A “live digital WEC” is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of a virtual stream of pre-produced sessions, you will have a fully live and comprehensive individual experience, with the ability to learn, network, and engage like never before. On top of that, the WEC Digital Experience will include programming exclusive to the online audience.
As always, our mindset for WEC is to take calculated risks that help define the industry curve, and in this case, it’s planning safe and effective meetings and events. And while delivering a fully live digital event at the same time as delivering a live, in-person event is a risk, that's exactly why we do it—we take the risks so we can share our learning journey with all of you. We'll create a case history of learnings from being among the first within our industry to deliver a live, cohesive hybrid event.
Coronavirus is the latest, but not the only, disaster that has affected the meetings and travel industries. If your meeting is scheduled to occur in the next few months, this webinar will discuss what your options are in making a Go or No-Go decision considering Coronavirus and how to interpret your contracts regarding liability. It will also cover how to prepare future contracts and the four legal standards to include to protect meeting sponsors from not only epidemics and diseases, but other disasters as well. Will insurance save the day? Come find out. Industry legal expert John Foster, Esq., CHME will present this topic and answer your questions at the end.
The master in the art of creating great events (live, hybrid, virtual) makes little distinction between learning and connecting, classroom and hallway, teaching, and playing. Their events leave it up to the guest to decide if they are working or playing. To the designer, they are always doing both." This paraphrase of a James Michener quote is at the heart of relevant, dynamic, never-miss meetings. Play with a Purpose has been blending the two key results attendees want from a meeting – education and networking – using experiential and engaging learning strategies for decades. Come play, participate, and get hands-on as you learn to deliver bold results in virtual meetings.Speaker(s):
Covid 19 has shown us that we cannot control what happens to us…but through high-energy stories, research examples, interactive rhythmic processes, live concert footage and drumming performances, Mark demonstrates that we all have the power to control, choose, or what he calls ‘shift’ our ATTITUDES about what is happening, shifting our perception and projections. Attitude is the foundation of an unprecedented and powerful formula because attitude is what drives our behavior; now think about the implications and power in that! Our behavior is then what determines the consequences of our lives. This formula is AxB=C.
After having spent the last 6 months navigating in a perfect storm – we have tried, tested, failed, learned, and grown. In this session, we are looking at the successes and failures from a different perspective when we are talking about hybrid, online, and in-person events.
The move to virtual has been quick, with no real standards in place. Things are still clunky- like the first few dates with someone new. You think you like them, but don’t know whether you’re compatible, so you ask all sorts of awkward questions, or do all sorts of awkward activities trying to connect. Virtual events still feel that way, right? But what if they didn't have to? What if the opportunity for connection still exists, it just looks different because the way people connect *is* different and the way we engage has changed. This session will unpack the new ways we're all learning to create connection, and the new opportunities for engagement within every event- virtual, IRL, and hybrid alike. From new technology solutions to opportunities for real human moments we'll discuss how to create true points of connection, raving fans, and ecstatic clients.Speaker(s):
Supporting minority-owned businesses also means supporting minority communities. From Venues & Catering to Speakers & Travel Management, these businesses thrive from the opportunities given through your meetings and events. Learn how to source, engage, and support in an inclusive and equitable fashion.Speaker(s):
Staceyann and Patrick of Well-Seasoned Education explore the cost of hybrid vs in-person or virtual eventsSpeaker(s):
Have you ever attended a large-scale event that fell flat? Sometimes the large macro experience gets lots of love, but we forget about all the important micro-moments. Every experience contains a myriad of micro-moments. Sometimes, though, within the hustle and bustle of designing the event, some of these micro-moments lack the intention and time they deserve. What if we were able to create, moment by moment, identify, and then design specific micro-moments we knew would yield specific outcomes? Zooming out, think of what the entire experience might look like with that level of intention! This session will define and describe distinct “micro-experience” types grounded in experience design research and show participants how to intentionally craft events by carefully curating micro-experiences that climax in a magnificently personalized experience and gives your participants exactly what they want and need.Speaker(s):
Customer experience is recently considered as a more competitive advantage than price, product, or quality. However, virtual event experience is different from traditional meetings due to the lack of face-to-face social interactions with people and the physical environment, as well as a lower level of engagement. This session aims to present the results of the MPI research project on virtual event experience and attendees' risk perceptions during the post-COVID-19 era, introduce different components and temporal dimensions of virtual event experience, and propose new innovative measures to capture the affective and moment-by-moment nature of event experience, including survey scales, experience sampling method, electrodermal activity, electrocardiography, pupillometry, and other emerging techniques.Speaker(s):
When we organise events we want to change behaviour of our participants. We want them to do something different after the event than before: buy new products or services, gather new knowledge to innovate their services, change their ideas and attitude towards a specific subject to grow closer in a cooperation etc. To change behaviour we need to learn, gain new insights, and get inspired. How can we help our brain to optimize this activity? How can we influence our brains to learn?Speaker(s):