Hosting Large Events in Kitely.
How to support networking.
Suggestions on how to support networking in virtual worlds.
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Kitely is ready to host large virtual events
- Hosting Large Events in Kitely
- Offsite company meetings online (search)
- Trade show: could that be done online? A digital place could duplicate the look and feel of a trade show
- One of the main activities in large commercial or professional events is networking.
- Virtual events can offer better networking opportunities than physical events, but not without planning.
- Online networking
- For a large event in Kitely, there are two potential sources of networking support: The event database and Kitely groups.
Occasions for networking
- Organizers create events for networking by gathering a group of people with common interests.
- They can create an attractive event by having a few experts lead a discussion.
- Kitely can easily provide meeting rooms.
- All that is needed is a way to notify the target audience of time and place.
The event database
- Event database (search)
- To support networking, the database should collect user interests and contact information.
- This information would be collected during registration.
- The database would be searchable for these interests.
- Users would have way to group the names and send notices to these groups.
- Kitely supports user groups that gather people with common interests.
- An event can create its own groups and/or use existing Kitely groups.
- A common use for these groups is to send notices to all group members, or at least to those online at the time.
Kitely existing groups
- Kitely now fills the search panels on the viewer. Events, places, and classifieds benefit
- That's how you can find existing groups.
- The advantage of existing group is that they are already populated
Creating new groups
- To create a new group: Click People button. Groups tab. Plus sign to the far right.
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