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Help your event participants network and connect during your event with these key features / ideas:
Encourage your attendees to complete their profiles and make them public. Displaying an attendee directory on your Sched event will help event participants view other attendee profiles. Attendance lists can also display within each session.
Attendees can list their contact details, social media links etc in their profile to quickly connect with other attendees, colleagues and friends.
Provide access to your event’s Twitter feed from the Sched event site and mobile app. This will show any activity related to your event’s hashtag or Twitter handle.
Another common approach is use an external collaboration / sharing / communication tool, such as Discord, Slack, Facebook Groups, in conjunction with Sched. Invite event participants to channels based on session topics, or utilize a 3rd party tool such as Community Inviter.
Chicago StartUp Week is an example of a Sched event that took this approach.
Create sessions in your event schedule in Sched that are specifically for attendees to connect with each other. Use session types or custom filters to help highlight these sessions within your schedule.
We recommend hosting these sessions within a meeting platform such as Zoom Meetings, Microsoft Teams or a dedicated networking tool, such as Remo. Having a host or moderator in each session can help keep conversations flowing.
Setting capacities on these types of breakout sessions will keep conversations more focused and intimate. Setting capacities for sessions is available on Sched’s Plus and Premium Plans only.
Call out the specific platforms you’re using for your event as much as you can to promote networking by all participants. You can add links to your desired networking tools in many places on Sched: