Virtual events are becoming more and more popular due to the consequences of the pandemic: restrictions in many countries prevent full-fledged offline events from being held. Even when the return to offline becomes a reality, it is still important for organizers to stick to hybrid formats. This will allow you to quickly reorient if the restrictions become strong again.

We already mentioned: just turning on the webcam and broadcasting is not a virtual event. Organizing an online event is tricky, and the trickiest part of the puzzle is design. It is he who will hold the attention of the participants. Instead of stage design, traditional for offline events, other approaches need to be introduced in virtual ones. How to do it? We have formed 4 ideas for inspiration.

Use the same backgrounds to maintain consistency

Virtual events during the global quarantine period are usually a series of inclusions from different places: speakers join the event from home, in the office and in other locations. Someone will have a white wall behind their backs, someone will have an office interior, and someone will broadcast from a room littered with papers and things. Because of this, integrity and consistency are violated, and the event partially loses its status. One way to solve the problem is to enable backgrounds.

A professional appearance increases the potential for participation in an event and helps to improve the virtual visitor experience. People feel like they are part of a well-organized event and not just watching individual home videos online.

How to organize this? Alternatively, provide each speaker with a branded backdrop that he will use as a background. A more difficult way to organize is to create digital backgrounds in broadcast, masking the real environment.