In my last post, I left you hanging on a question: How can the online version of a live event — in this case, BlogWorld’s Virtual Ticket — convey as much of the experience of being there in-person as possible?
Well, we came up with a few ideas to help bridge that gap, and we incorporated them into the Virtual Ticket. Here they are:
1. Provide live, on-the-spot footage at the event
We’ll record behind-the-scenes footage all over the conference center and at select conference events and will either stream it live (if on-site internet cooperates) or put it online for you fast. Grab yourself a cup of stale coffee and slap on a nametag while you watch and you can almost pretend you’re there with us.
2. Create exclusivity by providing extras that even live attendees won’t have access to
We know we can’t replicate all of what you’ll get live at BlogWorld, so we’re doing the next best thing — countering the in-person advantage that live attendees have by giving you something that they won’t get. First on the menu? Exclusive interviews with the bigwigs. Not many people are going to be hanging out with keynote speakers in person, but you can, through the magic of exclusive video.
3. Provide a host
You know how if you were there live and if you’re lucky or popular, you might hang out with someone as you made your way around? As you sit there in your PJ’s at home, I’ll be your surrogate buddy. One way to give you the VT material would have been to slap all the videos in an archive, but we thought that giving you a cohesive, semi-guided experience would be way more fun.
Sign up for the Virtual Ticket and you’ll get all of that, plus 100+ hours of BlogWorld session recordings (which you’ll have on-demand access to for a full year).
The one thing we always hear from non-attendees during BlogWorld & New Media Expo is “I wish I were there.”
Well, this is your chance! Instead of getting on Twitter and telling us that you wish you were there, you can be kind of there, even while you’re at home. Sure, you’ll need to wait just a bit before we have all of the session recordings ready for you, but the rest of your experience will either be live or as close to live as we can make it, letting you “be there” as much as possible.
Now here’s the important part: The BlogWorld Virtual Ticket is on sale through 11:59pm tonight, Friday, October 21st. Until that time, it’s only $247, which is a full $100 off.
Even after the price goes up, it’s a great deal… but wouldn’t you rather save the money? Yeah. We thought you might.
Click here to register for the Virtual Ticket. Be sure to act now, before the price goes up tonight!
Johnny B. Truant is the host and M.C. of the newly-redesigned BlogWorld Virtual Ticket. You can connect with him on Twitter as @JohnnyBTruant.