According to Forbes, in March 2020, all of the major U.S. in-person conferences understandably turned into virtual events thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trade shows, educational events, technology user conferences—everything went to the cloud. During the pandemic, the use of virtual event technologies increased by more than 1000%. There are signs now that most events originally produced on-site will either stay virtual or move to a hybrid online/on-site model.
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2020 was a big year for virtual event production. Employees were working remotely in many organizations, so business teams had to quickly learn how to plan virtual events to engage their dispersed teams. Over time, many firms became well-grounded in the best practices necessary for successful virtual event production. But work environments are changing again even as COVID-19 becomes less of a concern.
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Virtual events are the new normal now. These events lack a traditional onsite meeting space and instead are hosted online. These types of activities have been around for a decade or more with adoption slowly increasing, but it took a global pandemic to normalize the use of our computers to attend virtual online events.
Big changes have happened to the event planning community in a world shaped by COVID. Event planners have worked hard to transition the attendees of their on-premises events into the virtual space. Even with COVID hopefully winding toward an end, more organizations than ever before have moved to virtual event planning for their conferences, meetings, and sales events.