I am a member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). One benefit I really appreciate, along with the excellent library, is the webinar series. When I am thinking about a topic, I often find myself on the CSAE website to see what resources exist on that topic.
If you’re a leader of (or in) a professional association, you’ll be working with your peers to make it more financially secure, more effective in representing the interests of the membership, better at recruiting new members and better at retaining existing ones. That is what you want for your association, isn’t it? Good.
At our last meeting, Sea to Sky’s team had an interesting discussion about balancing virtual and in-person meetings. In our emerging reality of hybrid meetings, how do we balance the experience and expectations of attendees physically located in a meeting room with remote attendees?
Tagoras chose a very timely moment (April 2020) to ask meeting planners to “assess the role of virtual conferences, trade shows and other events, and provide insight into how these events may evolve.” Fair to assume that the results of that survey could only be amplified six months later, as in-person conferences and meetings are not yet scheduled on anyone’s calendar and we are getting used to virtual everything.
Here are five useful tips to consider when moving your conference online.