Government’s Going Virtual: The Transition From In-person to Online Events and Training

Originally published by Steve Ressler on The Huffington Post

Everything is happening virtually these days. Courses, career fairs, conferences and even concerts are increasingly conducted online, educating and entertaining global audiences. While television has to some degree played this role for the past several decades, what makes this trend noteworthy is that it’s happening on the web.

For the public sector, in particular, virtual events are gaining traction due to a “perfect storm” of overlapping factors — namely, extensive travel restrictions, greater public scrutiny on in-person conferences and advancement of interactive communications technology.

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