Meeting Planners Quickly Switch to Digital Conference

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation moved its entire Ohio Safety Congress & Expo online due the COVID-19 outbreak.

Due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation decided “at the last minute” to cancel the face-to-face component of the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, scheduled last week at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. But organizers were able to offer the conference content to the 8,500 registered attendees online — for the first time ever — because organizers already had planned a hybrid meeting that combined online content with the in-person conference, according to a story by John Horchner, editor of meetingsource.com.

Horchner talked to James Parker, founder of Digitell, which produced the online event, along with leaders from other meeting technology companies about available resources and how to quickly move conference content online. Success is “more about logistics than software,” according to Ken Holsinger, SVP for Data Solutions, at Freeman.

Read the story on the Meetings Resources blog.


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