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Events are making a comeback

Rising up stronger than before.
2020 was a year of challenges. 2021 is the year of the comeback. Buzzing to get back to in-person? Enjoying the comforts of virtual? Perhaps you're taking on the brave new world of hybrid. Whatever you're up to, Evolve's got you covered.

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Featuring Keynote Speaker

Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO,

Speakers

AJ Williams
Founder & Creative Director, AJ Events
Andrew Roby
Event Storyteller, Andrew Roby Events
Bianca Spears
Intuitive Empowerment Coach, Bianca Spears International
Bre Donofrio
Founder & CEO, V.E.E. by Bre, Virtual Event Experiences
Dahlia El Gazzar
Tech Evangelist + Idea Igniteur, DAHLIA+Agency
Hugh Forrest
Chief Programming Officer, South by Southwest (SXSW)
Jazmyn Breanna
Consultant for Everyday Event Professionals, P3 Productions
Jennifer Best
Head of Marketing, AAE Speakers Bureau
Julie Fedenkoff
Founder/Sponsorship Director, Ringmaster Events
Kat Norton
Founder & Chief Excel Officer, Miss Excel
Keneisha Williams
Founder, Black in Events Network
Kimberly Corbin
Co-Founder & Owner, Meeting Shields, LLC
Lizzy Williamson
Event Energizer, Two Minute Moves
Maggie Barton-Baird
Principal, MB & Company
Mahoganey Jones CMP, DES, HMCC
Founder + CEO, Event Specialists
Marisa Brown
Owner, Venus Promotions
Sabrina Meyers
Founder, Hot Hospitality Exchange
Scott Gould
Author, The Shape of Engagement
Shakira Johnson
Chief Experience Officer, Johnson PR & Events
Sharon Roessen
Managing Director, Asia & COO, Terrapin
Sophie Ahmed
CEO & Co-Founder of the Virtual Events Institute (VEI)
Tahira Endean
Head of Events, SITE global / Author, Intentional Event Design, Our Professional Opportunity
Taylor Baker
Founder & CEO, Resilient Innovation
Yinka Freeman
Owner, Triple Pocket Events
Baptiste Boulard
CEO & Cofounder, Swapcard
Damien Courbon
COO & Cofounder, Swapcard
Godefroy des Francs
CPO & Cofounder, Swapcard

Schedule

Gain insight on

Going back to in-person safely

What's needed to successfully plan a safe in-person event? How to pick a venue that can support in-person hygiene requirements. How in-person event insurance works. How to determine the safety requirements for entry.

What we learned from going virtual

How to facilitate authentic online networking. Tips for creating new and engaging virtual content. Priorities when picking a virtual event platform.

Hybrid experiences

Determining the requirements for a hybrid venue. How NOT to prioritize one audience over another. Do your sponsors need an onsite AND a virtual booth? Tactics for two different audiences to network.

365-Day Communities

Is a community worth the investment? How do communities work for events? Which tools are needed to build a community? Successful examples of communities.

Authentic connections, no matter where you are.

With Swapcard's video or brand new audio-only roundtables, you can connect with event industry peers and future clients that are thousands of miles away.

And it won't feel awkward, like so many other virtual interactions. Because the Evolve community is human.

Who knows? You might even meet your future business partner. Don't miss out on Evolve's exclusive networking tools & opportunities.

The community is waiting to meet you!

Schedule

Welcome to Evolve Homecoming

Swapcard co-founders Baptiste, Godefroy and Damien welcome the Evolve community with open arms. Don't miss the opening session of the Homecoming!

Baptiste Boulard
Damien Courbon
Godefroy Des Francs
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Opening Keynote: A Conversation with Arianna Huffington

In this opening keynote of Evolve Homecoming, Arianna will speak about the importance of resilience and being able to rely on your community. Don't miss this very special occasion.

Arianna Huffington
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Special IMEX cross-session

In a first for the industry, two digital events are collaborating and providing simultaneous content to two different communities. Attendees of both Swapcard's Evolve community and IMEX's BuzzHub community will be able to access this special crossover session for free and enjoy the same expert speakers and insightful discussions from within their very own platforms!

Cris Beswick
Julius Solaris
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How To Kill It At Hybrid Event Design

Everyone's heard the "Hybrid" buzzword, but who actually knows what it entails & how to design one? These experts share first-hand experience and tips for immersing two different audiences into the same event.

Shakira Johnson
Tahira Endean
Dahlia El Gazzar
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The Present & Future of Hybrid

Hybrid is here. Hybrid is now. But what exactly is hybrid, and who says every event needs to go hybrid? These experts will be sharing their experience and views on how hybrid events look right now, and how the model will evolve going forward.

Andrew Roby
Maggie Barton-Baird
Julie Fedenkoff
Jennifer Best
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Events Are Out. Communities Are In.

Events are no longer enough. Everyone is turning to 365 communities. Engaging your audience year-round bring higher ROI, brand loyalty and data, as proven by these panelists who've already embraced community business models.

Hugh Forrest
Yinka Freeman
Scott Gould
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Swapcard Keynote: We Know What You Need For Hybrid

Hybrid is here and Swapcard is ready. Join to find out which features Swapcard offers that are chef's kiss PERFECT for hybrid events.

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Where Do Virtual Events Go From Here?

It's been 14 months since the phrase "Pivot to virtual" first started annoying everyone. We've come a long way as an industry. But there are still skills to be mastered. These experts share tips for virtual engagement and authentic online networking. Are virtual events a subset of in-person events, or vice versa?

Taylor Baker
Marisa Brown
AJ Williams
Sophie Ahmed
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Going Back Safely: Hygiene, Logistics & Other Considerations

How to build safe in-person events and find partners & venues that can provide you with the best support

Jazmyn Breanna
Keneisha Williams
Kimberly Corbin
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The Big Industry Party

Join us for cocktails (or mocktails), live music, games and more in this fun wind-down after a long day of learning and sharing.

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Evolve Homecoming Sunrise Meet-Up

The special Asia Pacific #EvolveGathering

The Future of Events in APAC

Richard Ireland
Sharon Roessen
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Real Life Hybrid Experiences

Tamsyn Barker
Mathias Kuepper
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Swapcard's Newest Features - Pavvi Singh, Swapcard

Roundtables

Pavvi Singh
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Creating Communities - Justin Pau, Swapcard

Roundtables

Justin Pau, Swapcard
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What they say about #EvolveGathering

Evolve Partners

Evolve Homecoming is made possible with support from our partners. Don't hesitate to reach out to these partners for your upcoming events.

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First Impressions From Evolve 2.0 Attendees

When an event goes that well, you know there's been a LOT of efforts in the back-end of putting it together. Kudos to Swapcard!

Janet Granger
Attendee

Just want to say a massive congrats on the event, and thank you for making it a really enjoyable experience to be part of.

Chloe Richardson
Speaker

I have attended 4-hours events and was bored the 1rst hour. Then I have attended a 6-hours Evolve event and felt engaged most of it.

Nathan Medcalf
Attendee