual tradefair) is a type of virtual event run in an online environment, that goes live and stays live online for a limited period of time.

Hybrid event

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In some cases, traditional physical events now offer a parallel virtual component – creating a 'hybrid event'.
With the growing popularity and cost-effectiveness of virtual events, hybrid events have become a popular way of increasing participation in traditional events at a relatively low cost.

Virtual translation conference

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Popular uses of virtual events include virtual tradeshows, virtual job fairs, virtual translation conferences, virtual sales-meetings, and virtual company-wide gatherings.
A virtual translation conference is a virtual event for translators and other professionals in the language industry.

Virtual engagement

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A virtual engagement index is a variable to measure interaction quantity and quality of participants.
Online environments play a critical role for customer lifecycle management, where Virtual events have established themselves as part of the marketing mix.

CoverItLive

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CoveritLive is a social media platform that lets brands, media companies, individuals and small organizations share real, virtual and hybrid events online.

ON24

ON24, Inc. is a San Francisco-based company that markets products and services based upon webcasting and virtual event and environment technology.

Virtual press conference

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A virtual press conference is a type of virtual event much like a news conference.

Virtual environment software

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Currently, virtual event and virtual tradeshow have been the early accepted uses of virtual event services.

MDPI

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It also runs virtual conferences, such as the Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry, which was started in 1997.

Imaste

IMASTE is a Spanish company, and claims to be the leading European provider of virtual events, 3D online environments and virtual tradeshows.

Debate chamber

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More recently this has developed into direct two-way communication in small and large meeting rooms (virtual events), and even through personal hand-held devices into nearly every corner of the world.

Virtual environment

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A virtual event involves interacting people sharing a common virtual environment on the web, rather than meeting in a physical location.

Online job fair

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Popular uses of virtual events include virtual tradeshows, virtual job fairs, virtual translation conferences, virtual sales-meetings, and virtual company-wide gatherings.

Alan Saperstein

The "virtual tradeshow" was first publicly described and presented as "ConventionView" by Alan Saperstein and Randy Selman of Visual Data Corporation now known as Onstream Media in April 1993 in a presentation to investors at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York city.

Great Recession

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Virtual events started to become increasingly popular during the late-2000s recession as they offered an economically and environmentally effective way to bring thousands of attendees to an event from around the globe.

Marketing mix

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Virtual environments are becoming an increasingly important part of the marketing mix.

Marketing

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For marketers, virtual events can provide a rich source of marketing data, because the activities of each participant can be tracked and evaluated.

Webcast

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Webcasts include live presentations or pre-recorded videos where the presenters are available for questions and answers at the end of the session – a technique called Simulive.

Online chat

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Virtual booths, forums and designated meeting places allow participants to connect with event staff or fellow attendees using online chat, video and voice.

Social network

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Participants can leverage their social network within the event to form interest groups or find like-minded individuals.

Online community

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They can also share the findings with their online communities, often leading to viral popularity of an event.

Virtual world

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One of the key differences between virtual worlds and virtual events is that a virtual world is available as a persistent (perpetual) environment, even after the live part of the event is over.

Briefcase

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Typically, virtual event organizers allow attendees to store the information gathered in a virtual briefcase, which can contain marketing collateral, as well as contact information of people they met, presentations they attended and content of conversations they held.

Marketing collateral

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Typically, virtual event organizers allow attendees to store the information gathered in a virtual briefcase, which can contain marketing collateral, as well as contact information of people they met, presentations they attended and content of conversations they held.