The pandemic forced an immediate shift from in-person to virtual events, sending many associations and educational organizations into a scramble. But the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) was able to transition their flagship international event — Catalyze — without missing a beat, thanks to a custom web-based event platform that was both immersive and intuitive.
I’m skeptical about a virtual conference’s ability to deliver a meaningful experience.
With the right technology, virtual events can be successful not only in terms of content, but for peer-to-peer networking and advocacy.
Through the event platform, Catalyze 2021 and 2022 delivered real value and attendee engagement. The success of the all-virtual event in 2021 led half of attendees to choose to attend remotely during the hybrid 2022 event.
350+ attendees from around the world
30+ presentations and keynotes
133 virtual Congressional meetings over 2 days
2022 Trendy Award winner
2021 Web Award winner