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Are Virtual Conferences Worth Attending?

Are Virtual Conferences Worth Attending?

Are Virtual Conferences Worth Attending?

Events and conferences have emerged as a great way to build your network, hear from the best in the industry, and stay up-to-date on newer developments. However, for some people, the travel time, distance, and expense can be an obstacle in attending these conferences. Virtual conferences and events, on the other hand, offer the same substance and content, but from the comfort of your home.

In this article, let us talk about why shifting to a virtual conference is the most reasonable choice anyone can make:

Get Anytime & Anywhere Access

Perhaps the best reason to attend a virtual conference is the flexibility of getting access to any session – anytime, anywhere. To attend a conventional in-person conference usually requires travel, accommodation, and other necessary amenities. However, with a virtual conference, you can avoid all associated hassles and just think of focusing on the sessions at the comfort of your own home. This not only saves money but also a lot of unnecessary inconveniences. Online events also offer you the opportunity to view the sessions and presentations anytime you want with a playback option. This gives a chance for attendees to take all the time they want to absorb all the information by re-playing the sessions. 



Attend Multiple Tracks At The Same Time

With a virtual conference, you can avoid the issue of having to choose between multiple sessions to attend. One does not need to rush to attend a particular session as attendees will have the opportunity to participate in on-demand sessions after the session has ended, and even record them for further replays. Virtual conferences help you strengthen your knowledge, connect with experts from the industry and learn from the best from anywhere. Making the most out of these online events will help attendees to not only understanding the industry but also create a base before diving deep for your career.

Build An Extensive Global Network

Connecting with a larger and diverse global audience from different parts of the world, including speakers, panellists, and peers, is easier in a virtual environment than a traditional in-person event. Considering virtual conferences are designed beyond boundaries, it allows attendees to connect with a larger audience and peers across borders. Alongside, since the attendees are usually provided with the agenda before the event, it will give them the flexibility to plan their day around relevant sessions.

Networking with Speakers & Peers

Virtual conferences provide you with the opportunity to connect with anybody attending the event without personally knowing them. This could get a little tricky in an in-person event. With virtual events, attendees have the flexibility to connect with leaders and speakers, ask them questions, and even receive feedback in a one-to-one setting. During virtual events, attendees can also use the chat room facility to get in touch with relevant people to better understand the complex topics of the session.

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Group Learning Is Possible

With the help of virtual conferences, group learning is possible. Virtual conferences and online events allow you as well as your peers and friends to attend the session with you — on a single pass, which not only reinforces learning but also provides better clarity for complex topics. Alongside, many individuals aren’t capable of buying passes to these conferences; however, with virtual conferences, all of your peers can pool in to buy a single pass in order to attend these events. Attendees are also allowed to record the sessions and share them with peers to get the most out of these events. 

Benefits like the ability to attend multiple tracks and sessions by speakers, as well as the ability to network virtually at the comfort of your home, make virtual conferences a perfect choice for attendees to learn and grow during this pandemic lockdown.

plugin is one such virtual conference for developers and leaders in the data science and machine learning space that will give attendees direct access to the brilliant minds of AI and the data science ecosystem.

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