Charlotte Andersen , February 07, 2012
Hi, I am a student at the UK Centre of Events Management and I am in the process of writing a dissertation where my aim is to write about the value of hybrid meetings and also look at the growth and value of face to face and virtual meetings as well. I have created a questionnaire in order to get an opinion from people who are experienced in these forms of business communication. I was wondering if there is someone I can contact further to complete my questionnaire?
Thank you so much.
Charlotte Bye Andersen.
James Parker , May 11, 2010
These are two great examples of how a Hybrid Event can increase your exposure and reach.
At the recent A.S.P.E.N. Hybrid conference we experienced a 95% retention rate and the attendees comments were fantastic. Here is a recap video showcasing the event and the results of their event.
I agree with Amanda. It is important for organizations to offer these alternatives and keep your members involved with your organization, because if you don't, some organization will.
Amanda Batson , April 15, 2010
Terrific article! Edwards' focus on two approaches makes clear the old adage "if there is a will, there is a way" when organizations maintain focus on members & quality content.
Unfortunately, some associations still are fearful of the technology and thus, don't step into these waters. They forget that they have the most important tools already at their disposal: members and content. As Edwards noted, a plan whether just in time or part of strategic initiative can bring virtual to "life."
Keep these success stories coming. Such organizations are leading the way to sustainable, vibrant associations.
David McKnight , April 06, 2010
This is a great early success story for associations. In my view it's not about relevance - so many of our association’s customers have the content, we process and distribute it every day. It's about another "r" word...reach. Being able to…
• cost efficiently produce content(from capture, to process to the business models of fee base content or paid by sponsors – or both) AND
• deliver content is various media AND
• through various distribution channels
...to deliver knowledge to as many as possible.
Maddie Grant , CAE , April 04, 2010
Fantastic article. This a great counterpoint to the case study provided by the member-generated, awesome yet chaotic Untech10 unconference; in all cases, providing the best educational value to the most participants possible has clearly been the priority, while specific objectives can vary widely. Another element not specifically mentioned here is that virtual or remote content can provide additional opportunities for sponsors to get in front of attendees.
Can't wait to see more associations doing this kind of thing and providing real value to all kinds of audiences.