Earlier today PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) hosted a webinar entitled “Engaging Attendees Today: How to Combine Virtual and Face-to-Face Meetings.” As you may know this is a hot topic in the events business in 2010, and there were nearly 200ppl in attendance at the webinar.
The unusual slant to this webinar was to share our Hybrid event experiences through the lens of the recent Event Camp 2010, held in New York City on February 6, 2010. Christina was the brain-child, the genesis of that un-conventional conference. Along with Jeff, Jessica & I, Mike McAllen rounded out a five-person team that produced Event Camp.
In recap the following were the learning objectives for the webinar:
Discuss how to use Social Media as tool to enhance attendee experience before, during and after meeting.
Identify ways to manage technology to deliver a seamless Hybrid experience.
- Discuss strategies for increasing interaction between virtual & face2face attendees.
A Twitter Hashtag #EC10W was established for this seminar by our Twitter colleagues and there was a ton of activity in that channel during the event. A transcript of the chat can be found here. Here are the stats courtesy of WtHashtag:
A detailed discussion of what we presented in the webinar will be posted on this blog, on another day, but for now here are links to the slide presentation, which is in pdf format. Also, in approximately two weeks PCMA will have an archived version of the webinar available at their Online Learning Center.
Have a fantastic weekend!