The future of meetings is hybrid
Which format that is best suited for a specific meeting is equally dependent on which purposes and objectives there are, and equally on what possibilities there are regarding to restrictions and rules. We believe that the future of meetings, to a large extent, will be hybrid i.e., a combination of a digital and a physical meeting with participants and speakers both at location physically and remote via digital participation.The benefits of hybrid meetings are many: it is available to more people and they can participate based on their individual conditions; it becomes time efficient when adapted to a digital format; it becomes more sustainable with fewer travels and less consumption.
To draw as much advantage from a hybrid meeting, both the physically present and digitally participating audience needs to be able to be heard and interact. A hybrid meeting requires thorough planning and knowledge about the technical details but, above all, knowledge on how to create content and an arrangement for a great experience for everyone participating.
In Umeå, meeting venues are working febrile to update their technique and competence to meet these new needs. They have also initiated new types of collaborations to tie up competence within production and broadcasting, all to make you as a customer feel confident in planning your meeting in Umeå. On the page Local partners, you will find a list of actors in Umeå whom can assist you to a successful meeting, no matter which format you choose. You are also more than welcome to contact us at Visit Umeå, and we will guide you through the jungle of meetings.
When restrictions and travel policies stops national meetings and conferences, hybrid meeting hubs might be a good alternative. Here we are presenting a unique collaboration to make things a lot easier.