With many events in 2020 being cancelled and postponed due to coronavirus, it’s safe to say many companies are beginning to explore adding virtual aspects to their events, or replacing them with a digital version altogether.
Members of our team recently had the opportunity to virtually “attend” Skucon at Home, a virtual conference bringing together professionals in the promotional products industry for main stage presentations, tactical breakout sessions and 1-to-1 video networking.
Below are a few key points our team gleaned from this virtual event experience.
Key Takeaway #1: Virtual events are easier to fit into your everyday work schedule.
“Recently I was able to attend a virtual conference bringing together top professionals in the promotional product industry. I enjoyed the ability to attend virtually as I feel it gave me the ability to attend more sessions into a very brief absence from the office. I brought back so many valuable tips and information that has helped me be more creative and intentional while helping my clients adjust their product needs to the new ways they are interacting and conducting business during this health crises. I hope to see more virtual learning opportunities available in the future as I see it to be something that is much easier to commit to while taking into account the busy schedules we all tend to have.”
Key Takeaway #2: You have access to a diverse group of professionals in your industry.
“Skucon at Home brought education, connection and much needed community to this new world of WFH. Connecting with colleagues around the country and across the world refined my ability to think creatively and source the absolute best for my clients and current projects. This industry think tank is propelling us to be able to deliver spot on solutions in a time where every dollar, every campaign and every touch counts!”
Key Takeaway #3: Meaningful engagement and connection is enhanced by an at-home goodie bag.
“Attending a virtual conference was a much more connected experience than watching a video by myself. In many ways it was better than a real conference because attendees could ask questions real-time and engage with speakers! I thought the swag bags sent to attendees’ homes was a nice touch that helped combined the online and offline experience.”
Are you hosting a virtual event coming soon? We’ve curated a collection of items that are perfect to drop ship to your attendees ahead of the event. Check out the presentation below!