Fort Worth/Mid-Cities Chapter: Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Chapter
The chapter had been engaging members through virtual programming as per their local and state restrictions for the majority of 2020. Once restrictions began to lift, the chapter started looking at what options it had to host programs.* As eager as the chapter was to get back to in-person meetings, the board knew a virtual meeting option would need to be incorporated. To host a hybrid event allowing for in-person and virtual attendance, the chapter used two tripods and set up an iPad and iPhone for the video stream live on Zoom. The chapter also purchased a wireless microphone, which was imperative for maintaining the audio quality. In a strictly virtual format, event attendance began to dwindle; however, the hybrid offering totaled 25 attendees, with 15 attending in person.
*Please note, the chapter went through an extensive risk-management assessment and followed all state, local, and Centers for Disease Control guidelines to host an in-person event. Please see the chapter’s Risk Assessment SOS for more details.