The council’s annual Women in Technology award ceremony, now in its 12th year, was scheduled for a live event in March, but the coronavirus lockdown forced organizers to postpone, said Tech Council Executive Director Deborah Breitfeld.
“We were a week away from our live event when the government closed things down,” Breitfeld said. “We had to pivot fast into the virtual world to continue with council activities, but we held out hope of still doing the annual event live. When we realized that can’t happen, we reached out to our members and local networks to do it online.”
Albuquerque-based Heritage Audio Visual managed logistics, pre-producing biographical videos of the honorees, acceptance speeches, and keynote address while allowing the council to host the actual award presentations live. Some 200 people participated, and the archived YouTube video link for the celebration has logged more than 500 views.