What exactly is a virtual conference and can it really provide a rich learning and collaboration experience? ABSOLUTELY!
Virtual conferences include many of the elements you are used to experiencing in a face-to-face event, only facilitated by technology!
VIRTUAL CONFERENCING PLATFORM AND ONLINE EVENTS
The University of Ottawa's Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is pleased to announce the introduction of Virtual Conference planning and services!
Changing the Way We Work
Covid-19 has changed everything, including the way we gather and come together for learning and events. As part of the response to these unusual times, the CPD office at uOttawa has been dedicated to helping its partner organizations find innovative ways to continue to offer the conferences and events that are critical to professional learning and development.
So What Exactly Does That Mean?
As part of your online experience, you have the flexibility to design a range of virtual or hybrid sessions to keep your audience engaged. These include:
Similar to how you would set up a live function or networking groups, add a social and informative element to your agenda. These groups can either be facilitated or free flow to get the conversations going. Types of network groups include:
Add a virtual marketplace where
exhibitors can showcase their
services and products online.
Provide Multi-level Sponsors Logo Display
Virtual Material Display
Provide your authors and speakers a platform to present abstracts, whitepapers and ideas. ePosters give your presenter control of the number of attendees invited into their presentation, share their screen and commence their presentation.
Engagement is at the forefront of our virtual conferences
Live Q&A session, polling features and instant evaluations ensure that your participants are engaged throughout the event. We walk speakers through engagement options and ensure they are comfortable with the technology.
Networking is a leading reason participants register for conferences
Build in networking sessions in your program to ensure that participants get the most out of your event. Whether you think they would prefer at random social sessions or organized chat groups, our system can ensure that your participants get face to face time with their colleagues.
Engage your sponsors
Offer your sponsors multi-level sponsors logo display options and opportunities to interact with participants during breaks. Sponsors have the opportunity to display virtual material, provide a organization description and link to their site.
OnAIR Virtual Platform
Our planning team will work with you to determine the best methods for achieving your event goals and outcomes.
Whether you're looking for a one-time webinar or a multi-day virtual conference, you can be assured you will have the support and guidance necessary to make it a success.
Support from registration services to fully integrated virtual conferences.
Our education consultants can provide advice on how to develop your program for the greatest learning experience for your participants.
We will guide your speakers through the online platform to ensure that your event is a success.
The platform can be tailored to your branding needs.
We will be in the back end ensuring that the event is successful!