New Ways to Keep Your Online Attendees Engaged

Virtual events require some new "rules of engagement."

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This webcast originally took place on March 10, 2021

Even the most experienced event planners can find it more difficult keep participants engaged when a meeting moves from face-to-face to online. But with a focus on the right priorities, and some creativity, digital events can hold the audience's attention, offer networking opportunities, provide education and generate business. During this interactive webcast, virtual event experts will share their tips for connecting with at-home attendees.

Plus, stick around after the education for an interactive (and refreshing) experience from the session's sponsor, Visit Jamaica and hotel partner, Playa Resorts — including a giveaway of a three-day stay!
Participants will learn:
• Creative ways to deliver educational sessions
• How to encourage more interaction between attendees
• Strategies for keeping your audience engaged and involved 


Earns 1 Hour of CMP Credit




tammy-dickersonTammy Dickerson

Founder and Lead Planner, tbg Events

Since fully launching her company 20 years ago, Tammy has worked with countless Fortune 100 Companies, including Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Wells Fargo, Disney, The LA Sparks and The Milken Institute. tbg Events produces over 30 events annually with anywhere from 50 to over 15,000 guests. Tammy is a Founding Member of The Black Table, a collective group of black event professionals in LA dedicated to elevating the presence of black event professionals and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and hospitality industry. Dickerson is also a proud member of Meeting Planners International Southern California Chapter, National Association of Women Business Owners, The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals and Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce.

sharon-fisher-nmgSharon Fisher

CEO and Chief Idea Sparker, Play with a Purpose

Sharon Fisher is the CEO and Chief Idea Sparker of Play with a Purpose, an experiential strategy firm devoted to sparking more innovative, participatory, connected and fun events. She believes in fusing content with conversation, education with participation, hands-on with know-how — and making all that fun. They custom design play-based experiences to help organizations solve challenges in an innovative and compelling way. 

The winner of numerous awards, her most prized include being named one of Orlando’s Best Paces to Work and setting two Guinness World Records.  

joe-schwingerJoe Schwinger

Co-Founder and CEO, MeetingPlay

Joe Schwinger is CEO of MeetingPlay, a technology company forging meaningful connections at in-person, virtual, and hybrid events for Fortune 500 companies including Marriott, PepsiCo, Databricks, and many more. With a background in ecommerce, he has extensive experience providing customer facing solutions on a global scale. Before co-founding MeetingPlay in 2011, Schwinger built and lead several successful business initiatives, including the ecommerce organization for the Eastern Region at Marriott. Through his experiences at Marriott and elsewhere, Schwinger saw what the future of meetings could look like and started his own venture to make that vision a reality.

Meredith-ShottesMeredith Shottes

Chief Experience Officer, Miller Tanner Associates

Meredith leads Miller Tanner Associates' Global Experiences department and oversees the corporate and life sciences teams. She's been delivering one-of-a-kind global experiences for hundreds of MTA customers over the past 13 years. Charged with creating strategy, designing processes and setting goals for client experiences, Meredith embraces a process-driven, detail-oriented approach to client engagement and event execution, and proactively collaborates with key stakeholders to deliver a flawless experience on time and on budget.

Meredith's strengths are execution and relationship building. A deliberative leader who's compassionate and empathetic, her patience, individualization and responsibility shape her ability to successfully execute a personalized experience for every MTA client.


Alex Palmer, deputy editor, Northstar Meetings Group