A complex event with an international audience—in need of an elevated approach to virtual engagement.
World-class production tools and a stellar support team invested in the event’s success.
A powerful, interactive summit that connected community across the globe.
Making a difference—with a different digital approach
Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) is a faith-based academic disaster research center with a mission to help the church prepare and care for global disasters. In 2020, HDI launched their first Spiritual First Aid Summit—an online event to help Christian leaders provide spiritual, emotional, and practical care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Spring 2021 approached—and the ongoing effects of the pandemic continued to reverberate worldwide—the team was determined to make an even bigger impact. They just needed a platform that could rise to the challenge.
ISO a next-level production partner
Christa Cordova, M.Div., Marketing & Communications Leader at HDI, explained, “In 2020, we hosted pre-recorded content on a static website.” But HDI was eager to shine a brighter light on their expert speakers and engage their audience more deeply. “This year, we wanted to build a strong sense of community around our online event,” Cordova said.
After evaluating five options, HDI saw how Brandlive could bring their vision to life. “The Brandlive platform provided the integrated environment we needed in an easy-to-customize format.” With the right virtual environment, Cordova and the HDI team were confident that the power of community would follow.