Digital Events

Best practices and case studies for pulling off exceptional virtual and hybrid meetings.

Tapping Multiple Tech Tools for a Virtual Event

The LEGO Group’s virtual event in May had to be delivered via Microsoft Teams, but seamlessly integrated other tech tools to create an immersive experience that felt nothing like an online staff meeting.

BY Michelle Russell July 15, 2020

Free Registration for This Virtual Event Was a ‘Game Changer’

Complimentary registration for the American Society for Nutrition’s first virtual event contributed to its explosive attendee levels — which society thinks will reap dividends for its future events.

BY Casey Gale July 13, 2020

Networking and Gamification at Virtual Events

One event professional recently shared her thoughts on engaging a virtual audience through networking and gamification with the PCMA Catalyst Community.

BY Convene Editors July 13, 2020

What Meeting Professionals Want to Know

A survey of meeting professionals who’ve attended Convening Leaders offers a look at what they expect will be most important in the coming year.

BY Barbara Palmer July 8, 2020

National Association of REALTORS® Tackles Virtual Event Speaker Challenges

When NAR had to move its legislative event online due to the pandemic, that meant special considerations for its government leader speakers.

BY Michelle Russell July 8, 2020

Convincing Stakeholders to Hold Live or Hybrid Events is Planners’ Top Concern

A recent virtual open forum conducted by Global DMC Partners addressed planners’ challenges in terms of future event planning.

BY Michelle Russell July 6, 2020

Why Digital Events Are in ‘an Awkward Phase’

Technology may connect us physically, but much remains to be learned about its ability to create emotional connections.

BY Barbara Palmer July 6, 2020

Reinventing an Annual Meeting Twice During a Global Pandemic

The American Society of Neuroradiology was in the final stages of retooling its Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Then came COVID-19. Here’s how the meeting was reimagined all over again as a virtual event.

BY Michelle Russell July 2, 2020

How Virtual Medical Conferences Offer Greater Flexibility, Better Learning Experiences, and Attract Larger Audiences

The pandemic has ushered in the Extended Congress, which offers several key advantages over live events, according to a medical journal.

BY Michelle Russell July 1, 2020

Inaugural Black Birders Week Sparks Additional Initiatives

A weeklong digital event created in response to a racist encounter has led to more efforts to expand opportunities for people of color in the conservation field.

BY Michelle Russell June 26, 2020

Chat & Learn: Not Your Grandad’s Webcast

Pete Erickson and Dan Noake will talk about how they took Google from live event to live stream in the space of 4 weeks, what mistakes they made along the way, and ultimately how they are developing new ways of connecting communities whilst COVID remains a concern.

BY Pete Erickson Dan Noake June 24, 2020

What to Charge Exhibitors for Digital Events?

Recommendations from the PCMA Catalyst community include what some organizers have found to be the sweet spot for exhibitor pricing, how to add year-round value to sponsors, and ways to get attendees to engage with exhibitors online.

BY Convene Editors June 23, 2020