EPISODE
14

Best Practices for Virtual & Hybrid Events with Brian Fanzo & Preet Singh

Our 3-day online Evolve Conference in May was such a hit, we decided to give the Community what they asked for - more of this great content! This is a bonus episode from Evolve Community Series. In this lively discussion a few things emerged as themes: do not underestimate the power of community and creating year-round engagement, remember the human side to our events, which can also come through strongly online, and it IS possible to bring a big event online and monetize it.

Brian Fanzo
Digital Futurist & Founder, iSocialFanz
Preet Singh
Co-Founder & Editor, Event Industry News

Our 3-day online Evolve Conference in May was such a hit, we decided to give the Community what they asked for -- MORE of this great content. This is the first of what will be many episodes to come in the Evolve Community Series. It’s also still available online if you’d like to join the community!

Both guests were perfect for this first session covering online and hybrid events. Previously on Inside Events episode six, Brian Fanzo was a natural pick for this first session, as he had spoken at more than 40 online events at the time of our recording. Preet Singh was also a perfect panelist after just having successfully held a huge online conference (that he monetized!) for his community.

In this lively discussion a few things emerged as themes: do not underestimate the power of community and creating year-round engagement, remember the HUMAN side to our events, which can also come through strongly online, and it IS possible to bring a big event online and monetize it.

Our next Evolve Community Series session will be in September, so keep an eye out for that info.

Our Guests...

Brian Fanzo

Pager-Wearing Millennial Keynote Speaker
Brian inspires, motivates, and educates businesses on how to leverage emerging technologies and digital marketing – to stand out from the noise and engage with customers of all ages. He has a diverse background working for the Department of Defense in cybersecurity… then as a technology evangelist at a booming cloud computing startup… and is currently the Founder of iSocialFanz, which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell, EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebees, and SAP. Brian’s also a dad of three girls, he hosts two podcasts, has traveled to over 70 countries, and has spoken at many of the world's largest events including South By Southwest, Social Media Marketing World, Consumer Electronics Show, and Mobile World Congress.

Preet Singh
Founder - DesignX.Community, Design Leadership Summit

Preet is a civil engineer turned design & product strategist, with a passion for community building. He is the founder of DesignX, one of North America’s largest and fastest growing UX & Design communities with chapters in Toronto, Vancouver, NYC, Amsterdam. He recently put together one of the largest virtual conferences on Design: Remote Design Week.

Preet has had the privilege of working with clients spanning corporates, unicorns to early-stage startups – Chan Zuckerberg Foundation, Quicken Loans, Xero, TeamViewer, Teespring, Miami Ad School, Couchsurfing, and many more.

Preet lives with his wife, 5 month old and two cats who do not get along - in Toronto, Canada.

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