Virtual events require a lot of effort and time to produce and involve as much, if not more work than an in-person event. When things start to go wrong, attendees don't have to walk half a mile to report it. Problems are immediate and people expect solutions a whole lot faster. This makes it all the more important that you have the right people to prevent and handle these issue when they occur. You want a dream team.
For this session, we've assembled our own mini dream team of veteran event profs to share their experience and best practices. We'll cover what roles you need when your building your dream team, where to look for vendors and partners, and what you'll need to get started. Whether your big or small, we'll show you what the critical must haves are to ensure your event runs smoothly.
Unsurprisingly, virtual events have a lot of unique tech requirements, which can be confusing and overwhelming when figuring out what you need for your event. Our mini dream team is here to help and will share their essentials for technical equipment to help make your speakers shine and provide your attendees with a seamless experience. We'll also do a deep dive into how to build your virtual event tech stack and the big things to look out for (and how to avoid them). You'll learn the key questions to ask when building your tech stack to ensure that you get what you need and not get ripped off in the process.
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Ann Plana, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Eventcore
A life-long learner and Renaissance player, Ann Plana has over a decade of experience in the event industry. Ann began her eventcore journey in 2010 as a technical project manager, delivering on huge projects and high-profile events. Ann regularly finds inspiration in her everyday life and loves leveraging those experiences to create intuitive processes and products that meet her client’s needs.
Rae Malcham, Senior Technical Project Manager, Hubb
With over eight years of project management experience in technology and corporate events, Rae Malcham is the go-to person for managing all things logistics and integrations. She loves making things happen and bringing people together.
James Monrean, Director of Production, Evia Events
James Monrean is a passionate leader who delivers results as the Director of Production at Evia Events. With over 12 years in the event technology industry, James helps lead a team in providing hybrid and virtual event services and products for customers such as Amazon, Smartsheet, Brooks, Salesforce, Microsoft, Starbucks, Tableau and ServiceNow.
Jamie Timperley, President, Dynamic Events
Jamie is an event industry veteran with over 13 years of experience. As the President of Dynamic Events she has worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop strategy, create content and execute events ranging from 300 to 30,000. She enjoys the opportunity to create unique learning experiences for attendees and bringing people together through events, content and technology. Jamie is CMP certified and was recognized as a "40 Under 40" by Connect Corporate.
Allie Magyar, Founder and CEO, Hubb
Allie Magyar is a skilled entrepreneur and technology maven with over 15 years of experience driving successful technology-enabled service companies. She founded Hubb in 2015 to build a technology solution that directly addressed the event technology needs of meeting planners as they manage the overload of information for their events. As CEO of Hubb, Allie directs the company’s strategic direction with an emphasis on partnerships, integrations, and growth. A renowned speaker, Allie is a member of Vistage, a two-time Inc. 5000 award winner, and was named a 2017 Top Women Entrepreneur by Smart Meetings, was a 2018 EY Pacific NW Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, and in 2019 was named to Smart Meetings Women in Events Hall of Fame, as was as a finalist for Entrepreneurial Achievement at the OEN Tom Holce Awards.