What is a hybrid event

Hybrid event definitions and applications

Hybrid events, or blended events, offer a mix of face-to-face and virtual experiences simultaneously. You complement your face-to-face, on-site, physical event with viewing over the web, both live and on-demand. The result is a hybrid event, conference or meeting that serves two audiences: those who could not attend the physical event and those who attended but want to review sessions they may have missed.

Hybrid event solutions are especially beneficial in these difficult economic times with travel restrictions, budget cuts and increasing pressure to produce positive ROI. Event webcasting can be a cost-effective way to get the message out, fill seats and find new sources of revenue all at the same time.

The Mediasite Events team provides flawless webcasting services for thousands of hybrid events each year. Using the Mediasite webcasting platform, our crew records your speakers' audio and video (or takes the feed from your production team) along with any visual aids and webcasts the synchronized stream over the web. Your attendees can watch live, or you can create a conference archive of online video presentations for members, on-site and online attendees to watch on-demand.

Hybrid event applications

  • Large audience events | A single hybrid event webcasted live with hundreds to thousands of online viewers. Examples include all-hands meetings, product launches, press conferences, earnings calls, commencement, state of the state addresses, award ceremonies and other organizational briefings.
  • Conferences | Multi-room, multi-day events webcasted live to an off-site audience and/or captured for on-site attendees to review after the event. Examples include conferences, tradeshow and vendor presentations, user group meetings, keynotes and poster sessions.
  • Training | On-site training captured for later review or streamed concurrently to online audiences. Examples include sales, product or partner training, continuing education programs, corporate briefings, guest speakers and training seminars.