Case Study

The Inspiring Success of a 100% Virtual Event

Ako Panuku decided to meet the challenge head on and to have their Hui ā-Tau as a 100% virtual event. They were blown away by its success. 

Ako Panuku decided to have their 2020 Hui ā-Tau as a 100% virtual event and were blown away by its success. 

Ka tō hē ra, ka rere he rā

As one day sets, another day rises. 

Ako Panuku couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate theme for their Hui a-Tau 100% virtual event.

Ako Panuku is a Ministry of Education funded programme designed by Māori for Māori. The aim is to enhance Māori language proficiency in the classroom.

Ako Panuku 2020

Secondary Māori teachers and wharekura teachers can draw on support in regional and national communities, with the availability of resources, career development, planning tools and workshops.

The 100% Virtual Event

Usually, the event is a 2-day in-person affair, limited to 100 kaiako (registrants). But the recent pandemic made our client think about how our personal and working lives are changing. They decided that with challenges come opportunities, and this pandemic was a chance for a new way of working to arise. And did they do just that!

From the start, Ako Panuku planned their 2020 Hui ā-Tau as a 100% virtual event.

With the event now accessible to an astonishing 426 registrants with 43 speakers and 57 sessions on the Hōtaka (agenda), the one-day event had 3 concurrent streams running all day.

Ako Panuku Virtual Hui a Tau 2020
Ako Panuku Virtual Hui a Tau 2020
Ako Panuku Virtual Hui a Tau 2020

If you think that would overwhelm delegates, you’re wrong.  The customised ACE Event App made it very easy to customise the attendant’s personal experience. All it required was to add a presentation to their personal agenda with a simple click on the ‘+’.

But the app not only hosts the virtual event. At the same time, delegates used it as a networking tool.

Delegates could easily check out the kaihoko (exhibitors) in the Hui ā-Tau app, attractive discounts at the ready.

An On-Demand Hui ā-Tau version of the fully virtual event was available afterwards.

‘The Hui ā-Tau was truly an inspiring day with a high calibre of speakers. We never anticipated how successful switching to a 100% virtual event would be.’


Ako Panuku Hui a Tau 2020

“Awesome everyone. E kore e mutu ngā mihi.

Sandra and Manawaroa, thank you!!! Ki a tātou o Haemata, kei runga noa atu koutou, e te whānau. xxx”

Work with us

If you'd like to work with the Auaha squad and experience similar results, but you're not sure where to start, we invite you to book a FREE call with Sandra.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to host your first event, switch gears on an established event, or do something altogether new: Auaha can make it happen!

Sandra Julian