As we can all agree by now, the future of meetings – at least for the near-term – is hybrid. We are already seeing some meetings begin to take place in person, but those are often smaller versions of the planned event, and often include a virtual component. Read More
It's the experience that matters.
Over the past few months, we’ve worked hand-in-hand with our meeting planner partners as they try to make sense of and plan for our new virtual reality. As we have had conversations, designed meetings and attendee experiences, and executed virtual events of all shapes and sizes, we’ve learned a few things that are critical to their success. Read More
The ASTRO Annual Refresher event typically draws 500 attendees each year from around the world who come for a review of core competencies and updates on emerging trends across radiation oncology. Read More
What you’ll find and learn within these pages:
- The different categories/types of virtual event solutions
- Presenter preparations
- How to deliver a high-quality experience
- A virtual meeting checklist
With the impact from the COVID-19 Coronavirus already being felt in the meetings and events industry – and likely to grow – we pulled together some options for presenters who are unable to make it to your event. (There are additional options available should you decide to take your entire event virtual, which we will address in an upcoming post.)
Each of us has at least one experience when technology didn’t do what it was supposed to or we had a question about the technology we were using. That in itself can be annoying and stressful. But what happens when you find yourself in that situation and you’re in a room with 30 people all looking at you because you’re the presenter?
I recently sat on a panel at the CESSE Leadership Conference in Baltimore where I spoke to a packed room on this topic. When my fellow panelists and I asked the room whether any part of their meeting(s) was virtual, it was about a 50/50 split – with half the room saying yes, and the other half responding that they have not “virtualized” any part of their meeting.