If you had started planning an in-person event in 2022 and are now having to make the switch to virtual, you’re not the only one! Although it’s not news that the event industry has been changing to include more virtual and hybrid events in the last few years, in 2022, it is predicted to grow even larger! Conversations in the events industry are preparing for the long-term impact of the pandemic and the future of events.
In a study done by Markletics.com, 55% of virtual event organizers plan to invest more in virtual events in the next year.
So what do virtual and hybrid events look like in 2022? This blog goes into what a virtual event is, as well as how you can implement it into your in-person events this year!
If you still don’t know by now, virtual events take place solely online. Virtual events host different types of speakers, guests, and audience members who can join digitally for either a large or small event.
Over the past few years, you’ve most likely taken part in some sort of virtual event. Virtual events can range from a simple webinar to a large online conference with thousands of attendees.
Virtual events can come in all shapes, sizes and industries! Some include networking, team-building, fundraising, hiring, hiring or even shopping events! Our platform, VX, Powered by Impact AV, gives your attendees the virtual event experience with content and tools that keep your attendees engaged while online!
Hybrid events are similar to virtual events, but they also take into account the in-person aspect of an event. Hybrid events combine both virtual and in-person events by allowing participants to choose if they want to attend your event in person, or watch it from home.
When watching your event from home, attendees can log onto your chosen virtual event platform, and participate virtually with features like live Q&A, chat features, breakout rooms, networking tables, gamification and more!
There are tons of reasons why you may want to swap your in-person event to a virtual or hybrid one. The biggest one is that you, and your attendees, can participate from the comfort of your own home or office!
Hybrid events are also impeccable for improving you and your attendee’s experience by reducing costs, increasing reach, sponsorship opportunities, engagement and more! For a list of our services check out our virtual events or read the full blog about the 5 Reasons Your Next Event Should Be Hybrid.
Whether it is a conference, webinar, workshops, internal meetings or community event, planning a virtual or hybrid event can be difficult. Most of the time when planning a virtual or hybrid event, event planners aren’t sure where to start!
No one is 100% sure where the events industry will be in 2022. Although we do know that virtual and hybrid events are sticking around. Some events are returning to partly in-person experiences, and some are fully virtual. If you haven’t already made the shift, now is the best time to start looking for a platform that can host both in-person and hybrid experiences for your 2022 events!
With the Impact AV Solutions’ virtual platform, you can keep your attendees engaged throughout your hybrid or virtual event with live polling, Q&A sessions and gamification, all on your event’s custom virtual venue!
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