In last week’s post, we looked at the hazards of choosing a technology platform for a hybrid meeting before deciding how that meeting will be set up, who it’s supposed to serve, and what it has to achieve.
Tagged: Virtual Meetings
One of the best new strategies for making conferences more audience-friendly and less carbon-intensive might soon be dead on arrival—not because the answer is incorrect, but because event organizers are asking the wrong questions.
Not long ago, Michelle Bruno witnessed a fascinating exchange on LinkedIn relating to the future of virtual events and who should be allowed to contribute to the discussion. She shares her experience here.
Looking for a simple way to include remote participation at your next event? Why not try a Google Hangout! Join the #eventtable community Monday June 4 at 3 pm est, as guest moderator Sanne Jolles facilitates a Twitter chat on this fascinating topic.
Event planners are recommending virtual meetings. Why? Join us on the next #eventtable chat, Monday 2/20 at 3 pm est, when our guest will be Samuel J. Smith, one of the authors of a new MPI/Maxvantage study entitled The Strategic Value of Virtual Meetings and Events .
A few years ago, archaeologists found a small Bronze Age spear point in England. I can’t remember exactly where they found it, but I do remember that they determined the bronze in the spear point had originated in Italy. In fact, an original larger spear point had broken, and then been melted down to make smaller points, since in those days, the effort required to make bronze made it a very valuable metal.
A friend of mine who is an experienced meeting planner told me of a recurring nightmare she’s been having lately. In her nightmare, she is standing in a 5,000+ auditorium, with a very expensive band playing under an elaborate light and laser show, but only about 100 other people are there, including her and the sponsors. The rest of her conference is somewhere else, because someone sent out a tweet saying the band was terrible and they were going to a different party. In fact, the band was great—just not that tweeter’s cup of tea. The planner wants Twitter banned at conferences.
By now, they’re a familiar sight: hybrid vehicles that combine two separate power sources to squeeze maximum energy out of every drop of gasoline they use. Once considered an environmentalist’s fantasy, hybrids have made it into the mainstream, and for good reason—they’re a great, practical way to make your gas dollar stretch further, at a time of economic uncertainty and shrinking oil reserves.