Everyone is imagining a post-Covid time, most likely coming by May or June 2021, wondering how many changes we’ve made this year to meetings, conferences, church services, and other gatherings. I have been receiving a steady stream of announcements for 2021 technology conferences. All of them up until May will build upon the tech foundations pioneered this year.
Many of the conferences have been well put together. They have packed information in a succinct package. I could actually attend several conflicting conferences without the hassle of either trying to travel to each or blow some off. There are benefits. As the year went on, some of the trade shows got interesting by adding Zoom or other technology to allow “booth chats” or “booth appointments” where a visitor could discuss products and questions in real time with a live engineer.
I’ve talked with many people about their reactions to church (for the Christian among you). Even Roman Catholic ladies were quite satisfied to watch church from home. The many varieties of Protestants seem to have adapted to staying home, as well, except for a small portion of the more conservative evangelicals who needed to brave exposure to Covid-19 due to the need for companionship (and many people I know did that and became infected, but that’s another story for another blog site).
This is an ideal time to leverage all of these experiments and experiences and look at the second half of 2021 and beyond as a time to do things differently. I would still like to see some in-person gatherings. I miss the conversations, meeting new people, personal contact that you get from being together. It has gotten to the point, though, that conversations have taken the place of actually going to sessions. I’d love a blend of learning online and meeting in person.
What triggered this post was this announcement from PTC about its LiveWorx conference. It is moving toward a continuous model strung out over the year rather than one shot at one time. Interesting. We’ll see how that works for it.
This upcoming year, LiveWorx is going to be a little bit different.
LiveWorx 2021: The Limited Series is a year-round high-impact digital program. Each episode will take its own approach to delivering fresh and relevant insight on digital transformation for the industrial enterprise in a TV show-style format. Throughout the year, viewers will hear perspectives from thought leaders, subject matter experts, technology practitioners and familiar faces from PTC as well.
There are two ways to watch: episodes will air live on key dates and will also be available afterwards on-demand, so viewers can pick and choose whichever is more convenient.
More details will be announced soon, so be sure to subscribe for LiveWorx 21 updates to learn more as 2020 turns into 2021.
Registration for LiveWorx 2021: The Limited Series will get underway in early 2021. The first episode is scheduled for early spring, with more to come afterwards throughout the rest of the year.
Zoom fatigue is very real at this point, and it’s worth noting that these episodes will be delivered through concise and high impact TV show-style broadcasts, each with a run time of less than two hours.
2020 has been a year unlike any other. Get ready for a whole new LiveWorx! We can’t wait for you to join us for this unique program in 2021.