DkIT Graduation Ceremony 2020 & 2021
In 2021, for the second consecutive year, Fusion Events successfully tendered for the event production of Dundalk Institute of Technology Graduation Ceremonies. Due to the pandemic situation, a hybrid event, meaning a mix of virtual and in-person attendance, was advised and deemed the safest option. The Client’s priority was to host an engaging and congratulatory occasion but also a very safe one for all 1,300 graduates and their guests.
Building on the success of 2020, Fusion Events managed all aspects of event operations to ensure smooth production of thirteen graduation sessions over three days. Fusion Events used a project management approach throughout the event life ensuring that all event elements were fully planned for, contingency plans were in place, event communications implemented and rehearsals undertaken in a safe and timely fashion. At all times faculty members were liaised with to ensure that campus requirements were managed.
With a broad and tech savvy audience, online access had to be secure, quick and easy. Online security is always a key consideration and Fusion Events utilised a dedicated password protected streaming service for over three hundred attendees to login with encrypted access. A full outside broadcast technical specification – live stream to white label – and crew managed the live broadcast on site and the event was live streamed with real time event stats. A full onsite audio visual crew managed the technical requirements for presenters and in person attendees.
Fusion Events managed the creative production for all content including presentations, event programme and print material. Following on from set design in 2020, Fusion Events undertook full room décor, dress, stage design and seating to accommodate in-person attendees. An event safety team managed the safe movement of people and the smooth running of the event in compliance with Covid regulations.
Significant positive feedback received from graduates, attendees and other Institute stakeholders reinforced the Client’s satisfaction with the event production and they have expressed a keen interest to work with Fusion Events in the future.
“Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) engaged FUSION Events for its virtual conferring ceremonies in 2020 (recorded and later broadcast) and hybrid ceremonies (on-campus and live online broadcast) in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The planning, co-ordination and management of the ceremonies, in all aspects before, during and after the ceremonies, was outstanding with particular attention being paid to every detail. This was evident in the significant positive feedback received from graduates, their families, members of the public and other Institute stakeholders after the ceremonies. The FUSION staff were committed dedicated professionals who worked well with DkIT staff as needed and no requirement was a problem. When presented with challenges they were able to troubleshoot accordingly and provide realistic cost effective solutions.
FUSION Events are a customer focussed company who provide a high quality, competitive and professional events management service, for both on-campus and remote events, and DkIT would have no hesitation recommending them to any Further or Higher Education Institution for conferring/graduation events. Dundalk Institute of Technology look forward to working with FUSION Events going forward.”
– Registrar’s Office, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT).