By Rita Pagan, DES
During the past few years, online conferences have gained traction as an alternative or add-on to in-person professional conferences when budgets are limited. With the onset of Coronavirus, virtual events have become the norm for now. I believe we’ll move into 2021 with hybrid events that allow people to attend events within their budgets.
Attending an event as a team allows you to divide and conquer, cover more topics and share your session takeaways later. Here are a few things teams can benefit from when attending an event together:
- Increase Your Team Expertise & Knowledge. The ability to attend more tracks and sessions allows your team to fill their calendars with live-streamed sessions as well as recorded presentations later.
- Enthusiasm. The real value of attending an event with your team can’t be measured in a statistic. You’ll see the value in how it permeates your entire team culture, as your staff not only bonds during the event, but also brings fresh ideas to the meeting room “table” for weeks, months, and years to come.
- Idea Generation. Schedule time with internal teams for retrospectives and follow-up working sessions to translate their virtual event experience into takeaways and action items.
“Great things in business are never done by one person; they are done by a team of people.” — Steve Jobs
Rita Pagan, DES, is IPMI’s events and exhibits manager.