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Insights from MPI’s First Hybrid Meetings Research

Insights from MPI’s First Hybrid Meetings Research

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The purpose of the Hybrid Meeting Research Project was to take a comprehensive look at the way in which hybrid events are currently being used, how they are currently perceived within the meetings industry and to provide insights and guidance gleaned from experienced hybrid event organizers. This webinar shares results gathered on strategies, best practices, lessons learned and process steps behind;  Hybrid event formats, Technology vendor selection, Building an effective hybrid event team, Designing & preparing content, Developing an engaging user experience, and Preparing and training speakers.

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify where we are as a meeting planning community on the hybrid learning curve
  • Gain insights on the challenges and opportunities with hybrid events
  • Understand where the gaps in expectations for the organizer and attendees exist
  • Move past the fear of technology and cannibalization of face-to-face attendance
Samuel J. Smith
Presented By:
Samuel J. Smith

Samuel J. Smith is an award winning innovator on event technology. He runs Interactive Meeting Technology, LLC a company that turns attendees into active participants. Last year, EIBTMWorld recognized Sam’s SocialPoint Audience Engagement platform as one of the top 10 innovations in the global events industry. Over the past few years, Sam’s team produced three groundbreaking research reports on Hybrid Events, Virtual Events and Event Technology for Meeting Professionals International.

Sean Brown
Moderated By:
Sean Brown
Sean Brown, Senior Vice President, Sonic Foundry. Sean's core focus is simplifying digital media to improve use and outcomes. Before coming to Sonic Foundry in 2002, Sean has 23 years of product management and education business development experience at IBM, Apple and Oracle. He is a past president and board member of the Hopkins Foundation for Innovation in Education. Today, Sean also hosts Sonic Foundry's popular, monthly best practices webinar series for higher education.
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