Interesting July

Interesting July

31.07.2020

Welcome to July’s That’s Interesting. This month we share some fun we’ve been having with Augmented Graphics, new event features for Microsoft Teams, drive-in cinemas and a fungi-based event invitation.

Most Interesting

Augmented Graphics (2min watch)
Harriette shows how effective it is to bring the presenter and their content into the same space.

Just Plain Interesting

Teams’ New ‘Together’ Feature  (3min explore)
Interesting new meeting functionality available from Microsoft Teams in August.

Virtual Magic Trick for the Mouth (2min explore)
The guys at Lick Me I’m Delicious have come up with a great blended real / virtual world experience.

4 Ideas for Virtual Engagement (3min read)
Useful inspiration and some good links to explore.

Germ-Free Recyclable Furniture (2min explore)
Suppliers start to fulfil new needs for event furniture.

The Growing Invite  (1min explore)
Beautiful idea. Could be a great way to bring a real-world touch to a virtual experience.

Something To Go To

London’s Drive-in Cinemas  (2min explore)
Gear up for some highly creative film experiences.

p.s. If there’s something interesting that you’ve seen at an event, please do email us thatsinteresting@liveunion.co.uk


Virtual Interesting

JEZ

A brief introduction to designing virtual events to drive audience value. How we can harness the unique attributes of digital to deliver more engaging experiences.

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PAUL + SOPHIE

How do you decide which virtual platform is right for your event? Sophie and Paul segment the different solutions and help you make the right choice.

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KATIE & VIKKI

Vikki Barcroft answers questions on how Arm have made the rapid transition to virtual. She shares how the event team have adapted and what the future might look like.

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ELLIOTT

An introduction to Augmented Graphics. The power of bringing your speaker and their content into a single frame when presenting virtually.

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CONOR + HARRIETTE

Counting down some brilliant ideas for designing varied virtual agendas. Networking, collaboration, brain-friendly learning – and a stray goat!

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Interesting June

Interesting June

18.06.2020

Welcome to June’s That’s Interesting. This month we share some smart thinking on choreographing virtual events, some fun to have with your team and even a live event to go to.

Most Interesting

Next-gen virtual presentations (2min watch)
The power of bringing presenters and their content into the same space.

Just Plain Interesting

Solving online events (5min read)
Tech analyst Benedict Evans shares some different perspectives on the future of online events.

Month-long conferences (3min read)
The scheduling of events is being radically re-thought. TED Uncharted is currently underway as a two-month event.

Remote lip sync battle (2min explore)
Great idea for connecting virtual teams.

4 Stats that point to the future of events (2min read)
Event marketers are seeking hybrid solutions.

Crafting content for virtual presentations  (3min read)
Some great ideas around snappiness and structure.

Something To Go To

Lockdown Town

p.s. If there’s something interesting that you’ve seen at an event, please do email us thatsinteresting@liveunion.co.uk


Interesting May

Interesting May

22.05.2020

Welcome to this month’s That’s Interesting. With so much innovation and amazing creative thinking around virtual experiences it can be hard to keep up – below are some examples we love.

On the afternoon of 25th June, we’ll be hosting a Virtual Interesting – sharing inspiration for a new event landscape. Register your interest.

Most Interesting

Post-Lockdown Experiences  (10min read)
Our new report sharing event solutions for a changing world.

Just Plain Interesting

Goat-2-meeting  (2min explore)
The greatest virtual product name ever! Who doesn’t want a goat to join their team meeting?

Agenda planning tool (4min explore)
Good virtual events tend to be comprised of multiple varied segments. This app is ideal for designing your agendas.

Designing great slides for online events (2min watch)
8 top tips from our sister agency Slider Presents.

Digital Deception (2min explore)
Even more so than at face-to-face events, virtual audiences crave surprises and changes of pace. These guys might be your answer.

Teambuilding for virtual audiences  (5min explore)
Only 54 ideas to choose between.

 

Something to Stay in For

Secret Cinema’s Secret Sofa 

p.s. If there’s something interesting that you’ve seen at an event, please do email us thatsinteresting@liveunion.co.uk


Interesting April

Interesting April

27.04.2020

Welcome to this month’s That’s Interesting. Periods of change accelerate innovation, this month we share some amazing examples of live experiences morphing and responding to new realities.

We’re busy delivering virtual events for clients in the US and UK and helping people plan for future hybrid experiences. You can learn more about our virtual offering here.

 

Most Interesting

How to be a better virtual presenter(5min explore)
Really useful videos to help presenters up their game.

Just Plain Interesting

Pando’s impressive virtual studio (3min explore)
Taking virtual presenting and collaboration to a new level.

Great workshop resource for online collaboration (2min explore)
From mind-mapping to design sprints.

How to have cool onscreen graphics (4min explore)
Up your presentation game with graphic overlays.

Remote work bingo anyone? (3min explore)
A useful list of virtual team building ideas.

Zoom’s hidden features (2min read)
Wow your colleagues with your Zoom skills.

Join a virtual London venue tour (2min explore)
Igloo building competition and masterclasses in Siberia.

Plan future venue visits (2min read)
New convention centres opening around the world.

 

Something to Stay in For

TimeIn 

p.s. If there’s something interesting that you’ve seen at an event, please do email us thatsinteresting@liveunion.co.uk


Interesting March

Interesting March

03.03.2020

Welcome to March’s ‘That’s Interesting’. This month we blow hot and cold, everything from a spicy chicken wings alternative to a traditional on stage interview to an igloo building festival.

 

Most Interesting

20 event ideas in 20 slides  (4min explore)

Conor’s amazing Pecha Kucha deck from the recent Interesting Breakfast!

Just Plain Interesting

Hot Ones   (2min watch)

Want to liven-up your fire-side chats? This might work!

3D Human Projections   (2min watch)

Could a hologram portal be the future of virtual presenters?

Departure Lounge   (2min explore)

A really well designed experience engages people with the one thing no one wants to engage with

8 Insights on customer-centric events   (3min read)

Useful soundbites to inspire your experience design

Proxfinity Smart Badge   (3min explore)

The jury’s out on smart badges but wearables within events is an area to keep abreast of

Igloo Festival   (2min watch)

Igloo building competition and masterclasses in Siberia

100% PowerPoint   (1min watch)

Slider’s fab new reel shows the incredible levels of animation that can be achieved in ppt

 

p.s. If there’s something interesting that you’ve seen at an event, please do email us thatsinteresting@liveunion.co.uk


Interesting February

Interesting February

05.02.2020

Welcome to February’s That’s Interesting. There’s still time to get a ticket to next week’s Interesting Breakfast – essentially this newsletter done live! In the meantime, we share some wonderful examples of people re-imagining live experiences and harnessing the true power of being face-to-face.

 

Most Interesting

Serious About Sustainability? Hybrid Events Are the Answer  (5min read)

Check out our latest report on the why, what, how of multi-location hybrid events.

Just Plain Interesting

Collaborative Learning Is The Future of Networking  (3min read)
Great post on why we should approach networking as a side effect of great conversations.

WalkShops  (2min explore)
How walking-based problem solving can be used as a group exercise during events. The pioneer of this street-wisdom style of learning, David Pearl, has a new book out, Wanderful, helping you find wonder in the everyday.

Westworld Activation At CES  (3min read)
Incredible immersive experience bringing to life the pitfalls of oversharing online or, viewed through a different lens, an exemplary case study showing the possibilities for personalising an event!

The Departure Lounge  (2min explore)
Brilliantly conceived immersive installation. An example of the power of a multi-sensory experience to explore a topic we typically shy away from engaging with.

Sustainability In Events: Is This A State Of Emergency?  (3min read)
A snapshot of how venues are responding to the climate emergency and the power we have as event organisers to influence things.

Venue To Know About

The Drumsheds London

 

Something To Go To

We Live In An Ocean Of Air

 

p.s. If there’s something interesting that you’ve seen at an event, please do email us thatsinteresting@liveunion.co.uk


Serious About Sustainability? Hybrid Events Are The Answer

Serious About Sustainability?

Hybrid Events Are The Answer

Transport makes up an estimated 73% of a typical event’s carbon footprint. That’s why more and more businesses are embracing multi-location hybrid events.

Our new report explores the What, Why & How of Hybrid Events. We share our experience of bringing audiences in different locations together in a single highly engaging experience.

Download your copy of the report.