“I love both online and in person events, but it’s really hard to compete with the excitement and energy that comes with an in person event,” she says.
I’ve seen various interesting experiments at some of the virtual events I participated in to try and address the lack of networking that normally occurs in in-person events but at the end of the day there are factors that virtual events can never be able to provide such as the human connection one can have over a beer at the end of the day, says Arnaud Le Hors.
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I enjoy the possibilities of virtual events (you can literally be part of something happening anywhere in the world), but the in-person format has some undeniable perks. In-person events are much more costly to organize and attend to, though. I don’t have a guess as to how soon they will return, but I’ll be curiously watching out for news on this topic, says Douglas Gubert.
Hybrid-Virtual is always a great option for those who want to see what is going on at an event but can’t attend. It is always useful to have a window into the event through streaming video or virtual networking., says Tadeh Hakopian, Program Manager at Energy Vault.
I prefer in person. It’s harder to get feedback from digital events. The biggest pro of in person is connections. The biggest pro of virtual is the volume of events that one can attend, says Tim Spann.
I must admit I personally enjoy in-person events more than virtual events, but their undeniable advantages, coupled with the fact that it seems we’re still a long way from beating this pandemic means it will be a while until we see large scale in-person events again, says Allon Mureinik, Senior Manager at Synopsys Inc.
I think the undoubted logistical efficiencies of online events are greatly outweighed by the benefits of meeting people at physical events and at post-event gatherings. These are great for fostering client and investor relationships, highlights Robert Hoban,
Reviews are important but need to be taken carefully! They might be interesting for less-known events, and they might help those events secure speakers that would be hesitant in general when being reached out to by an event that’s less known, says Raphaël Beamonte.
The only advantage I can see in digital events is that you are able to work while you are attending, but that means that it is not very engaging. Digital is good for avoiding unnecessary trips for meetings, says Stephan Morais.