Meeting Pros Are from Mars, Attendees Are from Venus: Techniques for Creating a Remarkable Hybrid Event

A session at World Education Congress 2012 - MPI

Monday 30th July, 2012

9:00am to 10:00am

Monday, July 30, 2012 / 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 224 / America’s Center Convention Complex
This Session Earns Attendees 1 CEU credits.
This hybrid session will be streamed live on Monday, July 30.
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When it comes to “Creating the New Connectivity” through hybrid events, it seems that meeting organizers and attendees may hail from two entirely different planets. Indeed, the phrase “going hybrid” is becoming increasingly common in the meetings & events industry, but meeting professionals and attendees typically interpret it differently, with conflicting meanings, criteria and expectations. To complicate matters, there hasn’t been a data-driven roadmap for the successful development of hybrid-event strategies, goals and objectives -- until now. The MPI Foundation, in partnership with Mediasite Events, recently completed the most comprehensive study ever conducted on hybrid meetings. This session will reveal key insights gained from this study; and help participants understand how the most common obstacles to executing a successful hybrid event are often the result of differing expectations between organizer and attendee.

Learner Outcomes

Use techniques that organizers and attendees agree make for remarkable hybrid events
Gain insights on types of technology, engagement and event formats that work best for hybrid meetings
Identify a skill set that should be assembled and built into partnerships to ensure hybrid event success

Smith, Samuel/Interactive Meeting Technology, LLC
Janssen, Ruud/TNOC The New Objective Collective (remote speaker from Switzerland)
St. Angel, Erica/Sonic Foundry
Steph Pfeilsticker/Thrivent Financial

Recommended for: Meeting Management Professional - Planner

About the speakers

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Steph Pfeilsticker

Experienced event professional with a passion for virtual and hybrid events. bio from Twitter

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Ruud Janssen

Founder | TNOC http://www.tnoc.ch | co-founder | Event Design Collective http://www.eventmodelgeneration.com | http://www.EventCanvas.org

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Erica St. Angel

B2B tech marketer. Metrics junkie. Recovering (maybe not) workaholic. Newbie gamer. Reluctant extrovert. bio from Twitter

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Samuel Jay Smith

Digital Strategist. I create digital & interactive experiences that transform events. Event Camp Twin Cities Founder. College Basketball fanatic. #iubb superfan bio from Twitter

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Time 9:00am10:00am CST

Date Mon 30th July 2012

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Books by speaker

  • EVENT DESIGN Handbook
  • The Tweeting Meeting (Volume 1)

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