Connecting each event attendee to another person at an event so that they might work together in some way. This is typically done prior to the event, so folks have a chance to connect with their partner. This provides peer support for first-time event participants, and may reduce attrition in technical workshops where troubleshooting support can be helpful.
AKA: Peer mentorship, Accountability buddies
Citation: Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement. (2022) CSCCE Glossary: Virtual Events. Pratt, Woodley, Ainsworth, Carter, Crall, Elkins, Gauthier, Ihle, Kornahrens, Martinic, Santistevan, Shaikh, Sidik, and Wyatt doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6608609