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How To Plan a Safe and Healthy Meeting (Both are Achievable)!

By Denise Irving | March 22, 2021

And just like that, life is picking up speed! Spring is around the corner which means longer days, more sunlight, and a fresh sense of hope on the horizon.

We think it's fair to say we’ve all hit virtual fatigue, but we recognize we have a way to go before we are one hundred percent face-to-face again. However, with vaccines underway and the travel and hospitality industries opening responsibly to make passengers and guests comfortable, we’re making great strides!

Like you, we’re excited about the future and for the rebound of our industry, even if it is a slow process. Many of you are beginning to plan live and hybrid meetings and events (safely and cautiously) and we are thrilled to partner with you to provide the best speakers in the world.

So, while we aren’t doctors (nor do we play them on TV 😉), we have curated some of the best industry health & safety tips, tools, and information to help you navigate the tricky waters of meeting planning post-pandemic style.

Safe MeetingsResources that will help you keep your audience safe and engaged:

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) recently updated information for event planners. Get answers on planning and preparedness, as well as what to do if you have a confirmed COVID-19 case at your event.

SpeakInc has 100+ combined years in the industry, and our job is to make your job easier. Let us help you find the perfect keynote speaker or entertainer for your event – whether virtual, hybrid, or live!

Communications & Collaboration Technology is a safety MUST! SmartMeetings shares what the meeting room of the future will look like.

Warmer temperatures are coming which means safer, more interactive outdoor meetings.

There is an urgent need for innovation and knowledge exchange. These Four industry thought leaders discuss the future of business events during COVID-19.

Health Screenings at live events will be the new norm. See how a new technology can streamline the process.

Drive to meetings vs. fly to meetings helps planners provide the experiences their attendees are craving all while reducing risk.

Here's a bonus tip: While masked up it’s not always easy to see the ground, so make sure you have clear and easy walking aisles for attendees, so they reach their seat without tripping. Sound a little crazy? Well, it happens; trust us!

We are here to help you inspire and set the tone for a healthy 2021 by creating an exciting speaker experience for you and your audience.


Written by Denise Irving
Denise is new to our team, she has an adventurous side, is an outdoor enthusiast hitting trails for runs and races anywhere she can with her companion, Stella, she also loves yoga and cooking. She is extremely passionate and committed to environmental and human rights issues and is the secretary for the Board of Directors for the Shenipsit Striders, a non-profit dedicated to trail stewardship programs in Connecticut and beyond.

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