With many congresses and conferences opting for a hybrid event structure for 2022, events teams will have to combine the virtual and physical event expectations into one seamless show. This crosses many areas, from interactivity through to platform management and speaker support.
In the past few months, many events have been returning to a purely physical approach, removing the virtual experience and all that events teams and attendees gained from having an online element to a congress or conference. Here we discuss what we might lose in moving back to in-venue and why hybrid is the smarter way for conference organisers to move forward.
As the new AGM season comes around, many companies want to host annual meetings with a virtual element or hybrid (in-person and online) event.
In order to achieve success in their session or on the stage, speakers must be confident, prepared and ready to present. When they arrive at the venue, there will be support from production and the ability to see the stage and understand the context of the event.
Governments and organisations worldwide have made it clear that we need to reduce our carbon impact on the planet drastically. For event managers, this can be difficult, as so much of event planning relies on travel to a physical location, materials production, and energy usage. For an event to be truly sustainable, every aspect of event management must be carefully considered.
Managing large events for medical professionals can offer specific challenges, especially in supporting and organising hundreds of speakers. When it’s a hybrid or a completely virtual event, managing doctors and professionals who are often pushed for time becomes even more complicated.
What will happen in the events industry in 2022? A discussion with Gus and Ben – GoRemote’s co-founders.
Ben Axtell and Augustin (Gus) Perret founders of GoRemote discuss the year ahead and how COVID has changed event management for the future.
Even though attending a virtual event is sometimes seen as a preference to going to a physical venue (due to travel, time constraints, budget etc.) Virtual can often seem a little stilted in comparison with the all-singing, all-dancing physical alternative.
There are so many choices when it comes to developing a hybrid event. Hybrid events can take the shape of one or more elements (including audience and speakers) being online as well as at the event.
As the world starts to transition back to onsite events, many event managers are considering hybrid as it offers the best of both worlds for their delegates and speakers.
GoRemote has supported hundreds of doctors, HCP’s and other medical professionals at online and hybrid events. These large congresses (preCOVID) were held in halls and filled to capacity with thousands of attendees, but when these events transitioned online, they required new ways to manage and organise their speakers – a big task. That’s where GoRemote came in – providing the teams and technology to ensure presenters achieved professional, seamless sessions that worked for an online audience.
Many events managers are considering hybrid events for congresses and conferences now and in the future. One of the main reasons these events are being considered over a return to traditional physical ones is because they offer greater inclusivity for delegates.
While events planners have improved their understanding of virtual events during the last few years of online-only access for their delegates, moving towards a hybrid future has its own challenges.
Hybrid events have become a hot topic in the events world. A few weeks ago, we discussed why you should choose hybrid in our blog . This new post outlines the pros and cons of opting for hybrid following the staggered return to physical events for Autumn 2021 and beyond.
For interactive and hybrid events, it’s crucial that speakers persuade their audience to stay for their entire session. However, it can be challenging to keep the attention of delegates that are logging in online. For virtual attendees, it’s tempting to continue working in the background, which can often mean that essential points are missed as the presentation isn’t given its full attention, or they log off if they feel the session is dull.