Michael M McCurry, CMP — Experient
As many of you know Experient concluded its 2009 e4 Conference on Wednesday, 8/5 with a free live webcast of the panel discussion “Technology and the Future of Meetings.” Great news — if you missed the live version of this event, a free archive of the webcast is available for post event viewing. To access it click here.
Approximately 300 ppl were present in the live audience for the event and another 216 participated virtually. The Experient official hashtag #e4chat drew 44 active Twitter users, some onsite at the event and the rest participating from cyberspace. To view a recap of that entire chat transcript please click here.
The session featured the following oustanding panelists:
- Stephen Nold (Moderator) – Advon Technologies
- Nicole Buraglio – Hanley Wood Exhibitions
- Mike Immerwahr – Microsoft
- RD Whitney – Tarsus Online Media
For a recap of the discussion during this session about social media as well as the rest of the conference please visit my personal blog, McCurry’s Corner and view the article entitled “The New Business Culture.” There really were some terrific insights about the future of technology presented.
A remarkable aspect of this event was the fluidity of dialogue exchanged between the live and cyber audience via Twitter. It felt like those folks tweeting from afar were right there in the room with us. The panel fielded questions from the live audience, but more significantly they responded to the cyber participants as well. This is the essence and spirit of a hybrid event!!
Face2Face Meetings are so important to the culture of doing business, but it is crystal clear to me that social media will play a critical role in enhancing the reach and value of these events for months and years to come. Please make sure you watch the archive version of the webcast. You don’t want to miss it and we would love your feedback!
Question — In your opinion what is the next step to raising the bar in creating educational content that is viewable both live and from cyberspace? I look forward to your comments.