Conference and events centre Central Hall Westminster is inviting virtual delegates to join its Wi-Fi roundtable discussion online, creating a hybrid event. The event, which is part of the venue’s Meet The Future campaign, is set to take place on 20 February 2014.
The event will be live streamed and the virtual audience will be able to contribute to proceedings by asking questions and sharing their own experiences with the group. Central Hall Westminster says the Wi-Fi discussion will be looking to bridge the gap that has emerged between venues and event organisers, and aims to equip both parties with the understanding and language needed to communicate event requirements effectively.
Richard Hughes, Director of event Wi-Fi specialists, Max WiFi, and Kim Carrington, IT Manager at Central Hall Westminster, will assist delegates in understanding the right questions to ask venues to avoid Wi-Fi woes.
“We are excited to be able to open this event up to a wider audience via hybrid technology,” says Marketing Manager at Central Hall Westminster, Maria Schuett. “Wi-Fi is a hugely popular issue in the events industry and we feel there is still work to be done to educate planners and venue alike, to equip them with an understanding of the key technologies.
“I am also looking forward to hearing about the specific problems planners have experienced in the past. The virtual audience will be able to express these problems directly to the specialists around the table and be involved in every aspect of the discussion,” she adds.
The Meet The Future campaign has been designed to explore event technologies and encourage planners to take a proactive step in embracing emerging technologies. The Wi-Fi roundtable will be followed by a second event in May to explore event technologies for tomorrow. This event will look beyond the immediate future to explore what might be possible with developments in communications and technology in the longer term.
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