A lot of buzz has been created around virtual and hybrid events. Still, a lot of event managers are yet to experience what it really means to take part in or organize an event of that sort – and that applies particularly to the “classic” trade show and conference organizers.
There is a chance now to participate in such an online event that is aimed at the community of event organizers themselves: At the Event Camp Europe! Actually, there are 3 ways to take part on 9 September
- On site at the Down Hall Hotel just outside London
- Online via the livestream
- At a remote POD, currently planned for Warsaw, Stockholm and Croydon, where event managers get together to join in the event and share their experiences.
Event Camp Europe follows the pattern of the very successful Event Camp Twin Cities concept in the USA. It’s aim is to create a learning experience and a “test lab environment” for innovative event and un-conference formats as well as the latest trends in event technology.
I would encourage every event manager who is interested in exploring new ways of creating event experiences, virtual trade shows, live and online events to take part in this. The team behind the event guarantee a high-profile implementation, since they are all pretty experienced with staging virtual and live events – here you’ll find them on Twitter: @eventsforgood, @RuudWJanssen, @IconPresentsAV and @planetplanitbiz.
It is interesting also to see how they planned this event, using a whole range of online collaboration tools like Skype calls, Google+ Hangouts, email, Twitter direct messages and an online storage site to work jointly on documents.
I’ll be joining in on the livestream – see you then!