Through the summer, we’ve seen a massive migration from in-person meetings and conferences to online or virtual events. Unsure if your event can be successfully held online? Here are some examples of the many events you can host virtually.
Corporate All-Hands Meetings
An all-hands meeting is a company-wide event that promotes transparency, celebrates milestones, and encourages alignment of goals and strategies. Whether your team is in-house or spread all over the world, having an online all-hands meeting can keep everyone on the same page, no matter their current work environment.
All-hands meetings tend to have many moving parts like multiple speakers and slideshow presentations. You could consider hiring an event services business to help you with the planning and execution of this crucial event.
Concerts, large conferences, wedding receptions – who knew these would be a bad idea to host in-person in 2020? Large gatherings have been discouraged for the rest of the year and beyond, but if you are a professional conference host, you likely can’t afford to lose your audience for this event. And your audience likely can’t afford to miss the event for professional, educational, compliance, and networking reasons.
Large conference events are perfect for online platforms if you have the right tools and knowledge. Virtual events can be customized for any audience, any time. Create conference sessions in much the same way you’d do it in a convention center or hotel – set up a schedule of events and create online “rooms” for attendees to join.
Make your session itinerary available early for attendees and let them pick and choose what is of interest to them. There are even conference apps that can foster networking, note-taking, and conversation.
Virtual City Council Meetings
The work doesn’t stop, even in a disaster or pandemic. And city council meetings are necessary for the function of every community. You can plan all city council meetings virtually, which can help boost attendance and alleviate commute-based conflicts. Virtual meetings can also garner more participation from the council, as each member can be highlighted through video feeds and chat options. Everyone can speak up in whatever way is most comfortable.
By hosting online, city councils can offer chat- or email-based real-time question and answer sessions to directly address citizens’ issues.
Are you a little nervous about hosting your biggest annual conference online? Why not break the sessions out into webinars?
Webinars are short online events, typically done for classes with specific topics. You can do a single webinar, or host a small series that focuses on the same theme. This is a great way to add some flexibility to your online offerings. You can schedule the same webinar at different times, and since the information and presentation are the same, you know what to expect each time you host. It’s a great way to test the waters of virtual event planning while still providing valuable information and training for your customers.
Do you normally host a benefit for your local children’s hospital? Throw a gala to raise money for your town’s library, fire department, or place of worship?
Moving fundraisers to an online platform means a larger audience reach. Those who can’t or won’t come to the physical event may feel more comfortable watching and participating from the comfort of their home. You can showcase musical acts or skits, give speeches, or even offer silent auction and chat- or phone-based donation opportunities.
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