Choosing between a Hybrid, In-person, or Virtual event type is a critical step in creating your Webex Event. This article guides you through each event type and outlines considerations for each. 👍

Screenshot of the Event Type options on the Webex Events Platform.

Event types

There are three different Event Type options — In Person, Virtual, and Hybrid. After creating an Event, you can edit your selection from the Event Information section on the Event Overview page.

On the Event Overview page, click the three-dot icon in the Event Information section and select Edit. This takes you to the Basics page. Click Details to review and edit your event type selection.

Screenshot of the steps just described.

⭐️ Keep in mind, if you change your event type from Virtual to In-Person or Hybrid, you must enter the location, venue name, and venue address in the Event Location section before publishing your changes.

Let's explore each event type. 🗺️

🏨 In-person (Default)

The In-person (Default) option is best when all your event activities are happening at a specific venue with all attendees physically present. If you plan to add remote attendees to the mix, the Hybrid option is the best fit.

When selecting the In-person event type, consider the following:

  • Event Location is required. Session Locations are optional.

  • The venue location determines the time zone of the event. The Agenda shows times only in the event time, not attendees' local time.

💻 Virtual

The Virtual option is the best choice for events where all attendees participate remotely, and there isn't a physical venue or meeting location. When selecting the Virtual event type, consider the following:

  • You don't need to select an event location.

  • Select the time zone that you want to build your content in. The Agenda shows times in the attendee's own time zone — AKA "Your Time".

🏨 + 💻 Hybrid

The Hybrid option is ideal for events that are a mix of in-person and virtual attendees. When selecting the Hybrid event type, consider the following:

  • Event Location is required. Session Locations are optional.

  • The venue location determines the time zone of the event. This time appears to attendees in the Agenda feature on the Web and Mobile App, and the time also appears in their own time zone — AKA “Your Time”.

Pro tips! 😎

  • If you're not sure which option to select, we recommend the Hybrid option as a starting point. This gives you the most flexibility when setting up your Webex Events products and lets you plan for both in-person and virtual scenarios.

  • If you host your event on a Branded App, the Shake & Connect feature works with any event rype and has no distance requirement. Users across the globe can shake within 5 minutes of each other and still connect!

Animated GIF of using Shake to Connect to connect with other attendees

Now that you know all about event type options on the Webex Events Platform, read our Privacy Settings article to decide how attendees will join your Event App!

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