Virtual Event Planning

The Poverty Narrative: A Midwest Perspective virtual conference in June 2020 brought together more than 600 people from across the country to explore the ways academics and journalists can promote more in-depth, impactful, and solutions-oriented coverage of poverty-related issues. A follow-up Poverty Narrative virtual series held in March 2021 was dedicated to a deeper understanding of the connections between structural racism and poverty.

For both virtual event series, I was involved in:

  • Developing the event concept, selecting sessions topics and format, and inviting panelists;
  • Coordinating logistics, including managing event registration, event reminder emails, tech checks with panelists, using StreamYard to livestream the sessions to YouTube, moderating comments and live Q&A, and follow-up emails; and
  • Marketing the event to relevant journalists and academics.

I have experience with Zoom meetings, Zoom webinar, StreamYard, Mural, and Google Jamboard.