Create a designated working group or committee to plan the conference. The committee could be comprised of individuals who have experience with the conference theme or topics, project coordination, and IT/tech support. Other tips:
Freshley, C. (19 January 2018). How to form a committee: 5 essentials. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeczx1JozSA
McCurry, D. (2019). Who sits on a conference organizing committee? https://www.exordo.com/blog/whos-sits-on-a-conference-organizing-committee/
Preparing your moderators and presenters ahead of time is essential to ensuring things run smoothly during the conference. Depending on the length of the virtual conference day and number of sessions, you might want one moderator per session, or one moderator for the whole event.
Rowe, S. (2020). Prep your next guest speaker with these webinar tips. https://blog.gotomeeting.com/prep-next-guest-speaker-webinar-tips/
The conference program and schedule is the foundation of your event. There are several factors to consider in designing the schedule such as:
Kim, S. (2018). 12 tips for building a conference agenda. https://blog.bizzabo.com/tips-for-building-a-conference-agenda