Nicole Hodson On Changing to a Virtual Conference
"We did see a big drop-off in sponsors and exhibitors saying, 'Well, I don't want to do this. I don't want to do a virtual thing.' Now they're actually calling us back." Nicole Hodson is the executive director of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. In this interview, she shares how her team has made a rapid transition from putting on a physical conference to running a remote one.
Carl Smith - The Opportunities in Remote Events
"In a lot of ways, I think anybody who's a tinkerer has got this opportunity right now to just change everything..." Carl Smith is the owner of the Bureau of Digital, an education and community organization that serves digital agencies. He launched his first online summit 3 years ago and in the time since has experimented with a variety of remote event tactics.
Charles Max Wood On Running Virtual Conferences
"The hard part is actually doing everything else. So there's the marketing as far as getting the word out, letting people know... And then just getting speakers lined up is also a bunch of work." Charles Max Wood has been running remote conferences targeting software engineers for the past six years and shares the lessons he's learned in this video interview.
John is a graduate of 10,000 Small Businesses, a certified Customer Acquisition Specialist, and a Zend Certified Engineer. He speaks and writes on connecting digital strategy to association goals. Outside of work he's an avid traveler, climber, diver, and a burgeoning sailor. He also volunteers with Rotary and Big Brothers Big Sisters.