Remember traveling to a foreign land to attend a conference and the excitement that came with it? Engaging sessions with class A speakers, impressive stage decor, the freebies that came with visiting booths, and of course, leaving with a LinkedIn inbox filled with connection requests, knowledge to share, and memories to cherish.
The overall experience might have changed given the occurrence of 2020, however, that doesn’t mean that the main takeaways of in-person events can’t be achieved virtually.
One of the biggest challenges event managers worldwide face is how to bring the in-person experience to a virtual realm, while ensuring an equal level of engagement and attendee satisfaction.
The good news? They’ve gotten close. Care packages with name badges are being sent to the attendee’s home address, creative Zoom backgrounds immerse the viewer into the conference atmosphere in question, and ‘virtual speed-dating’ sessions have taken place to ensure that attendees don’t log off without getting to know their …