Virtual Events: The Ultimate Guide
Panacea Collective: Austin’s Premier Virtual Event Company
We have been busy the last 6 months shifting from live events to virtual, as the global pandemic has limited the ability to gather safely. But, as they say in the biz, the show must go on!
Panacea Collective has worked with The 19th News, The LBJ Foundation, All in Together, MOVE Texas, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and others to adapt from in-person events to successful virtual events. There has been a lot to learn, and we are also finding there are just as many details to tie up as a live event - if not more.
We all agree that one of the most exciting aspects of virtual events is the ability to work with a wide and varied list of speakers. Travel and scheduling has always made securing speakers and talent a challenge, and going virtual has made it more convenient to participate. It has been a privilege to recently work with notable speakers including Melinda Gates, Jamie Dimon, The Go-Go’s, Pete Buttigieg, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Tom Freston, Kamala Harris, Meryl Streep, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and many more.
Below are a few highlights from some of our recent virtual events.
LBJ Foundation & All In Together:
In August we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with All in Together and The LBJ Foundation. This virtual town hall brought together incredible historians, celebrities, athletes and politicians to discuss women’s involvement in the civic process.
Notable speakers included Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice, Abby Wambach, Lauren Leader, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Martha Jones, Jeffrey Rosen, and Mark Updegrove.
The 19th was founded to shine a light on the unfinished business of the 19th Amendment and empower women — particularly those underserved by and underrepresented in American media — with the information, community and tools they need to be equal.
In August, we also commemorated the suffrage centennial with The 19th Represents, a week of virtual events that raise the voices of women — past and present — who are reshaping the American story. There was a series of conversations with prominent women in politics, civic engagement, journalism and the arts. Notable speakers included Stacey Abrams, Hillary Clinton, Melinda Gates, The Go-Go’s, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sunny Hostin, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Zoe Saldaña, and Meryl Streep.
It was incredible to see nearly 200,000 viewers engaged in commemorating 100 years of the 19th Amendment!
MOVE Texas is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to build power in underrepresented youth communities through civic engagement, leadership development, and issue advocacy. In September, we helped style the set at Originator's Studio for their live “Rock the Reg” broadcast event.
In 2018 57% of Texans under 34 were not registered. There are 3.8 million unregistered voters in Texas, and MOVE Texas wanted to change this statistic.
When participants tuned in live they heard from musicians, artists, and activists like Emmy Award Winner Holland Taylor and US Attorney General Eric Holder, to talk about why they were registering to vote this year.
In October Panacea was proud to produce the LBJ School of Public Affairs' 50th Anniversary. To commemorate the anniversary there were two virtual forums, "In the Arena: The LBJ Era...to Present" & "In the Arena: Defining a New Destiny".
To honor President Lyndon Baines Johnson's founding vision and to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the LBJ School’s virtual forums showcased prominent global leaders who personify LBJ and inspire the next generation to creatively take on the world’s most important challenges.
Guests included: Melinda Gates, Jamie Dimon, Darren Walker, Stacey Abrams, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Tom Freston, Adm. William McRaven, Rajiv Shah and others.