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Meredith Kaganovskiy is a certified meeting professional and Senior Project Manager of the DIA Global Annual Meeting. Meredith is passionate about creating experiences and environments that give individuals opportunities to learn and connect with each other and has designed conferences for domestic and international nonprofit associations since 2004.

DIA is the Drug Information Association and has provided the world’s largest global, neutral stage for life science professionals to come together and address healthcare challenges. The Global Annual Meeting brings together patients, industry, regulators, and academia from all angles of the product lifecycle, from more than 50 countries.

In this new episode of Do Tell Virtually, Meredith shares how and why the DIA made the pivot to virtual conference in 2020. Some highlights:

00:14 – Chapter One: The Intro: Meredith and the DIA

02:08 – Chapter Two: Major Conferences Going Virtual

02:50 – Chapter Three: Why Pivot to Virtual

08:49 – Chapter Four: Different Styles of Virtual Presentation

12:18 – Chapter Five: The Data in a Virtual Event

14:13 – Chapter Six: The Pivot of Speakers

18:50 – Chapter Seven: Concept of a virtual speaker ready room

21:33 – Chapter Eight: The Big Question: Will you go back to live?

22:58 – Chapter Nine: Advice on pivoting a large conference to virtual

24:09 – Chapter Ten: Keeping true to original conference

30:47 – The Wrap

BONUS: We’ll be speaking with Meredith again in our upcoming webinar on Hosting Semi-Live Events– Wednesday, Aug. 12 1-3 p.m. (EST). Register here.

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