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PSAV: Global Virtual Events Day Webinar Series

April 2, 2020 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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As the Live Events industry quickly pivots to virtual, meeting professionals are facing many new challenges, from choosing the right platform to keeping audiences engaged online.

To help event professionals sharpen their skills during this time, PSAV and our family of companies are launching a series of free educational webinars.

We’re kicking the series off on April 2 at 10 a.m. EST with Global Virtual Events Day, a day-long webinar featuring our team of experts who will cover everything you need to know to plan and produce a world-class virtual event. Participants will be eligible for up to 5 continuing education hours


Register today to:

  • Understand a variety of meeting platforms and tools
  • Learn how to take storytelling from the stage to the screen
  • Get your audiences engaged
  • Bring your brand to life virtually
  • Enable simultaneous interpretation

About the Sessions:

Introduction – How to Successfully Transition Your Event From Live to Virtual

Kickoff Begins: 10:00 a.m. EST

Derek Blake, Divisional Vice President, PSAV Global Learning

FROM LIVE TO VIRTUAL: Designing an Optimal Experience

Session 1: 10:20 a.m. EST

You’ve planned an engaging live event – but now you need to take it virtual. In this two-part session, you’ll learn how to effectively rework that carefully crafted experience for a virtual format. Part 1: Presenters will teach you how to adapt your design mindset into the virtual landscape, including the psychology of designing an event.  Part 2: Focuses on logistics with tips on running a polished virtual event, including best practices to help you handle moderators, speakers, and help with supporting the remote viewer.

Anthony Vade, Experience Architect, FMAV
David Solsbery, Vice President Creative and Marketing, Hargrove
Brian Johnston, National Director, Creative Innovation, Encore Canada
Amber Cunningham, Producer and Stage Manager, Encore Canada

Designing & Delivering Engaging Virtual Content

Session 2 : 11:05 a.m. EST

We’ve all come across a situation where a face-to-face event has to move to online. But not all types of content work with all types of formats. In this session, learning & development experts will cover the important factors to consider when designing, developing, and delivering effective content for a virtual audience.

Chad Otto, Director Content Management & Learning Technology, PSAV Global Learning
Derek Blake, Divisional Vice President, PSAV Global Learning

A Solid Foundation: Technology Basics for Virtual Events

Session 3: 11:50 a.m. EST

When moving from a face-to-face to a virtual event, understanding the basic technology and terminology is critical. In this session, we’ll define the various virtual event options available, when they’re applicable, and look at the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Brent Rogers, Vice President, Digital, PSAV
Kevin McFarlane, Head of Development, Concise

Live from the Living Room: Connecting and Presenting Virtually  

Session 4: 12:35 p.m. EST

Presenting from home? Make sure you’re doing it like a pro. During this session, you’ll learn tips and tricks to optimize your Wi-Fi, develop an at-home studio, and never worry about a “spotty connection” again.


Alex Wedesky, Senior Field Operations Manager, PSAV

Matt Harvey, Vice President, Internet Services, PSAV
This download works with Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Outlook and other compatible apps.


April 2, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm