We are seeing a huge demand for hybrid college campus programs for Fall 2021. No problem. Here is how to take your favorite events and make them hybrid – not only for safety but for accessibility reasons.

 

1) Concerts

We believe artists are not going to want to do purely virtual concerts after this summer, unless they can be pre-recorded (due to timing) or part of a live event. They want to be back on the road just as much as you want to be back in a tightly packed cheering audience someday. Thus, host an in-person concert (capacity per local guidelines) but livestream it to your students who are not able to attend physically, have pandemic safety hesitations, or can’t attend due to capacity limitations. It’s the best of both worlds and you can serve more students!

 

2) Bingo

Virtual bingo has become huge for us and is honestly sometimes better virtually than in-person! Hosts have a unique way to individually connect with attendees, bingo is always a big hit, prizes always bring the crowds. If you want to expand your audience, host an in-person crowd, projecting the host brought in virtually on a large screen in the room, and also invite others to participate online. Win for all!

 

3) Trivia

Similar to the bingo events, trivia has translated to virtual really well. You can screen-share the trivia content via Kahoot in Zoom, and then book a celebrity host to project onto the screen as well. It’s much less expensive than having an in-person host, and attendees can play both online and in a room together for a sense of camaraderie.

 

4) Celebrity Q&A

One thing that has worked well virtually is celebrity Q&As. We’ve had the opportunity to work with celebrities, comedians, and artists that we would honestly not have had access to unless done virtually, including big name actors that normally would not have time to take days out of their schedule to travel. It’s been incredible! But, to give folks a sense of community, put up a large screen or screens in various locations and let people gather in small groups to attend. Hand out fun freebies such as picnic blankets or campus swag.

 

5) Painting/Drawing Classes

Gather your attendees in a room, provide canvases, paint palettes and paint pods, etc , or paper and drawing pencils, and bring in your teacher digitally on a screen! Make sure there is a moderator person near the computer to enter questions into the chat. Make sure to tell others what to have on-hand, or let folks pick up materials for those that only want to join virtually.

Overall, let’s get creative! We are here to hear your ideas. Tell us about an event you’d like to be hybrid, and we’ll come up with a plan. We are here to help you brainstorm. Let’s talk!

Jolene Chevalier

Founder & Talent Buyer | How To Concerts

Jolene has been a middle buyer for over a decade, helping colleges and others with their concerts, comedians, and speakers. (And, yes, she is named after the Dolly Parton song.) She would love to talk with you about helping to book, plan, and prepare for your event.

920.764.1200   |   [email protected]

Jolene Chevalier

Founder & Talent Buyer | How To Concerts

Jolene has been a middle buyer for over a decade, helping colleges and others with their concerts, comedians, and speakers. (And, yes, she is named after the Dolly Parton song.) She would love to talk with you about helping to book, plan, and prepare for your event.

920.764.1200   |   [email protected]