Dynamo 20: Virtual
We work with Dynamo North East to set up, launch, manage and deliver the annual conference, which is traditionally hosted at a regional University. For the 2020 conference there was the requirement to take the event online, so we worked on finding the platform that suited the content and hugely important networking element. Hopin suited our requirements and was a great UX for our attendees to maximise engagement. Keynotes were delivered from Nic Palmarini, National Innovation Centre for Ageing and in a first for the conference, a US based keynote Aaron Harris from Sage. Speakers and attendees were able to connect in the comments and during breaks take time to view the Expo booths, and speed network. The day was produced with a mix of live and pre-recorded content to suit our audiences. With varying Wi-Fi speeds and full diaries, we made sure the recorded content available shortly after the conference for delegates and members to experience all of the content from the day. We had a record number of attendees during the day reaching 400, with more tuning in for the replay content.
The speakers and panels have been excellent. The keynotes inspirational. And, behind the scenes, we had an army of five full-time Hopin experts who briefed, rehearsed, pre-recorded, topped and tailed…this is where the magic has come in. What a first online [for Dynamo]…
Charlie Hoult, Dynamo North East