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Overwhelmed by virtual event platform options? So are we...

We have been doing our own virtual event platform research, Brittany came across a blog post that compares platforms! Check this out:

"What excited me just as much as finding the resource was that I can request a platform demo with just one-click. Done and done! " Brittany Sourjohn

Brittany Sourjohn and Teri Candelaria are back for Part 3 of Coffee Conversations with Your Friends. This is the final portion of this Coffee Conversations segment but more to come in the new year! Today they are discussing engagement, best practices and their thoughts on if virtual is here to stay.

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Sun Devil 100 Graphic

Back in early March, Tonya Gray, ASU Alumni Association Director, and her team started to discuss and plan the celebration for Sun Devil 100-Class of 2020. The event was going to look much like it had in past years or so they thought. By mid-March, it became very clear that the event would in fact look nothing like it had in the past due to COVID-19. As the team began to plan, there were SO MANY questions!

Pre packed Food (to go)

The most consistent question regarding the Event & Meeting Guidelines released on September 8th has been pertaining to food and beverage during events.  We now have some clarification on those guidelines as well as a revision for student organizations.  Originally, student organizations were NOT allowed to have food during events, they could  only provide "grab-and-go" options on the way out of the event or meeting. Revisions to the guidelines related to food and beverage are as follows:

The guideline states: 

Brittany Sourjohn and Teri Candelaria are back for Part 2 of Coffee Conversations with Your Friends. Today they are discussing moderating events, tech issues and what “makes or breaks” virtual events.


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How has COVID-19 changed the work of two event planners in the Office of University Events and Protocol at ASU? Brittany Sourjohn and Teri Candelaria share their insights on virtual events, tips, and tricks and discuss if virtual events are here to stay.


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Social Distancing

ASU has released guidelines regarding ASU Community of Care protocols for in-person events and meetings in ASU venues. The guidelines are based on current public health recommendations, government policy, and Board and University policy. These guidelines are in effect until further notice. To view the guidelines, click here

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Our virtual event platform comparison helps you pick your next virtual event solution. There has never been a wider selection of tools to create virtual events.
This is both an opportunity and a burden. Which solution will suit your needs? What to look for?

More to Explore

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"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” —Maya Angelou

There is no shortage of information when it comes to virtual events. Our trusted vendors are working day and night to adapt and pivot to stay relevant in our current climate.  There are so many options and so many resources available, but which one do YOU need?  As new products and resources emerge we can implement new and innovative ways to hold events.