FIRST UP… WHAT IS A HYBRID EVENT?
A hybrid event is the combination of a virtual and physical event that allows participants to connect from anywhere in the world. Although not a totally new concept, hybrid events have greatly evolved in 2020, with much of the world still feeling the impacts of COVID-19 quite greatly.
WHY YOU NEED A HYBRID EVENT IN YOUR LIFE NOW!
2. You get to save some $$$
We all know how expensive an event, whether that’s a company conference, Christmas celebration, industry forum or workshop, can get (and how quickly too!). With a hybrid event, you are reducing costs such as venue hire and catering through less in person attendees, as well as travel, flights and accommodation as people don’t necessarily have to travel to attend… winning!
4. You won’t have to worry about COVID restrictions
It’s no secret that COVID restrictions have added an extra level of difficulty to the event planning process. But by choosing to do a hybrid event you are helping yourself avoid these restrictions except for in a few locations. For example, if you only had a physical event in Auckland, with all other attendees joining the event by virtual means, you only need to plan your event to meet COVID restrictions in Auckland, which will take a lot of the stress away in the pre-planning phase of the event.
1. You get the best of both worlds
There are so many benefits of hosting a virtual event, but there are so many added bonuses of a physical event. But with a hybrid event, you get to reap the rewards from both and better still, you are giving your attendees more choice. Whether you respond more to in person events or prefer the convenience of virtual ones, the attendees will be able to make a choice that suits their time frame and budget.
3. You get higher attendance and participation
With a hybrid event suddenly, you open your event attendance up to anyone in the world! No longer will you be restricted by location allowing you to get a greater reach and boost attendance and participation. Suddenly you open yourself up to a world of technological advancements adding an extended element of interaction that otherwise may not have been possible, which will ultimately boost the attendees’ experience.
5. You will be helping the planet
In today’s day and age, we are all a least a little bit concerned about the environment and how our actions are making an impact. The beauty of hosting a hybrid event is that suddenly you are lowering you carbon footprint by a significant amount, all through one relatively simple and cost-effective action.
OK GREAT…HOW DO I INCORPORATE TEAM BUILDING AT A HYBRID EVENT?
We are glad you asked! We have come up with some highly engaging and fun programs that work perfectly for hybrid events, that are guaranteed to excited your attendees and keep everyone entertained whether they are joining in person or virtually. Want to know more about these programmes? You can find out more by visiting our hybrid team building page.