Local field trips and facility tours were a standard offering at most in-person conferences before the pandemic. But thanks to technology and creativity, associations are still making them happen in the virtual environment.
The staff roles required for virtual conferences are a little bit different than those you may typically have for an in-person event. A look at some roles to consider as you plan future virtual programs.
Long a staple of in-person meetings, community service projects and social responsibility initiatives are being transformed for the virtual environment. A look at some possibilities.
If you’re looking to create a memorable virtual conference, here are five ideas for injecting some fun—and even animals—into the attendee experience.
Thanks to COVID-19, this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards were a lot different than in years past. For meeting professionals, the show offered plenty of food for thought for how to best execute virtual and hybrid events.
Convention centers, hotels, and other venues already know that when meetings return, many will feature a hybrid format. To prepare for this future, many venues have added new amenities, like broadcast studios, to help meeting planners deliver those experiences.
Once in-person meetings and conferences begin again, some associations may ask attendees to answer a daily health questionnaire or undergo some type of symptom screening for COVID-19.
Whenever in-person events begin again, convention centers will be ready to keep attendees safe, thanks to the help of new technology, cleaning protocols, and staff roles.
The pandemic has meeting professionals exploring new event formats. From drive-in meetings to year-round virtual convention centers, they’re doing what it takes to keep attendees safe and engaged.
Coronavirus has forever changed the meetings industry. As a result, event professionals need new skills to best navigate this new environment. Three to consider developing.