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HRD USA: A Virtual Experience Embracing Cultural Shifts

On September 17th, 2020, HRD delivered the first of 3 virtual conferences. Welcoming over 1,500 delegates with 25 speakers across 5 interactive work streams a fully online event was delivered using the bespoke online platform that White Space created for HRD.

The deployment of the virtual event was deemed to be a great success and the client, and the delegates were universally pleased with the experience.

The platform worked seamlessly with the existing registration system that was implemented ahead of the platform being commissioned. So, the delegate journey felt seamless and straightforward.

The bespoke platform contained a Live theatre, networking, an agenda that guided you to all keynote and breakout sessions. Speaker Bios, a lightning talks area containing pre-recorded content that would be of interest to the delegates. As well as a Exhibition and resource area where delegates could find out more about the partners view and download a range of resources such as videos, weblinks, PDF brochures and a host of other documents of all formats.

The back office of the site enabled the anonymised tracking of delegates through the day long virtual experience offering the organiser useful data on how the content was consumed by the delegates.

As well as building and populating the site, we also captured all the conference content. The live streamed presentations were briefed and rehearsed ahead of the live presentations. Any pre-recorded content was captured via our virtual video recording facilities and then output as part of the live stream on the day.

As well as the live theatre stream there were also 5 concurrent brake out sessions running at various times during the day, these were output as live streams once the delegate had clicked on the session they wished to view.