Besides the advantages to virtual events previously published in this blog, here is an extract from an article of the website http://www.virtualeventshub.com, which introduces the democratic side of virtual events.
“Virtual events have an additional underrated benefit: they are more open, interactive and “democratic” (with a small “d”) than “real-life” face-to-face events.
Why are virtual events more democratic? What do we mean by “democratic” virtual events? And how can virtual events planners and managers do more to boost the “democratic potential” of their next virtual event?
Virtual events attract a wider array of attendees.
One of the biggest advantages of a virtual event is that it brings together a wide audience of people who might not ever be able to meet in real life. If you have a worldwide network of suppliers and partners, or if you have a remote workforce in other countries, or if you have customers all over the country and all over the world, the costs of getting all of these people to travel to the same physical location might well be prohibitive. Instead, with a virtual event, you can bring together people from all levels of your organization and all walks of life. Just the fact that people from all corners of the globe (and all corners of your company org chart) can meet online at the same time is a triumph of online democracy.”