How to Host a Best-in-Class Hybrid Event

Industry experts discuss why hybrid meetings are the future and how to improve the experience for both in-person and remote audiences.

The freeze on live-in-person events in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many meeting planners to become more comfortable creating digital meetings. As physical gatherings slowly and haltingly return, these same planners can channel their new digital experience into the design of hybrid events, combining the in-person and remote audiences to accomplish meeting goals.


On this episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, we speak with a pair of experts about best practices for these hybrid events. Alex Patriquin, founder and CEO of events management platform EventGeek, believes we should be preparing for the fact that all events will soon be hybrid. Ashanti Bentil-Dhue, founder and director of virtual and hybrid-event production company EventMind, shares the four key elements vital to the success of any hybrid gathering. They discuss how to engage each audience in distinct ways, how to leverage venue and sponsor partners to enhance the experience for all involved, and why these meetings will be a big part of our collective future.

Listen to the in-depth conversation in our latest episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, and remember to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.