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Photo Credit: acv.at, Henri Manzano

Holding meetings in hybrid form is not new. However, the Corona pandemic has led to a surge in demand for ways to digitally integrate participants. This also led to the development of new concepts such as the “Hybrid Circle” at the Austria Center Vienna.

Multiple cameras, eight screens and a circular set-up – that’s what’s behind the convention center’s new format. In order to dissolve the separation of physical and virtual participants, which is often noticeable at hybrid meetings, and to enable real discussions, the participants sit in a circle around a round discussion center. The surrounding screens show the discussants in the room as well as the people in the extended circle and the virtually connected participants. Thus, all persons can see each other.

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Photo Credit: acv.at, Henri Manzano

For meetings from 20 to several hundred people

The “Hybrid Circle” is scalable and suitable for meetings from 20 to several hundred people. It can therefore be used for smaller discussion groups as well as for large congresses. The format was developed at the Austria Center Vienna together with the concept and production studio “Media Apparat”, the event provider “Flave” and the video technology partner “AV-Professional”.

Austria’s largest congress centre

The Austria Center Vienna took 4 years to build. Opened in 1987, it has been Austria’s largest conference centre ever since. With 19 halls, 180 meeting rooms, 26,000m² of exhibition/ networking space, a capacity of up to 22,800, it’s among the top destinations on the international conference circuit. It is the only conference centre in the world that is located right next door to a UN headquarter.

Find out more at https://www.acv.at/en.