The Event Carousel displays the carousel image of your event sponsors and exhibitors. This is located in the upper right corner of the virtual event hub, just above the chat area. Depending on where you are in the virtual event hub, you'll be seeing different sets of image streams. Below you'll learn where those carousel images will appear and how to make them appear there!
Three areas where the carousel images can be found:
The Lobby Carousel
This displays the carousel image of your event sponsors in the lobby. Upon adding sponsors to your event you have the option to have their carousel image displayed here and also determine the display duration.
Add a Sponsor Carousel Image to the Lobby Carousel
Go to Exhibitor and Sponsors
Select Sponsors tab
Click the pencil icon to edit an exhibitor or click + Add Sponsors to add a new sponsor
Upload a Carousel Image (jpeg, png, gif at 300 x 150 pixels)
Enable Include In Lobby Carousel
Set the duration of how long the image will appear in Carousel Display Time (in Seconds)
Note: If you add a Sponsor URL and the Sponsor Carousel Image is clicked, it will redirect to the given Sponsor URL
The Expo Carousel
This displays the carousel image of your exhibitors at the expo. Upon adding exhibitors, same with your sponsors, you have the option to have the exhibitor carousel images displayed here and also determine the display duration.
Add an Exhibitor Carousel Image to the Expo Carousel
Go to Exhibitor and Sponsors
Select Exhibitors tab
Click the pencil icon to edit an exhibitor or click + Add Exhibitors to add a new exhibitor
Go to Settings tab then enable Include In Lobby Carousel
Set the duration of how long the carousel image will appear in Carousel Display Time (in Seconds)
To upload a carousel image, go to the Design tab
Note: If the Exhibitor Carousel Image is clicked from the virtual event hub, it will redirect to the booth. If the Exhibitor Carousel Image is clicked from the event landing page, it will redirect to the URL indicated in Settings > Link to Site.
The Session Carousel
This displays the exhibitor and/or sponsor inside a session. Aside from their carousel image appearing on the session carousel, they also appear in the sponsoring company tab.
Add Exhibitor and/or Sponsor to the Session Carousel
Once you have enabled the option to include them in the carousel in the exhibitor or sponsor settings, you will need to select the exhibitor or sponsor to be added to the session.
Go to Agenda and Speakers
Click the pencil icon to edit.
Scroll down to Exhibitors and Sponsors
Enter the exhibitor name or sponsor name that you want to add to that session
Frequently Asked Questions
In what order will the carousel images appear?
They will appear in the order they are arranged in the admin console, top to bottom.
From which direction will the carousel images appear?
The first carousel image appears from left to right. The rest appears from right to left.
Is there a way to make them appear from top to bottom or bottom to top instead of left to right and right to left?
No, right now it's only left to right for the first carousel image and right to left for the rest.
Can both the exhibitors and sponsors carousel images show in the same carousel?
Yes, exhibitor and sponsor carousel images can be in the same carousel only if it's in a session carousel.
How can I add a sponsor carousel image to the expo carousel and vice versa?
You cannot. Sponsor carousel images appear in the Lobby Carousel while Exhibitor carousel images appear in the Expo Carousel.
The only way to make sponsors appear in the Expo Carousel is to add them as exhibitors too.
The only way to make exhibitors appear in the Lobby Carousel is to add them as sponsors too.
Which carousel image will be shown first in the session carousel, the exhibitor's or the sponsor's?
It will show the sponsor's carousel image first.
Can all sessions have a session carousel?
No, only main stage, regular and workshop sessions can have session carousels
If you try to add an exhibitor or sponsor to a networking session, the sponsors or exhibitors will only appear where the speakers usually appear before entering the session. There won't be a session carousel inside the networking session.
What maximum and minimum duration can I show a carousel image in the carousel?
Can I have more than one carousel image per exhibitor or sponsor?
Will a gif work in the carousel?
What if I don't have exhibitors or sponsors but I want to use the carousel to feature speakers or other images?
You'll have to add them as a sponsor and hide the sponsor tab. The image should show in the Lobby Carousel.
Will the carousel work even if the chat is disabled?