Virtual Events: The new normal

To say that the last few months have been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Soon after the pandemic hit, live events and conferences that had been planned months in advance were suddenly postponed or cancelled. Virtual events became the new normal, and everyone had to learn how to create effective programs that satisfied the people we serve. We navigated through the storm and learned a lot of lessons along the way. One of the most important lessons the event industry learned was that while virtual events certainly have their benefits, live events will always be an important part of any robust event program.

Enter…the Hybrid Event

Hybrid events, — events that combine both in-person and virtual experiences — will be an essential part of the new normal in the events industry. With over 25 years of live-event production experience, the Premiere Audio-Visual team had to pivot to meet the new needs of our industry. We invested early in state-of-the-art live video streaming gear and have been able to help our long-time clients transition to virtual and hybrid events. And while COVID restrictions are slowly being loosened, it remains difficult to guess when live events will once again be safe to schedule.

Hosting a hybrid event allows you to live-stream your speakers, recorded videos, and sessions for virtual attendees to view. Plus, we can record these sessions and send them out after the event. Attendees who couldn’t make certain sessions or simply want to re-watch and learn more now can engage with the content days or even weeks after the event is over. This will keep your event, and your company, in the minds of your attendees long after the event has concluded.

Types of events:
  • Virtual conferences and panels
  • Charity / Fund Raisers / Live Auctions
  • Performances and events
  • Webinars and classes
  • Community engagement
  • Company announcements
  • Product launches
With our service you can:
  • Keep your private streams secure with password protection
  • Embed permissions
  • Get advanced analytics in real time
  • Monitor your stream quality
  • Set up a backup stream
  • Add lower thirds, full-screen graphics, and logos
  • Live Q&A
  • Live polls
  • Audience chat

Premiere Audio-Visual has produced more than 60 live events in the last six months. Contact us TODAY at (217) 527-3911 and we’ll share our thoughts on how you can remain in the game during these challenging times.