“A planner is expensive.” “It can’t be that difficult.” “We can do it all in-house, no problem!” You’ve most likely had these or similar thoughts when attempting to produce an event. Having been there myself, I quickly learned the unique value a professional event planner brings to the table. If you want to pull off a great event without a hitch, working with a planner can be a lifesaver for several reasons.
More often than not the most popular response to the survey question, “What was your favorite part of the conference?” is networking. There’s no doubt that forming meaningful connections with other professionals in the field can produce worthwhile benefits for conference attendees. But what do you do when you can’t network in person? Are there ways to still cultivate these opportunities in a now-more-than-ever virtual world? I’m here to tell you there’s hope my friend!
Circulating the Virtual Room
Although hosting an online conference may not be ideal, technology has made it easy to foster a virtual community hub for attendees to engage in even after the event takes place. Think about: