Virtual events platform

A software tool that is designed specifically to enable users to participate in a virtual event. May be browser-based and/or have an app. Virtual events platforms usually incorporate core functionality such as:

  • Video conferencing – for plenary and concurrent sessions
  • Text-based chat – public and direct message
  • Agenda/session listings
  • Directory of participants

Additional functionality, such as icebreakers and social networking may be included and varies between platforms.

Examples: Gather, Bevy, and vFairs

See also: Wrapper

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

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