Hybrid and Virtual Events

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Will virtual events cannibalize live events? If people can attend your in-person meeting via remote access (as in a hybrid meeting) will that cut into on-site attendance? What’s wrong with just sticking a camera in the back of your meeting for remote viewers? What exactly is a virtual event anyway and why would you want one? This class breaks it all down in an easy-to-understand manner. You’ll learn when hybrid or virtual events make sense and when they don’t. And if you’re going to host one, we’ll go over best practices to ensure it’s a success.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the full spectrum of events, from purely in-person to hybrid to purely virtual.
  • Identify potential concerns for hybrid and virtual events and how to address them.
  • Learn best practices for planning a hybrid event.
  • Learn best practices for planning a virtual event.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 38 mins

Difficulty: All

CMP Credit Hours:

Course Domains:

Brandt Krueger

As a first generation personal computer user since the age of 6, technology is part of Brandt’s DNA. Combine that DNA with a degree in Technical Theatre and a core in Psychology, add in almost 20 years experience in the meetings and events industry, and you get a powerful event technology cocktail.

In addition to being published on numerous websites such as CorbinBall.com, EventManagerBlog.com, and the Convention Industry Council, he has landed articles in trade publications such as Meetings and Conventions Magazine and Insurance & Financial Meetings Management Magazine. He’s spoken at various industry events such as Collinson Collaborate, BizBash’s Elevate, MPI’s World Education Congress, FICP’s Education Forum, Event Camp (London, Chicago, and Middle East), and even a one week intensive for government ministers and guests on producing large scale events in Turkmenistan.

He currently teaches many public and private classes through the Event Leadership Institute, and is the owner of Event Technology Consulting, an appropriately named company that provides meeting and event technology consulting services.

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