Two new surveys find the uptick in coronavirus cases has increased anxiety and burnout among meeting professionals. In addition, planners are trying to get a better handle on designing hybrid events.
Most meeting planners have spent the past 18 months consumed with safety protocols related to the pandemic. But recent hurricanes serve as a reminder that it’s key not to overlook traditional risks concerns when preparing for your upcoming meetings.
The traditional meet-and-greet isn’t exactly compatible with the new normal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t think creatively about keeping the networking flame alive.
With the coronavirus still a factor, associations are experimenting with different meeting formats. Two associations discuss why they opted for a meeting that had virtual and in-person components of the same event held a week apart, and how those events turned out.
A virtual conference format turns out to be an advantage as many women in the workforce face ongoing logistical and workplace obstacles.
At a recent webinar on getting back to in-person meetings, experts offered tips on communicating safety protocols, budgeting for hybrid, and pricing your meeting as associations try to adjust to the changing landscape of the pandemic.
As association pros head back on the road, it’s important to understand that things won’t be exactly as you left them.
Organizers of the HRSouthwest Conference are using a green-yellow-red lanyard system to help attendees share their comfort level when it comes to socializing with fellow participants. A simple glance can indicate if a person is up for a hug or prefers 6 feet of space at all times.
Trying to keep virtual attendees engaged? One tactic: Give your speakers some props to work with.
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.