5 Lessons from Hosting 200+ Virtual Events in 365 Days To virtual emcee or not to virtual emcee, that is the question… or whatever Shakespeare said. With virtual events on the rise over the past year, dozens of companies are wondering whether or not a virtual emcee is beneficial for events like conferences, keynotes, and team retreats. The answer is a total, resounding YES! Virtual emcees are an event planner’s gateway into the homes — and hearts — of virtual event attendees. They’re a bridge to organically guide attendees through event material, rather than shuffling viewers from one breakout room to the next.