Have you tried to multitask while attending an event or a meeting online? Ever find yourself switching tabs to scroll through Twitter or clear your inbox? If you have, so have your event attendees.

We understand how hard it is to keep your event audiences hooked. We spoke to 100s of event planners and we heard that poor event engagement is still a big challenge for many of you. That’s why we’ve updated the Hubilo platform to give you engagement superpowers.

Yes, you heard that right.

You can now address each step of your user’s journey. And deepen audience engagement organically. Let them focus on what matters the most to them – be it making new connections, accessing content, networking with speakers, or simply having fun. All while providing a better event experience that motivates attendees to engage. 

Minimum navigation, maximum engagement

At large events, attendees can feel lost or overwhelmed. Many times they want to engage but don’t know how they can. Not anymore. With our all-new Global Side Panel your attendees will always know what’s happening at your event and how they can engage. 

The ubiquitous Global Side Panel

Your attendees facing difficulties navigating through the virtual event platform? Want to give them contextual information based on where they are at the event? Now you can – with the ever-present Global Side Panel to your rescue. It lets attendees access and switch between all event areas seamlessly. 

Let’s say, an attendee is watching a live session. The navigation panel will show the features, such as chat, that are relevant to that particular session. Or if they are visiting a virtual booth, the side panel will show all details for the booth and its team members.

You can use the Global Side Panel to boost interaction in all areas of your event including sessions, virtual booths, rooms, and lounges. 

  • Sessions: Take audience participation to an all-time high during live sessions. Use the side panel to show features such as chat via text and emojis, reactions to chat messages, Q&A, and polls.

Session Engagement

  • Virtual Booths: Facilitate greater attendee-sponsor interaction in booths. Make use of 1-1 live chats, polls, and Q&As.

Virtual Booths

  • Rooms and Networking Lounges: Add the required context to increase attendee interactions. Highlight room and lounge descriptions or exhibitor/sponsor information. You can also show the names of attendees who are participating. When clicked, these names open up respective attendee profiles within the navigation panel. You can choose to display chats, polls, and Q&A features on the side panel too to encourage more interactions. 

Meeting Rooms on Hubilo

To top it all, the Global Side Panel includes quick access to some event sections that are critical for good event engagement. 

First comes the Event Feed. This is where a lot of attendee interaction happens via social media like posts and polls. Secondly, it’s the People Directory that contains profiles of speakers and all delegates. Using this attendees can bookmark profiles, send 1-1 messages, or even book 1-1 meetings. All without ever leaving the navigation panel. 

The third important section we’ve got here is What’s Happening Now. It shows the list of all live sessions, rooms, and lounges across the event. And it lets attendees join any of those sessions right from where they are. Lastly, we’ve got the Leaderboard that’ll help you incentivize your attendees to engage in different event activities.

Happening Now Section on Hubilo

Sleeker attendee experience

In addition to making the navigation super intuitive, we’ve revamped the look and feel of the Hubilo platform. With the new release, you’ll get to experience a cleaner, sleeker UI that’ll wow both you and your audience. 

Redesigned networking lounges

The new lounges appear like physical lounges. You’ll find them to be more welcoming for your attendees. What else? They come in a range of sizes. So you get to choose what size lounge you want.  Want to host a small coffee chat? Perfect! Want to host a large team discussion? That works too. And remember, you can make all the lounge and participant details visible on the Global Side Panel. This is a great option to encourage more networking at your event.

Networking Lounges on Hubilo

Improved messaging and chat

Have your attendees complained about the lack of opportunity to express themselves during a virtual event? Win them over by giving them a chance to share emojis and even schedule meetings directly from their 1-1 chat conversations.

1-1 Chat on Hubilo

More personalized attendee calendars

Blocking and managing personal event calendars for attendees is now easier than ever. With My Schedule, a proprietary calendar feature of Hubilo, your attendees get full control of their calendars. 

It lets them easily track when their favorite sessions are going live. They can check their scheduled meetings or block their calendars if they don’t want to take meetings at all. Psst…they can even join all the sessions and meetings straight from their calendars! What do you say to that?

In a nutshell

What does all this mean for you? It means when you use Hubilo – with its new simplified design, enhanced engagement cloud, and a clean, sleek UI – you can easily encourage more interactions and networking at your events. This will lead you to achieve greater attendee and sponsor satisfaction, and in turn a higher event ROI. 

We’re sure you are excited to check out all the updates. We’re waiting to show them to you too. Book a demo and chat with one of our experts now.