Why You Might Want to Attend a Virtual Summit: Reason Number 61

Why You Might Want to Attend a Virtual Summit: Reason Number 61

As a potential participant or presenter, you may be hesitant about attending since this is the first time that the KWB Research Summit will be held virtually. This blog entry is part of a series of brief reasons for why you might consider attending KWB as a presenter or participant.

Sophisticated digital platforms are enabling virtual environments that simulate the benefits of real events, and attendees are beginning to shift to accessing subject matter experts and industry networking online (Wilson, 2011). For us in the School of Advanced Studies, the Knowledge Without Boundaries (KWB) Research Summit will be a 3-day virtual event for the first time. The event will take place August 14, 2018 through August 17, 2018 and the call for proposals is open now until June 18, 2018.

Reference

Wilson, J. (March 18, 2011). 20 Reasons Why Virtual Conferences Are the Future. Retrieved from https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2011/03/18/20-reasons-why-virtual-conferences-are-the-future/

 

Less travel time means more time for you at work or with your family.

By David E. Proudfoot

As an associate faculty member working remotely, I sometime forget what a challenge commuting to an office can be during peak travel times. Recently, I was traveling to an event in Orlando. Florida where my GPS took me past the Orange County Convention Center. Little did I realize until it was too late, a convention called “MEGACON” was being held. This event was scheduled to bring 100,000 guests to the area. It seemed as every attendee was traveling to the convention center at the same time causing miles of traffic delays up and down International Drive.