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Best Practices for Virtual Events Across the Institution
In 2020, the world of higher education changed forever. While much has been written about the rapid transition to virtual learning, other departments – like recruitment, continuing education, and advancement and alumni relations – were also forced to make sudden adjustments. As in-person recruitment, alumni engagement, and professional development events were canceled or moved online, staff scrambled to pull off these changes with little guidance on best practices.

In light of these priorities and challenges, forward thinking leaders developed and executed comprehensive event technology strategies to unite their efforts. On this webinar, you will hear from professionals across recruitment, advancement and alumni relations. They will share how a comprehensive event technology strategy played an integral role in their transition to virtual events and how it is influencing their future plans to continue to engage a broader audience through hybrid events.

Key themes in the discussion will include:
• use cases for event technology and virtual events across recruitment, advancement and alumni relations
• considerations and decision criteria for event technology and virtual event platforms
• best practices for implementation, training and adoption of the new technology
• keeping the participant experience at the core
• outcomes and benefits of a total event management strategy

Whether you are new to event technology and virtual events or looking for additional best practices and lessons learned, this webcast is for you.

This webcast was made possible in part by the financial support of Cvent. I understand that by registering for this webcast, my registration information will be shared with Inside Higher Ed and the sponsor for marketing purposes.

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May 27, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jane Rodriguez
Director of Global Events Strategy, Office of Advancement @The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Jane Rodriguez serves as the Director of Global Events Strategy within the Office of Advancement at The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Jane has spent nearly 15 years working in higher education Advancement events strategy and execution.
Sophie Dear
Head of Marketing and Campaigns @University of Portsmouth
Sophie Dear is the Head of Marketing and Campaigns for the University of Portsmouth. Within her role at Portsmouth Sophie leads a team of 20 staff and is responsible for marketing strategy, brand awareness, and the delivery of an always on media recruitment campaign and programme of large scale events. These events include the virtual and physical delivery of Open Days and Applicant Experience Days. Before joining Portsmouth, Sophie worked as Head of Digital at the University of Southampton, responsible for the delivery of all digital marketing activities.
Alyssa Manse
Client Success Manager @Cvent
Aly Manse is a higher education Client Success Manager at Cvent and has 7 years of experience working with event technology in higher education. Prior to joining Cvent, Aly served as an implementation and training coordinator for The University of Texas at Austin conference center.