Planning to Hold a Virtual Meeting?

Virtual meetings provide unique opportunities to connect participants and provide educational opportunities without air travel or ever leaving their communities. In the past decade, virtual event formats have evolved, and it’s never been a better time to re-examine your events and explore a shift to live streaming. Creativity is now at the forefront as virtual events are designed to be inclusive, fun and interactive.

At MeetGreen, we have the expertise to convene groups large and small and are well-suited to support your efforts. MeetGreen actually started as a virtual company over 25 years ago and remains so today with most of our staff working on producing events in the most cost-effective and sustainable way possible—remotely. We have learned from experience, what works and what doesn’t.

The answer lies in not one, but a combination of technical programs, platforms, apps, website design, and speaker submission systems. It requires being able to support and advise speakers and sponsors with a new process as well as registration support to assist your audience.

MeetGreen will walk you step by step through the process of producing a virtual event and provide a seamless transition for host organization’s making a change from in person meetings.

Step One: Refine the Scope of the Project

We will ask as series of questions which include (but not limited to):

  • What are your goals in providing a virtual component to your regular conference (broaden audience, revenue generation, marketing vehicle, promotional, continuing education, etc.)?
  • What, if any, are your concerns with taking your meeting virtual?
  • What aspects of your event do you want to package virtually?
  • How interactive would you like your virtual audience to be?
  • Have you considered this can be a new sponsorship opportunity?
  • Would you like to include exhibits?
  • How long would you like the information to be available (archived)?
  • Will this be a long-term strategic plan to hybridize your event including sustainability objectives and cost saving models?

Step Two: Determine What Components are Required

Step Three: Develop a Timeline and Budget

Right after the creative design for a remarkable virtual event comes the timeline and budget for making it happen. Whether converting from a face-to-face meeting or planning a virtual experience from the start, both timeline and budget are vital.

Our experience with both will make sure every detail is thought of and your event is produced on time and on budget.

Interested in learning more about virtual meetings? Contact us to plan your virtual event.

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MeetGreen stands ready to assist you with designing your virtual event. We will also provide you with an MeetGreen UnCarbon Calculator infographic to show the carbon savings of holding a virtual event and the increase in attendance that will result. There’s never been a better time to make the switch.

Virtual Meeting by the Numbers Attendance
Virtual Meeting by the Numbers CO2
Virtual Meeting by the Numbers Online
Virtual Meeting by the Numbers CO2 Savings
“After deciding approximately ten days out to pivot from meeting face-to-face to meeting virtually due to a global pandemic, our expectation was to successfully execute our event and to create a virtual space for our community to come together and get to focus on something other than all of the fear and anxiety running through the world. What better way to inspire optimism than to create a space to focus on a truly interconnected, global movement?

Our attendance grew by more than 50% compared with meeting face to face and the feedback received from attendees, speakers and other stakeholders has been fantastic. We were thrilled at event’s end knowing we delivered a program that invited people to lean into something positive and constructive when the world feels like anything but.

MeetGreen worked tirelessly over the last few weeks to make this transition possible and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without them.”

Billy Linstead Goldsmith, Director, Fair Trade Campaigns

Virtual Events & the UN Sustainable Global Goals

Virtual meetings are a sustainable way to bring people together and align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that is a win-win for everyone. A virtual meeting can provide good health & well-being, give quality education to it’s participants, create a platform for gender equality, and even promote decent work & economic growth to name a few. By hosting your event virtually you are doing good in the world to help us all live in a more sustainable place.

SDG #3 - Good Health & Well Being
SDG #8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth
SDG #4 - Quality Education
SDG #10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG #5 - Gender Equality
SDG #16 - Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
SDG #6 - Clean Water & Sanitation
SDG #17 - Partnerships for the Goals