Easier to connect with a specific person (by searching for their name). People can easily find each other and send a direct message, rather than searching through the crowd.
Less logistics, fewer set-up costs, and less prep time for sponsors.
A higher number of attendees. (RROnline is also a free event.)
Thorough analytics for sponsors and networking reports for attendees.
Online speed-networking: Meet others for timed 10-minute video conversations. (45 video chats was the record achieved by one attendee.)
It’s possible to be in two rooms/places at once, unlike at a live event.
You can post supporting links during the sessions, which isn’t possible at a live event.
Session recordings are available much faster than editing footage from various cameras at a live conference.
Sponsored video pre-rolls and link clicks can be more effective than during a live event since people are focused on the screen.
As an event focused on building and scaling remote teams, virtual conferences completely align with our audience.
We want to showcase the possibilities of connecting with others online, without commuting. According to Bizzabo, 98% of the people surveyed believe that live events are irreplaceable.
We agree with that, which is why we are not replacing our live events, but we are adding another dimension to them.
The Future Is Hybrid
With the world becoming increasingly digital over the past few months by the pandemic, online events have arrived and they are here to stay.
We relish the opportunity to find new ways to help business owners and executives learn the best practices of remote work.
This is why we are announcing four virtual conferences between now and the end of 2020 approximately one every two months.
We believe that the Running Remote community has to live online and meet in-person one or two times per year.
The remote work community is growing at a rapid pace. The four virtual events that we’ll be hosting this year will give both us and our speakers, the chance to teach the community everything we know about scaling remote teams.
Virtual events will be a great way to sustain this community between our live events. So, we are going to dedicate the rest of 2020 to building our online muscle.
Once 2021 arrives and COVID-19 is behind us, it will get even more exciting. We would like to bring our online community as close as possible to the live event.
And we will also bring our vision of a hybrid event company closer to reality.