To help event professionals sharpen their skills during this time, PSAV and its family of companies are launching a series of free educational webinars.
The series kicks off on 2 April at 10 a.m. EST with Global Virtual Events Day, a day-long webinar featuring PSAV’s team of experts who will cover everything you need to know to plan and produce a world-class virtual event. Participants will be eligible for up to five continuing education hours.
Register today to:
•Understand a variety of meeting platforms and tools
•Learn how to take storytelling from the stage to the screen
•Get your audiences engaged
•Bring your brand to life virtually
•Enable simultaneous interpretation
Introduction – How to Successfully Transition Your Event From Live to Virtual
Kickoff Begins: 10:00 a.m. EST
Moderator: Derek Blake, Divisional Vice President, PSAV Global Learning
FROM LIVE TO VIRTUAL: Designing an Optimal Experience
Session 1: 10:20 a.m. EST
You’ve planned an engaging live event – but now you need to take it virtual. In this two-part session, you’ll learn how to effectively rework that carefully crafted experience for a virtual format. Part 1: Presenters will teach you how to adapt your design mindset into the virtual landscape, including the psychology of designing an event. Part 2: Focuses on logistics with tips on running a polished virtual event, including best practices to help you handle moderators, speakers, and help with supporting the remote viewer.
Presenters: Anthony Vade, Experience Architect, FMAV
David Solsbery, Vice President Creative and Marketing, Hargrove
Brian Johnston, National Director, Creative Innovation, Encore Canada
Amber Cunningham, Producer and Stage Manager, Encore Canada
Designing & Delivering Engaging Virtual Content
Session 2 : 11:05 a.m. EST
We’ve all come across a situation where a face-to-face event has to move to online. But not all types of content work with all types of formats. In this session, learning and development experts will cover the important factors to consider when designing, developing, and delivering effective content for a virtual audience.
Presenters: Chad Otto, Director Content Management & Learning Technology, PSAV Global Learning
Derek Blake, Divisional Vice President, PSAV Global Learning
A Solid Foundation: Technology Basics for Virtual Events
Session 3: 11:50 a.m. EST
When moving from a face-to-face to a virtual event, understanding the basic technology and terminology is critical. In this session, we’ll define the various virtual event options available, when they’re applicable, and look at the strengths and weaknesses of each.
Presenters: Brent Rogers, Vice President, Digital, PSAV
Kevin McFarlane, Head of Development, Concise
Live from the Living Room: Connecting and Presenting Virtually
Session 4: 12:35 p.m. EST
Presenting from home? Make sure you’re doing it like a pro. During this session, you’ll learn tips and tricks to optimize your Wi-Fi, develop an at-home studio, and never worry about a “spotty connection” again.
Presenters: Alex Wedesky, Senior Field Operations Manager, PSAV
Matt Harvey, Vice President, Internet Services, PSAV
Break the Language Barrier: Serving Multilingual Audiences
Session 5: 1:15 p.m. EST
Whether your event is local or streamed to a global audience, professional simultaneous interpretation adds value to your event by allowing international, multilingual audiences to understand your organization’s global message. This session will review the many options available to meeting planners for remote interpretation.
Presenters: John Kendrick, Vice President and Managing Director, Conference Systems
Istvan Gyenis and David Longacre, Sales Managers, Conference Systems
Unlocking Opportunities: Create Value with Virtual Event Sponsorships
Session 6: 2:00 p.m. EST
Sponsorship revenues are a critical component in today’s event landscape. Instead of generating sponsorship revenue from physical space, there are eye-catching spaces and multiple locations within the online environment for placement of highly engaging sponsorships. Inventory can be segmented into several different placement options and sold individually or in packages.
Presenters: Roy Benear, Vice President Exhibits + Specialty Events, PSAV Mike Potter, Group Creative Director, PSAV
How it All Comes Together: 2019 SALT Conference Event Case Study
Session 7: 2:45 p.m. EST
What better way to understand a virtual event than to hear a real-life success story? This case study brings together all the critical elements of creative and production to showcase a hybrid of a live and virtual event.
Presenters: Jamey Gallagher, Vice President Creative Strategy, Encore Global Production Group Chani Mintz, Senior Producer, Encore Global Production Group
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