Face-to-Face and Virtual Events: The Essential Stats You Need to Know


Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — Are you seeking to demonstrate the value of a virtual or hybrid event to your executive suite but couldn’t find the right stat to illustrate your point? Look no further. The Virtual Edge Institute(VEI) today published a new information graphic or infographic designed to help those making a business case for or demonstrating the value of digital solutions for meetings, events, learning and community.

Summarizing key stats from ten surveys and research reports issued in 2011, the “Face-to-Face and Virtual Events: The Essentials Stats You Need to Know” provides a one-glance overview into the importance of face-to-face events to the economy, the growth of virtual and hybrid events into new industries, and the actions that online attendees take.

According to Michael Doyle, Executive Director of VEI, “Our mission to provide our members with the information, education and tools they need to implement digital event programs within their organizations. And we do this in part by keeping a thumb on the pulse of the industry through our annual Virtual Edge Summit, keen analysis of the industry, and annual infographic summarizing key industry stats.”

About Virtual Edge Summit 2012 The Virtual Edge Summit 2012 (January 9-11, 2012, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego) is designed to help attendees rapidly evaluate, implement and maximize virtual programs within their organizations. The Summit will be co-located with the PCMA’s 2012 Annual Meeting, Convening Leaders, which brings together more than 3,000 meetings professionals to discuss issues impacting the meetings, convention and exhibition industry.

Registration Information: Register by November 15, 2011 to receive an early-bird registration fee of $495 for in-person and $125 for the virtual pass: http://bit.ly/sUZde7

Follow @virtualedge or #VES12 on Twitter to join the conversation before, during and after the event. About The Virtual Edge Institute The Virtual Edge Institute is an organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of digital event and meeting technology and best practices for collaboration and marketing. Founded in 2008 by Michael Doyle, the Institute does this by supporting and contributing research, education, thought leadership, promotion, and professional networking. Learn more at http://www.virtualedgeinstitute.com.


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David Olender