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Changing the way people connect, communicate and collabrote


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Michael Doyle of Virtual Edge Institute at EventTech 2010

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Changing the way people connect, communicate and collabrote

  1. 1. Changing the way people connect, communicate & collaborate tm
  2. 2. Website Informational, people go there get information, transact and leave. Virtual Environment A Perpetual Virtual Environment is continuous online location where people, resources, applications, data and events are aggregated together and connected in order to facilitate communication , learning , collaboration , marketing , purchasing , service , support AND RELATIONSHIPS .
  3. 3. <ul><li>$12.8 Billion - Collaboration Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gartner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$30 Billion - eTraining Market </li></ul><ul><li>IDG </li></ul><ul><li>$18.6 Billion - Virtual Events & Conferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market Research Media </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$52 Billion - eLearning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Industry Analysts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$124 Billion - Physical Trade Show Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US Travel Association </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$175 Billion - Meetings in US </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US Travel Association </li></ul></ul>
  4. 11. What’s in it for you? <ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><li>Reach more people </li></ul><ul><li>Better Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>New revenue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsors & exhibitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration fee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On demand library sales </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drive more attendance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30% of one events virtual audience said very/highly likely to attend physical event next time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps “off-cycle” attendees engaged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps lost exhibitors engaged </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Serve existing attendees, speakers & exhibitors </li></ul><ul><li>Negative </li></ul><ul><li>Might cost you more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video in room already? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet in room? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skilled vendor & crew? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Might cannibalize some </li></ul><ul><li>More work </li></ul>
  5. 12. What’s next?