virtual conference

A virtual conference is an online event featuring keynotes, sessions, exhibit booths and networking opportunities using online platforms. A virtual conference is a meeting that takes place entirely online using video conferencing and collaboration platforms instead of having in-person attendance. Key features of a virtual conference are listed below.

  • Live streamed and pre-recorded presentations, talks, and sessions from different speakers and subject matter experts.
  • Virtual exhibit halls with sponsor booths, downloadable materials, and representatives available for live chats/video calls.
  • Networking opportunities through text and video chat rooms or one-on-one video meetings.
  • Interactive elements like polls, Q&A sessions, surveys to engage remote attendees.
  • Conference resources and materials accessible on-demand through the virtual event platform.
  • Options for private or group video calls between attendees.
  • Analytics and metrics for organizers related to session attendance, attendee engagement etc.

Benefits of virtual conferences include increased accessibility for those unable to travel, cost-savings, and the ability to scale events to larger audiences. Virtual conferences aim to create an immersive conference experience through technology without requiring in-person attendance.

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