How the Kitely system would work for big online events.
Suggestions of how to plan an event in a virtual world.
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The Kitely system
- Spreads a large audience into multiple rooms.
- (They may be called luxury boxes.)
- No room is overloaded.
- A presentation to a large audience is streamed to all the rooms.
- Arrangements are made to collect questions from all the rooms for a closing QA session.
- Breakout rooms and vendor-sponsored rooms can be provided.
- Organizer (O) will estimate the number attending from the registrations.
- O will specify the number of people per room and the needed number of rooms.
- For 1000 people, 50 people per room, 20 rooms would be needed.
- The time for opening the venue would be well in advance of the time for the presentation.
- Kitely would fill one room at a time until all the rooms have the specified number.
- If there is overflow, the arrivals would be distributed over the rooms so as to stay close to the specified number.
Suggested room design
- Seats for more than the expected number, with sit scripts.
- See Kitely market.
- At front: big screen for the live-stream
- Sides: Attendance count panel. Panels offering help in using the virtual world.
- Newcomer welcome coach: Basic skills needed promptly
- Basic skills needed for attending a meeting or class in a virtual world.
- Question channel: gathers all questions for answers by speakers.
- People type questions in IM to MC. MC arranges them for later use.
- Question stream may be displayed to the audience.
- Networking help:
- Hosting Large Events in Kitely. How to support networking.
- Group joiner panels for groups of possible interest.
- Landmarks for group rooms, breakout rooms and main auditorium.
- Teleport instructions: "Double-click on a landmark to go there."
- Profile instructions: How to fill out your profile so people can find you by your interests.
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