Choosing between a Hybrid, In Person, or Virtual event type is a critical step in creating your Webex Event. Your choice determines the availability of several features and how attendees interact with your event and its content. This article walks you through each Event Type and outlines considerations for each. 👍

Screenshot of the Event Type options in the Basics tab.

Event Types

There are three different Event Type options — In Person, Virtual, and Hybrid. After creating an event, you can edit your selection on your event's Basics page.

Screenshot of Event Type options in the Basics tab on the Webex Events Platform.

⭐️ Keep in mind, you can only change the Event Type before you publish your event. If you need to change your Event Type after publishing your event, start a chat with our helpful Support team or email support@socio.events for assistance.

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.

  • The Video Rooms feature, Live Stream feature, and Agenda live stream and recording options aren't available.

💻 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. Attendees see Agenda times in their own time zone — AKA "Your Time".

  • The Maps feature isn't available.

🏨 + 💻 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.

  • Select the time zone that you want to build your content in. Attendees see this time in the Agenda feature on the Web and Mobile app, and they also see the time in their own time zone — AKA "Your Time".

  • All features are available.

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 creating your event because all features are available.

  • If your event is hosted on a Branded App, the Shake to Connect feature works with any event type and has no distance requirement. Users across the globe can shake within 5 minutes of each other and still connect! {If you're hosting your event on a Branded App... (to get rid of passive voice)]

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, check out our Privacy Settings article to decide how attendees will join your event!

Questions? Chat Us or Email support@socio.events

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