Organizations across our region have been forced to cancel their in-person event programming as states grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. These events help people connect around important work, and generate a significant amount of revenue organizations depend on to do their work. We’ve all scrambled to reimagine our events as virtual gatherings—experimenting with different platforms and formats—but capturing the spark and magic of an in-person event with physical, face-to-face interaction can be challenging in a virtual environment.
With support from the Bush Foundation, Pollen and Events by Lady K have teamed up to offer a series of presentations on hosting virtual events that are purposeful, engaging, inclusive, and financially sound.
Join us for a general overview session designed to help you reframe the purpose, goals, and objectives for your event; compare different platform features, security, and accessibility; choose the right format for your event that engages your audience and keeps them connected to your mission.
For those looking for a deeper dive on specific components of hosting successful virtual events, we’ll also be offering five, hour-long sessions on the following topics:
And, to make sure we have ample time to answer all your questions, you can also attend a 90-minute Q&A session with presenters at the close of the series.
Live captioning is available, and ASL interpreters are available upon request.
Feed The Spark
August 18 – September 23, 2020
Golnesa AsheghAli, Racing Magpie
Julie Cohen, Pollen Midwest
Ryan Kroening, Events by Lady K
Amanda LaGrange, Tech Dump
Tom Loftus, Pollen Midwest
Becky Saltzman, Events by Lady K
Peter Strong, Racing Magpie
Additional presenters to be announced
General Overview Session | August 18, 10:30AM-12PM
Not Another Boring Zoom Meeting | August 25, 2-3PM
Inclusion & Accessibility | August 26, 2-3PM
Making It Flow | September 10, 10-11AM
Practice Makes Perfect | September 15, 10-11AM
Virtual Giving| September 17, 10-11AM
Q&A Session | September 23, 10:30AM-12PM