CEwire is an annual conference for eye care industry leaders to offer courses to other professionals for COPE-approved credit hours and continued education in their field. Since it began in 2015, 16,000 optometry doctors have participated in the annual event making CEwire the largest virtual optometric conference.
As a long-standing parter to ODwire — the team behind such conferences as NORA and CEwire — and having previously hosted NORA successfully and with much positive feedback, we were approached again to have our in-house streaming platform power CEwire 2022 multi-day event.
With much of the conference pre-planned by the CEwire committee, it was our team’s focus to import all event details and media and onboard their event speakers into our platform. Ahead of the conference, our development team and event managers coordinated the following:
As the event was for education purposes first and foremost with the added benefit to attendees of receiving COPE-approved credits it was critical for the platform to issue official transcripts after each completed course and associated quiz. To meed the standards of ARBO, the organization that accredits continued education, we developed:
As a dedicated resource to the client leading up to the event, we continued our support by having our team on-hand and monitoring all lectures to answer questions and help troubleshoot for a seamless attendee experience. During the multi-day event, we helped in:
CEwire 2022 conference was scheduled to happen for two weekends in March with a follow-up event in May. During the first weekend of CEwire, we provided live development support to ensure that the event ran smoothly and that credits were accurately distributed to all attendees.
With minor issues resolved from the first event, our next follow-up weekend in March ran even better as we monitored their lectures. Nearly an equal turnout to the first event with over 4,300 viewers, the conference ended without any issues and an overwhelmingly positive response from attendees and speakers alike.
As the first weekend of CEwire came to a close and the last transcripts awarded, our team and the client assessed the overall event. With over 2,500 attendees the first weekend and 1,800 the second weekend together watching, commenting, and completing courses, it was our largest and most interactive event to date. Live events to a large audience can come with surprises but overall the conference was a successful one with many participants sharing positive feedback.
As this was the first series of days for CEwire with a follow-up in May, both the client and our team are looking forward to continuing enhancements to the platform for a bigger and better event in the future.
“This was my first CEWire…great work, very impressed with all your hard work and great platform! Yes, a fan from the Great White North.”
“This has been the best online CE I’ve ever been a part of :)”
“This platform is AWESOME. It’s smooth and easy to use, and my CE credits show up immediately after lectures.”