In a year when pivot became a major part of our vocabulary, one of the many things I loved about AVFX is they were already ahead of the curve. They already had a studio. They were already creating hybrid events, and yes, they grew to include so many different platforms. I had no idea there were so many platforms that you could do a virtual event on.
One of the other things I always have appreciated about AVFX is they’re not patronizing. They never talk down to a meeting planner. They never make them feel like they don’t know what’s going on. In fact, they feel so strongly about teaching us, about being educators.
Their love for education and making us all know so much more was very apparent this past semester when I taught a graduate class in meeting and event management at Boston University, and they took over my class for a week. And they did a two and a half hour class, all virtual, that my students were so engaged in.
The students wrote me and they said, “We never believed in virtual events. We never thought they could be interesting and engaging”. And what AVFX did in those two and a half hours totally has shifted my opinion. That’s a pretty good testimonial. AVFX has a culture of perfectionism, not in a bad way, but because they care.
As they say, our passion shows.