VIRTUAL EVENTS GROUPAboutVEG
After years in media and events, we founded the Virtual Events Group in 2020. The immediate goal was to educate people on new technologies to help get through the pandemic years. The longer term goal was to recognize that how we meet and conduct business was irrevocably changed by new technologies, a new cohort of workers and innovative technologies. The metaverse, AI, video-conferencing tools, contact-free technologies and the rise of AR/XR and VR are changing the shape of how we do business.
Innovate or perish. Businesses and associations that embrace a tech-forward and digital-first approach whether that’s—virtual, hybrid, or in person will thrive. With our extensive database, informative newsletter, engaging monthly gatherings, and comprehensive resource guides, we have established ourselves as the ultimate destination for all event stakeholders.
VIRTUAL EVENTS GROUPWhatWe Do
Database: Our extensive database features nearly 800 listings of platforms, tools, and hardware solutions. Whether you’re looking for virtual event platforms, innovative event management software, cutting-edge audiovisual equipment, or new AI tools, our database has you covered.
Newsletter: Stay up-to-date with the latest news at the intersection of events and technology through our weekly newsletter. From industry trends and best practices to emerging technologies and case studies, our newsletter keeps our community informed and inspired.
Monthly Meetings: Each month, we focus on a specific topic, diving deep into areas such as sustainability, artificial intelligence, event data, and more. Expert speakers share their insights and knowledge, providing valuable strategies and practical tips to enhance your events. These meetings offer a platform for networking, collaboration, and continuous learning within the events community.
Consulting: Drawing on our extensive background in event production, we offer consulting services to help you create more immersive and experiential events. Whether you need assistance with event design, attendee engagement strategies, or overall production guidance, our experienced team is here to provide expert advice and support. We can work with you to elevate your event and ensure it exceeds expectations, or simply provide a sounding board for your ideas and concerns.
VIRTUAL EVENTS GROUPBriefHistory
Founded by Robin Raskin, a trailblazer in technology publishing and one of the early (female) editors of PC Magazine, Raskin created Living in Digital Times, a series of tech-focused events and conferences that was acquired by CTA in 2019. She is a frequent speaker, consultant and expert on the role technology will play in events and meetings.
Our dedicated team, along with our members, actively engage in educating one another on best event practices while also highlighting emerging technologies and ideas that are shaping the future of events. At VEG, we are passionate about fostering a community of learning and innovation, driving the evolution of the events industry towards a digital-first, tech-forward future..
WHY Event TechnologyMatters
- 78% of event planners are using more technology in the wake of the pandemic (Skift Meetings, 2022) 78% 78%
- 86% of event apps use AI in some form, like chatbots or smart matchmaking (EventMB, 2020) 86% 86%
- 73.6 percent of planners have become more proficient or much more proficient in tech due to the Covid pandemic. (EventMB, 2020) 73.6% 73.6%