Gathering current and future world leaders
European Forum Alpbach has been running since 1945 and blends the worlds of art, 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 to bridge generational and ideological differences among current world leaders and the leaders of tomorrow. When the pandemic set in, the forum had to pivot from a physical to virtual experience – for the first time in 75 years.
Senior Event Coordinator, Marina Bartoletti, analyzed dozens of event platforms for the first virtual edition of the forum. She eventually settled on Hopin due to its connectivity.
“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, Senior Event Coordinator, European Forum Alpbach
The big challenge for Alpbach 2020 was transitioning to virtual while maintaining the engaging discussion and feeling of community guests had come to expect in the Alps each year.
Using Hopin, Marina and the European Forum Alpbach team rose to this challenge, hosting a successful virtual forum with more than 4,000 online participants.