This IDC Survey examines results from IDC's 2021 Annual Conferencing and Virtual Events Survey. Conferencing applications grew at a tremendous rate, as how we fundamentally connected was challenged. Conferencing enabled "people to do people things," connecting workers, employees, partners, and customers. This research looks at trends in conferencing application use and changing expectations. It also looks at the expectations of attendees of virtual events and what these soon-to-be hybrid events are still missing.