Creating Dynamic, Engaging Online Conferences & Webinars

When:  Jun 24, 2020 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (ET)

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Go from in-person presentations and panels to dynamic webinars and online sessions ... that keep your audience engaged.

Moving your presentations online? Delivering content to a remote crowd? Want to make sure your audience is engaged? Hoping to replicate the networking and interpersonal connections that would happen in-person? Trying to keep sponsors involved in your online events?

Geared for conference organizers, event planners, and speakers, this online workshop provides practical tips and hands-on experience, especially when moving a presentation to the web.

This live, online workshop is focused on:

  1. Creating (or adapting) compelling content
  2. Decreasing the burden on the planner and presenter
  3. Involving the audience so they're not just passive viewers

Note that this is an active online workshop that will simulate a virtual presentation or conference breakout session; it's not a passive lecture or PowerPoint so expect to participate. Registration is limited.

Tech requirements for the online workshop

This online workshop will use Zoom.

For a more uniform participant experience, please plan to join from a computer with a large screen rather than a phone. (More limited phone apps tend to have less functionality; while they're ok for watching video, they're less well suited to actual meetings.)

You'll need a computer with a camera and a microphone. To model effective meeting interactions and to allow for a realistic, participatory experience, attendees must join with audio and video.

Takeaways and objectives

  • Learn 3 ways to improve webinars and presentations
  • Identify how to design the event to decrease your moderation load
  • Apply 3 alternative, engaging webinar formats
  • Build your own webinar


All times Eastern

  • 12:45 - Virtual classroom opens; optional pre-session familiarization on using Zoom
  • 1:00 - Online workshop starts
  • 1:05 - "Doors close" to online meeting
  • 2:30 - Closing and adjourn

About your online meeting facilitator

Lee Gimpel is the founder of Better Meetings, which provides in-person and online meeting facilitation, training, and design services around Washington, DC. Formerly, as Director of Development for LifeWise Strategies, he spent a decade overseeing the training/education company’s products that helped organizations design and facilitate better programs, more authentic client connections, and dynamic classes. He’s worked with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and the USMC. Previously, he worked at Capital One and started his career as a software manager on the tech conference circuit. He’s written for Inc., Fast Company, and BusinessWeek and has been quoted in HuffPost, Convene, Prevue Meetings & Incentives, Tradeshow News Network, and MeetingsNet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

Speakers and professionals involved in the planning or execution of offline or online conference-style meetings, presentations, and webinars. This includes conference directors, conference planners, and event planners.

I won't be able to make the start time? Or I'll need to leave early.

This workshop is designed to build through a logical, step-by-step process. Please enter the workshop when it's set to start; the meeting will be set to block attendees from joining after the official start time. As a result, you may leave early, but you won't be able to reenter.

How do I join the workshop?

You'll receive an email in advance with a Zoom link/code to join the online meeting. This will NOT happen instantaneously when you register.

What are the tech requirements for this workshop?

We'll be using Zoom's online video-conferencing software. Instead of joining the workshop via your phone, please use a computer with a larger screen. Download the Zoom desktop app for the best experience.


Online Instructions:
Login: A secured Zoom link will be sent to those who RSVP before the event.
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Lee Gimpel
(202) 975-6338