10 Innovative Ice Breakers for Event Planners to Consider

people participating in an icebreaker at an event

Great Ice breakers for Your Next Event Your next event, whether it’s in person or virtually, should always start with an ice breaker. Ice breakers are a long-time tradition of warming up your audience so everyone feels engaged and comfortable participating. It’s also a great way to get to know your attendees. Just try to […]

15 Cool Event Ideas to Inspire Your Next Event Masterpiece

Event ideas to inspire your next event

As live events make their triumphant return, the pressure is high to make the experience one that’s impossible to forget.  And while an impressive agenda and amazing speakers are still essential, there is an unspoken expectation for the experience to be more than a little extra. So where do event organizers even begin?  Here are […]

10 New Event Industry Careers that Materialized While Sheltering in Place

Event industry careers

When the pandemic hit, event organizers had to tap into their creativity and resourcefulness on a level they could have never imagined, salvaging scheduled events, and ultimately, their entire industry. The result has not only presented new and exciting ways to connect on a global scale, but also generated unique job opportunities for those looking […]

How To Produce the Biggest Televised Hybrid Event in History

Televised hybrid event

There is no question, hybrid events are the future and an essential strategy for event organizers if they want to stay on top of a changing industry. A hybrid event allows people to connect in-person while still incorporating individuals online. It’s an unprecedented opportunity to bring people together from all over the world in a […]

The Best Meeting Apps To Create Engagement

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Mobile apps have transformed the way organizations communicate with customers, as well as user expectations for convenient ways to manage every aspect of their lives with their fingertips – from carb counting to currency exchanges. Meeting apps are no exception, providing event organizers a unique opportunity to engage participants from virtually anywhere with captivating features […]

Stimulate Your Audience Engagement with Live Hosted Q & A

2020 Hybrid NFL Draft produces wild success

With the rise of virtual and hybrid events, audience engagement has become paramount for determining the overall impact and success of your event. But finding frequent and meaningful ways to personally engage with event attendees becomes more complex for the very fact that we are navigating virtual settings. Read on to learn the ins and […]

2021 NYU Virtual Commencement Produced By Van Wagner

NYU Hybrid Graduation

The leading live event production company produces NYU graduation ceremony enabling family and friends to join remotely NEW YORK (June 18, 2021) – Van Wagner Productions, the industry leader in live sports event presentation and production for nearly 40 years, partnered with New York University in producing and honoring NYU’s 2021 graduating class. The first-ever […]

Behind the Scenes: How the 2021 NFL Draft Was Produced

The 2021 NFL Draft stage

In 2020, the National Football League ushered in its rising stars like never before- literally, with its first-ever virtual NFL Draft. With Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE) at the helm, the production team successfully created an exciting, dynamic event that proved to be the most-watched NFL Draft in history. For this year’s 2021 NFL […]

Top Questions to Ask When Planning a Hybrid Event

2021 NFL Hybrid Draft

With restrictions easing, brands and event planners are eager to return to the world of live events. But with many people still hesitant to travel or gather in large groups, it’s a gamble to throw a lot of time and resources into organizing a strictly in-person event.  Hybrid events – that offer both a live […]

Event Planning Guide: Hybrid Style

Hybrid event planning guide

What Is a Hybrid Event? A hybrid event is a mix of both in-person attendees with a virtual component.  It’s not exclusively one or the other, it’s a bit of both.  Hybrid events are becoming increasingly popular in today’s day and age.  The meeting industry was devastated by the pandemic, with events being cancelled left […]