I published a guide for hosting virtual events over on the GoDaddy blog earlier this week. It’s a deep dive based on the notes I started writing to myself late last year.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Virtual events are great. They can be more affordable, accessible and inclusive than in-person events. Attendees aren’t limited by a physical venue, and you can bring participants in from all over.”— How to host virtual community events (GoDaddy)
We’re seeing a bunch of groups either shut down or postpone their events. It’s a shame, because social activities — even virtual ones! — are sorely needed right now.
We need to physically isolate ourselves if we’re going to flatten the curve. That doesn’t mean we need to socially isolate ourselves. Getting together online for meetups, workshops, casual banter, competitive eSports, family game nights… we’re going to need more of that if we’re going to get through this with our sanity intact.
Physical distancing > social distancing.
So TL;DR == Go forth and host a virtual event.