How to connect with attendees?

One of the main reasons why people attend our events is to connect with other people to expand their professional network and find business opportunities. Attending our networking events allows you to send private messages to other attendees and have one on one video meetings with them too!
To get the most out of our events, make sure to master the following features that you can find under the People tab:

  • Connect
  • Chat
  • Request to Meet
  • One on One Video Meeting
  • Conference Video Meeting
  • Download Connections

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Connect with an Attendee

To start connecting with other attendees, click the People tab from your virtual event hub. In the People tab you will see all the attendees. By clicking the Connect Button, this will send a request to be connected with the other attendee, and once the request is approved, you can start video chatting with them.

  • When the Connect button is clicked, it changes to “Sent”
  • The other attendee will receive a notification badge on the bell icon after you click Connect
  • When the other attendee approves the connection by clicking Connect from the notification, the Sent button disappears and is replaced by a video button.
  • The other attendee is also added to your “My Connections” tab.
  • When you are connected with another attendee, you can start a one-on-one video meeting with them by clicking the video button

Note: You may only have a video meeting if your connection is approved or if a meeting appointment is approved

Note: When you connect with another attendee in one event you will stay connected in the next event that you participate in!

How it looks:

On your end:

Connect attendee
On the other attendee’s end:
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Chat with an Attendee

To chat with an attendee, you don’t need to be connected. You can send private messages to them by clicking the Chat Button.

  • When the Chat button is clicked, the existing chat on the right side updates to a private chat between you and the other attendee

  • When you receive a reply from the other attendee, you should see a notification on the upper left side of the chat

chat networking meeting

Note: Click on the gear icon to enable chat notifications.

Meeting Request with an Attendee

Clicking the Meet Button allows you to request and schedule a meeting with another attendee. When the meeting is accepted by the other attendee, you can start video chatting on the scheduled time and date.

  • When the Meet button is clicked, it will open up the option to select the date and time for the meeting.
  • When the request is submitted, the other attendee will receive a notification badge and an email notification.
  • When the other attendee accepts the meeting request, the appointment will be added to your calendar.
  • When your meeting request is not accepted yet, you should see that meeting request under Created Meetings.

Request meeting

One-on-One Video Meeting with an Attendee

When a video call is initiated through the video button or start meeting button, it will prompt to allow microphone and camera access on the browser and to join the meeting. Click those buttons to start the meeting. The other attendee will see a pop-up to accept or decline the video call.

On your end:

On the other attendee’s end:
When both parties accept, you can start your live video call!

Note: If you’re on a call with someone, there will be no indicator that you are currently in a call if someone is viewing your profile in the People tab.

Download Connections

Attendees can download the list of the connections made throughout the event in CSV format. Simply head over to your profile page and scroll all the way down until you can click on Download Connections.
Download connections

Conference Video Meeting

To invite another person to join the call, click the invite icon (3 people icon) on the right side of the video call. Select the name of the other person and click Invite.

Note: You will only be able to invite people who have connected with you.

Customizing your Meeting Availability

Click your profile button and scroll down to the bottom, select how many minutes a meeting should last and choose the time of your availability.