This event is being run by AssociationSuccess.org. We are excited to be a breeding ground of innovation, and as such this event is an opportunity for us to solidify and share this methodology for knowledge-sharing.
Virtual Conference Production
WHAT DOES THIS ENTAIL?
- Video tutorials
- An eBook with tangible takeaways
- Additional Resources
Virtual conferences are extremely valuable for any organization to pursue, but the process can be daunting. How do you manage the technology? What problems should you anticipate? What questions do you need to consider early on?
Now that the AssociationSuccess.org team has successfully pioneered our own virtual conference, we’re ready to teach you how to do it! Gain access to video tutorials, an eBook with tangible takeaways, and additional resources to help you along your journey of producing a virtual conference.
We are a CAE and a *CMP Approved Provider.
The topics we tackle
- Initial Strategic Planning establishing event objectives, choosing metrics for success, picking the event theme and brand, staffing appropriately, and developing a well thought out event layout
- Session Content and Speakers finding speakers through different approaches, curating session topics and content, practicing methods to be mindful of diversity in both speakers and content
- Partners and Sponsors leveraging partnership opportunities, building an effective partnership prospectus, and creating positive partner relationships
- Video Productionweighing the advantages of live vs pre-recorded presentations, tips to producing engaging videos, ensuring the best quality for presenting, using the post-production process to maximize the end result
- Creating a Marketing Buzzworking with your volunteers to maximize your reach, creating community for grassroots promotions, using blog posts for promoting, building the best promotional videos, and leveraging social media
Together we make up the AssociationSuccess.org team.
Community and Education Coordinator
How it Works
We hosted our first virtual conference in November last year as an experiment in collaborative innovation. Following its success, we developed the format for this Spring’s virtual conference, and came to realize from attendee feedback that people were tuning in for two reasons: both for the educational content, and to experience and learn from the actual running of a virtual event. We asked attendees in the Spring whether they would be interested in a Premium Learning Event focused on producing a virtual conference, and were met with an incredibly positive response. The topics covered in this event are sourced directly from the community, and speak to the particular challenges they have identified to us.
This event runs from 1-2pm EST on July 20th. The video tutorial is pre-recorded, allowing the instructors to spend the entire period in the attendee chat answering your burning questions. At the same time, you will be able to communicate with the other attendees through the same chat. You can contribute to any aspect of the discussion that is interesting to you!
With your ticket, you will have access to an instructional video, along with a live Q&A with the instructors and attendees alike. A few days after the event, you will also receive an e-book compiling the key takeaways from this process, and resources that will support your own production efforts.
We thought you might say that. The instructional video itself is an hour of pre-recorded educational content. Attendees and instructors will gather on the live chat which runs simultaneously to the tutorial, to develop the discussion and expand upon key issues. We will create an e-book from the content generated through this process: articles from the instructors pertaining to specific aspects of the tutorial; contributions from the attendee chat which took the conversation further; pertinent resources that were shared during the session; and more.
This learning event takes place entirely in the virtual space, to extend its offering to association professionals from around the world.
Once you register, you can launch the event page, and you’ll see a forum where attendees are already interacting. At the same time, you will be sent an email with the link to return. The event is the finale, but conversations and learning opportunities will occur in the platform leading up to it.
You will have access to any relevant and useful resources on the event page immediately – and given the collaborative nature of the process, this will be regularly updated with the contributions of fellow attendees.
The tutorial is pre-recorded so that the instructors can spend the time answering attendee questions. They will be typing away furiously to reply to as many questions as possible in the live chat!
Absolutely! When you register, you can immediately start communicating with fellow attendees on the event page. Throughout the tutorial, there will also be a chat running simultaneously.
There will indeed. You can reach us firstname.lastname@example.org. We are so happy to hear from you!
After the live launch on July 20th, you will have access to watch the tutorial at any point on demand!
We have designed this event to be highly collaborative, meaning that your particular questions and desired learning outcomes can be taken into account during the tutorial itself. You therefore do not need to do any specific preparation, nor to have any specific prior knowledge.
You will have the opportunity to ask further questions during the chat. If you are still hungry for more after the fact, you can contact us – we are always happy to problem solve!
We are proudly partnered with CE21.
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Yes, but only if you attend live!
If your schedule changes and you cannot attend the event, we completely understand. For reimbursement, we simply request a 25-page essay detailing with precision the ways in which you intend to catch up on the information you missed. Email this essay along with a personal apology and/or gift basket, and you will be reimbursed for your ticket. *
*Only kidding! You can in fact cancel your registration at any point before 9am EST July 20th and receive full reimbursement. To cancel, simply contact customer support on (877) 602-9877, or email email@example.com with your cancellation request. Nothing further will be required (although we will never say no to a gift basket).
Email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re asking, you’re not the only one, and you will help us make our Q&A complete!
Association Success is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Course logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit www.EventsCouncil.org.
Saying that the workshop was valuable would be a true understatement. A lot of research and experience went into this insightful workshop and I will need to watch it a few times just to catch all the important pieces. An ebook sent after the workshop that includes questions and insights from the participants and summarizes takeaways from the video is a nice surprise and a much needed tool. This is a real eye opener and could be a game changer for associations and nonprofits wishing to build community, engagement, revenue and to position themselves on the global stage. I look forward to holding our own virtual conference. I would highly recommend this workshop.
This provided the necessary practical skills to get started. Once we begin offering these, I'm sure there will be more to learn from Association Success in terms of refining and new innovations. Thank you again for this AWESOME learning event!!!