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Communique Conferencing

4.7
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Award winning virtual & hybrid event platform

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An easy-to-use, yet highly engaging, platform for virtual events. Attendees can watch keynotes, enage within multiple breakout sessions, interact with virtual exhibitors, network with groups or individuals, answer polls, access content, and participate in ongoing forum discussions.

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Hubilo

4.6
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Virtual Events | Vibrant Networking | Vivid Experience

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Hubilo is the virtual + hybrid event platform built for engagement and event excellence. It is built for security, compliance and integrated with the world’s popular tools.

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SpotMe

4.5
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Event engagement solution for high-touch events.

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SpotMe is an event engagement solution tailored for companies looking to host high-touch B2B events.

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Let's Get Digital

4.5
(86)

Virtual events more real and engaging than ever before.

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Organize virtual events with a fully personalized and thoroughly engaging experience for every attendee. Benefit from smart matchmaking, fine-grained insights, and much more to build a close-knit community and lots of buzz around your brand.

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ConveneAGM

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Virtual and Hybrid AGM Solution with Real-Time Broadcast

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ConveneAGM is a conference meeting software solution designed to conduct and streamline the AGM process through virtual or hybrid means. Organization holds a real-time broadcast with no latency, where shareholders can register, vote on resolutions, send proxy forms and participate in live Q&A.

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Eventcombo

4.9
(18)

Event Management solution with social media marketing

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Event management solution that handles multiple event types including festivals, concerts, fundraisers, and conferences with features such as payment processing, event marketing, affiliate programs, attendee management, custom event calendars, reserved seating, and customer rewards programs.

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Breakroom

5.0
(2)

Virtual collaboration software

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Breakroom is a Metaverse platform for remote collaboration, networking, and events that allows people to connect and engage remotely in a branded 3D virtual space from anywhere and on any device.

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Swoogo

4.9
(16)

Event management for in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.

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Swoogo is an event management software designed for event professionals who want to create a customized, streamlined experience for their attendees from start to finish. Our virtual platform increases your productivity and ROI—not your stress levels and Aspirin budget.

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BigMarker

4.8
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The platform for modern webinars, virtual, and hybrid events

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Let's create the virtual event of your dreams together with industry-leading customization and engagement options.

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Accelevents

4.7
(134)

Your affordable virtual event and registration platform

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Join thousands of events using the only platform built by event hosts to help you sell more tickets and fundraise more effectively. Our affordable prices come with instant payouts and 24/7 support with a real person!

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Aventri

4.3
(77)

Connect Better

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Aventri’s platform has the tools you need to manage all of your in-person, virtual, and hybrid event needs. The multi-lingual, multi-currency event platform is a global solution for organizations of all sizes.

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EventMobi

4.7
(39)

The Leader in Event Management and Virtual Event Platforms

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Everything you need to plan, promote, monetize and produce your next virtual event:
* Event marketing websites with advanced registration
* Customizable and interactive Virtual Space
* Integration with registration, CRM and video platforms
* Professional livestream production services

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Shindig

4.7
(6)

Cloud-based virtual event management software

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Shindig is a cloud-based virtual event management software designed to help businesses communicate, collaborate, and connect with audiences during video conferences via private chats, text, green rooms, screen sharing capabilities, and more.

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Webex Events (Formerly Socio)

4.9
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Easily build your custom branded mobile event app

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Socio is a cloud-based app builder for businesses that run corporate meetings, conferences, trade shows, and other events, which allows users to build fully customizable apps with features including an agenda planner, speaker list, networking tools, communication tools, announcements, and more.

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Cvent Event Management

4.5
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Online software for event management & hospitality

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Cvent provides online event planning and management, web survey and email marketing software for event planners, attendees, and hospitality venues across industries, globally. The software supports the entire event lifecycle, from marketing and initial registration through to event check-in & beyond

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Confetti

4.8
(62)

Unforgettable experiences

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Confetti is a web-based virtual event solution, which provides features such as event customization, scheduling, gamification, and employee engagement.

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Zoho Backstage

4.6
(5)

Run events smarter, better.

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Zoho Backstage is all-in-one event management software to plan and run in-person, virtual, and hybrid events with greater efficiency and impact.

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Social hour

4.6
(5)

Virtual events platform for conversations and presentations

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Social hour is a virtual events platform for companies of all sizes. The white-labeled platform is offered on a freemium pricing model. It features live audio translations, social media integration, real-time chat messaging, attendee management, customizable branding, and a virtual lobby.

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Bizzabo

4.6
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All-in-one event registration, ticketing and CRM platform

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Complete web and mobile-based event registration and management solution spanning site building, ticketing, analytics, CRM features and on-site check-in support

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Jumbo

5.0
(5)

Own Your Audience

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Fully integrated virtual events and live streaming platforms.

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ClickMeeting

4.2
(79)

Progressive Webinar App

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ClickMeeting is a browser-based platform for hosting webinars and training sessions. It allows users to talk to multiple people, share screens, and translate meetings in real time. The webinar room can accommodate up to 4 presenters and up to 5000 attendees at the same time.

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Premier Virtual

4.7
(43)

The future-focused virtual hiring event platform

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Premier Virtual is the most innovative and easy-to-use virtual event platform. It specializes in virtual career fairs.

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Zuddl

4.4
(10)

Humanizing Events

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Zuddl is the enterprise solution for all of your events, whether virtual or hybrid.

100% customizable, 100% easy to use, and 100% on brand.

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GTR

3.9
(16)

Flexible event technology solutions

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GTR is an event technology platform which provides solutions for online registration, badge printing, attendance tracking, lead retrieval, and virtual event hosting. The software can be used for conventions, conferences, expos, trade shows, corporate events, and more.

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Eventus

4.9
(15)

Student engagement platform for higher education

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Eventus is a student engagement solution designed to help educators and professionals within higher education build mobile apps for managing student communication & career services. It lets users share announcements & newsletters with students via targeted push notifications & custom in-app feeds.

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Buyers Guide

Virtual event

Organizing virtual events can be complicated and resource-intensive. Not only do you need to prepare the content but you also need to provide attendees with a stable mode of engagement to retain their interest.

Without the right tools, a virtual event can end up being a disappointment for the attendees and the organizers alike. So, to help you find the right tool, we’ve prepared this guide. Here’s what we’ll cover:

What is virtual event software?

Virtual event software is a tool that enables businesses to create and stream events with live and recorded content. The tool also helps them engage the audience via interactive options such as reactions, comments, and shareable snippets. 

Off lately, social media platforms have come up with options such as Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Instagram Live to host online events, but these are standard tools that might not be apt for every type of event. 

First, they don’t allow restricting the audience to a list of attendees or making the event private or paid. Second, they don’t offer the flexibility and interactive capabilities required for industry-specific events such as seminars or conferences. 

Dedicated virtual event software, on the other hand, allows users to customize the event as per requirements. It can be used to restrict the audience to registered and paid attendees, create Q&A dashboards and discussion forums, as well as share additional content such as brochures, event books, and research papers with the attendees.  

What are the deployment options for virtual event software?

Virtual event tools are typically available in one of the following two deployment models:

Cloud-based deployment: The responsibility of hosting and managing the tool rests with the vendor, and users can access it via a browser or desktop/mobile app. This does not require a heavy investment in IT infrastructure, and users can pick from monthly and yearly subscription plans. 

On-premise deployment: The responsibility of hosting and managing the tool rests with the user and the vendor is only responsible for providing the tool for a one-time payment. Most vendors also provide updates for the tool, which may either be free or paid, depending on the user’s license agreement. 

Key question to ask a vendor: Are there any add-on equipment or installation costs to use the tool?

What are the common features of virtual event software?

Understanding the common features offered by virtual event software can be helpful when evaluating different tools. To help you out, we’ve listed the most common features below:

Event page: Create a branded web page or website for the event, providing details about the event date, star speakers, or any other relevant information. For recurring events, this page can also be a repository of past events and their highlights. 

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Creating an event website with Aventri

Online registration: Enable attendees to register for the event and make payment for paid events. This feature essentially requires a branded registration form as well as a point-of-sale (POS) option to receive payments. 

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Online registration with Localist

Video/audio streaming: Stream live or pre-recorded videos and audios. In live events, attendees can view what is happening in real time and playback any parts they missed. In pre-recorded events, videos and audios can be played on demand. 

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Streaming an event online with BigMarker 

Attendee management: Collect and organize attendee information such as name, email address, and location in a single database and use those to personalize communication with them. 

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Attendee management in A2Z Events

Comments and Q&A: Allow attendees to interact with the speakers/hosts or among themselves with the help of comments and Q&A forums. 

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Asking questions in an event with GoToWebinar

Survey management: Hold quick surveys with the audience during an ongoing event and ask them to vote on the spot. 

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Analyzing survey responses with BigMarker

Spaces: Offer virtual spaces such as lobby, exhibit hall, meeting room, and networking lounge. These are essentially forums or web pages within the app that can be customized to encourage attendee engagement.

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Virtual spaces created using vFairs

Knowledge base: Share documents such as brochures, event books, and research papers with the attendees. The documents can be restricted to enable view-only or allowed greater flexibility for downloading. 

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Knowledge base created using vFairs

Email marketing: Send attendees customized and branded emails from within the tool. This is especially useful when sharing tickets or requesting feedback after an event. It can also be used to share information about upcoming events. 

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Creating email campaigns with Whova

Analytics and reporting: Analyze attendee engagement and response with multiple customizable metrics. While some tools provide this as an online dashboard, others might allow users to download reports. 

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Reporting in Eventzilla

Key questions to ask a vendor: Does the tool offer customizable templates for creating event web pages, registration forms, or marketing emails? If yes, what customizable elements do the templates support—adding brand colors, logos, taglines, etc?


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Note: The applications selected in this article are examples to show a feature in context, and are not intended as endorsements or recommendations, obtained from sources believed to be reliable at the time of publication.