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Conferences moving to virtual format?

jtripjtrip
edited March 2020 in Coronavirus Discussions

Has anyone used or is going to use any virtual conference solutions? For example, Adobe Summit was moved to online-only. Thought this was interesting...

Seems like this may be a sea change for in-person events and now feels like a good time to invest in this type of thinking.

https://www.wired.com/story/amid-coronavirus-fears-startups-rethink-virtual-conference/

Comments

  • I think the virtual summits are good in times like these and for regular check-ins in between the in-person events, but long term I expect the in-person conferences to re-emerge stronger than ever. While there is a place for them, the reality is that you don't get the same opps for networking, deal closing and relationship building in the virtual summits.

  • DaniaDania ✭✭

    @Greg Perotto - Couldn't agree more. Networking is the best part after all! ;)

  • Agree that there is no replacement for in-person connections and experiences. However, it is good to be flexible and creative in today's environment. Here is something I found helpful from PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association)

    https://www.pcma.org/coronavirus-business-events-professionals-need-to-know-faq/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialposts&utm_campaign=pcma_news_articles&utm_content=cv_update&utm_term=organic#webinars

  • Good points everyone. I think the next 3-6 months will be very telling in terms of how successful these virtual events end up being. In-person networking is a huge factor, though it will be really interesting to see how much can be accomplished digitally.

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