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Low-cost to High-end Virtual Meeting Options

Many virtual meetings will happen this year

Virtual meetings are so last year, but they will happen this year, too. Find out what your options are—from budget-friendly to top of the line—and what to keep in mind as you plan for 2021.

Since the pandemic began almost a year ago, most associations have been faced with running a virtual meeting. Some had time to plan and moved to a virtual platform, while others made quick moves to Zoom. Regardless of what choice you made, it’s likely that you’ll need to offer virtual or hybrid meetings in 2021. If you were not 100 percent sure of your decision on a platform last time around, here are some options to consider when selecting a path ahead, grouped by cost ($, $$, $$$).

The “basic” virtual meeting ($). There is absolutely nothing wrong with this option, if it works for your audience, meets their expectations, and fits your association’s budget. You control costs by using services like Zoom, WebEx, or GoToWebinar to host the meeting, and survey software like Survey Monkey to track feedback or compliance for continuing education.

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