Although several conferences and conventions have been back in person, there are others that are either still fully virtual or hybrid (a combination of in-person and virtual). In-person events and virtual events are different experiences, and there are ways to make the most out of each of them. Here are some ways you can make the most out of your experience at a virtual conference as an attendee:
Come Prepared with Questions for Virtual Speakers
For virtual events, most speakers are utilizing some kind of webinar/virtual platform to deliver their presentations. You may not have the ability to get on camera and ask them questions in real-time. In these situations, it’s best to come prepared with your questions typed up, so you can easily drop them in the chatbox when question time arrives. Usually, there is a moderator there to ensure these questions are answered. A way around this could be taking your conversation to an online community. In Breezio, you are able to have live conversations around events, so you can ask questions and collaborate around information in real-time.
Connect Online During the Event
If the event were in person, you might collect business cards, so connecting online is just as important. Send them a quick note to remind them about your conversation. If your event takes place within your online community, there are other ways to connect and find people who are attending. For example, Breezio offers an easy-to-use search tool to narrow down your search when looking for members of a specific skill or industry.
Follow-Up with Connections Post-Event
Getting connected is one thing, but staying connected is another! Set a reminder for yourself to check back in with your contacts from the event to ensure a lasting connection.