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Create Amazing Events - Online!

Online events are a great way to connect people while they're inside.

Online events might seem like an odd concept but it's really a great opportunity. Right now, people need to physically distance from each other so why not take some of things you love doing together and put them online.

This is a great way to use your creativity and figure out how to do something new. For example you could have a game tournament as a group for an event, hold an online concert or a jam session, do something educational or a lecture. How about a wine and painting night over zoom(You could partner with a local wine producer, include the cost of the wine, materials and shipping in the ticket and ship everything needed directly to those taking part). Be creative and think outside the box.

This is a space that is evolving a lot recently and as things like Virtual Reality (VR) become more popular, the options of how to do these kinds of events will only get better. You will make mistakes but you've probably made mistakes before and just like those ones, you'll work through them because that's just what we do.

Below, find some resources for further information on holding online events and links to some tools that can help out.

Further Information on Online Events

Eventbright - How to Host an Online Event or Webinar That Live Event Attendees Will Love

Zoom - Best Practices for Hosting a Digital Event

Hootsuite - How to Host a Successful Virtual Event: Tips and Best Practices

MeetUp.com - How to Host an Online Event on Meetup

SocialMediaToday - How to Shift From Physical to Virtual Events and Maximize Event Outcomes

TheBlizzaboBlog - 20 Virtual Event Ideas

Webinar - Events Industry Council - Moving online: How to transition your live event to an engaging virtual experience

CMXhub - A Comprehensive List of Tips, Tools, and Examples for Event Organizers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Tools to help run online events

Below are a number of options for platforms to host your online events and additional tools that can help with networking, discussion or interactivity to keep participants engaged. You'll want to look through all of the platforms since each one has unique features and there can be a huge difference between in the experience each platform offers.

Twitch
6connex
demio
HeySummit
YouTube Livestream
Crowdcast.io
RingCentral
Zoom
Google Hangouts
jitsi.org
Shindig
ON24
hopin
Airmeet
CISCO Webex Meetings
Skype
FreeConference
teooh
Toasty
Icebreaker
Remo
Run The World
vFAIRS
livestorm
WebinarNinja

Tools to help

Discord
Slack
Facebook Groups
nearpod
padlet
FlipGrid
Poll Everywhere
Kahoot

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