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.
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