There are many benefits of hosting online conferences. Delegates benefit as they do not have to incur travel and accommodation expenses while organisers save on costs such as venue hire, catering, printing of learning materials as well as branded merchandise, and can offer more competitive ticket prices.”
Previously, online conferencing has not been highly valued and often utilised as a last resort. Besides sitting in a venue and listening to a presenter, delegates receive printed learning material and other branded goodies. In addition, they have ability to network with other like-minded people. And, in the case of longer conferences, some might see it as an opportunity for a company-paid “holiday” to a fancy hotel.