The pandemic presented several challenges across the landscape of academia. Continuity for classrooms, events, and conference were an absolute must, but there was a need to advance beyond our prior modes of operation. We answered the call over the past year, but now realize that it is in our best interest to plan for the possibility of hybrid and virtual events going forward. Most notably, embracing proper strategies can help foster a strong user-centered approach for said events.
Knowing that preparedness yields tremendous dividends for the institution, staff, and participants, The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology is happy to present a new set of guidelines to support planning efforts for future events. The guidelines are divided into two groups: 1) Strategy and Empathy and 2) Execution. The first group will help establish a strong foundation for your event, while the second group helps streamline execution of how the event will be experienced.
The two groups are presented in this document as follows:
- Strategy & Empathy
- Vision & Purpose
- Understanding Attendees
- The Benefits of Design Sprints
- Event Promotion
- Event Structure
- Engagement Opportunities
- Virtual Solutions
You can also download the full document here.
Also, to help support your efforts and to help you keep track of progress, a checklist is included on the last page. Happy planning!