The Evolution Of Virtual Events And Their Business Impact
For generations, people have had the desire and need to meet and do business. Trade shows and conferences are popular examples of this human behavior. To bridge geographic distance and avoid costly travel, engineers came up with a number of technologies, ranging from the telegraph to the telephone to most recently the internet.
Phone conferences became a convenient way to for businesspeople to share voice communication in a larger group. Soon, web conferencing added the capability to share pictures and slides and collaborate on a given topic. Increasingly available bandwidth then allowed sharing of live video streams, from simple webcams