The Virtual Edge Institute announced the debut of The Edge Streaming Studio at the organization’s premier conference for virtual and hybrid events, Virtual Edge Summit 2011 (January 12-13, 2011, MGM Grand Las Vegas and virtually). In the vein of pro football pre-game shows, The Edge will provide commentary on the day’s emerging virtual and hybrid events news, answer questions from the virtual audience, and conduct in-depth interviews with event practitioners, industry vendors, and attendees.
According to Michael Doyle, Executive Editor of the Virtual Edge Institute and producer of the Summit, “There are ebbs and flows at a physical conference with session breaks, meals and networking events. While The Edge was conceived as a way to engage – and even entertain – our virtual attendees with up-to-minute updates from the show floor during these lulls, we also envision this to be a central component of the hybrid experience for all our attendees.”
Sponsored by Intercall, The Edge will broadcast live from the Virtual Edge Summit exhibit show floor. The show’s hosts, Michael McCurry, Strategic Account Manager with Experient and author of McCurry’s Corner, and Cece Salomon-Lee, Principal of PR Meets Marketing and consultant to Virtual Edge Institute, are known for their insights on the virtual and hybrid events industry.
Register today to watch The Edge and 30-plus educational sessions and workshops on digital solutions for events, meetings, learning and community. To participate in the Twitter conversations, follow the summit [.]virtualedge and tag your comments and questions with the #VES11 hashtag.
About Virtual Edge Summit 2011
The Summit (virtualedgesummit.com) is designed to help attendees rapidly evaluate, implement and maximize virtual programs within their organizations. The Virtual Edge Summit 2011 will be co-located with the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) 2011 Annual Meeting, Convening Leaders, which brings together more than 3,000 meetings professionals to discuss issues impacting the meetings, convention and exhibition industry.
About The Virtual Edge Institute
VirtualEdge.org is an organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of virtual event and meeting technology and best practices for collaboration and marketing. They do this by supporting and contributing research, education, thought leadership, promotion, and professional networking. VEI members help set the direction for the virtual events and meeting industry and create significant business opportunities, solutions and advantages for all. Members have access to various services and deliverables based on their membership level.
For media inquiries or to request media credentials, contact Cece Salomon-Lee at 415-608-0302 or clee[.]virtualedge.org.