HOW TO SIGN INTO THE PLATFORM
We’ve chosen Whova as the platform to host our Everything Edibles Virtual Summit as they make it super easy for participants to get the most out of the summit.
Whova offers both mobile and web applications which allows you to watch the summit from anywhere wifi is available.
With Whova, you will be able to:
- Immediately start interacting with other attendees.
- Ask and answer questions in the community forum:
You can also post photos, share your favorite strains, attend meet and greets to connect with other attendees.
- Personalize your agenda for the event to avoid missing your favorite speakers
- Interact with speakers during their sessions via the live chat
- Interact with exhibitors in their booth via their live chat
- Participate in contests to win prizes
The app makes it extremely easy for all users to effectively use social media. If you’d like to share your thoughts with others outside the event, but don’t have a Twitter account, you can use the Twitter tool within the Whova app. Your tweets will be published to Twitter, with the event hashtags automatically added. The Whova app enables you to join the Twitterverse even if you don’t have an account.
How to Use Whova
How to Sign In
1. Sign in options
- Enter the email address you used for event registration
- Or, use your social media account
2. Create password and type in your name.
3. Profile editing
Other attendees will see this and network with you, so make it look good. You can edit it later; click your profile picture (or a default headshot image) at top-left corner of the event “Home.”
4. Access your event main page
The app will take you to your event page automatically if organizers updated the app with your registration information.
If your event doesn’t show up automatically, search for it. Then, click the join button on the bottom of the event description page, and enter the event invitation code the organizers sent you. Or, request a new code and wait until the organizers approve your request.
The Three Most Popular Features
- Session Search
Whova lists all the sessions on each event day, You can search an individual session by keywords, including a session title, room, and a speaker name.
- Personal Schedule in “My Agenda”
The session includes all the details like overview, handouts, speaker profiles, etc. You can add the session into your own personal agenda and set a reminder. All the sessions you saved are in My Agenda.
- Participating in sessions through the app
During the session, you can click Like, ask questions or leave comments, and rate the session. You can take down your personal notes too.
- Plan Your Networking
With a little planning, you can make many valuable connections. Explore who else is attending the event. You can search by keywords including company name or title. You can click attendees in the list, and see their professional profiles. You can take a note, or request contact information.
- Recommended Connections for You
Click the Recommended tab on the top of the Attendees list to find Whova’s recommendations about people you may be interested in networking with. Click into each item to see attendees who came from the same city or have the same affiliations, educational backgrounds, or interests as you.
Make sure that your profile has enough information to match with other attendees. To edit your profile, click the pen icon in your profile preview.
- Say-Hi, In-app Messaging, and Private Group Chat
You can see the professional background information of fellow attendees, and say “Hi” with a click.
Or, start chatting through private in-app messages. By clicking the button on the top of the page, you can invite more people to join the conversation. Just convert it to a private group chat.
- Meeting scheduler
Use the meeting scheduling feature to suggest a time and a place to meet someone. If your request is accepted, you’ll see a notification and it’ll also show up in your agenda.
3. Community Board
Create conversational topics and interact with others even prior to your event. You can plan social activities and gatherings with fellow attendees, ask organizers or attendees any questions, break the ice by selecting and answering fun questions, share a ride, explore job opportunities, and do much more.
Depending on your interests, you can enable notifications from certain topics on the Community Board. At top-right corner of the Community Board, click the vertical dots (settings) and find “Notification Settings”.
Alternatively, you can find the app “Settings” on the left-side slide menu (open it by clicking your profile picture or the default headshot image at top-left corner of the event “Home”).