Hybrid event ideas that encourage engagement – a sneak peek

Always wondered what a hybrid event looks like? Or even: what it could look like? With Let’s Get Digital’s experience, we host an amazing event that fits your wishes. We are not scared to dream big! Because It’s essential that you dream big; it’s crucial that you find a partner that dares to dream with you. On our website, we’ve gathered useful insights into the type of hybrid event you can choose, but we’re sharing a part of it here already!

By opting for the hybrid route, you’ve already opened your event up to the broadest number of attendees around the globe. All they need is a device, and an internet connection, and your hybrid event is complete, right? Well it’s not as simple as that. One of the most important elements of your hybrid event is to uncover the best ways to spark interest and encourage participation. There are several important strands to this:

  • Give all attendees equal status
  • Bring the fun
  • Add the wow factor
  • and much more! 

Give all attendees eq ual status

All attendees should feel that they are equally crucial to the event. Interaction between in-person and virtual audiences is the key to this. The look, feel and user experience of the online environment or event app must be spot on and the connection between online guests and in-person guests seamless. A lot of this will come down to the quality of your hybrid event platform and your audiovisual partners, but there are also important capabilities to consider.

These might include giving your virtual attendees a dedicated in-person moderator or MC who voices their questions to the speaker during live Q&A sessions. Or allowing them to plan out their day – scheduling meetings in breakout rooms like they would if they attended in-person, for example.

Bring the fun

Choose engaging, unique experience ideas that ensure your virtual audience is part of the action. Prioritize activities that both attendee types can participate in, such as live polls and sponsored games or quizzes. Or set up a treasure trail that takes them through various corresponding touchpoints.

Often, it’s the entertainment that really gets people talking about events. Whether it’s the cocktail bar, the live band or the amazing food, bringing the fun factor is essential and doesn’t easily translate to virtual environments.

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Add the wow factor

A large section of your audience will be sitting at a desk following your event. Aside from the amazing content you will have built into your programme, it’s vital to have attention-grabbing features that make your guests sit up and take notice or at least put down their cup of coffee for a minute! Hybrid events platforms offer many unique ways to get the attention of your audience and special technical effects to make your event stand out (we call them wow features).

It’s not all about the short-term buzzes, when it comes to making a lasting impression, having an event app is invaluable. Your clients can revisit your content for months after the event, watching sessions they missed or rewatching their favorites, downloading details of their new connections. It becomes a goldmine of information, both for in-person and virtual guests.

We hope those useful tips have inspired you. If you want more insights, you can always read more on our page with hybrid events. Or – and this is way better, because then we can show you how amazing your event could be – you can ask all your questions during a personalized demo! Let’s Get Digital hosts the hybrid event of your dreams!

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