When I had the idea to start writing posts related to the impact of COVID-19 on the events industry, I didn’t realize I would have so much to write about. I still have a list of ideas, and the list keeps growing.
Today I wanted to look back at some of the posts we’ve shared that are related to the return of live events. I hope you’ve found these posts to be helpful, and you’ll continue to visit our blog.
- It’s important to recognize that when an attendee joins your event as a remote attendee, they are committing their time to your organization. You need to do more than just turn on the camera and broadcast a session into their home-office. Make them feel special, and remind them that they are part of your community, even if they aren’t sitting in the general session ballroom. Click here to continue reading.
- This year, more than ever, it is important to reach those unable to attend. They still want to hear about topics covered in education sessions, learn more about what exhibitors are featuring and organization news. As you plan your conference programming, consider non-attendees – if you reach them remotely this year, they may plan to attend your event in-person next year. Click here to continue reading.
- If you’re planning an upcoming meeting, there may be more to consider in regards keeping or eliminating the onsite program book. New factors to consider include the lead and staff time requirements, the cost and the potential inaccuracies. But before you move to eliminate the onsite program book, consider that will attendees still be seeking the daily schedule and exhibitor list/floor plan in printed format. Click here to continue reading.
- Your show’s attendance may be impacted by COVID-19, for a variety of reasons. This year, more than ever, it is important to reach those unable to attend. They still want to hear about topics covered in education sessions, learn more about what exhibitors are featuring and organization news. Click here to continue reading.