We'll hear from presenters from around the country who will share their personal experiences and lessons learned in moving their natural resource programs to a hybrid platform. They will cover various types of hybrid events, including meetings, trainings, workshops and large-scale conferences, and how to ensure accessibility. This event is open to everyone, but is targeted for natural resources professionals who are considering organizing hybrid events in the future.

As COVID-19 continues to impact the United States, organizations are adjusting and adapting to meet their organizational needs. They are looking to blend traditional ways, such as in-person meetings, with technology, such as video conferencing, to provide content to their audience and meet their organizational needs. Some organizations have quickly adapted to the blending of traditional methods with technology to meet their needs, while others continue to look for solutions. The experiences and lessons learned herein can be used or adapted to effectively plan and conduct hybrid programs.


Jennifer Fawcett, Extension Associate, North Carolina State University

Paul Dzialowy

Renee Strnad, Extension Associate, North Carolina State University

Jen Bunty, Public Information Coordinator, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists

Zachary A. Prusak, Wildland Fire Training Specialist, Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy

Mikel Robinson, Executive Director, International Association of Wildland Fire