Essential Hybrid Event Lessons to Drive Revenue and Boost Awareness
Next time you’re at a meeting or conference don’t be surprised if there’s a camera in the back of the room recording the speaker on stage. Event planners, it turns out, are increasingly turning to hybrid events to engage customers, prospects and employees who might be in different time zones. Lucky for them, the technology to do so is more readily available than ever before.
Join the team at BankersHub as they discuss how going hybrid – in-person meetings that are live-streamed to remote audiences – is helping meeting and event planners achieve their goals of increasing networking opportunities, building better brand awareness and ultimately creating an archive of sessions that can be accessed by audiences anytime, anywhere.
They’ll address the how’s, what’s and why’s of planning your next hybrid event, including:
- How to navigate the hybrid world by selecting the right format and the right streaming partner
- What’s the best way to prepare your speakers and designing content that works for a remote audience
- How to make your remote audiences feel engaged and special
- Why streaming your event will NOT cannibalize the face-to-face audience
- How product launches, corporate training and user conferences can all be enhanced by going hybrid
Michael Beird has over 30 years experience in financial services and provides leading edge consulting and education to industry practitioners through both live and virtual platforms. Michael has also served as Director of Banking Services for J.D. Power and Associates where he oversaw content for all syndicated and proprietary customer experience research in the banking industry. He served as Managing Director for the Bank Administration Institute (BAI), where he was responsible for managing retail banking events, including BAI Retail Delivery Conference and Expo. He has an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Cornell University and a BA in Social Psychology from University of California Irvine.
Erin Handel, co-founder of BankersHub oversees product innovation and education. She has over 20 years of experience in strategic event management, specializing in technology and online delivery of content. Previously, Erin co-founded Bankerstuff, an online portal of banking education and information, where she launched the banking industry’s first virtual conference and expo and served as the CEO. Erin frequently speaks at industry conferences on planning virtual events, including live streaming events and webinars, she has also been a featured keynote speaker on the topic of the importance of social media in financial services. Erin is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and a Certified Meeting Manager (CMM). She holds a B.S. in Marketing/Business Administration from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.
Donny Neufuss, Donny has worked in the online rich video industry for over 12 years. Today he works with some of the largest corporations and associations to capture and stream their events with Mediasite. From small intimate meetings to über-large, multi-track conferences, Donny helps organizations leverage streaming technology to produce successful hybrid events and high quality online experiences that score rave audience reviews and provide strong ROI.