After a year that tested all of our patience and left us all scrambling for new virtual event solutions, there has been a rising need for planners who are able to step up to the plate and shift their gears to virtual event planning. While my primary focus is-and has always been-weddings, 2020 has given me the push to research virtual events and successfully plan and manage a virtual 2-month conference for a nonprofit association. This conference usually has around 400 registrants, but when shifted to a virtual conference we were able to accommodate over 1,100 attendees and give out the appropriate accreditations to all 18 sessions that were offered through the conference. I quickly realized that just as there is power in meetings to bring people together, there is even more power in the flexibility of a virtual event that can bring together people of all kinds from all over the world. Although I prefer the interaction of in-person events, there is something undeniably powerful about making content readily available in a virtual format. After seeing how well this past conference went, I have reason to believe that the format of events have been forever changed. Virtual and hybrid events will continue to prosper long after 2020, and I'm here to help.
I have done EXTENSIVE research on virtual event platforms (ad demos), streaming sites, virtual speaker, host, and audience best practices, ways to engage audiences virtually, and so much more. I believe in a time like this, it is crucial to continue to learn as much as we can, and I will do exactly that.
For the first time ever, Alexandria Elaine Events will now offer virtual and hybrid event planning services. If you are a nonprofit association, large corporation, local business, training agency, etc. and don't know how to go about your future events, reach out to see how I can help!
Check out my virtual event webpage for more details on what I can bring to your next virtual event.