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SAN DIEGO, CA, August 10, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Realcomm Conference Group has announced the expansion of the Realcomm | IBcon 2020 conference to a week-long Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Tech hybrid event. The annual physical conference will be held October 28-30 at the Marriott Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado. Additionally, a new highly interactive virtual event has been added, which will be held October 26-28. Virtual programming will "crossover" to the on-site experience on Wednesday.
"As you're well aware, the world, the global economy and specifically the real estate industry are experiencing some of the most significant struggles we have ever faced. With the current state of this pandemic, the process of bringing together a community of people is complicated," says Jim Young, co-founder and CEO of Realcomm. "After months of consideration and thoughtful conversations amidst a constantly changing landscape, we are excited to announce the first RE Tech hybrid event."
The on-site event in Colorado kicks off with an opening session Wednesday evening, with portions of Wednesday's crossover content streaming live. From that point forward, in-person sessions will be held Thursday and Friday exclusively for on-site attendees; there will be no streaming of this content. The virtual and physical events will reconvene on Friday, October 30, for a closing session.
While this year's on-site event will be smaller than Realcomm's traditional in-person conference, rich content, collaborative interactions and cutting-edge best practices will deliver a robust and well-rounded on-site experience with actionable takeaways.
In partnership with industry experts, Realcomm is developing stringent health and wellness protocols to ensure the safety of those attending in-person. One example of this is a Smart Building Facility Inspection Tour involving visionary and forward-thinking master systems integrators, MEPs, consultants, architects and solution providers who have visited the Gaylord Rockies Resort to complete a thorough inspection of everything from access controls to HVAC systems. Their conclusions and recommendations will be presented to senior management of the resort as well as the Marriott Corporation. Inspection activities were documented to further evaluate and assess event planning, as well as to educate the industry.
In addition to pre-event on-site inspections, a number of COVID-19 technologies will also be deployed during the on-site event to immerse attendees in the most advanced solutions, some of which are currently still in the development stage.
"The decision to push forward with a physical conference was made after input and guidance from our advisors and other industry experts. The dynamics, social interaction and informational exchange efficiencies of in-person events are significant. Humans gathering together, building community, has been a practice since the beginning of time and as good as virtual conferencing is, it does not replace being together," comments Young. "Continuing to quarantine and delay traditional business activity may have catastrophic social and economic results. As members of the built environment, we are stewards for safe building reentry - we must do our part to help restore confidence in returning to the workplace and buildings in general."
For more information, visit www.realcomm.com.
Realcomm Conference Group is a worldwide event and media company at the intersection of technology, innovation and Commercial and Corporate Real Estate. Through our annual conferences, CIO forums, webinars, workshops, weekly newsletter, marketplace and other strategic services, Realcomm provides networking and collaboration opportunities, while educating industry professionals about the latest business solutions and technologies to improve Commercial and Corporate Real Estate design, construction, leasing, operations, transactions and use.
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