Hybrid Events, Social Media and Webinars

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Note: The following is the web version of our monthly e-Newsletter, “Engage Online.” Each month, we share resources on events, webcasting, online communities and social media.

Webinars in 2012: Where are They Going?

Webinars gained popularity in the early 1990’s when their primary purpose was to provide access to subject matter experts, hear a lecture, and have opportunities to ask questions. However, with such rapid progression in social media and collaborative learning, the webinar curriculum is in transition.

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Social Media Tips and Tactics for Events

Guess what? Events, such as trade shows and conferences are the “original” social media. What’s happening today with social media technologies and events? In this Focus Roundtable, social media and event planning experts discussed strategies for incorporating social media into your events, along with practical tips that you can put to use right away.

Visit the Roundtable page at Focus.com.

Your Complete Guide to Hybrid Events

At PCMA Convening Leaders and Virtual Edge Summit 2012 in San Diego, we filmed eight event and meeting experts for their insights on hybrid events. Here’s the result: Your Complete Guide to Hybrid Events, delivered as a video chapter book. We share insights from eight experts on hybrid events and hybrid meetings.

View the Video Chapter Book.

7 Reasons Why Your Association’s Annual Meeting Should be a Hybrid Event

Guest post from The American Dental Association.

As we planned for our 152nd Annual Session in 2011, we decided that we needed to jump with both feet into the hybrid meeting environment to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world. We wanted to address the needs of young graduates entering the dental work force.

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Post contributed by Dennis Shiao