Most large conferences are on hold until summer 2021 or later, but some groups are forging ahead with smaller gatherings or hybrid events with in-person and digital components. They say it’s essential to their mission to bring people together for face-to-face meetings, even in a pandemic.
But they must be prepared to rewrite the playbook days ahead of their meetings. Scores of events originally planned with both virtual and in-person components have since gone virtual.
The Indiana State Bar Association plans to hold a hybrid annual meeting Oct. 7-9 in Indianapolis, capping in-person attendance at 70 or 80 people.