Question: What do you do when one of the biggest in-person EdTech conferences on the West Coast is cancelled because of a national pandemic?
Easy – you take it online and go virtual!
In a time when professional development is needed the most, CUE responded to their membership by taking their conference virtual. Keynotes, workshops, speakers – all were taking to the internet thanks to apps like Zoom and Facebook Live. Educators were sharing and responding to this situation in real-time.
In addition to supporting districts on a national level with online professional learning, Alludo has partnered with CUE for over three years to deliver a fun, online badging and engagement experience at both the Spring and Fall conferences as well as BOLD.
Faced with the news of the conference going virtual, Alludo met with CUE leadership and ideas surfaced on how the company could help education sponsors/vendors still connect with educators that needed their products and services.
Why not a virtual, online hall to parallel the virtual online conference?
Two weeks later – the Spring CUE virtual exhibit hall opened on March 27th. Over 120 exhibitors have a place where anyone, from anywhere, can come in and virtually learn about the organization, share feedback, post a social media shout-out about the vendor and set up a meeting, real time with a representative.
In the first week, over 600 individuals visited the exhibit hall and engaged in nearly 4,000 activities!
Over the next few weeks, Alludo will continue to host a safe, fun, and open environment for anyone to engage with education providers from all over the country. Raffle prizes, free subscriptions and more are offered for participants along with hours of discovering more about the partners that are supporting education. The exhibit hall will be open through April 27th.
To get started, head to bit.ly/playcue and get logged in to start exploring!