Top 10 Themes & Topics for Your Post-COVID-19 Conference 2021
Covid-19 has drastically transformed the status quo; “normal life” feels like a fictional concept. But, with face masks being shown the door and a mass return to work expected, now is the time to embrace and adapt to a post-pandemic existence.
The best way to reach large audiences is via a conference. Whether you wish to empower your hesitant workforce or host a gathering of industry leaders, such large-scale events utilise the powerful resonance of a public speaker to inspire action.
Since the UK Government announced July 19th as the end of lockdown restrictions, in this blog post we look at the top conference themes post-Covid-19:
The world has experienced more change in the last couple of years than in the entire 21st century. From fickle lockdown restrictions to remote working and global digitisation, organisations have managed largescale changes. Speakers specialising in change management offer strategies for adaption in a corporate environment, an essential conference theme.
To hire Paralympian Sam Ruddock to share his change management techniques at your conference, contact a booking agent.
Healthcare has played a crucial role in tackling Covid-19, with our frontline nurses, doctors and researchers working tirelessly to care for the infected and lead the vaccine programmes. Conference topics in 2021 will address the impact Covid-19 has had on our healthcare system, and the lessons we must take away from a global pandemic.
Though the Covid-19 pandemic may have already reached its peak, the mental health crisis continues to make headline news. Isolation from remote working has led many employees to feel lonely and unsupported, highlighting the importance of this topic at 2021 conferences. Hire a mental health speaker to ensure the wellbeing of your employees.
In 2020, the line between home life and working life was blurred. The experience has left many professionals hoping to rebalance their lives, leading to increased interest in motivational speeches and life coaches. At your 2021 post-Covid conference, encourage your employees to improve their work/life balance, and bring their best selves to the office.
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion have been key topics at conferences across the globe since early 2020 when equality protests demanded change. Racial, gender and sexual equality speakers are regularly booked for post-pandemic conferences, as the workforce returns to the office and expects better diversity and inclusion.
To hire ‘The Apprentice’ star, Scarlett Allen-Horton, to explore diversity and inclusion in the workplace at your conference, contact a booking agent.
Future of Work
Covid-19 has turned all predictions for the future of work on its head. From remote working to rapid digitisation, it is difficult to know the long term impact of the pandemic – that is where the future of work speakers come in. The ideal addition to your conference, including this theme will prepare your business for life after Covid.
During national lockdowns, when consumers were limited to the four walls of their homes, traditional purchasing methods became a distant memory. The increase in online shopping and communication has fast-tracked digital transformation, which is set to continue post-pandemic. Host a conference on this popular topic and stay ahead of the curve.
To hire renowned futurist, William Higham, to discuss global trends and digitisation at your conference, contact a booking agent.
Climate Change & Sustainability
Climate change is the most pressing issue of the 21st century. More consumers than ever expect businesses to share their environmental values and create sustainable, affordable products and services. Book a sustainability speaker for your post-pandemic conference to learn how your organisation can become climate change champions.
To hire Clinton’s Climate Initiative Director, Göran Carstedt, to discuss sustainability and global warming at your conference, contact a booking agent.
After the pandemic, are your team going to continue working from home? Or will you adopt a flexible structure using hot desking? Covid-19 has transformed the humble office, making it vital for business leaders to adapt their culture to remote working. At your 2021 conference, invest in the wellbeing and performance of your employees working from home.
To hire the corporate wellness expert, Gina Buckney, to explain the dos and don'ts of remote working at your conference, contact a booking agent.
Business & Financial Strategies
Every business has felt the financial pressures that Covid-19 has caused. To hit the ground running come July 19th, hire a business and finance speaker to attend your conference and supply their experience-driven strategies. From future consumer trends to financial technologies, this topic will set your business on the road to recovery.
To hire former Google Vice President, Dan Cobley, to offer tips for businesses post-pandemic at your conference, contact a booking agent.
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