The Virtual Networking Incubator brought more than 150 association pros together six times over the course of 12 weeks to explore virtual networking and its potential. In a recent online discussion, Incubator hosts shared what they learned and how groups can apply those ideas.
Since the start of the pandemic, associations have transitioned their fitness and wellness offerings at conferences to virtual ones. Here’s a look at how they’re keeping self-care and workouts top of mind during their online events.
While students have often attended in-person association meetings to build their networks and find job leads, the pandemic uprooted those face-to-face opportunities. But associations are still finding ways to provide mentoring and career advice to college students and early-career professionals virtually.
As vaccination rates increase and people get more comfortable with the idea of attending meetings again, some associations are taking baby steps by hosting microconferences in several cities instead of having one large meeting. A look at the format and its benefits.
A new report from the American Institute of Physics examines how scientific groups should reimagine their meetings to better meet stakeholder needs. While the report is geared toward scientific audiences, its suggestions can benefit all association meetings.
Prioritize engagement packages over the expo hall.
Hybrid conferences may be the next big thing in meetings, but because they involve face-to-face and virtual participants, they come with their own unique set of planning challenges. As associations begin executing hybrid events, here are some questions to ask during the planning stage.
A look at several open-ended survey questions that will help you collect genuine and usable feedback from your virtual conference attendees and sponsors.
It’s important that first-timers attending your virtual events have a positive experience. Here are a few ideas to consider for welcoming newbies to your online conferences.
While associations put a lot of hard work into quickly transitioning their in-person events to virtual offerings last year, many received feedback from participants that networking opportunities fell short. With that in mind, many groups are trying new offerings to boost engagement among attendees.