This page features resources that complement The Virtual Events Report from Tagoras that provides data, in-depth analysis, and case studies for the emerging trend of virtual events, conferences, and trades shows.
Please help us gather data about virtual conferences – and we’ll share it with you!
You can read through the whole page or use the links below to jump to the topics that interest you. To explore other resources, go to our main Resources page.
- Interviews & Audio
- Definition of Virtual Event
- 20 Tips for Successful Virtual Events
- Sample Virtual Event Landing Pages
- Survey on Hybrid Events
- Pricing a Virtual Conference
- Virtual Event Technology and Services Providers
Interviews & Audio
The following Leading Learning Podcast episodes (each with extensive show notes) focus on virtual events:
- Virtual Conferences Now
- Virtual Conference Tips and Insights
- Surging into Virtual Events with Arianna Rehak
- Making Virtual Events Real with Phil Mershon of Social Media Examiner
- After Action Review for 2017 Learning • Technology • Design™ (LTD)
- Mid-Action Review for 2018 Learning • Technology • Design™ (LTD)
Definition of Virtual Event
We use the following definition of virtual events in conducting surveys on the topic:
A virtual event is a Web-based event that replicates many aspects of a traditional place-based conference, membership meeting, or trade show. It may take place on a standalone basis or in conjunction with a place-based conference (i.e., a “hybrid” event).
Virtual events feature multiple sessions (not just a single Webinar or Webcast) and may include keynote presentations, training and education workshops, discussion areas, social networking opportunities, exhibit areas for vendors, and various other features. Activities in a virtual event may take place in real time (synchronously), on demand (asynchronously), or some combination of the two.
20 Tips for Successful Virtual Events
This downloadable PDF provides just what the title says–tips drawn from our online surveys and discussions with a wide range of associations who’ve offered virtual events to help you make your virtual event a success.
Sample Virtual Event Landing Pages
The following are links to the Web pages or micro-sites for a range of associations that have offered virtual events. They can help you get a better feel for what other organizations are doing or have done in the past.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- ASHRAE Virtual Conferences
- Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity
- Healthcare Financial Management Association Spring Virtual Conference
- Learning • Technology • Design™ (LTD)
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Virtual Conference
- NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
- Public Library Association Virtual Conference
- Association Success Surge Events
If you host a virtual event or know of others that could be added to this list, please contact us.
Survey on Hybrid Events
Pricing a Virtual Conference
To determine pricing for the first Learning • Technology • Design™ (LTD) virtual conference we used the Van Westendorp Price Sensitivity Meter. The following video is a recording from an LTD 2017 session in which we explained this approach in detail.
Virtual Event Technology and Service Providers
The following companies provide virtual conference platforms, services related to use of those platforms, or both. We’ve focused the list on organizations that have experience working with associations and provide services as well as technology (which is why you won’t find Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Zoom, and the like below.)
- Blue Sky eLearn
- Communique Conferencing
- Community Brands
- INXPO (now part of Intrado)
- Mainstream Media
- Matchbox Virtual Media
- Meeting Tomorrow
- Onstream Media
- Web Courseworks
If you have another virtual conference platform or service provider to suggest – or any other resources you feel it would be valuable to add to this page – please contact us.