Happy New Year and welcome back, Community members!We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and are ready to start the year strong. At the end of the year, we asked you what your top lessons learned were from 2020. Many of you mentioned being flexible, having consistent communication, and supporting one another. Taking all of your great contributions into consideration, our first huddle discussion of 2021 is geared towards your annual event program planning. We imagine you spent the latter half of 2020 planning your 2021 event schedule, virtual vs. hybrid options, virtual event platform, and more, and we would love to hear your preparations. Read on and respond below:
As always, please share any insights and questions below. We look forward to hearing your 2021 approaches and hope everyone can learn from each other to have a robust and successful year. #HuddleoftheWeek #VoiceIt
Hello Danielle and Happy 2021 Everyone!We've scheduled in-person meetings beginning Q2 2021, but if necessary, we are ready to pivot to a virtual format to keep our staff and meeting attendees safe. To stay agile, we plan to learn about planning hybrid events. I've registered for Cvent's free Hybrid Events Training this month. I would be remiss if I did not say that Cvent's commitment to events professionals and the industry overall during these most challenging times has been T-R-E-M-E-N-D-O-U-S (hand claps)!!! So grateful. Be safe, be well, be kind.
Our quarterly Board of Directors meetings have all be virtual. The cost savings has been significant. Normally 30-40 room nights. Dinners and transportation. All for a one day meeting that accomplishes nothing.:)Our first event is late January. Only 100 or so attendees and they will only be gathering for meals.We have an event in California in August, still tentative. And another in South Carolina early November.
Last year we opened our registration but did not collect any fees to avoid all the credit card fees and refund if cancelled. Which it was.We are being much more cautious in 2021.