Like the majority of people these days, presenters are having to get used to delivering their talks virtually. While the experience of jumping on a Zoom has become ubiquitous for day-to-day meetings and even social gatherings, the reality is, when it comes to a large virtual event, there is likely much more a presenter will have to do – both to prepare for and deliver their session. Read More
As the tech people “in the room” (or, more accurately, behind the screen), we are often asked for our recommendations for the best technology and tools for virtual presentations. From lighting and sound to communication, we’ve compiled a list here that we hope will be helpful to our meeting planner partners as they prepare the speakers and presenters for their virtual events. Read More
I recently participated in a webinar to discuss everything that went into making CESSE’s annual virtual conference a success. Like so many meetings now, this was the first time the organization delivered a fully virtual experience to its members; the team behind it wanted to share what we learned, best practices and key considerations.
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
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
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.)
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.
At this point in the news cycle, you have undoubtedly heard about, and may have even felt the effects of, Executive Order 13769 (or as it’s widely called, the “travel ban”). For meetings and events held in the United States, many of which depend on international presenters and attendees for their success, the ramifications of the ban could be huge.