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Virtual Edge Institute’s Michael Doyle to Participate as Panelist at IMEX America Association Focus Program

10-10-2012 12:33 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Michael Doyle, Founder and Executive Director, Virtual Edge Institute to Discuss How Virtual and Hybrid Meetings Can Boost Attendance of Physical Events

Pleasanton, CA, October 3, 2012 – Virtual Edge Institute (VEI), an international organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of virtual event and meeting technology, today announced that Michael Doyle, VEI Founder and Executive Director, will be one of four expert panelists at the IMEX America Association Focus Program. The event will be held October 8 in Las Vegas at The Venetian and The Palazzo. Association Focus is a special event which will highlight dedicated education from ASAE, ICCA and PCMA for association executives only.

On Monday, October 8 at 1:30 p.m. Doyle will join a panel of experts to discuss “The Strategic Impact of Digital Events on Meetings.” The panel will focus on successes and challenges faced by digital events management. It’ll offer a great opportunity for attendees to engage with the panel and ask questions about monetization, and attendee and content management capitalization.

“I am honored to have been selected to speak on this elite panel at IMEX America,” Doyle said. We anticipate it to be an interactive, informative discussion about the explosion of digital event technology and how it can be harnessed to extend content, branding and revenue opportunities. I look forward to participating with these esteemed individuals.”

Doyle launched the Virtual Edge Summit the leading hybrid event serving the industry and is a frequent consultant to companies trying to map virtual experiences to their portfolio of physical events. He is a frequent speaker and blogger on topics related to the use of virtual technologies for business. In addition to Doyle, the other three panelists include Marie A. Bass, MS, CAE, Director of Education, Healthcare Financial Management Association; Tony Lorenz, Founder, BXB Online; and Chris Brown, Executive Vice President, Conventions & Business Operations, National Association of Broadcasters. The panel will be moderated by Tammy Blosil, Vice President of Online Learning at ASAE.

About Virtual Edge Institute

The Virtual Edge Institute (VEI) is an international organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of virtual event and meeting technology and best practices for collaboration and marketing. VEI supports and contributes to research, education, thought leadership, promotion, and professional networking. VEI also produces the Digital Event Strategist educational program and accompanying DES Certification designation. For more information, visit http://www.virtualedgeinstitute.com.

For More Information Contact Donna Sanford (dsanford@virtualedge.org) (925)600-1001

340 Mullin Court, Pleasanton, CA 94566 / Phone: (925) 600-1001 / email: info@virtualedge.org

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