This session will provide tips and tricks for turning those well-developed hybrid program designs into a high-quality experience for all participants—including how to manage your tech. How can you balance the needs of in-person and virtual participants simultaneously? What tools are out there to make these kinds of events easier to manage? How can you handle unexpected hiccups in real time? Whether your organization has a hybrid program coming up or if you have hosted hybrid events in the past, this session will increase your skills and capacities for hosting these types of events.
This workshop features Joe Amditis, assistant director of products and events at the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, where he is responsible for making in-person, virtual, and hybrid events work smoothly.
Joe graduated from Rutgers University in 2013 and earned his B.A. with a double-major in political science and criminal justice before going on to earn his M.A. from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. He was co-founder and former director of operations of Muckgers, a hyperlocal, student-focused, investigative publication serving the Rutgers-New Brunswick community. Joe is also a seven-year veteran of the New Jersey Army National Guard.
This is the second in a two-part series, “Hybrid Humanities Programming: How to Design It, How to Do It.” Hybrid programs—which include online and in-person participants—are a new norm in the humanities. Just because it’s a norm, however, doesn’t mean it’s easy!
At NJCH, we see and hear about a lot of great hybrid humanities program ideas through our work across the state. So we’re creating a public space to share what we’ve learned from our community. This two-part In the Weeds series is designed to capture best practices and models and encourage networking/ information sharing among organizations doing this work.