Case Study

International Rescue Committee

IRC helps people affected by humanitarian crises recover and rebuild their lives. We teamed up with the organization to produce a global digital event, bringing people together to rally behind and support refugees.

A collage of aid workers surrounded by geometric elements.

The Challenge

IRC’s annual Gala Rescue Dinner was canceled in 2020. For 2021, we needed to come up with a safe and socially distanced way to host the event.  We started by asking ourselves: how do we make a digital event as or even more impactful than a live one?

What We Did

  • Virtual Event Production
  • Website & UX

The Solution

We developed a livestream event that highlighted IRC’s work, growing impact, and the stories of refugees around the world. We handled all production needs to ensure the 55-minute live event ran smoothly and developed an accompanying microsite. Viewers from around the world tuned in for a live conversation between ICR’s CEO, David Miliband, and lawyer/activist, Bryan Stevenson, showing that the public was captivated and motivated to make a difference through the power of the event.

The Impact

IRC’s 2021 Rescue Dinner was a huge success, exhibiting virtual engagement that went beyond even our strong expectations.