The inaugural Digital Event Awards was held in 2021 to celebrate the success of many event organisers in the virtual space, mainly as a result of the pandemic. Despite many of the UK’s vibrant in-person events returning, some events have retained a hybrid format, and some have remained digital. World Architecture Festival, due in 2021 to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, remained a virtual event due to travel restrictions. emap’s sector-leading events teams worked alongside one of our valued and long-term AV partners, Silverstream TV, to switch the event format and produce a truly world-class virtual event.
In the space of a few short months the planned physical event was transformed into an interactive and engaging virtual event – and we really mean engaging! Every 20 minutes five brand new building projects presented concurrently online to five separate judging panels – a total of over 600 project presentations over just a working week. 3,000 registered attendees used the platform live and on-demand, and the four day live-event broke into four streams produced by a team of twelve technicians.
The work done by the emap event operations team and those twelve superb Silverstream technicians has been recognised by the Digital Event Awards 2022 via shortlisting in the ‘Best Webinar Series’ category, alongside some tough competition from the likes of Bloomberg, TM Forum, and PMI UK.
Congratulations to all our teams involved in WAF 2022, and to our partners at Silverstream TV.
About World Architecture Festival
Now in its 15th year, the annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) is the most prestigious architectural prize in the world and judged by the biggest names in architecture. It is the only global architectural prize where shortlisted entrants present their projects live to the jury in front of an audience of peers. All entries are featured on the World Buildings Directory. The event itself features content sessions and a dynamic exhibition, a gala dinner, and of course the Awards. WAF 2022 will be held between 30 November – 02 December in Lisbon, Portugal. Click here to find out more.