The Speaker Profile

Learn how to update your speakers' bio and give them access to edit their bio and give them access to other sessions.

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Written by Ariane Ramirez
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Edit The Speaker Profile as an Event Admin

As an event admin, you can edit the speaker's profile through the admin console. From the speaker profile settings, you can limit speakers on what they can edit in their profile when they log in. You can also easily give a speaker a free ticket to access other sessions in the same menu.

Speakers can edit their profiles directly once they are added to the session. They will receive a speaker invite email with a link to start their onboarding. The Speaker Onboarding Process allows speakers to update their profile and check if their camera and microphone work. Once done with those steps, they can start exploring the Studio to practice their session.

Add Your Speaker's Bio

After adding your speaker through the Agenda & Speakers tab, the right-side menu for speakers will slide in. The required fields are First Name, Last Name, and Email.

The rest of the fields are optional, but it would look nice if you fill out everything so attendees can learn more about the background of your speakers. These are the other fields you can add:

  • Pronouns

  • Title

  • Company

  • Bio - a short description of the speaker. You can add links, images, and videos here.

  • Profile Picture - 200 x 200 pixels jpeg, png, or gif

  • Links to social media accounts - LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter

The speaker profile block on the event page speaker tab will show the speaker's profile picture, name, title, company, and pronouns.

When you click on the speaker's profile in the event, it will show the bio and all the sessions the speaker is involved in.

The social media buttons will only appear in the Speaker's tab from inside the session.

If you're accessing the event through the app, the social media button should show in the speaker profile, and it doesn't need to be inside the session.

Allow Speakers to Override Their Profile Details

Through the Speaker Onboarding Process, speakers can edit all the fields in their profile EXCEPT for their email address.

If you turn OFF the "Allow this speaker to override their profile details" toggle, speakers won't be able to edit the following fields:

  • First Name

  • Last Name

  • Pronouns

  • Title

  • Company

  • Profile Picture


  • The image added to the speaker's bio by the event admin will only show in the Speakers tab on the event landing page and virtual event hub's agenda.

  • If the speaker edits their profile through the virtual event hub, they edit their profile found in the people tab, not their speaker profile in the speaker tab.

  • As an admin, you cannot edit the speaker's people tab profile (attendee profile).

  • If you did not allow the speaker to override their profile details, they cannot edit their name, pronouns, title, company, or profile picture in the virtual event hub.

  • If the speaker can update their profile picture through the virtual event hub, it will also be updated in the speaker bio. But if the admin reuploads an image through the speaker bio, that will be the image in the speaker bio. The latest upload or save will show.

  • If you add a speaker as an exhibitor, the profile picture that carries over to the booth is the profile picture that the speaker added through their virtual event hub profile. The speaker bio picture will not carry over to the booth.

Give Speakers a Ticket

The Manage Attendee Access menu lets you give speakers tickets to your event. Your speakers are not automatically attendees to all sessions. They can only attend sessions where they are speakers. You must give them a ticket to have full access to sessions. The easiest way to do that for your speakers is to give them a ticket while you're editing your speaker's bio.

  • Select which ticket type you want to give to your speaker

  • Click Apply. This automatically issues a ticket to your speaker.


  • Only free tickets will appear in the dropdown. If you want to give them paid tickets, go to the Attendees > Add Attendees tab instead.

  • If the speaker has already entered your event, you won't be able to give attendee access from here anymore, but you can still do it from the Attendees > Add Attendee tab.

Access the Speaker Profile in the Event

Event Landing Page

Click the Speakers tab to view all the speakers.

Virtual Event Hub

Go to the Lobby, click Agenda, and select Speakers.

Attendee App

Click the Agenda tab at the bottom, then select Speakers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I upload the speaker's presentation?

  • If this file will be distributed to attendees during the session, you can upload it through the Session Details in your admin console. Click Advanced Settings, scroll to the bottom, and click Manage Document.

  • If you add yourself as a speaker to your event, you can upload them through the My Speaking Schedule tab > + Add Document. Speakers can also upload the document from there.

  • If this is a file that will be presented on screen, it cannot be uploaded; the speaker or the moderator must share their screen so that attendees can see the presentation.

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