The networking session allows attendees to connect with other attendees through a video call for a few minutes. The attendee is partnered with someone at random for a few minutes and then when it's over, they will be partnered again with someone new, much like in a speed dating scenario.

Note: At this time, we may only do random networking, but soon we'll have more networking options such as 1:1 meetings and lobby interactions. You may check out this article for more details.

Note: Chrome is the preferred browser to access the event page, virtual event hub and backstage studio link.

Set Up a Networking Session as an Admin

1. Set up your event details

  • Go to Event Details
  • Make sure the date is covered for your testing date (today) and select your timezone
  • Event Format: Online
  • Enable Sessions
  • Event type: Conference

2. Set up your tickets

  • Go to Set-up Tickets
  • Create a free ticket tier that is available now to purchase

3. Add admins

  • Go to Settings > Manage Team
  • Add another admin, use a different email, this will be your sample attendee (you can delete after your test)
  • If you sign up as an attendee (whose not an admin) while on demo mode, you won't be able to register because your event is not yet active

4. Set up your networking session

  • Go to Sessions | Speakers
  • Click Add Session
  • Session type: Meet Up
  • Make the date and time for now

Sign Up as Attendee 1

1. Access the event page

  • Click the View Site button and select View Event Site
  • Since you’re an admin, when you access that page, you’ll be logged in already.
  • Click register to purchase a ticket

2. Access the virtual event hub

  • Click Enter Event from you event page. This will take you to the Virtual Event Hub
  • Go to Networking
  • Click Join and wait until Attendee 2 has registered

Sign Up as Attendee 2

When signing up as the second attendee, we suggest using a different computer since you will be using the camera and microphone.

1. Access the event page

  • Access the event site URL from a different computer
  • If you're currently logged in when you visit the site, logout so you can register using your Attendee 2 email (the other admin that you added)
  • Click register to purchase a ticket

2. Access the virtual event hub

  • Click Enter Event from you event page. This will take you to the Virtual Event Hub
  • Go to Networking
  • Click Join

Test the Networking Session

Here are some tips on making sure that your networking session works:

  • Access the networking session on 2 different computers for each attendee
  • Make sure to enable your camera and microphone settings on your browser
  • While in the networking session, do not open other windows, tabs or other programs
  • When both attendees are ready, just click the I'm Ready button to start video chatting with another attendee


Did this answer your question?