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Press Releases from Virtual Edge Institute (19 total)

VEI Certifies First Digital Event Strategists at PCMA Convening Leaders

Pleasanton, CA – January 30, 2013. The Virtual Edge Institute®, today announced that two veteran planners sat for, and passed, their final exams during PCMA’s Convening Leaders Annual Meeting in Orlando, January 13, 2013, to become VEI’s first certified Digital Event Strategists in the industry. JoAnn Klinedinst, Vice President of Professional Development for Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management System (HIMMS) and Rick Naylor, President and CEO of meeting and events

Virtual Edge Institute Acquires Engage365

Merger will help Virtual Edge Institute to better serve the growing needs of meeting planners, event designers, learning architects and marketers and build engagement around their programs Orlando, FL January 14, 2013 VEI – The Virtual Edge Institute, an organization dedicated to advancing engagement around events, meetings, learning and marketing programs through technology and best practices, today announced at Convening Leaders, that VEI is obtaining the engage365 brand, website, membership

Virtual Edge Institute Announces Digital Event Center™ (DEC) Program to Promot …

Orlando, FL January 14, 2013 VEI – The Virtual Edge Institute®, an organization dedicated to advancing engagement around events, meetings, learning and marketing programs through technology and best practices, today announced at PCMA’s Convening Leaders that the Metro Toronto Convention Center and the Dallas Convention Center are the first venues in Canada and the United State respectively, to obtain the designation of a verified Digital Event Center™ . VEI’s Digital Event

First Class of VEI Students Now Working Toward New Virtual Event Certification

Scholarship applications for second class due January 30, 2013 December 18, 2012 – Virtual Edge Institute. More than 50 event industry executives were accepted for full scholarships into the Virtual Edge Institute’s new Digital Event Strategist Certification program, and are now working to achieve that designation. Scholarship applications for a second class of students are being accepted through January 30, 2013. Created to address the growing need of associations, marketers and event

Virtual Edge Institute’s Michael Doyle to Participate as Panelist at IMEX Amer …

Michael Doyle, Founder and Executive Director, Virtual Edge Institute to Discuss How Virtual and Hybrid Meetings Can Boost Attendance of Physical Events Pleasanton, CA, October 3, 2012 – Virtual Edge Institute (VEI), an international organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of virtual event and meeting technology, today announced that Michael Doyle, VEI Founder and Executive Director, will be one of four expert panelists at the IMEX America Association

Virtual Edge Institute Announces Last Chance for First Round of Applications for …

Scholarship applications for Digital Event Strategist certification by Virtual Edge Institute are being accepted now. Scholarship awards will be granted on September 19, 2012. PLEASANTON, CA-CHICAGO, IL September 11, 2012 — Virtual Edge Institute (VEI), an organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of virtual event and meeting technology has been accepting applications for the Digital Event Strategist (DES) certification program -- the only certification of its kind – for

Virtual Edge Institute Releases Its Top 7 Predictions for Virtual Meeting Techno …

Founder Michael Doyle sees 2012 trend of ‘more, more, more,’ though not necessarily more of the same Pleasanton, CA, January 4, 2012 – The New Year brings new possibilities for virtual meeting technologies and virtual meeting organizers reports Michael Doyle, founder of Virtual Edge Institute. As the organization prepares to bring together leaders from the digital meeting industry at the 2012 Virtual Edge Summit in San Diego, CA from January 9-12, Doyle

Virtual Edge Institute and ROI of Engagement’s Multi-Year Study Reveals Effect …

Survey Reveals Different Motivations for Attending Events In Person or Online Pleasanton, CA, May 25, 2011 – The Virtual Edge Institute (VEI) and ROI of Engagement today announced the second report in a multi-year study into the effectiveness of hybrid events. The “Measuring and Maximizing the Impact of a Hybrid Event” included responses from 260 attendees of the Virtual Edge Summit 2011, the premier event on digital solutions. In addition to

Virtual Edge Institute Announces First Certification Program for Digital Events …

Comprehensive training program to accelerate adoption of virtual meetings, events, and conferences Pleasanton, CA, February 28, 2011 –The Virtual Edge Institute today announced the first educational program to formally train and certify event marketers, meeting and learning professionals, trade show and conference managers as digital strategists. Launching in June at the PCMA Education Conference in Baltimore, the educational program teaches them the skills and strategies necessary to successfully plan, build, design

Virtual Edge Institute Announces the Five Best and Worst Virtual Events Trends o …

Pleasanton, CA – January 6, 2010 - In the spirit of end-of- year “best of” or “worst of” lists, the Virtual Edge Institute released the organization’s inaugural “Five Best and Worst Virtual Events Trends of 2010” List. The Best Virtual Events Trends * Virtual Comes of Age: In April 2010, CiscoLive was the first hybrid (physical + virtual) event to receive Event Marketer’s Grand Ex Award. This recognition

ROI of Engagement and Virtual Edge Institute Announce Measurement Research

Second phase of groundbreaking research project on value of virtual technology Pleasanton, CA and Appleton, WI - January 6, 2011 – Today, the Virtual Edge Institute and ROI of Engagement ROI Resource Center announced the second phase of a groundbreaking research project on virtual and hybrid events. Initially begun at the Virtual Edge Summit 2010, the research project will continue at the Virtual Edge Summit 2011 (January 12-13, 2011, MGM

Virtual Edge Institute Debuts “The Edge Streaming Studio” at Annual Summit o …

The Edge to broadcast live interviews and news from Virtual Edge Summit 2011 Pleasanton, CA, January 6, 2011 – The Virtual Edge Institute announced the debut of The Edge Streaming Studio at the organization’s premier conference for virtual and hybrid events, Virtual Edge Summit 2011 (January 12-13, 2011, MGM Grand Las Vegas and virtually). In the vein of pro football pre-game shows, The Edge will provide commentary on the day’s

Leading Providers to Create Virtual Environments Around the Virtual Edge Summit …

Global audiences will have access to Summit content and networking via 6Connex, Digitell, Expos2, INXPO, and Unisfair virtual experiences Pleasanton, CA, December 16, 2010 – Today, the Virtual Edge Summit 2011 (http://www.virtualedgesummit.com) announced that the Summit content will be showcased in virtual event environments created by 6Connex, Digitell, Expos2, INXPO, and Unisfair. The summit, which addresses how to successfully leverage virtual technology for associations, events, learning and business, will be

Demand for Virtual Environments Spreads Beyond Events & Meetings

Virtual Edge Summit 2011 Features Expanded Program to Look at Use of Virtual Environments for Events, Learning, 365 Communities, Training and Marketing Las Vegas, NV. October 29, 2010, --- Virtual Edge Summit 2011, the Summit on Digital Solutions for Events, Meetings, Learning and Community and Virtual Marketing, announced it has made final speaker and program selections. Virtual Edge Summit 2011 will be held January 12-13, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada

Visionary Keynote Speakers Announced for Virtual Edge Summit 2011

Cisco, IBM, Hilton Hotels and NAB among industry luminaries to present at premier event on virtual events, meetings and communities Pleasanton, CA, October 22, 2010 - The Virtual Edge Institute (www.virtualedge.org), the pioneering organization for the advancement of virtual events, meetings and communities, today announced keynote speakers and panels for the Virtual Edge Summit 2011. The summit, which addresses how to successfully leverage virtual technology for associations, events, learning and business,

New Report Signals Fundamental Shift in Marketing Industry as Virtual Events Fur …

2010 Virtual Market Outlook Report suggests evolution in how consumers and businesses communicate and make purchase decisions Santa Clara, CA and Auburn Hills, MI (February 18, 2010) – The newly released 2010 Virtual Market Outlook report from the Virtual Edge Institute and George P. Johnson Experience Marketing indicates that major brand marketers, top agencies and software companies are shaping a new category of event marketing that blends traditional events with online

Companies Launching Several Virtual Events to Extend the Reach and Experience of …

Santa Clara, CA, February 17, 2010 --InXpo, Digitell, Unisfair and Altadyn know a good thing when they see it. The companies are using the Virtual Edge Summit 2010, February 22-23 at the Santa Clara Convention Center to showcase their expertise in creating virtual event environments. “This year, there are several platform companies that are creating virtual events around the Virtual Edge Summit,” said Michael Doyle, executive director of the Virtual

Virtual Edge Summit to Focus on Use of Virtual Environments to Assist Events, Me …

Virtual Edge Summit to Focus on Use of Virtual Environments to Assist Events, Meetings, Learning, Training with Hybrid and Online Solutions—Free Registration Option Ends December 1st Santa Clara, CA, November 25, 2009 – Over 1,000 event, marketing and learning professionals registered for last year’s Virtual Edge Summit and the expectation is for additional growth for the Summit for 2010. Qualified professionals can register free and save $395 by taking a market

3D Immersive Environments for Business Gets Special Track at Virtual Edge Summit …

October 28, 2010, Santa Clara, CA. --- Virtual Edge Summit 2010, the Summit on virtual Events, virtual Communities and virtual Marketing announced it has created Business 3Di, a Special Track devoted specifically to use of 3D immersive environments in business. Business 3Di will take place at the Virtual Edge Summit 2010 to be held February 22-23, 2010, in Santa Clara, California at the Santa Clara Convention Center. “Over the

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