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Article Published 26/11/2020

Over the past six months, we have recognised the new requirements for event organisers and the importance of technology in events going forward. Hybrid events allow attendees from around the globe to connect with events in an engaging format, thereby extending the audience reach. Scotland has some fantastic venues and services offering hybrid and virtual solutions that will elevate your event whilst still incorporating Scottish themes throughout.

University of Strathclyde - Technology and Innovation Centre

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University of Strathclyde - Technology and Innovation Centre

University of Strathclyde -Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) has recognised the importance of developing attitudes and working practices to remain competitive in an ever-changing and challenging environment. The team at TIC has been working hard to adapt their approach, to ensure client needs are met in our new reality. In order to keep people connected, TIC has transferred their focus onto technology, offering state-of-the-art conferencing facilities including webcams and PCs in every conference room. To support hybrid and virtual events, TIC provides conference management services via EventsAIR, a platform to hold poster sessions, online exhibitions, discussions forums and networking. Find out more.

The Balmoral

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The Balmoral Hotel Clocktower

The Balmoral has created an innovative Extended Reality Virtual Event Space within the iconic hotel. The studio elevates digital presentations, creating a fully immersive experience for audiences wherever they are in the world. This extended reality studio allows for dynamic and flexible working for both organisers and delegates by holding events both virtually and hybrid. This innovative approach allows for an engaging experience whilst keeping people connected. Discover more about this event space.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is offering new virtual and hybrid event packages. With more than 10 years' experience of hosting online conferences, the college is perfectly placed to help design an event that reaches a global audience with ease. The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has developed packages that can be broadcast to up to 4,000 delegates worldwide. These new packages allow organisers to run events entirely virtually or as a blend of virtual and onsite attendees and speakers, working hand in hand with their in-house team of event coordinators and technical support. Find out more about hybrid event packages.

Assembly Rooms

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Assembly Rooms

The Assembly Rooms has recognised the importance and value of face to face meetings and the new need for online solutions. The venue offers flexibility and confidence to plan both hybrid and virtual events with skilled in-house specialists working with high quality local suppliers; fast and secure infrastructure to achieve increased event attendance online; increased total delegate numbers and reach; adaptable venue space suitable for additional hybrid requirements; alternative sustainable events solution supporting event organisers and sustainability goals. Find out more.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

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Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Take a look at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre's (EICC) new Make It Edinburgh Live, hybrid events solution, designed to provide productive, authentic and immersive event experiences. Make it Edinburgh Live is a series of hybrid event solutions which translate the non-tangible elements of an event to an online format. Whether the event takes place online, in-person, or a combination of both, the EICC's hybrid events provide real and enriching experiences. Make it Edinburgh Live has been designed to encourage interactivity amongst participants and to bring the highlights of the incredible city to events. Find out how to bring online events to life at EICC.

Hybrid Glasgow Hub

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Hybrid Glasgow Hub

Glasgow Convention Bureau has created a useful toolkit to help make the process of adding a hybrid element to conferences easier. Glasgow Convention Bureau has recognised that some delegates may not have the opportunity to visit the city in person however, adding some Glasgow character is a great way to include engaging content, support local businesses and showcase Glasgow for future visits. The toolkit includes virtual visits, meeting backgrounds, social programmes, activities and videos all to enhance the hybrid experience and promote conferences in Glasgow. Discover tools and resources here.