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Virtual Unconferences + Why They Are More Engaging for Attendees

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Picture this—you’re in a conference room filled with attendees. You attend a boring introductory speech and panel discussions where speakers are more focused on listening to each other than interacting with the audience. Presentations that either confuse or don’t add anything new. Sound familiar? (Do you even remember when we attended conferences in-person?!?) If you say you’ve never attended a conference like the one just described, well, you’re one of the lucky few. 

Most conferences, though- whether in-person or online -function on a “coffee-presentation-panel discussion-coffee-repeat” schedule. And honestly, don’t most of us attend conferences for the corridor talk or coffee break networking or connections made over happy hours? Does it even make sense to spend most of the day in dimly lit rooms listening to one person speak at the audience? 

That’s where unconferences come in. 

So, What Exactly is an “Unconference”? 

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We Surveyed 500+ Zoom Breakout Users – Want To Know Their Top Frustrations?

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Reading Time: 2 minutesWe recently reached out to friends and facilitators who use zoom breakouts and asked them a couple open-ended questions:

  • What do you like/dislike about zoom breakouts?
  • What are your biggest frustrations, what do you find lacking about them (as either a host and/or participant)?

We received 100+ survey responses (and counting- folks are still sharing their input if you’d be so kind?)- many of them in great, lengthy detail. Ready to see what everyone said? 

Here are the most frustrating things about zoom breakouts:

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Taxonomy of Virtual Event Formats

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Which types of events have been moving to virtual environments?

As soon as COVID forced the world to socially distance, every live event format that was previously being done in person pivoted (or at least attempted) to being fully virtual. Facilitators, event planners, field marketers, trainers, grassroots mobilizers and activists, educators- every role, industry, profession, community- had two choices: i.) postpone indefinitely/cancel their in-person event; OR, ii.) quickly adjust/adapt/pivot the event to online.

To help understand the main types of virtual event formats that companies, organizations, brands are hosting, we looked at the broad event types that we’ve seen and organized them by features, both core and specialized.

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