With rules easing and schedules filling up once again, the big-city convention may be ready for a comeback. Also: The ALS Association sets a major goal for 2030—fighting to keep those with ALS alive.
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.
While many conferences are remaining virtual, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is going back in person and will require participants at its August conference to show proof of vaccination. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is one of the first groups to announce it will be requiring attendees, exhibitors, and HIMSS staff […]
A meetings expert says that while asynchronous events differ from live, real-time gatherings, on-demand content offers advantages that benefit learners. But planners need to know when the format works best.
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.
The shift to virtual events has given rise to a meeting format where discussions aren’t held in real time. Here’s what asynchronous meetings can do for your organization and how some associations are incorporating asynchronous elements into their conferences.
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.
Virtual meetings don’t feel the same as their in-person equivalents, especially in the exhibit hall. But that may reflect an opportunity to reshape the event experience for vendors and exhibitors entirely.
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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.