Finding your way around Hopin, our digital event platform, is nice and easy but, if you’ve not used it before, or simply want to better understand how each of the different event areas works, this guide will provide all the information you need.
Here you’ll find some tips to help you make the most of your day, plus the schedule. Use the schedule to see what’s happening when and in what areas of the platform. For full session details before the event, visit the schedule on our website.
Once the event has started, you can also take advantage of Hopin’s ‘My Agenda’ feature. You can use this to view and manage your personal meetings throughout the event and to add any scheduled parts of the event you don’t want to miss to a personal calendar inside Hopin.
There are two different ways to add event segments to your agenda in Hopin:
To schedule a meeting with another attendee, click on the My Agenda tab of the event < click on ‘Schedule a meeting’ < fill out the details < click ‘Send invitation’.
On the Keynote Stage is where you can watch our keynote speakers in action. Use the Keynote Stage chat window to talk to others in the audience, keep an eye out for polls and simply enjoy the talk (please note: to see the results of any keynote polls, you need to get involved – answer the question and all will be revealed!).
We have a lot of attendees joining us and want to ensure that any questions you have for our keynote speakers don’t get lost. You can ask your question in the Slido tab (next to the Chat and Polls tabs). There will be time for Q&A at the end of every Keynote talk.
If, while watching the Keynote Stage, the video isn’t loading, hit refresh and it should be back in a flash. We also advise that you use Chrome and close Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc. This will ensure you have the best possible experience.
Between the keynotes, head to the Breakout Sessions area and you’ll find plenty to do. Here you’ll discover even more amazing speakers and roundtable sessions to get stuck into. Once there, browse the options – you’ll see what Breakout Sessions are currently happening or coming up soon. For full session details before the event, visit the schedule on our website.
If, while in a Breakout Session, the video isn’t loading, hit refresh and it should be back in a flash. We also advise that you use Chrome and close Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc. This will ensure you have the best possible experience.
To see the results of any Breakout Session polls, you need to get involved! Answer the question and you shall see the results.
Visit our Virtual Expo area to meet our exhibitors. They’re all industry experts and will be available to chat with you throughout the event. Simply browse the Expo cards at your leisure to find out more. Inside each booth you can talk to their friendly teams (yes, real humans!), explore digital content, or join a demo.
To find out about an exhibitor and grab their event offer, click into their booth and head to the “Booth” tab on the right.
To join the conversation you have two options:
To have the best experience at one of our digital events, use the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox and check your ad blockers are off. We strongly recommend against using other browsers and VPN connections to avoid issues.
At our digital events we’re excited to be bringing together the product community to learn from each other, support one another, and ultimately to help move our craft forward, together.
Getting together with your industry peers shouldn’t just be inspiring and educational, it should be fun too! There will be plenty of chances to connect with your fellow product peers during the event. We’ll ensure the conversations keep flowing and help you to build great connections with your product community.
Whether it’s all about work or you just fancy relaxing with a chat and a coffee, read on for more info on how you can connect and some top tips:
You can hop on a remote speed networking session and connect with some new product people. You can discuss the keynotes and any breakout sessions you’ve watched, share your stories, and help each other with problems – it’s up to you! We’ve also got some handy icebreaker questions to get you started.
Sessions last 3 and a half minutes and you can attend as many as you can squeeze in. No sign-up required, just enter the Networking tab on the left-hand side of the platform during the event.
If you’re new to networking or want some general tips to help you make the most of the experience, check out our Guide To Networking – Online and In Person.
Our event platform (Hopin) allows us to keep the physical elements of our in-person event alive. In the Chat, you can talk openly to other attendees during the Keynote and Breakout sessions. If you fancy something a little more 1:1 – you can send personal messages and introduce yourself throughout the event in the People section, or even have a video call if you want to further build your connection!
To use chat:
To chat with someone privately:
To video chat:
Top Tip: When in the Keynote Stage, a Breakout Session or the Expo you’ll see two chat options above the chat window. One for the area you’re in and one for the main event. Use the slider above the chat window to switch between the two.
Our virtual roundtables give you the opportunity to take part in a themed discussion with fellow attendees on various product topics, enabling you to network, learn, and benefit from the shared knowledge and experience of the group. We’ll have a number of roundtables you can jump in on, each focused on unique challenges like prioritisation, stakeholder management, and more!
No need to sign up – simply head to the ‘Sessions’ area, join a roundtable, and start discussing the topic! There will be a moderator on each roundtable facilitating and guiding the discussion.
Whether it’s to ease you into the day or to help you relax once we’re done, our social sessions are there to help keep the conversation going, connect with your product peers, and have some fun!
There’ll be something for everyone and there will be plenty of opportunities to chat and catch up in these social sessions – and, perhaps most importantly, have fun!
Just turn up armed with refreshments of your choice, choose the activity you fancy from the ‘Sessions’ page, and join in – we’re all one big, friendly product community here!