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Virtual vs in-person events

We asked our student members for their opinions on in-person and virtual events, and what is most important to them when they attend them. 

Our members discussed:

  • How the pandemic has impacted their preference for event formats 
  • What employers can do to ensure virtual attendees get the most out of hybrid events 
  • Why breakout rooms will never replace in-person networking

The pandemic has impacted how our members are attending events in 2022 and 2023, and why they’re more committed to attending in-person events. Contrary to the belief that Gen Z prefer interacting digitally, our members agree that in-person events are much more beneficial. We’ve seen similar responses to in-person interactions in our report on ‘Gen Z in the workplace’ (as featured on Sky News). 

For full insight into their conversation on events, take a look at our video on the right. 

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