Making Virtual Events Accessible Anytime and Anywhere

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In the fifth episode of our series ‘Next-Generation Virtual Events’, we’ll show you how to make your virtual and hybrid events more localised, accessible, and inclusive.



The rise of virtual and hybrid events enabled event organisers to stay connected with their audience and extend their reach across countries. However, with this increased accessibility, comes other challenges such as timezone differences and language barriers.

These have led to the increased adoption of for real-time translation solutions and on-demand content that enable event organisers to deliver events that are accessible anytime and anywhere. These offerings have the potential to bring together diverse audiences from across the world, including the visual and hearing impaired communities, and usher in an era of inclusivity and accessibility for virtual events.

In this episode, we will share with you how to make your virtual and hybrid events more accessible and inclusive. 


1. How to overcome geographical boundaries virtually
2. Inclusive features for visual and hearing impaired communities
3. Importance and benefits of localised and accessible content
4. Ways to drive engagement 24/7 post-event
5. Diversify and cater market specific content for various audience segments and regions

About the speakers and host

As usual, we’ll be joined by some great guest speakers who will be sharing their experiences.

Jonathan Hudson,
Platform Partner Manager at Interprefy

Interprefy is the world’s leading Remote Simultaneous Interpretation platform (RSI), designed to support organisations of all shapes and sizes in connecting people in meetings and events in their own language.

With a background in sales and digital marketing, Jonathan has over 20 years industry experience working with technology platforms and partners. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the UK and delivered successful campaigns across multiple channels. LinkedIn

Shameka Jennings, Principal and Chief Events Officer of EventsNoire

Shameka Jennings is an award-winning certified meeting professional, speaker, and thought leader with over 8 years of industry experience. Shameka is passionate about people, leadership and successful businesses. She has a knack for making meaningful connections through events and an insatiable appetite for helping others maximize their potential. She is especially inspired to help people take their events, organizations, and careers to unprecedented levels.

Shameka is the Principal and Chief Events Officer of EventsNoire, where she drives revenue growth, sponsorships, and member engagement through the creation of relevant and on-brand event experiences, in-person and virtually, for non-profit organizations, associations, and corporations. LinkedIn

Stephanie Jayko, President and CEO of Knock Out Productions

Stephanie Jayko, CSEP is a passionate creative and an accomplished event operations/production executive who is notorious for her leadership of theatrical productions and live events. Stephanie has over 13 years’ experience in staging, production and Event Management. As a seasoned producer of corporate events and large scale productions, she is highly energetic and detail-oriented with a strong history of client satisfaction and successful event management. Her passion for creating experiences for audiences of all kinds shines through in work and dedication to her industry. 

After a life on a horse farm in Upstate New York, Stephanie can now be found coffee in hand calling shows across the country. As a Certified Special Events Professional, she has been recognized as an event professional who demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability essential to perform all components of a special event. Stephanie’s passion for the industry has led her to serve on the Board of Directors for the SEARCH Foundation and multiple positions throughout industry associations. LinkedIn

Keerat Singh, Digital Events Evangelist at GEVME

Keerat is the host of the Next-Generation Virtual Event show at GEVME. She has a keen interest in revenue generating marketing initiatives through live experiences. She has a passion for driving change towards more sustainable and environment-friendly events and has been working towards evangelising such experiences.  LinkedIn


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