Punctuate any hybrid event with moments in which participants joining remotely and in-person briefly get together to discuss their experiences at the gathering.
Supporting cohesion and alignment in hybrid events
Setup - Explain to all participants they are going to be paired up for a "hybrid checkpoint" for about 10 minutes, with the aim of sharing experiences with one another.
Invite all the people participating in person to join the online call (the easiest way to do this is to have a group chat for the event and send the link there). The tech host creates as many breakout rooms as the number of attendees in the smallest group, pairing each with one or, if necessary, two, participants from the other group.
Invitation - Invite people to share around a generic question such as "what is your experience of this event so far?" or "what are your insights/learnings so far?"
Debrief - Collect insights on a shared whiteboard.
Repeat - every few hours when you have different sessions for in-person and remote participants running in parallel.