Physical conferences will always be around because the personal connection is critical and cannot (yet) be replaced.
But also the demand for digestion of new content has dramatically increased. And with it the demand for experts to present this content.
So virtual summits have found a place in addition to physical conferences. In the future both will grow together even more to the point where every physical conference will also have a virtual component.
But I also believe that there will be “virtual only” conferences because not always is it possible to travel and to setup the physical environment.
Based on our first virtual summit in March 2015, I have developed the Virtual Summit Formula and published a book with the same title. Click here to get a copy).
Here I describe the seven steps of a virtual summit. It’s a great start for you to get acquainted with the concept before embarking on a potential summit journey.
You have heard about some of the major benefits of a virtual summit.
After having executed more than 10 virtual summits, we have collected a lot of experience on what is working and what is not. And there are many traps and issues out there.
And of course there is a lot of work involved to make everything happen.
Is it worth it? In many cases it is and sometimes it might not be but it’s worth a 10min discussion about your topic.
Here the quote of one of our summit clients (that is hosts):
“Without Michael’s help I wouldn’t have been able to create a professional, slick and amazing summit to attract the speakers that I had! They were always on point to resolve any issues and without them I wouldn’t have been able to put on a show quite like what we managed together.” Richard Phu