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Virtual Event Platform

New
September 02, 2021

September 6th Updates!

Professional, Enterprise, and White Label clients can pass registration information to Marketo, HubSpot, and Salesforce directly with our native integrations.

Once authenticated, attendee information can be matched with an existing record or created as new in Marketo, HubSpot, and Salesforce. To locate and configure these integrations, navigate to your organizer profile, then click the Integrations tab.

Learn how to configure our Marketo Integration here.

Learn how to configure our HubSpot integration here.

Learn how to configure our Salesforce integration here.

Additional Updates:

  • Descriptions and labels have been adjusted for clarity in fundraising and analytics areas of the admin console.
  • Total Number of Meetings is available in the Networking analytics report.
  • Enhanced speaker spotlight features when they are actively speaking in Workshops, Networking Sessions, Pro Exhibitor Live Stream, and Lounges.
  • Enhancements to the broadcast flow in the Accelevents Studio.
  • Added the ability to import FAQs to the Info Desk. This is done in the Virtual Event Hub.
  • Enhancements to image upload features for ease of use.
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August 19, 2021

August 23rd Release Notes

Direct CRM Integrations are here!

Professional, Enterprise, and White Label clients can pass registration information to HubSpot and Salesforce directly with our native integrations. Once authenticated, attendee information can be matched with an existing record or created as new in HubSpot and Salesforce. To locate and configure these integrations, navigate to your organizer profile, then click the Integrations tab.

  • Learn how to configure our HubSpot integration here.
  • Learn how to configure our Salesforce integration here.

Organizers can now register a speaker as an attendee when they create a speaker profile.

Under your Manage Attendee Status settings, enable Attendee Access, select a ticket type, and click Apply. A “Speaker Registration Order” will be generated, and your speaker will have attendee access to the Virtual Event Hub.

This is available for free ticket types. Any paid ticket types will need to follow the usual registration process under “Add Attendees” or via the Event Landing Page.

Learn more about creating speaker profiles here.

Organizers can easily delete, duplicate, or hide multiple sessions with our new agenda management tool.

Check the box next to the session(s) and apply any of these changes via the menu at the top of the Agenda tab.

Learn more about the Agenda here.

Share information about your Raffle on the Event Landing Page.

You can enter a stylized description for your raffle page in the Raffle Settings. The description is displayed above the raffle’s status and items. This is a great opportunity to thank your sponsors and donors!

Learn more about raffles and fundraising here.

View connection analytics on the attendee level.

Organizers can view the total number of connections made by an attendee and whether those connections originated from scheduled networking sessions or independently in the Virtual Event Hub.

Check out this article to learn more about Networking on Accelevents.

Additional Updates:

  • You can now assign custom colors to Exhibitor categories.
  • Improved the clarity of toggle controls through updated language and tooltips.
  • When a participant first confirms their device settings via our Device Checker tool, they will be saved as that user’s default settings anytime they use their mic, camera, and speakers in the Virtual Event Hub.
  • We’ve increased the character limit to 30 for Virtual Event Hub custom labels.
  • We’ve enhanced our Zapier application to communicate any updates made to an order after registration.
  • The Speakers & Session CSV template has been updated. It is available for download via Import Sessions & Speakers.
  • Attendees can select more than one answer for a custom question using our checkbox format.
  • You can now edit posts in the Lobby Feed after sharing.
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New
August 05, 2021

New Release! Monday, August 9th

Videos and live streams are now supported in the Lobby and Expo Hall banners.

You can activate the live stream by navigating to your Event Website > Virtual Event Hub > Lobby tab of the admin console.

The Expo Hall live stream can be accessed in Exhibitors & Sponsors > Settings > Expo Settings > Enable Live Stream. These streams are supported through direct upload or via RTMP.

Exhibitor Booths now have polling and Q&A ability!

Exhibitors now have the ability to poll their booth visitors and visitors can now ask questions through the Q&A tool. Data from these modules will be available in the organizer’s exhibitor report.

Even more updates:

  • Attendees can now check in to events through the Accelevents app for iPad.
  • You can now import registrations for In-Person ticket types.
  • Active Speakers will receive video prioritization in Workshop Sessions.
  • Attendees can now check their device compatibility before beginning networking sessions.
  • “Hide this session from attendees who cannot register for this session” is only applicable for the Virtual Event Hub agenda and virtual attendees. If certain ticket types have access to only specific sessions, not all, this toggle hides any session that is not included with their ticket type. This toggle will now only affect the agenda in VEH rather than the agenda for a hybrid or in-person event / landing page.
  • Different session types (Break, Expo, and Other) can share the same Session Titles.
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July 22, 2021

New Release, July 26th!

Private Questions: Manage and Publish Attendee Questions in the Q&A Tool

To make the Q&A private by default, you can enable Make Q&A Private in the Manage Session Interactivity portion of the session settings. This will allow you and/or your speaker to audit and publish any incoming questions.

Questions can be published for attendees through Answer Live and Publish and Type Answer*. Questions can be discarded and will remain private via Dismiss Question.

*You will have the option to send your written answer privately or publish it for all attendees.

Publishing Your Event

Until your event is published, you will see a red exclamation mark next to the Dashboard tab of your admin console. Events must be published to begin registration, so this is there as a reminder to publish when you’re ready!

Additional Updates:

  • Gamification - Early Bird Challenges will encourage engagement through early bird challenges as soon as attendees are allowed to enter the Virtual Event Hub. You can customize when attendees can enter the VEH in the Event Details tab of your admin console to determine the start of early bird challenges.
  • Gamification - Leaderboard & Challenge Card Enhancements will be updated to clearly display attendees’ points and the challenges’ rules, points value, and progress.
  • Gamification - Points Limit will be 100,000 for challenges.
  • Workshop views can be personalized by changing the layout or pinning specific tiles.
  • Starter & Scale Plans will include the ability to hide or display the number of attendees online during an event.
  • Session Reports will include the Stream Provider details (i.e. Accelevents Studio, Zoom, etc).
  • PDF Tickets will only be included by default for Hybrid and In-Person ticket types.
  • Discount Code Amount(s) can now include a value to the decimal point (i.e. $5.75)
  • Access Code reporting will now include the number of uses.
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July 21, 2021

July 12th Release

You can now create breakout rooms in your Workshop session!

Breakout rooms can be added to Workshop sessions via the cube icon in the main menu at the bottom of your streaming window. Attendees can be sorted into breakout rooms automatically or manually.

The Call to Action button is now located at the top right of the exhibitor booth.

Don’t forget, you can edit the button’s text and attach a URL in the company details tab of My Booth.

All color settings for the Virtual Event Hub live in one place!

In the Admin Console > Event Website, you’ll find a tab for each area of the VEH (Lobby, Navigation, and Agenda & Sessions).

More details soon! 

  • Enhancements to the Speakers' experience in the studio
  • Improvements to the Expo Hall and Booths'
  • Enhanced Email Customization (Enterprise)
  • Additional Tooltips to help attendees navigate the Virtual Event Hub
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