March 11, 2020March 26, 2020Marketing1 Min ReadCrisis Management Resources for Event OrganizersMike LaFolletteOriginally Published: 3/11/20Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing serious uncertainty in the event space, and it’s already impacting many global events.Understanding the impact that COVID-19 has on event organizers, we’ve compiled this resource page to help you stay up-to-date on the impact of Coronavirus on the events industry as well as share some strategies to consider to make the most of these uncertain times.Official Government COVID-19 Resources:World Health Organization (WHO) UpdatesU.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) UpdatesEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) UpdatesCDC Guidance to Event OrganizersCDC Resource for Event Organizers from the 2017 Pandemic FluIdeas, Pivots, & Best Practices:The Comprehensive Events Planners’ Guide to Covid-19Virtual Conferences & Events: A Comprehensive Guide to Doing It RightSupporting Sponsors: Maximizing Sponsorship Value While Pivoting to Virtual EventsStaying Connected: How a Virtual Event App Supports NetworkingSurviving the Next 8 Weeks and BeyondIf a Virtual Event Doesn’t Include Networking, It’s Just a WebinarDon’t Go Dark in 2020 – Event Contingency Plans That Save Engagement and Revenue7 Steps to Leverage Event Gamification in Virtual EventsEvent Industry Resources on CoronavirusEvents Industry Council COVID-19 resource pageEvent Marketer COVID-19 resource pageTrade Show Network News round-up of industry resourcesEvent Manager Blog viewpoint on industryEvents Industry Open LetterIMPORTANT: If you are a Socio customer and your event has been affected or is threatened by COVID-19, we want to help! Please reach out to your customer success manager to discuss any questions, concerns, or to set up a brainstorming session.Mike LaFolletteWriter @ Red Pen Content. Master Gardener. Dad to an enormous Alaskan Malamute!