In the wake of COVID-19, federal, state, and local officials placed a number of restrictions on mass gatherings.
Due to these restrictions workforces and schools were forced to operate remotely, and major events, including global conferences, sporting events, and concerts were either cancelled, postponed or moved online.
Like many companies, here at Quickbase, we hold a number of in-person events like Community Summits and our annual user conference Empower, where members of the Quickbase community can get together to meet, network, and learn from each other.
Empower is one of the highlights of the year for us at Quickbase. We were excited to host many of our customers in San Diego this year, but quickly had to pivot and figure out how to best host our event virtually.
Our events team immediately moved some of our community summits online, all while planning and preparing for our first Virtual Empower which will be hosted on June 2-3.
“The team really took it on as a challenge to overcome and think about what are the experiences we are building and how can we still bring those to our customers and prospects to really experience Quickbase and to learn from each other,” said Beth Hyland, Senior Manager, Events at Quickbase.
Hyland said that her team prioritized finding ways to take those experiences attendees would normally have at a live event, like networking and learning sessions, and make them just as engaging in a virtual setting.
“How are we still going to enable the networking and the ability for people to learn from each other?” said Hyland. “At the core, the experience we try to build [at Empower], how can we replicate that in a virtual world?”
Although a virtual event will be a different experience, there is still a lot of great content for attendees to learn from and engage with.
“We still have the ability to bring the community together and to learn,” she said.