Face-to-face, virtual, and hybrid: Event strategies for a changing world

It seems clear that the landscape of the events industry will remain permanently changed by the coronavirus pandemic. The shift to virtual revealed a number of advantages that were new to event organisers and that they will find difficult to ignore in the future. Even as face-to-face events have begun to resume, much uncertainty remains, so the hybrid format may present an appealing option to some.

Planning an event in this new climate introduces new challenges. This session will discuss the shifts in different stakeholders’ behaviour, engagement, and expectations that have taken place and provide advice for dealing with these challenges. You will hear about several case studies involving various event scenarios from face-to-face, virtual, and hybrid events and learn strategies for planning in uncertain times.

Learning outcomes:

  • Incorporate face-to-face, virtual, and hybrid strategies to deliver successful events
  • Learn how existing budgets will be impacted by the the three formats
  • Drive value to your stakeholders by leveraging the power of engagement in a hybrid environment
  • Exceed attendees’ expectations and increase attendance