What’s next for the CCI-CBF Week?
Prior to the CCI-CBF virtual event, the CCI and CBF teams viewed the switch to a virtual event as more of an inconvenient necessity, rather than a long-term change. Following the success of the virtual event, they are now aware of all the major advantages including increased attendance.
Virtual event advantages include the option of cheaper tickets due to not needing to book a venue, as well as opening the event up to a far larger and more diverse audience and speakers.
Travel to and from the Caribbean, where the event has regularly been held, as well as accommodation, can be prohibitively high, thus limiting the number of people who were able to attend the in-person event. In addition, the time necessary to travel to and from the event may have made it unfeasible for some attendees and speakers in the past. Many of these barriers are eliminated through switching to virtual events, so the 2021 CCI-CBF Week and subsequent years ahead will likely be held virtually, or in a hybrid style (in-person and virtual).