D2 Studio has added new functionality to its suite of enterprise event management tools to support organisations making a move to virtual events. The new offering allows organisers to deliver their event content and sessions online, as well as help them engage with audiences in the same way they would for their in-person events.
Almost all industries by far are facing an unprecedented time of risk and uncertainty – and yet it’s been remarkable to see how organizers and event professionals around the world are coming together, sharing ideas and supporting one another in a remarkable show of unity. Many are also exploring new ways of engaging with their communities and running their events online. Association members, for example, rely on events for their professional development and moving this education online is one way of addressing their needs.
Instead of cancelling or postponing events, D2 Studio helps organisers move their sessions online so that they can continue to support their stakeholders and wider communities. We’re also making things easier for remote attendees too – with tools that help them connect and learn in new ways.
According to latest business reaching in the US and UK, 44% of organisers are currently considering a move to virtual events with more than 1 in 3 looking at hosting scaled-down versions of their existing events. The integrated system by D2 Studio allows organisers to move their sessions online using popular video-streaming and webcasting tools like Zoom, YouTube Live Facebook Live, Tencent Lives and many popular tools in both Hong Kong and China, while managing all their registrations and delegate payments at the same time.
Virtual attendees can watch streamed sessions on any device and use tools like live Q&As, surveys and polls to ask speakers questions, share feedback and download presentations. They can also see other attendees and message one another – or use the virtual breakout areas to discuss what was presented and make valuable new connections.
As well as driving attendance and engagement, moving event content online can present a good opportunity for organisations to create new relationships with their sponsors, as well as potentially increase their income. Sponsors can now look at these live-streamed sessions as a chance to engage with audiences remotely. Even afterwards, they can sponsor recorded sessions and get a better return on their investment over time.
The D2 Studio system also helps with data management. Organisers can track attendance of their virtual sessions and manage CPD accreditations a lot more effectively. Real-time insight on key metrics like registrations, attendance, session popularity and real-time engagement ratio can help in measuring performance and making more informed decisions. The solution also ensures that organisers can manage all their virtual and in-person event data in one place. D2 Studio is always your partner of event management.