To say that the most recent couple of months have been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Many live events and conferences that had been planned long before pandemic were suddenly cancelled or postponed because of Covid-19. After covid we have adopt other ways for events and conference for safety like hybrid and virtual events. Now virtual events have become the new normal and we needed to figure out how to make effective programs. To fit in this virtual world, we should navigate through the storm and learned a lot of lessons along the way. But we should never forget that no matter what benefits virtual events have, live events will always be an important parts of any event program.
Now, it’s time that we should think about a different type of event – hybrid events. There will be circumstances, like this worldwide pandemic, where a virtual occasion is the lone alternative. There will also be some circumstances where an in-person event will be the best method of collecting leads and engaging your audience.
Hybrid & Virtual Events
Virtual events are those in which every person in your audience will attend online event, and hybrid events combine the both virtual and live events, where some people attend in person and others attend online. AV universal is a hybrid event agency which provides both hybrid and virtual events.
What are hybrid events?
Hybrid events are a mix of live and virtual events, they are quite simple.
You take your live event, complete with an audience, content, and that’s just the beginning, you can add a virtual component to it so your audience can participate and engage with your event, no matter where they are.
Just take a look at the sentence’s last part: “… so your audience can participate and engage with your event, no matter where they are.”
Engagement is the most important factor of hybrid events. It’s the thing that separates your event from the video’s on YouTube. Is it Inspiring? yes. Educational? definitely. But engaging? No. Engagement is also what differs hybrid events from a live event with tech elements.
Your audience will not only watch your event from their T.V. but they’ll also take part through their mobile devices or their computer, meaning, you will get feedback in real time from your audience.
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What are Virtual events?
During our first meeting with customers, they often ask ‘what is a virtual event? How does it work?’ Although after Covid-19 they are becoming more familiar with virtual events, there is still some doubts like, what the virtual events are and how best to host one.
In short, a virtual event replicates a ‘physical’ location-based event, but online. You can host a global conference, product launch, or recruitment fair from your home or office. You only should have only a mobile or a laoptop with the internet connection.
Advantage of Virtual Events
The main advantage of virtual events is time and convenience. People can attend it at any time, from any place in the world and still can have personalized experience they would expect from a physical event; as well as consume content in their own time. We have in-house project management and design teams who guide you through each step of the process as well as a technical team that are constantly developing and evolving the platform. With everything under one roof, we are able to deliver high quality events with a personal touch throughout.