The Virtual Networking Feature
With every event, the goal is to make it as engaging as possible to catch the attention of your attendees. Our virtual networking feature allows attendees to choose their topics of interest that will help them get matched with other attendees having the same interests in a networking session, and allow other attendees to see which attendees have the same interests when they are looking at the "Suggested for You" section in the People tab.
As an event admin, you can give attendees a list of interests to choose from, have them enter their own interests, or both!
Creating Interest Tags
Add Interest Tags Manually
If you only want to add a handful of topics, then typing it in would be the easiest way.
Type in the topic in the field and hit enter to create an interest tag (e.g. Music)
It will then be shown in the tags box
To delete an interest tag, just click the X at the end
Take note of these requirements/criteria for Interest Tags
There is no limit to the number of tags you can create for Professional and Enterprise Plans (10 interest tags for other plans).
There is no character limit per interest tag.
Special characters can be used.
Duplicate interest tags cannot be created.
More than 1 word can be used in an interest tag.
Add Interest Tags by Uploading a CSV File
If you have a lot of topics, it might be easier to organize a list and upload them all at once.
Click the Import Tags button
Download the template
Enter the interest tags in the template and save it
Upload your CSV file through the pop-up
Note: The CSV file should have one column with the header labeled Interest
Can Attendees Create Their Own Interest Tags?
Yes! Make sure you enable the toggle to Allow Attendees to Create Interest Tags.
Once an attendee creates their interest tag, it will be shown as part of the selection for other attendees too, and will also be added to the interest tags in your admin console.
How Can Attendees Choose or Add Interest Tags?
Attendees can choose or add their interest tags during registration or when they enter the virtual event hub through their profile. Attendees can select or create any number of tags that will auto-populate in the Interests tab of their attendee profile.
Set Up Interest Tags Selection to Appear During Registration
To set up the Interest tags through registration, you need to add an Interest Field to your order form.
Go to the Registration tab
Select Order Form
Select the Ticket Holder tab
Enable the toggles under Include and/or Require for the Interest field
Clicking the pencil icon will show the settings page, where you can select which tickets this question will apply to and enter the question prompt to appear in the order form.
Click the Save at the bottom when finished.
Choose or Add Interest Tags Through Registration
When attendees visit the event landing page to register, they will see this question added under Additional Information in the order form. From the drop-down, they can select one or multiple interest tags in the list. If you allow them to create their tag, attendees must type in their interest and hit enter.
Choose or Add Interests Tags Through the Attendee Profile
When attendees log in to the virtual event hub, they will see the option to select Interest tags through their Profile.
Click your name at the top right corner
Select Edit Profile
Type in your interest, then hit enter or choose from the list.
Then click save
To remove an interest tag, just click the X
Note: If you did not enable the option to choose interests through registration, attendees could still choose interests from their profile.
Where Will the Selected Interest Tags Show In the Event?
Interest Tags in a Networking Session
After adding interest tags to the profile, those tags will be seen while in a networking session. Your interest tags will be seen by the other attendee, and you'll see their interest tags. It would be shown in the profile details just above the chat area.
Interest Tags in the People Tab
To know which attendees have the same interests as you, go to the People tab in the virtual event hub and do any of the following:
Click an attendee's profile, and you'll see the interest tags at the bottom.
Type in the interest tag in the search bar. It will show you all attendees who selected that tag.
Go to the Suggested For You section to see all attendees that applied the same interest tags as you.
Click Filter and then select Interests. Select the tags and click Show Results.
Interest Tags Analytics
When you download your registration data or ticket holder data reports, it will include a column showing each attendee's selected interest tags.
You may download the reports from the Analytics tab or Attendees tab:
Download by going to Attendees > Orders > Download
Note: to include interest tags in your registration data and ticket holder reports, the interests field should be included in your order form
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