Best virtual or hybrid event
The best virtual or hybrid event category highlights the emergence of new forms of conferences, seminars, exhibitions and other events that are now conducted partly (hybrid) or entirely (virtual) online. Be2camp events are a good demonstration of hybrid events, mixing face-to-face with online interaction, as are Barcamp-style gatherings, while virtual events can deliver the complete exhibition or convention experience straight to your desktop browser. Tell us which events you've really enjoyed, and why.
The shortlisted candidates in this category:
- Sustainability Now: www.sustainabilitynowevent.com - "Organised by UBM in December 2010, the event's concept has really come on leaps and bounds since 2008. Ample opportunities for both open and private conversations, and the mix of chat and live and recorded video made it quite engaging, and you could drop in and out of the event without leaving your desk"
- Education Now: www.ukvirtualevents.com/virtual-events/education-now - "Similar reasons to Sustainability Now [above] - the guys at UBM really know their onions....."
- Virtually PassivHaus: - www.sustainabilitynow.stickyworld.com/exhibition - "The Slider Studio team in collaboration with UBM’s Sustainability Now 2010 turned the StickyWorld platform into an interactive exhibition of an energy-efficient terrace house in East London. A live discussion with the architect and the owner of the house was held directly in the context of 360 photos."