ConveyUX uses an event platform called Hopin. This event space offers you a variety of ways to enjoy the content and communicate with other attendees, including a virtual stage area, networking opportunities, an expo booth, and much more.
All the event activities each month take place in Hopin. Here are a few tips to help you as you attend the Tour.
Hopin is a secure, password-protected event platform. Every attendee must create their own free Hopin account to access events (typically done during registration).
In a Hopin event, use the sidebar menu (pictured right) to navigate to Reception, Stage, Sessions, Networking, and Expo.
Red LIVE tags alert you to active areas.
When you join a live event, you start in the Reception area—your event lobby and information hub.
In Reception, you will see the:
- Welcome message (event description, useful links)
- Sponsor logos (clickable logos bring you to sponsor websites)
- Event schedule (active scroll of what’s happening where & when)
Click the What’s happening now buttons as they appear in Reception to quickly navigate to an activity.
Watch all presentations, as well as opening and closing remarks, in the Stage area.
Post any questions or comments in Stage chat.
All Stage activities are recorded.
All video recordings, speaker slides, and chat logs are made available to all attendees in a password-protected environment after the event.
Affinity Group networking takes place in pre-set “rooms” in the Sessions area.
Affinity Groups are not recorded.
The Networking area automates your discovery of new connections.
In the Networking area, the system randomly connects you one-on-one with other attendees. You will never meet the same person twice in the Networking area during an event.
During a meeting, click Connect to exchange contact information, similar to exchanging business cards at a physical event. When both people click Connect, a new connection appears in their respective accounts.
Networking meetings last three minutes. During a meeting, click Extend to add more time. The other person will receive a notice to confirm if they wish to extend the meeting.
Here are a few conversation starters (remember to watch the clock!):
- What are you reading for fun right now?
- Have you found a website that makes you happy during social isolation?
- If you could start a business, what would it be?
- What is the best vacation you have ever been on?
- Are you working on any passion projects right now?
- What are your favorite podcasts?
- What is the most surprising thing that happened to you in the past week?
- What drew you to your work?
The Networking area is not recorded.
Other Ways to Network
In addition to one-on-one meetings in the Networking area, here are more ways to connect with fellow attendees:
Search for a person and send them a private message (direct message) or invite them to a video call.
Use Event chat to communicate globally to the whole conference. Use Stage chat and Session chat to communicate within the activity.
In the Sessions area, click + Create Session to set up and host your own group video chat during the event.
Your Hopin profile
Update your profile with your photo, a short description, and social media. Your information will appear in the Networking area during one-on-one meetings and in the People tab.
The Expo area is a virtual exhibitor hall featuring sponsor and vendor booths that offer pre-recorded videos, additional information, and social media links.
The Expo area is not recorded.
Hopin recommends using the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox for the best experience.
Safari is not fully compatible with Hopin video on desktops and Explorer/Edge is not compatible on desktops.
You can access Hopin events via mobile devices (phone or tablet) with some limited compatibility on the following browsers:
- Android: Google Chrome
- iOS (Apple): Safari
Before an event, you can test your Hopin stream quality.
You can also test your internet speed. At a minimum, your upload speed should be 2 Mbps and your download should be 5 Mbps. Ideally, you will test at 10 Mbps upload and 30 Mbps download.
VPN can block your access to Hopin features.
If you have VPN installed, you may need to temporarily disable it, or turn it off, to join a Hopin event.
During an event, click on GET HELP from Paul Albertson in any chat area, or find GET HELP from Paul Alberston in the People tab, and message Paul for technical support.
Recordings of educational sessions, plus slides and chat logs, will be made available after each Tour event in a password-protected library.