Building community during the pandemic with Hybrid Events
The global pandemic brought to light how important human interaction can be. When you take away something as simple as shaking hands or seeing a smile, it starts to impact people. Mental health workers in Victoria are busier than ever, as the extended lockdown period in 2020 had a major impact on the psychological health and well being of society.1 In fact, people around the world are experiencing extreme feelings of anxiety, panic, depression, anger, confusion, uncertainty, and financial stress as a result of the pandemic — an estimated 25% to 33% of the community are feeling more stressed and worried than usual, as reported by Black Dog Institute.2
With many people experiencing the effects of loneliness and isolation, it’s more important than ever to get friendly faces together, so long as it’s in a safe, socially distant environment. Hybrid events, for example, make it easy for people to gather again and enjoy some human interaction by building communities based on shared purpose and connection.
- What is a Hybrid Event?
- What are the benefits of Hybrid Events?
- What are the challenges of Hybrid Events?
- How can you host a successful Hybrid Event?