LaunchCode is a nonprofit organization that provides free tech education and job placement opportunities in an effort to bring people from all backgrounds into the tech field and reshape the way employers think about hiring.
The Challenge: The Need For An all-in-one Event Management Solution On A Global Scale
LaunchCode hosted their first annual Shift Tech Transformation Summit as a way to engage their clients and community partners. When deciding on an event tech provider, organizers sought a platform that met the following requirements:
- Seamless user experience for attendees, speakers, and organizers
- Built-in ticketing and registration tool
- Robust attendee engagement features
- Easily downloadable content options
Unlike most organizations that pivoted from in-person to virtual, LaunchCode’s summit was brand new and their audience spans across several markets, so embracing a virtual format was easier than expected.
The Accelevents Solution: Creating A Custom Virtual Summit
The one-day, nine-session event focused on thought leadership in the areas of recruiting and hiring, custom talent solutions, and supporting and retaining digital talent.
The summit featured innovative session topics and speakers from a range of notable companies and organizations such as :
- Google Fiber
- Amazon Web Services
- Technically Media
- Coded by Kids
For all nine sessions, summit organizers took advantage of the Accelevents Studio, the platform’s native live-streaming tool.
With the click of a button, speakers were able to seamlessly access the backstage area of their session and could interact with fellow panelists and the event organizers before starting the live broadcast. LaunchCode also took advantage of Accelevents’ 24/7 live customer support chat and Dedicated Event Support option. The Dedicated Sponsor Page provided sponsors with tremendous visibility and attendees got a chance to learn more about various organizations.
The Results: Event Goals Met Beyond Expectations!
After the Shift Tech Transformation Summit, LaunchCode recognized the many advantages of hosting a virtual event.
By partnering with Accelevents, they were able to :
- Bring together industry leaders from all over the country during a time when it was not possible to do so in person
- Provide innovative sessions and discussions that captivated their audience
- Engage their clients and community partners in a thoughtful and creative way
- Highlight event sponsors on a dedicated page and in sessions
- Leverage session downloads, quotes, and assets as evergreen content