Virtual Events in an IRL World

Virtual Events in an IRL World

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Saturday, Oct. 9 3:45 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Oct. 9 4:45 PM (Eastern)

Last year, campaigns shifted in-person events like fundraisers, volunteer trainings, and rallies to virtual settings. As we move back to IRL, we can’t ignore the strengths of virtual events. Virtual and hybrid events can raise money live from a broader audience, can be more inclusive, allow for more participation, and create high-energy viral moments that deliver for campaigns. The video teams behind some of the biggest success stories in live streams and virtual events will discuss the features of virtual and hybrid events that make them keepers.


Jordan Newman


Jordan (he/him) is the head of sales and partnerships for Hovercast, which makes a platform for interactive live streams and virtual events. He has served as a digital director and consultant for dozens of Democratic campaigns and organizations through #voteprochoice and Leadership for Educational Equity. Jordan lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife, Jeanne, and dog, Carla.