When creating your event, you will be asked to select your event type: In Person, Virtual, or Hybrid. This indicates how attendees will participate with your event and the event content, and enables or disables certain event features and functionality.

Starting from the home screen in the Socio Platform, follow these steps to find the Event Type for your event:

My Events → Your Event → Edit Event → Basics → Event Details

There are three different options when choosing your Event Type:

This decision impacts fields throughout the event, including times and locations, and feature availability. These considerations are outlined in detail below.

In Person (Default)

The In Person (Default) option is perfect for events that will be held at a specific venue with all attendees present. If some attendees will be remote, the Hybrid option is a better fit.

Here are some considerations and impacts when selecting this option:

  • There is an Event Location required, and session Locations are optional.
  • All times in the Agenda feature in the app are identical to those entered in the Socio Platform, and the venue location is used to determine the time zone of the event. The user's local time is not shown. 
  • The Live Stream feature is unavailable.
  • The Live Stream and Video Replay options are unavailable to add to a session.

Virtual

The Virtual option is the best choice for events where all attendees will be participating via the web, and there will be no physical venue or location where attendees will meet. 

Here are some considerations and impacts when selecting this option:

  • There is no Event Location or session Locations.
  • You select the time zone that you want to build your content in. Attendees will see this time in the Agenda feature in the app, and they will also see the time in their own time zone - AKA "Your Time".
  • If the Virtual or Hybrid option is selected for an event in a Branded Event App, Shake to Connect has no distance requirement. Users across the globe can shake around the same time, and still connect! This will impact all other events in the app as well.
  • The Live Stream feature is available. 

Hybrid

The Hybrid option is ideal for events where there will be any mix of in-person and virtual attendees. 

  • There is an Event Location required, and session Locations are optional.
  • You select the time zone that you want to build your content in. Attendees will see this time in the Agenda feature in the app, and they will also see the time in their own time zone - AKA "Your Time".
  • If the Virtual or Hybrid option is selected for an event in a Branded Event App, Shake to Connect has no distance requirement. Users across the globe can shake around the same time, and still connect! This will impact all other events in the app as well.

Pro tips! 😎

  • If you are unsure which option to select, we recommend the Hybrid option. This gives you the most flexibility when creating your event.
  • If you need to change your event type after it's been saved, reach out to us via Live Chat or email us at [email protected]. We'll walk you through the considerations and help you make the switch.

    

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