Transition from an in person to a fully virtual event.
The Residential Energy Services Network or RESNET is a not-for-profit, membership corporation that is governed by a board of directors (who are elected by membership).
In April 1995, the National Association of State Energy Officials and Energy Rated Homes of America founded the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to develop a national market for home energy rating systems and energy efficient mortgages.
RESNET is a recognized national standards-making body for building energy efficiency rating and certification systems in the United States involving:
To make the energy use of all homes transparent, thereby driving residential sector energy use toward net zero.
Needing to transition from an in person to a fully virtual event was a big challenge, like many, that they faced. Normally offering 100+ in person sessions which included training and education sessions, RESNET needed a way to still offer all of these sessions to their audience while still showcasing live keynotes, sponsorship opportunities, fun activities, a virtual trade show booth and interactive engagement which is what they were used to at previous years events.
From the virtual platform side, we helped create a fully functional platform for users to navigate through. Offering agendas based on each day of programming, an on demand area where we hosted their 80+ training and education sessions which were all categorized by knowledge level, BPI credit eligibility and category type so users could easily find the sessions they wanted to take place in. A sponsor and exhibitor page where users could go visit and interact with each company. We also were able to make the platform fun and engaging by offering gamification which resulted in some awesome prizes that were given to the highest point earners. One big component that RESNET wanted was to find a way for users to further engage with one another, our answer to that was social groups. 14 groups ranging from their yearly 5k to a builders network were created for users to join and interact with one another, being able to share photos, ideas and connect.
From the production side, we pre-recorded the entire event, 3 days worth of content ranging from Congressmen, CEOs and VPs. This took a lot of coordination between us and our client, ensuring we met our deadlines by sticking to the deliverable timeline that we created. We also coordinated in person recordings that took place at our office/studio mixed with remote presenters. This put our client at ease during the live days of the show since all of the pre work was done.
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