Many events went all-virtual in 2020 if they weren’t cancelled outright. In 2021 there have still been plenty of virtual events happening, but now there are hybrid events where some participants attend in-person while others attend remotely.
But is that the only thing separating these two types of events? Far from it. By understanding the differences between hybrid and virtual events, it will also become clear how much event design and planning needs to go into a successful hybrid event.
Does this mean organizations are all set to abandon virtual events, though? Not quite.While many businesses have on-site events planned for the year, virtual events have still retained their popularity. Online conferences offer greater reach, reduced costs, and access to meaningful analytics.
Some organizations chose to mix the best of physical and digital events, taking on a hybrid model. Hybrid conferences offer greater reach, more sponsorship opportunities, higher content engagement, and more attendance than traditional or virtual events.
One of the biggest impacts on the workplace is the way meetings happen. Chances are good moving forward that most meeting will have at least one person participating remotely. Running hybrid meetings presents an array of challenges. Every hybrid meeting needs an appointed facilitator who keeps the following 5 keys to a successful hybrid meeting in mind