Virtual Edge Institute (VEI), an organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of digital event and meeting technology, today announced that Michael Doyle, Founder and Executive Director, will present two key education programs at the Americas Meetings and Events Exhibition (AIBTM), which will be held in Baltimore June 19-21, 2012. AIBTM, the leading global exhibition for the U.S. incentive, business travel, meetings and events industry, brings together meetings, incentive, business and corporate planners from around the world for three days of focused business. Click here to register for the exhibition.
On Wednesday, June 20 at 2:00 pm. at the Baltimore Convention Center, Doyle will join a panel of experts to discuss “The Digital Event Landscape: From Hybrid Extensions to Perpetual Environments.” The panelists will discuss the digital event landscape and will help attendees explore how innovative digital solutions are extending the life and value of physical events. Other panel participants include Todd Helton, Director, Meetings & Conferences, American Institute of CPAs, and Mike Westcott, President, relate solutions.
On Thursday, June 21 at 2:00 pm. Doyle will lead a session “Digital Engagement for Onsite and Remote Audiences.” Joined by Lynn Randall, Managing Partner, Randall Insights LLC, and Evan Chapman, President, Virtual Solutions, Viva Creative, this panel will examine the critical importance of engagement at digital events, and discuss strategies and technologies for driving that engagement and connecting the on-site and remote audiences.
“I’m happy anytime the Virtual Edge can help evangelize for the digital event industry. There are still many people to educate, and we’re thankful that AIBTM is helping to spread the word about the importance of virtual and hybrid events,” said Doyle.
Michael is the founder of the Virtual Edge Institute, an industry organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of virtual environments and digital solutions for events, meetings and learning programs. Doyle launched the Virtual Edge Summit the leading hybrid event serving the industry and is a frequent consultant to companies trying to map virtual experiences to their portfolio of physical events. He is a 20-year veteran of trade shows, magazines and online publishing with extensive marketing, content and business development experience. Doyle has also served as Publisher at Reed Business Information’s Cahners Publishing Company, Director of Business Development and Publisher for Interex’s HP World, General Manager at Online Market World, Executive Director of the Solution Provider Institute, and Group Publisher at Gordon Publications. He is a frequent speaker and blogger on topics related to the use of virtual technologies for business.
About Virtual Edge Institute (VEI)
The Virtual Edge Institute (virtualedgeinstitute.com) is an international organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of virtual event and meeting technology and best practices for collaboration and marketing. VEI supports and contributes to research, education, thought leadership, promotion, and professional networking.