Transferring an entire conference from a central London venue to the cloud presents challenges but they can be overcome. After all, with >10,000 individuals viewing our webinar channel already this year, it’s fair to assume we’re reasonably adept at delivering great content digitally.
Delivering first-class networking in a digital environment presents much greater challenges. First of all, we have to offer credible alternatives. And then we have to persuade you, the delegates, to engage with the technology.
The good news - other than no ticket prices! - is that we’ve selected a robust and scalable platform - think of it as a virtual venue - with clearly signposted, simple-to-use networking opportunities across the whole site. And, see below, you can check out the venue before the conference starts!
Whether you’re registering for a session, watching live, looking at speaker biographies, attending a de-briefing or simply browsing the pre-recorded and curated content, there are always options to connect with and chat to your fellow delegates either via video calls or instant messaging.
We’ll play our part by encouraging you to participate in all the networking opportunities but - exactly like a physical conference - we need you to make the most of it by proactively seeking out your fellow delegates to engage in conversation and debate the issues.
To make the most of the networking -
We’ll be opening the virtual venue to delegates in June.
Once you receive your login credentials, please familiarise yourself with the layout so you can make the most of the festival.
Create your profile, upload your photo and prepare for networking!
Schedule & Agenda
Start registering for the sessions you want to attend.
See who else is already registered for the same sessions.
Start building a list of the people you want to meet.
Download the collateral you’d like to view in advance.
Delegates & Speakers
Browse through all the speakers and registered delegates.
Start messaging and scheduling meetings.
Familiarise yourself with the sponsors.
Get a sneak preview of the "virtual tradeshow booths".
Check the names and profiles of each exhibitor's "booth staff".
Note the "exhibit hours" so you can pop back for real-time video chat during the conference.
Download sponsor brochures.
1:1 Appointment Scheduling
You can book one-on-one, private meetings prior to and during the conference.
Video calls ensure those meetings feel as real as possible.
Conversations & the Social Wall
Start and join real-time conversations using instant messaging within the virtual venue.
Post your thoughts and observations to Twitter using #RIDigiFest