EPISODE
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How to Plan a Virtual Conference - the Evolve Case Study with Damien Courbon and Isaïe Simonnet

Having never planned an event before, the Swapcard team decided they were going to hold an online conference experience for the meetings and events industry. And so, the Evolve Conference was born! The need for GOOD online conferences is not going away. When done well, they are a very FULL and enriching experience, complete with education and networking.

Damien Courbon
Co-Founder & COO, Swapcard
Isaïe Simonnet
Co-Founder & CTO, ePeak Studio

Sometimes you just have to go for it. Having never planned an event before, the Swapcard team decided they were going to hold an online conference experience for the meetings and events industry. As the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, it hit our industry particularly hard… And it quickly became obvious we have to EVOLVE.

And so, the Evolve Conference was born!

We’ve all experienced many online meetings, webinars, and conferences through this time period, and one thing is certain -- the need for GOOD online conferences is not going away. When done well, they are a very FULL and enriching experience, complete with education and networking.

Isaïe Simonnet was on the production team from EPEAK Studio, which was behind helping bring the event to life, and Damien’s team at Swapcard planned the event. Isaïe and Damien walk us through the planning and execution of Evolve, including the lessons learned, which will surely help our entire industry learn how to execute a successful online experience.

Evolve by the numbers…

  • 4000+ registrations
  • 3000+ attendees
  • 15hrs+ of content
  • 30+ speakers
  • Average session rating: 4.2 / 5
  • 96% of the attendees said they learned new things
  • 10,000+ conversations took place over the course of the three days
  • 61% said they will stay in touch with their new contacts

You can still sign-up and access the content: Swapcard’s Evolve Conference
And Download Swapcard's free Ebook: "We Organized a Virtual Event With 4,000+ Attendees in 45 Days. Here's What We Learned."  

Our Guests

Isaïe Simonnet
Co-Founder, CTO at EPEAK studio.
Isaïe’s favorite motto is "Everything is a service, Service is everything!"
Isaïe is a seasoned entrepreneur with a solid technical background. Passionate about new technology, he’s spent over a decade creating solutions for video production and live-streaming.
His entrepreneurship journey is a relentless mission to solve challenges within the event, live & broadcast and technology industries. Isaïe’s expertise ranges from hardware products designed to support innovation in the PC industry, to services to bring the event industry to the next level.
His company EPEAK Studio is a content powerhouse with over 10 years of experience in video production, live streaming, and global event management.

Damien Courbon
COO, Co-Founder of Swapcard
Swapcard is an event engagement app, helping B2B event organizers increase interactions and encounters within their audience, and leverage the power of data to improve their events.
Launched in 2014, Swapcard now operates in 4 countries and works with industry leaders such as Informa, Clarion, GL Event, Comexposium, and Dubai World Trade Center.