By now, you have probably heard about hybrid events and wondering if this would be satisfactory for your upcoming corporate event. Hybrid events are soaring in popularity at the moment because it allows for in-person gatherings with the option of participating virtually. A few months ago, Cvent, a leading meeting, events, and hospitality technology provider had this to say in their post, Meetings and Events Trends for 2021: “As the dust clears a bit and we look to the future of meetings and events for 2021, one thing is clear: virtual and hybrid events are here to stay, and, alongside traditional in-person events, will become fixtures in most go-forward meetings and event programs.” We agree with their prediction, which is why we are now partnering with Allied Video Productions to create a one-of-a-kind hybrid event experience for our clients. Let's start with the basics. What is a hybrid event? A hybrid event is a combination of live and virtual components within an event. It can be applied practically to any gathering that requires both in-person and online elements. Hybrid events can be applied to trade shows, conventions, conferences, shareholder's meetings, seminars, workshops, and more. Like all corporate and social gatherings at The Salem Convention Center, you can relax knowing that you have a team of experienced professionals tending to each detail of your hybrid event. From planning to set up, our on-site event staff demonstrates flawless attention to detail for the in-person portion while the virtual event experts at Allied Video Productions will ensure your technical elements come together seamlessly. We will still help keep your budget on track with our all-under-one-roof convenience and hassle-free no hiccups' attention to detail serves up a stress-free day. We are also committed to keeping our visitors and staff safe by implementing enhanced hygiene and safety procedures. We are also committed to following OHA mask & face-covering guidelines as well as social distancing, contact tracing, and other safety recommendations. We have multiple hybrid event packages to choose from. One Camera Package Suitable for most events, will allow your virtual attendees to watch your event over Zoom. The package includes: Camera, switcher, laptop for Powerpoint Interconnect, web encoder, etc., as well as the technical crew needed to capture the event so your remote audience can see everything that's happening as if they were there. This allows a clear closeup of whoever is talking on the main stage, as well as a direct feed from PowerPoint presentation so the remote audience can view the presentations perfectly. Two Camera Package A second camera/operator allows for better visual variety, including shots of your audience during Q&A. The package includes: 2 Cameras, switcher, Laptop for PowerPointinterconnect, web encoder, etc., as well as the technical crew needed to capture the event so your remote audience can see everything that's happening as if they were there. This allows a clear closeup of whoever is talking on the main stage, as well as visual variety to make your virtual broadcast more dynamic. In addition, it allows for a direct feed from PowerPoint presentations so the remote audience can watch the presentations perfectly. These packages do not include AV for your local attendees, be sure to book appropriate microphones, screens, and projectors as needed. Other options for additional cameras, remote presenters, different streaming platforms, etc. are available. You may download package pricing and more details here to click here for a free quote. Download Package Pricing PDF About Allied Video Productions The Salem Convention Center partners with Allied Video Productions (AVP) to help meet the needs of businesses and organizations that book their events in our facility. Since 1984, AVP has been the premier choice for companies and organizations needing countless video production services locally and nationally. AVP has an on-site office, and staff at the facility to assist with your technical needs and ensure the best in customer service. Hybrid events are the perfect solution offering lower costs, increased flexibility, safety, and convenience. Contact us to learn more, or to speak to one of our meeting planners.