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Duncan Wardle Hybrid Event Experience

Jessica Welch
Monday, Sep 20, 2021

Hybrid Events Allow For Possibilities We Never Imagined

We’ve seen a lot of events in our time and in the past two years, we’ve seen all of them shift to virtual and hybrid events. As the pandemic elongated we watched as keynote speakers and conference professionals worked towards making hybrid and virtual events feel more comfortable and run a little smoother. It wasn’t until recently that we fully understood the capabilities offered to conference-goers only through virtual technology.

Duncan Wardle, Founder of Ideate and former Head of Innovation and Creativity for the Walt Disney Company, came to us with his hybrid keynote speech reimagined. Of course, he would still be speaking about innovation and tapping into your own innate creativity, but he would be doing it in ways that would reach more people even in this time of remote work and social distancing.

Wardle’s latest keynote speech, adapted to not just fit hybrid events but turn them into unforgettable experiences, involves two elements that would never have been possible through in-person events.


Falling in line with Wardle’s key message of innovation and creativity, he has stretched the bounds of communication and now pairs his keynote speeches with an artificial intelligence robot that propagates live subtitles in up to 34 languages simultaneously. This means your event can reach people all over the world, whether you work with a global team or you want to invite different world views to your conference.

When your event is focused on creativity and innovation, an important component is outside perspectives that give you new insights. The best way to see your organization from other points of view is to invite in very different people. With this new technology, Wardle gives you and your team the opportunity to approach new people with new vantage points.

Virtual Reality

Wardle also includes virtual reality as an option for his keynote speeches and workshops. Using Oculus VR allows you and your team to meet on a completely different plane. Forgot the same old office workplace or, even worse, the same old Zoom backgrounds filters; Wardle will help spark innovation by taking your team to a different dimension. He believes our best ideas occur outside of the office and he wants to take you there through his keynote speaking.

Let the master of innovation reinvigorate your team with creativity through his hybrid and virtual events that will make you forget you ever missed in-person conferences. Expand your ideas on connectedness and get ready to experience an inspiring keynote speech that will bring you together with people all over the world and take you to new, fresh places that get your creativity flowing.


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