We’ve been busy once again! Virtual events might not, at first glance, seem as fulfilling as live events, but honestly some have been almost BETTER… wait – can that be?! The key is interaction and engagement.

Here are some highlights from the virtual events we’ve helped with over the past few weeks:

* David Dobrik is no stranger to the virtual world, having made a career for himself making viral videos, vlogs, and podcasts. He was invited into a Zoom Webinar Q&A with California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The student moderator did an unbelievable job, student contest winners were promoted to panelists to ask their questions directly, and David even had two other vlog members present at the event with him. Over 2300 students enjoyed this killer, intimate event. 

“Thank you so much!! We were all so happy with how it went. The students absolutely loved it!!! We got tons of great feedback! Thank you again for all your help on this event.” 

– Amber Olson, Musical Entertainment Chair, ASI Events at Cal Poly SLO

* Because we couldn’t get enough of the vlog squad, Oregon State University held a Q&A with Jason Nash, on his birthday weekend. Student moderators were able to ask questions about his life, what advice he’d give to college students, and the best and worst details of the vlog squad, including what revenge prank he could play on David for marrying his mother! 

* MAX performed for Oregon State University for their virtual version of their annual Dam Jam concert. The event started with a great performance and ended with a quick Q&A with one of the leading students. 

*We also had a wonderful Instagram Live set from Jillian Jacqueline for theUniversity of Minnesota’s Student Union and Activities group. Jillian is lovely! She answered questions, played an intimate set, and is just the most wonderful soul. We recommend campus programming boards provide opportunities for virtual events on multiple platforms in order to reach more students! 

* Recently we helped with a Two Friends concert performance at Cal Poly Pomona! Student openers added so much to this event! Plus, not only did Two Friends mention a ton of inside campus jokes, references, favorite hot spots on campus, but provided a high energy set to complete the last day of classes for the school. The meet and greet was an intimate conversation with the artists who talked about their work during quarantine and more. What a great way to end the year.

* Shea Coulee and Latrice Royale (pictured) from RuPaul’s Drag Race helped us with a few virtual bingo events and both had a BLAST. Shea is lovely, humble, and the students asked so many great questions throughout the event. Latrice is hilarious, uplifting, and a fabulous queen to work with. We provide an accessible bingo caller window and a full advance and sound check to ensure your event happens without a hiccup.

“Drag Bingo was everything our program council could have asked for and more. Jolene and Jake took all the guess work out of executing a virtual event with quite a few moving pieces. Students were so excited to see the Queen, Shea Couleé, and were engaged the entire time playing Bingo and asking questions. We were also able to share support resources for LGBTQ+ students during the event, which Shea Couleé was very supportive of. Our team could not recommend this event enough for other schools looking to plan Drag Bingo, and we will definitely be doing it again!”

-Annie Tarter, Graduate Assistant at Oregon State University

* Our additional cooking classes with Chef Jyll Everman have been wonderful as well! We now have several recipes to choose from. Our favorite is BEST Freezer Burritos since the recipe makes about 10 grab-n-go burritos you can freeze, and the recipe can easily be made vegetarian or vegan! Add an Instagram contest to this cooking class and the attendees will surely cook along with Jyll. For fall, we have even more ideas for using this program to engage your teams. What a blast! 

Want to see what we can do for your organization? CONTACT US! We are working hard to create memorable, unique, engaging events! We can talk about how to make each event unique, customized, and accessible. Let’s talk about summer and fall virtual programs!

To learn about past virtual events, read Virtual Programming – Recap 2 and Virtual Programming – Recap 1

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]