10 Steps Towards Organizing your Next Virtual Event

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We have all, in some way or form, attended a virtual event. So, what is a virtual event? A virtual event is an event that takes place anywhere on the Internet rather than in-person. It could be anything from a live stream session, live-tweeting, a Facebook watch Party, even your latest Snapchat post counts as a virtual event. These interesting new channels for hosting events may seem like they’ve only just surfaced, but in fact, virtual events have been around since 1993.

And now that you’re faced with your first virtual event, you may not know where to start from. So, we’ve put together a list of 10 fresh ways that will help you to organize your virtual event and ensure that it’s a roaring success. Let’s get to it!

 

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Guides for Organizing a Successful Virtual Event

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A curated list of guides & resources for organizing a successful virtual event.

The list includes guides & resources for:

Virtual event terminology
Planning a virtual event: content production, technology, rehearsals
Selecting a virtual event platform
Making virtual event exciting

 

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Organising Successful Virtual Events
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Our first virtual event focused on introducing participants to virtual events and we explored options and tips for carrying out successful virtual events.

 

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Quick Guide to Live Streaming a Webinar on your Event Website

 

The Biggest Disadvantage of Webinar Platforms
For hosting virtual events, organizers generally use a webinar platform like Zoom and share a link to the webinar on their event website. This setup, however, means participants have to check-in to sessions on your event website. Then they’re redirected to the associated Zoom webinar that would open in a Zoom desktop client. Participants then flock back to the site and check-in to another session and are redirected again to the associated Zoom webinar. So, they have to switch between the website and the webinar platform continuously.

The Biggest Advantage of Live-Streaming
As a better alternative, if you want to improve the participants’ experience, so they do not have to move out of the website and go to Zoom to watch the webinar for each session, you can Livestream webinars on your website. This setup lets you offer a branded user experience, ability to monetize through multiple channels and provide audience engagement tools to participants and exhibitors right within the website.


In this article, we will talk about the steps required to Live-stream your virtual sessions on your event website. For this tutorial, we have used the following tools:

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