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    • #19335
      Beth Higgs
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      Hi Everyone
      Has anyone had success hosting virtual reunions for alumni in this COVID climtae? What have you done in place of your usual reunion event?
      We cancelled all of our functions in 2020 and it’s looking like the ones we have planned for 2021 may not be able to proceed either. Last year we attempted a Zoom but got advised that the cohort would rather wait to catch up face to face – I am not sure how successful a Zoom Reunion would be?
      Keen to hear what others have done in place of events.
      Thanks
      Beth

    • #19409
      Merryn Parks
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      Hi Beth,

      I previously worked at oxford falls grammar and now work for ToucanTech. We speak to 100’s of schools each month so have a few experiences to share. At oxford falls we like you cancelled our 2020 events and planned to host physical in 2021. However, i felt we needed the back up plan. Our plan was to run a zoom session at same time and date as the original physical event if the worst happened. Virtual is not as ideal as physical but some engagement better than none. Plus should be cost savings! I wrote down my thoughts on this blog post about creating a virtual event here https://toucantech.com/news/building-your-community/69/69-Be-brave-start-planning-a-virtual-reunion We also have seen a lot of our international schools who are locked down harder and longer than us run a host of different virtual events. Some recommend doing a trivia set of questions for the event so you have something to do, others ran smaller events for people with something in common ie industry / career link. Drop me an email if you want more examples? Good luck and hoping you and the community around you stay safe.

      Merryn Parks

      Head of Australia & New Zealand Region, ToucanTech

      MOB: +61 402 423 573 SUPPORT: +61 7 3186 8774 | Website: http://www.toucantech.com

      Email: merryn@toucantech.com

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