Some Helpful Tips for Navigating Our Virtual Venue

Here is how to get the most out of a Hopin event…

Review these notes and the event schedule in Hopin Reception and enjoy the event!

Feel free to introduce yourself to everyone in the Hopin chat area right now.

Live tag:

The red “live” tag shows you where the action is according to the Schedule.

“What’s happening now” button:

In the Reception area, you will see a large clickable button with the words “What’s happening now” for one-step navigation to the action according to the schedule.


The Networking area is where you meet others one-on-one for up to three minutes – an online version of “coffee-in-the-lobby” conversations important at an in-person event.  When you take part in Networking, the system matches you with others.  You may exchange contact information and/or leave a one-on-one meeting at any time.


The Stage area is where you watch the keynote presentation(s).


The Sessions area is analogous to “virtual roundtables.”  When you join a session, you can either watch (off-camera) or participate (on-camera; people can see and hear you).  Up to 500 people can join a session and watch, but only ten can participate on camera at any one time.  As an attendee, you can create your own session during the live event.

Chats for everyone:

You will find multiple chat channels available during the event. Each one serves a different purpose.

Event chat – this is a global chat where you can post messages visible to everyone at the event.  You may see messages here from the Organizer highlighted in color and reminding people where to go.

Session chat – each session in Sessions has its own chat room.  People off camera can use the session chat to interact with people on camera and vice-versa.

Meeting chat – in Networking a private 1:1 chat channel is available to participants.

Booth chat – each Expo booth has its own chat for group discussions and interaction.

Direct messages – you can DM anyone at the event.  To send a DM, find the person you wish to chat with under the People tab, click their profile photo, and send them a message.

Slack workspace:

This Slack workspace is available to all staff, speakers, hosts, and attendees alike to have access to during the conference.