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5 Reasons Your Next Event Should Be Hybrid

Hybrid events are a perfect way to connect in-person events with virtual events. They are simply a mix of the two by integrating a virtual component so attendees can watch from as well. 

Rather than leaving virtual events behind as the world re-opens, hybrid is becoming the new normal. Believe it or not, hybrid events are not as scary as they may seem. Especially with a great team of experts behind the scenes, you can create a high-quality hybrid event for your in-person AND virtual guests! 

From a larger event audience to saving a bit of money, here are just a few of the reasons your next event should be hybrid.

Types of Hybrid Events

Hybrid events come in every shape and size. Believe it or not, if you have watched the Oscars, Super Bowl or any other type of live event on your device or TV, you have been a hybrid event attendee! But hybrids aren’t only for sports or award shows, they are commonly used in the B2B space, training sessions, for community events and more. Below are just a few types of events that can be planned with a hybrid event:

  • Meetings
  • Webinars
  • Recruiting events and career fairs
  • Training
  • Workshops
  • Internal meetings
  • Team kickoffs
  • Large-scale conferences and summits
  • Expos and trade shows
  • Weddings
  • Social gatherings
  • Community events

And many more!

Greater Audience Reach

Since attendees can watch your event from home as well as coming to your live in-person event, there are opportunities for a larger audience than you would have had for just an in-person event!

With hybrid events, you aren’t limited to the size of your physical venue, you can also reach them from home! Reaching your attendees at home also means an opportunity for the people who aren’t able to attend, because of distance, time or other reasons, to give more registrations and sales.

Growing A Community

Your event isn’t just a meeting or trade show with speakers and ticket sales, your event is a growing community with like-minded people who all come together to either learn, engage, be entertained, and meet new people. 

When you host a hybrid event, this gives the people from home a change to participate, engage and network with everyone else who is attending your event from home! Hybrid keeps your at-home attendees engaged with games, live chats, networking tables, breakout rooms, contests, and our favourite, Q&A’s that at-home attendees can ask the live speakers or guests! 

More Engagement During Your Event

Like we said earlier, there are tons of ways that your attendees can engage with your event, resulting in more sales and more registrations for next year!

Below is a list of ways you can engage with your at-home audience during your hybrid event: 

  • Gamification
  • Chat features
  • Q&A’s
  • Contests\giveaways
  • Sponsorship booths
  • Pre-recorded content
  • Breakout rooms
  • And more!

Contact us to learn more about how you can integrate engaging activities into your next virtual or hybrid event!

Hybrid Events Are Cost-Effective

By growing your hybrid event audience, you can significantly lower the cost for everyone involved! While attendees are saving money with travel costs, hybrid events can also save your team and sponsors money travel costs as well! 

If your budget is on the smaller side, hybrid events can be amazing for attendees, sponsors and you! Our team is full of experts that are skilled in virtual broadcasting, meaning you save money on costs!    

Hybrid events also create a more sustainable way to host an event with a lower environmental impact! We’ve already seen this past year how lowering travel impacted the environment. It may also lower your in-person catering or disposable items involved in your event. Even though in-person events are still important, creating hybrid or virtual events is a great way to help lower your carbon footprint! 

Receive Analytics From Your Event

One of the biggest benefits of hybrid events is the amount of valuable data that you gain from your event. When your attendees engage with the virtual component of your event, you can view the number of people engaging with games, sponsors, networking tables, which part of the event was the most engaging (etc.). Another benefit is the amount of emails that you can market your next event or products to in the future. 

Learning about your attendees participation can help you learn about what to do and what not to do at your next event, which is something that you don’t receive as much with in-person-only events! 

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