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What to Expect in Today's In-person Meetings Environment

Key fact: Be prepared for reduced attendance initially

In-person events are coming back steadily, and while organizations want to return to normal, health and safety protocols and staffing shortages at some venues and local businesses are making gatherings different than they were pre-pandemic. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), which has hosted nine events of varying sizes since August, has some insights about what other groups who have yet to meet might expect.

Tracey Steiner, NRECA’s senior vice president of education, training and events, said there may be a decline in attendance compared with pre-pandemic levels.

“There’s a lot of talk about people wanting to get back, but we’re not seeing that fully realized in the numbers yet,” she said. “So, a decline in in-person participation is to be expected, and that will vary across associations and their memberships and what they have going on.”

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