Join TechCrunch for its first 2021 installment of the Ask Me Anything series, where TechCrunch interviews experts and answers your burning questions about virtual events.
Our first guest is Xiaoyin Qu, co-founder and CEO of Run The World.
Friday, February 26, 1 p.m. PT
Run The World is a one-stop shop virtual events platform with a focus on community engagement. TechCrunch has written about Run The World in the past. It launched in 2019, with backers like Andreessen Horowitz and Founders Fund, and skyrocketed in popularity when COVID canceled in-person events and created an overwhelming desire for one-on-one connection. Run The World has since grown to 45 employees and has hosted more than 10,000 events, including for TechCrunch.
At this AMA, Xiaoyin and TechCrunch will discuss:
- How COVID changed the virtual event roadmap
- What virtual events look like when in-person events come back
- Lessons learned from managing products at Facebook and Instagram
- What’s next for Run The World
- Audience Q&A
- 1:1 networking using Run The World
Who should attend? Event organizers, event marketers, event sponsors.
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Calling all humans with a heart. 💙💚
We are inviting brilliant and passionate youths to join us in our panel discussions as we kickstart the 2021 Build Our World Challenge. We encourage you to let your voice be heard by the panel of advisors from the Build Our World Challenge, which include amongst others: –
Mr Masanori Nishi, Former Japanese Vice Minister of Defence (Japan)
Mr Joe Schmelzeis, Former Senior Advisor to the Ambassador, United States Embassy, Japan
Senator Liew Chin Tong, Former Deputy Defence Minister (Malaysia)
Panel 2: Breaking Boundaries and Borders (Thursday, Feb 18, 04:30PM SGT)
How can you create global impact?
How can we foster an international network of understanding and cooperation?
Dr Gerardine Goh Escolar
First Secretary, Hague Conference on Private International Law
Mr Edward Foo
Managing Director, Pacific Harbor Group
Ms Valerie Groene – Mantot
Regional Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Apex Group
Mr Louis Lou Chen
CEO of WEIJIA Network Technology Come. Ltd
Partner, Yiling Capital
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_niNpMd4OTNyHooEEWsiQcw
Meeting ID: 983 4140 6912
We look forward to seeing you!