ONLINE EVENT RESOURCES

some helpful tools

for online gathering

Our team has spent time researching different tools and resources for online gathering and virtual events. Below are a few of our findings. This is by no means an exhaustive list and we encourage users to continue to explore the options out there that best fits their event needs and budget constraints. Please reach out to our team for additional help in planning your next online meeting by emailing stephanie@lookingglasscreative.net.

 

Large Gathering Platforms (10-1000)

ZOOM

Various options / flexible platform. Good for small groups, large webinars, education, etc. 

Attendees:  Up to 1000

Pricing: Free Package available

$14.99-$150/mo for Pro Packages

BLUE JEANS

Good for corporate meetings and non-profits. Can be for large events as well. 

Attendees: Up to 1000

Pricing: Starts at $9.99/mo

Event packages for $499

WEBEX

Flexible platform for video conferencing, webinars, and training. 

Attendees: Up to 200

Pricing: Free Package Available

$13.95-$26.95/mo for Pro Packages

Virtual Conference Platforms (50-5000)

 

ATTENDEASE

Corporate events, multi-track sessions, registration, etc. Doesn't include video software.

Attendees:  Up to 5000

Pricing: Special pricing until Apr 15

$299-$499 for up to 2999 attendees

BRELLA

Software to put video conferencing links into interactive agenda. Matchmaking software available.

Attendees: Up to 5000+

Pricing: Varies depending on 

package

ON24

Corporate events, personalized video platform. Includes analytics and other personalized features.

Attendees: Up to 5000

Pricing: Varies depending on

package

VFAIRS

Virtual expo for conferences and trade shows. Simulated conference space and custom user interface.

Attendees: Up to 500+

Pricing: Varies depending on

package

WORKCAST

Virtual conference platform with simulated expo, rooms, etc. Includes custom video platform. 

Attendees: Up to 5000+

Pricing: Starts at $149/mo

$499/mo for up to 5000 attendees

Free, Social Platforms (2-10)

 

GOOGLE HANGOUT

Free version available for all Google accounts. 

Attendees: Best for up to 10

Pricing: Free!

Other versions available in G Suite

FACEBOOK

LIVE

Free social video platform available for all Facebook accounts. 

Attendees: Best for up to 10

Pricing: Free!

HOUSE

PARTY

Free mobile app for video calls. Includes fun games and filters.

Attendees: Up to 8

Pricing: Free!

Other Online Tools

 

GOOGLE ARTS+CULTURE

Explore museums, food, people, art, and music from around the world. Augmented reality and fun searches make it easy and engaging.

VIMEO

TOOLS

Vimeo offers great online tools, such as live streaming, video collaboration, and more. 

Learn more below.

JITSI

Multi-user, online, open source, free video conferencing platform. Make custom video conference platforms using coding. 

SLACK

Slack is an online, collaborative, professional messaging platform. Great for teams working from a distance. 

YOUTUBE

LIVE

Free platform for live-streaming events. Great for concerts, announcements, and more.

Learn more below.

OBS

STUDIO

Free and open source platform for video recording and live streaming. Supports collaboration and integration with other apps.

Tips for Virtual Meetings

 
  1. Select a good place to take the video conference, ensure there is good lighting and no distractions in the background.

  2. Mute yourself when not speaking.

  3. Be on time.

  4. Ensure your technology works correctly – log on and test early if you can.

  5. Wear work-appropriate clothing.

  6. Frame the camera correctly.

  7. Look into the camera.

  8. Pay attention – not the time to check email!

  9. If you are taking notes, take them on paper, so you are able to focus your attention on the screen.

  10. If you are the leader, manage expectations. Help guide the conversation, help call on people.

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