As hybrid events gain momentum it’s clear the opportunities to craft exciting attendee experiences are infinite. But before you get deep into planning, we recommend that you:
- understand the possibilities for structuring a hybrid
- confirm your audience will attend a hybrid
- get key decision makers to commit to a hybrid
Orienting your hybrid event planning requires knowing the same things you’ve always started with: what you want your event to accomplish, who your audiences are, and how you can best meet your event’s objectives with an experience that makes attendees feel valued.
Explore our top hybrid event blog posts
Are you currently debating whether a hybrid event is the best way to meet your goals? To help you navigate your options, we’ve gathered our most popular resources below — but you’re also welcome to contact us for a free consultation.
Know that closing the gap between in-person only and virtual-only events can take many forms
Since hybrid events involve various combinations of both in-person and virtual audiences for the same event, AV planning has become a lot more complicated. You’ll find AV needs for standard live in-person events differ from socially distant in-person, hybrid, or virtual events. A strategic AV production company will help you navigate options as you seek to bring your agenda to life within your budget.
Five hot takes on hybrid events from Seamless CEO Laurel Miller
You’ll find our CEO’s expertise woven into many of our hybrid resources, but we couldn’t resist putting our favorites here to set the stage.
“If you want ‘same but different’ experiences that unite a community, it’s important to know that the pandemic changed expectations around virtual events.”
“Storytelling plays a vital role. You need a relationship between your event agenda and each of your segments to keep remote attendees engaged.”
“While you can put a camera in the back of a ballroom for virtual attendees, it shows a preference for in-person attendees.”
“Getting things to look right for remote attendees requires in-person attendees to make some adjustments! Your AV experts will help you place cameras, microphones, and lighting so that both your audiences benefit equally.”
“In-person attendees may assume they can consume content in multiple ways. Talk to your AV production partner about live streaming sessions for in-person remote attendees as well as making sessions available on-demand for attendees who skip sessions to network or attend to other needs.”
At Seamless, we offer creative AV production for your virtual, hybrid, and in-person events. Contact us today for a free consultation.