Virtual Event Tech Talk 101

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What are encoders and transcoders? What is bandwidth, and how much do you need? These are just a few of the technical terms likely to come up when planning a virtual event. This class provides an overview and explanation for many common tech terms, giving you the knowledge to ask the right questions of potential platform providers and the confidence to decipher virtual features.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand platform options, and the role of the streaming provider in your virtual event
  • Learn how encoding and decoding affect video processing and overall video quality.
  • Determine key questions to ask about the transcoding process.
  • Understand the differences between bits and Bytes, and bandwidth requirements for online events with livestreaming compared to in-person events.
  • Learn about basic equipment needs, including modems, routers, WiFi access points and capture cards.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 20 mins

Course Domains:

This on-demand course is just the beginning of what it takes to develop, plan and manage a virtual event. We’ve developed Virtual Event & Meeting Management, an entire online certificate course — eligible for 20 CMP hours too! — designed to help planners build on their existing event management skillset and experience. Learn the fundamentals of planning virtual events with our next course starting soon!

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,, 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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