Hosting a virtual event guide

If you're considering hosting a virtual event check out our guide below.

Choose your platform

There are a range of easy-to-use programs on offer to host your online event such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams. If you work for a large organisation you may want to ask your IT or communications department if there is a preferred or supported platform for virtual events.

We recommend that you run a test event with colleagues prior to the event to familiarise yourself with the platform and identify any glitches.

Invite your guests

If you have your guests' email addresses, this is a great way to reach out to them directly. Be sure to include our ACP Week email banner.

You could put one of our posters in a busy area such as a library or health centre foyer.

For a more digitally connected audience, you could put a shout out on social media and use our promotional tiles.

Be sure to include the URL to your online event with clear instructions on how attendees can join in, with date and time detailed. Should you require guests to RSVP be sure to specify this in your invite.

Event content

Even if you have basic knowledge of ACP, this should be sufficient to give an introductory presentation to your audience.

We recommend that you download and use our PowerPoint presentation which covers off the basics.

Should you require a refresher on the basics of advance care planning, we recommend you complete our free online training, Module One: Advance Care Planning Introduction through ACPA Learning

Event proceedings

woman and daughters enjoying special moment

Advance Care Planning

Getting Started Companion Guide

An introductory guide to advance care planning designed for printing and sharing.

Download (PDF, 2.6MB)