The Socio Platform is among the most highly rated event platforms in the world, and its suite of products and features is constantly growing. Whether your event is in-person, hybrid, or virtual, Socio's immensely capable event platform has what you need. Keep reading to learn about each of our 21 features and how you can use them in your next event!
Every one of these features can be customized with branded icons and titles, so you can make your event truly yours.
The Agenda feature (AKA Calendar in the Communities product) is one of the most used features in a Socio event. Whether your event schedule is simple and straightforward or complex with multiple sessions for different Groups and Tracks, the Agenda's got you covered. Empower your attendees to know exactly where to be, when they need to be there, and who and what to expect once they arrive. For virtual events, the Agenda becomes how your attendees navigate through each session.
On the Mobile App and Web App, attendees tap the My Agenda tab to see their scheduled 1:1 meetings with connections and any sessions they plan to attend by day or month.
For a complete guide to using the Agenda feature, check this out.
Sponsors and Exhibitors
The Sponsors and Exhibitors features let you provide a list of your sponsors and exhibitors, complete with custom graphics, Internal and External links, map locations, documents, and more. Whether your event is in-person, hybrid, or virtual, these features will help you create a raving sponsor base who are excited to support your event or Community each year. These features are only one of the ways to showcase sponsors in your event app!
For a complete guide to using the Sponsors and Exhibitors features, check this out.
The Speakers feature gives your attendees a space to get to know the people who will be talking and presenting in your event's sessions. You can make a profile for each speaker, including photos, descriptions, internal links to sessions, map locations, and documents, as well as external links to their website, professional articles, and more.
For a complete guide to using the Speakers feature, check this out.
The Documents feature is used to host PDFs and images that can be opened right within your Socio event. Give your attendees a place to easily access the entire event's collection of session materials, read sell sheets for sponsors, peruse the daily meal menus, or print copies of the event schedule or map. You can even use Internal Links to show individual documents from the list in other places within the event!
For a complete guide to using the Documents feature, check this out.
The Single Document feature is similar to the Documents feature, but with only one document that launches immediately. Show your attendees a meal menu, showcase a top-tier sponsor's sell sheet, provide a map of local attractions, and more!
For a complete guide to using the Single Document feature, check this out.
The Maps feature makes it easy for in-person attendees to navigate your event or venue using the Mobile App or Web App. They can easily find rooms and booths from the Agenda and exhibitor or sponsor profiles. Use this feature to empower your attendees to always know where to go. You'll also save time for your staff by minimizing the number of people asking for directions.
For a complete guide to using the Maps feature, check this out.
The Live Stream feature lets Web App and Mobile App users instantly join a live stream with a single tap or click. This feature is perfect for highlighting your keynote session or linking directly to your main live stream. If you'd like individual links for each of your sessions, the Agenda feature will be a better fit.
For a complete guide to using the Live Stream feature, check this out.
Polling and Q&A
Socio's Polling and Q&A features make hosting your live stream in the Socio Platform a richer and more interactive experience for your attendees! There's no need to pay for an outside tool, and everything you need to keep your attendees engaged with your sessions is manageable from Socio. You can enable Q&A and Polling individually for certain Agenda sessions or the Live Stream feature, import several at a time, or have dedicated Q&A and Polling features.
The Game feature is an amazing tool to promote networking, increase attendance to sessions and special events, boost foot traffic to exhibitor booths, fuel competition between attendees, and bring in-person and virtual attendees closer together. Offer some prizes to the top contenders and watch engagement skyrocket!
For a complete guide to using the Game feature, check this out.
The Follow Us feature gives you a single place where app users can find social media and website links, phone numbers, emails, and more. These can be for your event, your company/organization, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and more. Don't forget to use Internal Links to drive traffic to the page from speaker and sponsor profiles!
For a complete guide to using the Follow Us feature, check this out.
The Wall feature acts as your event's private social media space. Attendees can write posts or upload images and like or comment on other attendees' posts. It's a great way to get in-person and virtual attendees interacting with one another, and a space where your event can keep going "after-hours".
We've seen the Wall feature renamed as Share Media, Photo Contest, Discussion Board, and even Ride Share - to name just a few. The wall is also a great place for your sponsors to engage with attendees in a virtual space before, during, and after the event.
For a complete guide to using the Wall feature, check this out.
The Attendees feature (AKA Users in the Communities product) is included in your features list by default. Attendees are the people who access your Socio event through the Web App or Mobile App. They'll appear in the Attendees feature list when they register or when you manually add them to the event. Pre-loading the attendees list lets you pre-populate their personal profiles, but it's only required if you're using the Invite Only privacy setting. You can sort attendees into different Groups so that features of your Event App are only visible to specific types of attendees, such as virtual vs in-person attendees, VIPs, and more!
For a complete guide to using the Attendees feature, check this out.
The Custom List feature is extremely flexible, and can be used in countless ways! For a quick way to organize a collection of rich information, the Custom List feature is a perfect solution. A Custom List could be used as an FAQ section, a city guide, or a featured sessions list, to name just a few examples. Each item can be internally or externally linked, and you can even organize items into categories to keep longer lists structured and user-friendly.
For a complete guide to using the Custom List feature, check this out.
The Single Item feature has all the same flexible customization options as the Custom List feature, but it provides only one item that opens as soon as someone clicks or taps the feature. For a quick way to showcase information, the Single Item feature is a perfect solution. The Single Item feature can present the event contact info, shuttle schedule, WiFi info, or highlight a specific sponsor, to name a few examples.
For a complete guide to using the Custom List feature, check this out.
The Web Link feature is used to direct users to any single hyperlink. This is a great way to show attendees online content and information within its source context. If the website or content is embeddable, attendees can view and interact with it without leaving your event! Some examples include your organization or event website, a premier sponsor's website, or a survey.
For a complete guide to using the Web Link feature, check this out.
The Web List feature is used to provide a list of hyperlinks. This is a great way to show attendees a set of online content and information within its source context. If the website or content is embeddable, attendees can view and interact with it without leaving your event! A Web List could be used to show the collected recordings from your event's sessions, as a city guide, or a list of blog posts, podcast episodes, or artist illustrations of the sessions, among many others.
For a complete guide to using the Web List feature, check this out.
My QR Code
The My QR Code feature is included with Lead Retrieval, and it lets sponsors and exhibitors easily scan contact information from in-person attendees. An attendee can simply tap on the feature in the Mobile App to view and share their personal QR Code. Check out more about our Lead Retrieval product here!
The My QR Code feature is added to your event automatically after Lead Retrieval is activated. It can't be added from the feature list.
For a complete guide to using the My QR Code feature, check this out.
The Overview feature is included in your features by default and is populated with the event name, date, location, and description from your event's Basics page. Clicking or tapping the Overview feature takes attendees to the Details page, which is the same page they'll see when they first join your Event or Community.
For a complete guide to using the Overview feature, check this out.
With the Announcements feature, you can notify all of your attendees about last-minute changes, share an important reminder, or draw attention to your sponsors. Schedule them to send at a specific time, or simply send them right away. Mobile App users will receive push notifications directly on their mobile devices, and Web App users will see a red indicator on the Announcements feature to let them know there's a new announcement.
For a complete guide to using the Announcements feature, check this out.
With Video Rooms, attendees from anywhere in the world can network and engage with each other. Up to 13 people and 3 moderators can speak to one another with video, audio, and typed messages. Attendees can also share their device’s screen with everyone else in the room. Video Rooms are great for session breakouts, icebreaker rooms, sponsor hangouts, virtual exhibitor booths, and more!
For a complete guide to using the Video Rooms feature, check this out.
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