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The Elements Behind a Successful Multi-association Virtual Event

This year, one organization helped groups shift to a virtual, nine-day event

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) is in a unique position. It helps its members—Canadian national associations in the humanities and social sciences—plan and host their conferences over several days at a single location.

Pre-pandemic, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences took place at a large venue where members from around 70 Canadian associations would attend one or more conferences over seven to nine days. But for 2021, FHSS shifted the Congress to virtual, found a platform to host all the events and ended up welcoming more than 6,000 attendees at 1,700 sessions over nine days.

Laura Chajkowski, FHSS director of congress and events, shared some successful strategies for other groups to consider as they plan and execute virtual events.

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