“Virtual conferences can be quite powerful, and scale to many thousands of attendees that would be very difficult to gather in-person. And online meetups and roundtables give your members an opportunity to have intimate discussions from the comfort of their home. Are they the same? No. But they do have unique benefits.”— Examples for Event Organizers During the Coronavirus Outbreak (CMX)
On a related note, we’re hosting our first virtual meetup for WP Durham this evening.