The call for nominations for the 2013 RMIA is open once again. Members of the Mediasite user community are invited to nominate organizations that achieved measurable improvements in information accessibility, cost savings, efficiency and productivity through Mediasite. And winners will join the more than 140 people who have been recognized for the past nine years.
Need a good reason to apply? Here are 5:
Sure, making any sort of financial decision can be tricky, but determining which hybrid event services to use might be trickier than you thought.
From the stage to the screen there are several vendors you need to choose, such as your streaming provider, the platform you use and the production services. As a planner you get quotes from several vendors and they may not seem like they’re apples to apples.
Campus IT priorities are changing — or are they? Clearly campus IT leaders confront significant budget challenges and as well as the growing demand for additional IT resources and services: going mobile, maintaining IT security, supporting online instruction, migrating to cloud computing, enabling lecture capture, and also updating the institutional IT infrastructure.
For the last two months we’ve shared with you the top lessons from The Meeting Professionals International Foundation’s research on hybrid meetings – events that offer a mix of face-to-face and virtual experiences simultaneously.
If you’re like us here at Sonic Foundry, you’re probably pressed for time during the work day. You want to participate in that 60-minute webinar, but sometimes you don’t have enough hours in your day.
So we made things easy for you. During the next few months we’ll post short five- to 10-minute videos here on our blog with tips on planning hybrid events.
If you take away just one thing from the recent study on hybrid events from Sonic Foundry and Meeting Professionals International Foundation, make it this:
While 50% of planners surveyed said cannibalization is a top concern in their organization, 88% of planners who have done hybrid meetings say there’s been NO negative impact on onsite attendance. In fact, many say it even boosts onsite attendance. That’s HUGE!
“Content is what gets people through the door, engagement is what keeps them there and makes them come back for more.”
Those are wise words from Emilie Barta, hybrid event consultant and virtual event host, who was surveyed in a new hybrid research project, released this week by Meeting Professionals International Foundation and sponsored by Mediasite Events by Sonic Foundry.
This just in:
93% of planners who organized a hybrid event say it met or exceeded their objectives, and 70% of planners say hybrid meetings will be an important part of the events industry in the future.
What would motivate a small non-profit to buy an enterprise grade webcasting platform? Could they ever expect to see a return on that kind of investment? And why bother with professional-grade, purpose-built hardware, when software is cheaper and easier, right?