Athabasca University’s Reimagined Convocation

Client: Athabasca University
Venue: , HYbrid & Virtual, Virtual Event
Date: September 2020

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About Project

Athabasca University was looking to reimagine their convocation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to planning an engaging virtual celebration for students and their families, the university was celebrating their 50th anniversary and looking for creative ways to commemorate this occasion as well. As such, they were looking for a partner who could provide creative, production and virtual event support on several large ancillary events surrounding the graduation.

Line of business: Virtual Events

We Delivered: Event Strategy and Execution

Client Needs

  1. Chime Live and Creative Support
  2. Live stream of convocation ceremony, presentation of degrees (with pre-recorded segments of each graduate), entertainment and speeches
  3. An attendee hub for connecting with fellow graduates
  4. Real-time photo gallery for sharing images
  5. A custom festival hall for attendees to learn about the university, shop for branded merchandise, browse for graduation rings and send flowers to graduates across Canada
  6. Exhibitor page featuring sponsor partners and faculties

Transformative Value

“”The Chime Live and Encore team were amazing and helped bring the Reimagined Convocation Ceremony to fruition for Athabasca University Class of 2020!  The platform was easy to use, versatile and completely customizable.  Our grads, their families and friends and the AU Team really enjoyed the experience.  Highly recommend this platform for virtual and hybrid events!  A special thank you to our Chime Developer for his incredible work building the site. The whole team went above and beyond to ensure success. It was an absolute pleasure, and we are looking forward to doing it all over again in 2021!“

-Jody Paulson, CSEP,

Events, Alumni & Community Engagement

Athabasca University

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