Mix and Mingle

Networking + Real Meetings

We get it—networking from behind a screen just doesn’t seem the same as networking in person. But believe us when we say that you can connect with fellow attendees in multiple ways and have a valuable experience through our virtual platform. We’ve put together some pointers to help you navigate the virtual networking experience.
Be sure to establish your presence at the conference and set up your profile within our virtual platform. Having a complete profile gives you virtual street cred to send private messages to other attendees, provide feedback about sessions and speakers, and post photos and comments. Upload your best selfie and get your networking game face on. While we don’t recommend it, you can hide your profile to stay invisible from the crowds. Simply toggle the “Incognito” slider in the top right of your profile. But where’s the fun in that?!

Reach out, introduce yourself, give a virtual high five, and start a conversation. “Connect” with your matches (and other attendees, of course) to add their profiles to your personal list of Virtual Conference connections so you can easily touch base with them throughout the conference. The SPARK Virtual Conference provides you the unique ability to have one-on-one conversations through chat, direct messages, or Zoom calls.

Places to Go. Places to Be.
Ready, set, connect! Networking and engaging with other attendees will be easy and ongoing throughout the Conference. Watching a session on-demand? Join the session chat and share your thoughts on the content. Create more visibility for yourself so fellow attendees can interact with you. Watch for attendees asking questions or providing answers that resonate with you then find them in the attendee directory and slide into those DMs or schedule a one-on-one meeting.

Hello World!
Bring the personality behind the screen to the forefront by recording a short video introduction that will be viewable to your conference colleagues in the networking lounge and on your profile page. Pajama pants acceptable.

Chat Mode
Chat with fellow session attendees right by the session delivery window, or connect and live chat directly with a colleague or vendor.

Real Meetings 
Give those fingers a rest and invite other attendees to brainstorm with you during live roundtable sessions. You and up to five others can take advantage of these breakout sessions. You can create a roundtable, join roundtables with open “seats,” or put yourself on a waitlist for a full roundtable.  Connect, grab a table, move business forward with video meetings (share screens, chat, collaborate). Do note that this feature can accessed on the platform via your personal zoom or Microsoft Teams account or the native Social27 video chat.

Get social on Social!

Share your experiences using the hashtag #SPARK2020 on all channels and view the activity feed to see what your fellow attendees are excited about.