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The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Entertainment in Online Meetings

Recorded on: January 25, 2022 - 1:00 PM

As the meetings industry shifts its focus to finding digital alternatives to in-person meetings, keeping virtual attendees engaged has become a hot topic. It’s a challenge to engage your audience when it comes to seemingly endless meetings that are heavy on information but light on unique and engaging content. One way to capture attendees’ attention and keep them glued is by adding an entertainment component to your online meetings and conferences. The key is finding entertainment that encourages attendees to network and connect in a non-academic environment. Entertainment can be seen very much like ice-breakers providing attendees a forum to find commonalities in a casual environment.

Join us as we discuss out-of-the-box entertainment options that can be easily implemented in your next virtual conference or meeting. Our panelists are excited to share:

  • Top tips to select the appropriate virtual entertainer
  • What will you need to accommodate third-party vendors
  • Best ways to encourage participation

Who should attend:

  • Meeting and Conference Planners
  • Education Directors, Managers, and Coordinators

SPEAKERS/MODERATORS

Speakers
BRAD ALEXANDER
CO-OWNER, FLYING IVORIES LLC

Brad Alexander is co-owner of The Flying Ivories with James Barr. He created NYC’s first-ever rock and roll dueling piano show in 2001 and has since performed at venues across the country. Brad is also an award-winning TV and theater composer (Dog Man, See Rock City, Clifford, Peg + Cat).

JAMES BARR
CO-OWNER, FLYING IVORIES LLC

James Barr has been entertaining audiences world-wide since 2001. He’s played in Australia, Hawaii, Alaska, Russia, Southeast Asia, Bermuda and spent over a decade at sea with Seabourn, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean. In 2011 he moved to NYC, discovered dueling pianos and eventually partnered with Brad Alexander to form The Flying Ivories.

MEGAN KING
DIRECTOR, VIRTUAL XPERIENCES

Meg came to HUNGRY in the summer of 2021, after being furloughed for over a year. She has worked in hotels for 14 years in many different roles, but most recently as Senior Group Sales Manager for Hilton McLean. Meg originally belongs to NJ, but currently, she lives in Falls Church with her husband, 2-year-old son, and 2 dogs.

Moderator
Vinnu Deshetty
VINNU DESHETTY
EVENT TECH ADVOCATE, EVA | VIRTUAL CONFERENCE + TRADE SHOW + REGISTRATION

As a technology advocate, Vinnu helps clients embrace tools that improve their attendee experiences while making the meeting planner’s job easier. With over 20 years of experience in conference and event planning, Vinnu’s portfolio ranges from working with government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Defense, to social justice organizations like the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance. With her meeting planner hat, Vinnu works with a team of developers at EVAreg.com to empower organizations with online event registration software and impressive virtual conference platforms. Raised as a coal miner’s daughter in western Kentucky, Vinnu stays true to her southern roots by valuing community in both her personal and professional lives. She obtained a Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Public Administration.

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