I shouldn’t be here.
I should be sitting in a field, sipping a lukewarm cider, waiting for Aerosmith to come on stage and blow me away.
I should’ve been at the Glastonbury music festival; the UK’s (muddier) equivalent to Coachella.
But thanks to Covid-19 I’m not.
I’m stuck in my hot, stuffy office.
Although it’s heartbreaking, I’m not the only person affected by the decision to cancel the biggest event in my calendar, and music festivals and social occasions aren’t the only events to get canned because of the pandemic.
Most business trips, in-person meetings, and big, costly conferences have also been canceled or postponed.
In fact, talking of conferences, the number of canceled conferences is said to be costing the economy billions. As a direct example, the losses from major tech conferences alone have soared beyond $1 billion.
But, before you start contributing to these losses and canceling your own conferences, there is another way.
Welcome to the world of virtual conferences.
As more and more businesses start to think of new, innovative ways to carry on with ‘business as usual’ during this troubling time, this Process Street post takes a look at the virtual conference. Not only is it a stop-gap until the virus disappears and normal life resumes, but it’s a great permanent replacement for the traditional, physical conference.
Join me as we discover the answers to the following questions:
- What is a virtual conference?
- Why run a virtual conference?
- What should I consider when running a virtual conference?
- How do I run a virtual conference (with Process Street)?
Plus! On top of all that, we’ve developed four virtual conference process templates that you can use, for free, to help you plan and run the best, kick-ass virtual conference.
If you’re itching to see them, dive in and take a sneak peek:
Or pop into any of the other templates in this post directly from this list:
- Planning a Virtual Conference Checklist
- Running a Virtual Conference Checklist
- Process for Troubleshooting Virtual Conference Issues Checklist
- Hosting a Live Webinar Checklist
Take that Covid-19! We’re going virtual…