Evolve:Renovated incorporated a host of OnAIR features including running many concurrent sessions, mainstream plenary sessions, ePoster sessions, wellness sessions, an exhibition marketplace, and a virtual networking session at the end of the conference that allowed attendees to connect with people whom they may never have met before.
“It was great to see people really engage with the sponsors and with each other during the virtual event, just as they would at a face-to-face conference,” said Kirsty.
“One of the features we liked the most was the live host. That really made the conference come to life. The emcee facilitated discussions in-between sessions, stirred up some banter and made the conference a little more fun and exciting,” said Kirsty.
Inspiring the Industry to Re-imagine Virtual Events
MEA was the first industry association to bring a national conference to a virtual platform.
“We wanted to show people in the sector what was possible with virtual events and give them confidence to take that positive step and hold their own virtual events,” said Kirsty.
“Most of the industry (70-80%) had not experienced an online conference on a virtual platform before, and they were all curious to see what it would be like,” said Kirsty. “It was great that people were open to all the different features and willing to experiment with them. The event helped attendees to see how they could use the virtual space for their own businesses and pitch the idea to their clients. I’m sure that they will be holding their own virtual and hybrid events through the OnAIR platform in future.”
Feedback Overwhelmingly Positive
Over 550 event professionals registered for Evolve:Renovated and many more colleagues from across Australia and New Zealand also attended.
“It was an outstanding event and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Robyn. “Delegates really enjoyed the momentum of the day within the platform and felt that the content was really informative and relevant. The live support team also got plenty of comments thanking them for being so responsive and effective, and for helping attendees out so promptly.”
Exceptional Support from EventsAir
“The key to putting an event like this together is communication,” said Robyn, “and the EventsAir team willingly listened to our requests and questions. They forged great relationships with our team and worked closely with the other stakeholders during the delivery of the event, which was extremely important in ensuring that everything went smoothly.”