With a full return to in-person events, more literature organisations are casting Zoom to the winds and reopening doors to welcome back the crowds.

However, in doing so, they are simultaneously closing the door to another group of attendees. This is a potentially far larger group, because it is not limited by regional or even national barriers. It is more geographically dispersed, more likely to be disabled, be poorer, have caring responsibilities, and therefore be unable to attend your in-person event. Many of these people are also likely to have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. During that time, these people found online programming was vital to connect them to the world. Now, however, it’s gone.

Many people say it would be too expensive to run a hybrid event – one in which people can attend and speak whether in-person or digitally. Instead it’s cheap, quick, and easy to turn your in-person event into a hybrid one. Therefore, we have created a series of guides to show you how to do this.

You can find a link to each guide here:

Being Hybrid: Full Guide

A full guide to creating and producing hybrid events. This guide explores:

  • 5 reasons for making an event hybrid
  • Going hybrid with limited time
  • Going hybrid with limited tech
  • Putting it into practice
  • Beyond audiences: hybrid speakers & facilitators
  • Access & hybrid events

This guide is available in pdf and .docx formats. It is not currently available in audio or BSL formats.

Being Hybrid: A Short Guide (BSL & audio version available)

A guide to creating and producing hybrid events in brief. This guide explores:

  • What a hybrid event is
  • What a hybrid event allows you to do
  • How to get people to attend your hybrid event
  • Basic technology for hybrid events
  • The best platforms for hybrid events
  • Managing hybrid events
  • Beyond audiences: hybrid speakers & facilitators
  • Hybrid events & access

This guide is available in pdf, .docx, BSL and audio formats.

Being Hybrid: Plain English Summary (audio version available)

A quick and easy guide to creating hybrid events. This guide explores:

  • Language: what we mean when we talk about hybrid events
  • Advantages to running a hybrid event
  • What kind of events are easy to make hybrid
  • Marketing your hybrid event
  • The best platforms for hybrid events
  • Basic technology for hybrid events
  • Hybrid events & access

This guide is available in pdf, .docx, and audio formats.

As we were not funded for our time creating this guide, therefore we were unable to provide every version in every access format. If you need an accessible version that is not currently available, please email contact@cripticarts.org and we will do our best to create it.