In order to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic, history program attendees, speakers, and coordinators have all had to learn how to navigate the technology of virtual events and get used to the very different vibe of virtual events compared with in-person. There are pros and cons to both and, with the hope of a return to normal possible, many are rethinking how to approach their programs in future. Will organizations incorporate more virtual options? Are speakers selling as many books virtually as in-person?
As a speaker myself, I have my own opinions. But I would like to hear from you! What have your experiences been like? What format do you prefer? To help get some answers, I designed the short survey below. I will send out an email with the results when they are in!
First, we need to know who you are so we can ask relevant questions - are you a program attendee, speaker, or coordinator? If you are more than one, you can take the survey again under the appropriate additional category. When you click your answer, the rest of the survey will open in your browser with the relevant questions for that category.
Please respond no later than June 30, 2021. If the survey does not display correctly, check your ad-blocker settings. There is a Firefox add-on that is a known issue. There is no adware associated with the site.
Does being "in the moment" at a great program make it more likely you will take out your wallet for a book? Do you just forget to go to their website to buy one after the ease of exiting a virtal program with a click?
This question is presuming you feel safe in having the option to return to in-person programs, and is based solely on the pros and cons of the format. If you don't think you will return to in-person because you don't trust that we are safe yet from Covid, please mention that in the comments at the end. This is the sort of thing coordinators would like to know as they plan for the future!
This question is presuming you feel safe in having the option to return to in-person programs, and is based solely on the pros and cons of the format. If you don't think you will return to in-person because you don't trust that we are safe yet from Covid, please mention that in the comments at the end.
You can say what you dislike in the next question!
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