Return to onsite – taking care to remain inclusive
Many sessions and discussions reported on the return to face-to-face meetings and how much people valued those. However, care needs to be taken that we do not exclude certain groups by simply returning en masse to onsite meetings. To support diversity, equality and sustainability we need to do more than that. Hybrid events can be complex and expensive to manage when trying to provide both onsite and online simultaneously, but there are other options such as interspersing face-to-face meetings with online meetings, making sure live content is available not just to view but also to discuss after the event and providing good, ongoing networking opportunities for online delegates / association members as well.