June 28, 2020

Summer blog series: conversations with event organizers about going virtual

Event organizers have had to quickly pivot their traditional in-person meetings to virtual formats. This transition can be daunting to organizers who have to suddenly make decisions about format, platforms, accessibility, and how to foster interactions among participants. I spoke with seven organizers about their experiences taking their in-person courses, workshops, conferences, and hackathons online and will share in a blog series the challenges they faced, the new opportunities that arose, and advice they have.