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Join Our Expert Chat on August 19: When Will We Have a Vaccine and What Can We Do Until Then?

Seems like none of us can wait for the vaccine, but developing a safe and effective vaccine takes time. So, for our next Expert Chat we’ve invited a pharma/biotech attorney who’s an FDA veteran to explain the process for developing a vaccine. We’ll also pick the brain of an acclaimed director (to explore how live event organizers can adapt and thrive in the meantime). Join Goldstar, Ethan McSweeny (Artistic Director of the American Shakespeare Center), and Denise Esposito (co-chair of …

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Goldstar Event Organizers’ Strategy for Mid-July

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its event organizers across the country to see when they plan on reopening their venues and if they’re trying online events. The results from Mid-July: [click on the image to enlarge] [click on the image to enlarge] Check back here for the next round to see how reopening timing evolves. You can also watch our live expert chat series to see the latest results and get advice from event organizers, virologists and more. 

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Could a “Bubble” Work for Theater? What the Experts Say

This week Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy was joined by LA Sparks President and COO Danita Johnson and San Francisco Giants’ EVP Staci Slaughter. They chatted about staff safety, rethinking the consumer experience across all genres (during the pandemic, of course, but also for the future), how a “bubble” could work for theater, and why you should “never let a good crisis go to waste.”  Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from our ongoing consumer survey.  Watch …

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Join Our Expert Chat on August 5: What Does the Future Hold for Fans?

Every live event organizer wants fans. Having an established group of enthusiastic people to fill your house, concert hall, comedy club or gin joint is considered a slam dunk or homerun, right?  That’s why we invited two incredible figures from the sports world to join our Expert Chat on Wednesday, August 5 at 3:00pm Eastern Time: LA Sparks President and COO Danita Johnson and SF Giants’ EVP Staci Slaughter. We’ll be talking about building and maintaining a fan base, even …

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Watch the Experts Talk Ticketing & Virology

This week Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy spoke with virologist Dr. Vincent Racaniello and Cirque du Soleil alum Eric Valley about managing risks, handling patrons who refuse to wear masks, how we can take action as a community and more. Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from our ongoing consumer survey.  Watch the Replay: During the chat, Dr. Racaniello recommended listening to this episode of his podcast, which covers rapid COVID testing.  Help us keep the conversation …

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Join Our Expert Chat on July 22: On Ticketing & Virology

You’re invited to join us Wednesday, July 22 at 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific for an Expert Chat that is sure to be riveting. World-renowned and fan favorite, Dr. Vincent Racaniello returns with his insights into the pandemic. We’ve invited ticketing specialist and Cirque du Soleil alum Eric Valley to share his thoughts as well. Of course, Jim  will do a deep dive into the latest Return Readiness Score from our ongoing subscriber survey from around the country.  Register for …

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The Experts on Consumer Sentiment & Organizer Strategy

In case you missed it, on Wednesday Jim chatted with Meghan Pressman, Managing Director and CEO of Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, and Summer Bohnenkamp, the VP of Marketing and Programming of the David A. Straz Center in Tampa, FL. They covered the current issues, challenges, and strategy they are considering to reopen. Plus, they talked engagement tactics for their audiences while the doors are closed.  Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from our consumer …

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How Do You Put on a Socially Distanced Show? Advice From the Experts …

In case you missed it, we talked with Michael S. Brown, the man who staged “the first-ever socially distanced concert in America,” the Travis McCready concert in Ft. Smith, Ark. in May. He shared details on creating “seating pods,” adding online streaming and working with city officials and changing guidelines. Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from the latest data into just how audiences feel about returning to live events.  Watch the replay: The conversation continues …

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Reminder: Join Tomorrow’s Expert Chat on the First Socially Distanced Show

We’re talking with the man who staged “the first-ever socially distanced concert in America,” the Travis McCready concert in Ft. Smith, Ark. in May. Find out how it happened, what he learned from the experience and how it applies to your next show.  When: Tomorrow, June 24, 3:00pm Eastern / 12:00pm Pacific Register here. We’ll also reveal the most up-to-date Return Readiness Score and Goldstar consumer survey results. Hope to see you there!

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Join Us June 24 for an Expert Chat on the First Socially Distanced Show

You’re invited to join us for an expert chat with Michael S. Brown, who organized “the first-ever socially distanced concert in America.” Hosted by Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy, Michael will share his experience navigating city government, safety protocol, marketing and selling tickets for the first show since the COVID-19 pandemic began.   We’ll also reveal the most up-to-date Return Readiness Score and survey results of our ongoing research into just how thousands of Goldstar subscribers feel about returning to live …

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