What qualifies as a virtual event?

Posted: July 15, 2020 at 2:09 pm, Last Updated: July 20, 2020 at 9:06 am

A virtual event is an event that occurs entirely online or occurs in-person with the addition of an online presence. Virtual events will be considered within 2 categories:  

Complex Virtual Events:  are virtual events that require multiple campus support services.  Examples of complex events include town halls, orientations, fairs, and conferences.  These events usually have a large audience, multiple presenters, various types of presentation formats, and can include breakout sessions or focused tracks.  Event clients will work with a university event coordinator/manager as well as ITS to ensure resource requirements and support services are in place for a successful event.  

Client Run Virtual Events:  are virtual events that can be organized and managed within the requesting unit/organization with little to no campus support services.  Examples of these events include virtual staff meetings, working group sessions, faculty drop-in sessions etc.  These types of events can be scheduled and managed using the self-service university supported platforms (ms teams,zoom meeting etc..) 


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