Challenges of moving smart city event online

By | April 8, 2020

From SmartCitiesDive Apr 2020


The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought many networking opportunities to a screeching halt as event planners are forced to readjust or cancel highly anticipated smart city conferences.

The National Shared Mobility Summit, which was scheduled to occur last month in Chicago at the McCormick Place​ convention center, is one of these affected events. The conference facility was transformed into a makeshift hospital with 3,000 beds for patients with COVID-19, leaving event organizers with a myriad of challenges to ensure the show will go on.

The event, which was rebranded the Shared Mobility Summit Live, is now slated to occur virtually from May 5-6. Smart Cities Dive caught up with Shared-Use Mobility Center Executive Director Sharon Feigon to learn more about the group’s decision to move the conference online, including the associated costs, challenges and security risks.
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