Virtual conferences have hit the mainstream in 2020 for obvious reasons. While they don’t quite match the real thing for in-person interaction, they have many benefits:
- Cheaper and easier to attend
- View and participate in presentations, panel sessions & workshops
- Ability to revisit presentations at a later date
- Full interactivity with live Q&A via video, voice or text
- Ability to request meetings with other attendees
- Networking groups for smaller group sessions and social connection
- Exhibitor marketplace with appointment setting
Not Zoom – a dedicated Virtual Conference platform
During the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve all got a little over video meetings on Zoom and the like. Virtual conferences are different – they deliver the key elements of a live conference without the need for travel and accommodation (or catching unwanted viruses!).
We’re using OnAIR, a dedicated virtual conferencing platform built by Australian company EventsAir. OnAIR provides a rich interactive experience that is easy and comfortable for presenters and attendees alike.
Hybrid Conferences – Virtual + Live events
If we are able to hold a live event in September, we will run a ‘hybrid’ Conference, with the live event being supplemented with a virtual conference for people concerned about health or cost/time of travel for the live event.
You can register for the Virtual Conference now at just $200+GST, and if the live event is able to go ahead you can upgrade your registration to the live event for an additional $180+GST, or choose to remain a virtual participant.
If it goes ahead, the live event will be 1.5 days + an additional day for the optional Field Trip and BPAD Roundtable. The virtual event will be one day only, on September 17.