How do you run an event in the middle of a global pandemic?
The technical answer is quite simple. Zoom, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams — or whatever video conferencing software works best — along with a stable internet connection. However, simply running lectures or Powerpoint presentations doesn’t cut it. With so much of pandemic life shifting online, conference and workshop organizers are finding it tougher to keep attendees transfixed to their screens.
Seven months after public health restrictions began, Canada’s social impact sector is still trying to figure out the best way to hold an effective digital event. These gatherings not only offer professional guidance to participants, but offer a revenue stream for organizers. Several events have debuted in digital form amid the pandemic, including Buy Social Canada and C2 Montreal. Their organizers have a
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