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Combining Synchronous & Asynchronous Tools to Create High-Engagement Virtual Events

Webinar • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 • 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET | Qualifies for 1 CAE and 1 CMP Credit


It’s one thing to create virtual experiences that deliver the same content as in-person events and conferences. But how do you replicate the networking with industry leaders and “benchmarking” with peers that drives members to attend and engage?

Your existing event registration system and online community software are a start. But combine these tools with new community event marketing and management technologies and you can reward members with meaningful connections before, during and in between your events.

The good news is that these strategies are easy to implement and can help drive attendance for “In Real Life” (IRL) events as well.

Register now for Combining Synchronous & Asynchronous Tools to Create High-Engagement Virtual Events.

Combining community-management software with new event marketing technologies can significantly raise attendee engagement. In this one-hour webinar, event marketing and engagement experts Shahab Kaviani and Ben Muscolino show you how to get this edge with your own virtual events. 

Create more meaningful connections. You’ll explore strategies that can raise virtual event attendance and your pool of potential volunteers, members and donors. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on combining new tools and strategies to boost the value of events for your members, including how to:

  • Drive up attendance at virtual/IRL events and conferences
  • Design member experiences that foster meaningful connections before, during and in between events
  • Harmonize event marketing and online communities for deeper member engagement
  • Measure event engagement to develop future volunteers, members and donors

You’ll come away from this webinar with practical strategies that are ready—and easy—to put in place to drive more connections for members attending your organization’s virtual events.

Register now for Combining Synchronous & Asynchronous Tools to Create High-Engagement Virtual Events.

Meet Your Webinar Leaders

Shahab Kaviani currently serves as Head of Marketing and Community at Localist. He has 20 years of experience starting, scaling, and exiting companies. Shahab was most recently an Innovation Director at AARP Foundation helping to design innovations to drive engagement among older adults struggling with loneliness.
Prior to that, Shahab was the co-founder of Breezio, an online community engagement platform, where he now serves as an adviser and board member. Prior to Breezio, Shahab was co-founder and CEO of CoFoundersLab, CoFoundersLab  has become one of the largest online communities of entrepreneurs in the world with more than 450,000 members worldwide. Prior to CoFoundersLab, Shahab co-founded HyperOffice, where he led product and marketing; he operated the startup for over 7 years serving more than 500,000 customers worldwide, prior to its successful exit.

Ben Muscolino currently serves as CEO of Breezio. Prior to joining Breezio, Ben held various roles ranging from Sales Manager to Director of Client Services at Avectra (now Abila) as well as Vocus (then publicly traded as VOCS before being acquired by Cision). Following that he founded and co-founded multiple successful companies providing technology-focused products and services to associations and nonprofits.  Ben is always balancing his strategic and entrepreneurial mindset with learning new technologies while remaining focused on the people and relationship-building elements of business. 

Ben is an active volunteer, member, committee member, and speaker with multiple associations and nonprofits including the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the Society for Information Management (SIM), the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), is a member of the NVTC Executive Circle and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Rochester Ataxia Foundation (RAF) based out of his hometown in Western New York.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is of value to associations and nonprofits. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Director/Vice President of Membership
  • Director/Vice President of Marketing
  • Director of Community (Engagement)
  • Director, Member Programs and Communities
  • Director, Membership Development
  • Vice President, Content Marketing

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CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1 CAE credit hours. Association TRENDS is a CAE Approved Provider. Our programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. We will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit

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