Even as the requirements for social distances diminish, it seems that virtual conferences and events are here to stay. Now Zoom is working on a dedicated event platform to make multi-day virtual conferences a bit more bearable (and profitable).
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Opening a Zoom event takes you to a central hub where you can register your attendance or purchase a virtual ticket. After you sign in, you can see all the upcoming meetings and presentations of a conference, even if they span an entire week. The person hosting the Zoom event can add short video previews to all upcoming meetings, or choose which meeting participants can and cannot see.
Interestingly, Zoom Events includes a lobby feature that mimics the cocktail parties of in-person events. If you join a meeting early or hang around after it ends, you can chat with other people via text message and exchange contact information.
And while it’s hard to keep track of how many people actually participate in online conferences, Zoom Events includes detailed stats on attendance, ticket sales, and other stats. For that reason, it could become a popular platform for online conferences and music festivals, not just business meetings.
In a way, Zoom Events sounds somewhat like Facebook Events, which recently added tickets and live streams to its feature set. But its focus on large, multi-day conferences could help it stand out in the corporate world, or even become a leading platform for online conferences and festivals. If you’d like to follow Zoom Events as it launches this summer, sign up for the company’s mailing list now.
Source: Zoom via Engadget