Insights from MPI's First Hybrid Meetings Research
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.
- 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
- Presented By:
Samuel J. Smith
Samuel J. Smith is an event technology consultant that helps event owners identify interactive meeting technologies that are the best fit for their event objectives and budgets. A regular contributor to EventCoup and Engage365, Sam has been working with technology professionally for more than 13 years and international events in Europe since 2006.
- Moderated By:
John Pollard, Mediasite Events Program Director, helps organizations understand and execute successful hybrid events. He's planned conferences in both the US and Germany, and been an employee and consultant of some of the largest companies on the planet - like American Airlines, SAP, JPMorgan Chase, and Honeywell (he's worked for some of the smallest companies on the planet too!). Pollard served as the technical product manager for the Mediasite webcasting technology, and now he brings his depth of Mediasite product knowledge to Mediasite Events, where he helps customers and partners alike understand how to leverage webcasting to create more effective hybrid event experiences.