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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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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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Communique Conferencing


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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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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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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Easily sell tickets online with TicketSpice.

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Sell tickets online and host your most successful event ever with TicketSpice. It's easy to use, highly customizable, and unbelievably affordable.

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Cvent Event Management


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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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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Host your virtual, hybrid and in-person events in one place.

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Seamlessly manage every step of the virtual event lifecycle with our all-in-one event management platform. Create virtual and hybrid experiences at scale. Effortlessly build unique experiences that engage and inspire global audiences.

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Frameable Events


Virtual events platform for conversations and presentations

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Frameable Events is a virtual platform for events 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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Free online event registration software for event organizers

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RegFox is a powerful event registration platform for conferences, camps, classes, and more. It’s easy to use, highly customizable, and unbelievably affordable.

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Perenso Trade Show


Trade show software for ordering, registration, reporting

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Perenso's virtual trade show allows you to reach more customers, grow your revenue, and protect your business. Sell online and use the virtual tools to interact and collaborate with event attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors using features such as real-time chat, webinars, and a virtual lobby.

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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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Virtual and hybrid meeting platform

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VirtualCrowd is a web-based virtual and hybrid meeting platform, which helps businesses plan, promote, and organize events for remote and on-site attendees. The customizable application enables participants to access events via desktop and mobile devices.

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Build every event with Bizzabo

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Build every in-person, virtual, and hybrid event with Bizzabo's next-generation event management platform. The Event Experience OS is a data-rich open platform that empowers Event Experience Leaders to manage events, engage audiences, activate communities, and deliver powerful business outcomes.

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The go-to ticketing and registration platform.

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At Brushfire, it’s our goal to be the go-to ticketing and registration platform our clients deserve. We strive to facilitate successful events around the world by providing great software and service that never stops improving.

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Expect more from your event management platform.

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Way more than a webinar, Swoogo offers an Event Hub, multiple streaming platforms, and a custom event site.

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awards management platform. Scholarships, Grants. Abstracts

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OpenWater is a Washington, D.C. based Inc. 5000 company that works with associations through our Application and Review Cloud platform for awards, abstracts, grants, scholarships, and any other competitive review processes.

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Zoho Backstage


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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Mobile-optimized event management software

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EventsAIR is a mobile-optimized event management solution which allows event organizers to manage all aspects of an event including on-site & off-site activity

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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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Bitpod Event


Event management, ticketing, conference, and event booking

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Bitpod Event is a low-code, customizable, and scalable event management platform for planning, managing, and evaluating events. Bitpod Event features include an inbuilt campaign builder, event check-in using QR codes, feedback distribution and collection, and drag & drop workflows.

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Event Management and Automation for Corporate Event Planners

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Attendease is an award-winning event platform for corporate event teams built to enable a repeatable, scalable event planning and execution process.

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Cloud-based event management and marketing platform

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Whova is a cloud-based event management software that enables businesses, universities, exhibitors, and government organizations to engage with attendees, generate name badges, handle online registration processes, and host video conferences.

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One video platform. All your video needs.

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Vimeo is the world's leading all-in-one video software platform. We provide a range of cloud-based and desktop software solutions that enable any professional, team, or organization to unlock the power of video.

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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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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.


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. 

Email marketing

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. 


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.