New Technology Enables and Enhances More Hybrid and Virtual Events

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Last year, one virtual event platform saw a 1000% increase in virtual events, and assisted clients with over 50,000 conferences, meetings and networking opportunities.  With a growing demand for hybrid and virtual events from intimate weddings to global conferences, new technology is helping both private customers and large companies to provide welcoming remote environments and find creative ways to engage with clients, visitors and guests. 

Sharing the Big Day with Live Streaming

Although restrictions have delayed and curtailed many weddings over the past few months, one positive technology trend to emerge is live streaming the day for absent guests. Filming the whole ceremony in real time rather than recording highlights to view later allows virtual guests to enjoy every aspect of the wedding. From seeing a close up of the bride and groom exchanging rings, to taking part in virtual photo booths and interactive games, live streaming technology can enhance a wedding day by allowing more people to connect and share the day.

Managing Conferences Through Virtual Event Platforms

Organizing and hosting a virtual or hybrid conference has now become easier through the use of a virtual event platform and software. Using a virtual platform, organizers can manage schedules and keep a check on attendees while at the same time creating an interactive conference with an in-person feel. Attendees can visit a range of realistic environments including expo halls, meeting rooms and auditoriums where they can watch live presentations or engage in interactive conversations with other participants. A variety of interactive features offer a more immersive experience while 3D virtual platforms even allow conference participants to create their own personalized avatar.  

Bringing Exhibitions to Life with Virtual Reality

A virtual real-world experience is also being presented by an increasing number of museums and exhibition organizers as they turn to virtual reality (VR) to keep cultural entertainment alive. VR is the perfect tool to bring exhibits to life as they allow viewers to become totally immersed in a piece of sculpture or classic masterpiece. While a virtual tour can be an interactive experience within a museum, it can also be viewed online as a 360-degree video.

The last few months have enforced drastic limitations on in-person events around the world. Through virtual reality and live streaming, technology has not only allowed weddings, conferences and exhibitions to continue as usual but it has also enhanced the experience of guests, attendees and visitors.