Gathering Current and Future World Leaders
The European Forum Alpbach has been running since 1945 and blends the worlds of arts and culture, business, politics, and science to address the most relevant socio-political questions of our time.
The key aim of the forum is to encourage dialogue. It’s crucial to bridging generational and ideological differences between current world leaders and the leaders of tomorrow. When the pandemic struck, the forum needed to pivot from physical events to virtual experiences for its 75th year. The choice of platform was critical for organizers.
The team at European Forum Alpbach analyzed and benchmarked various event platforms to host a virtual forum during the pandemic, eventually settling on Hopin due to the connectivity of the platform.
“After a long benchmark and analysis we decided that Hopin was the most holistic tool that would allow us to keep a feeling of community alive online as well.” - Marina Bartoletti
The main challenge for Alpbach 2020: How to transition to virtual while maintaining the feeling of community and discussion guests get when they visit the Alps each year.
Using Hopin, Marina and the Alpbach team rose to this challenge, throwing a successful virtual forum with over 4,000 online participants.