We’re excited to share that we’ve been recognized by the Event Technology Awards for the sixth year in a row! Whova has won awards at ETA for the past five years, and in 2021, we’re honored to have been shortlisted a record-setting 12 awards.

The past year has still been complicated and uncertain for many. That’s why we’ve made a point to support organizers as they put on virtual, hybrid, and in-person events. To do this, Whova holds weekly educational webinars and showcases for organizers, and we’re constantly updating our all-in-one software as the landscape of events changes so organizers can put on their best events.

What are the Event Technology Awards?

Known as the “Oscars of Event Technology”, the Event Technology Awards are the industry’s most prestigious awards show, dedicated to recognizing the very best in event technology. This is our sixth year being recognized by them, in addition to winning awards such as Best Event App and the People’s Choice Award.

This year, Whova has been shortlisted for all 12 of the awards we submitted for:

  • Best Event App
  • Best Conference Technology
  • Best Event Management Platform
  • Best Virtual Event Platform
  • Best Hybrid Event Platform or Production
  • Best Event Networking Technology
  • Best use of Technology for Engagement & Interaction (B2B)
  • Best use of Technology for Engagement & Interaction (B2C)
  • Best use of Technology for Audience Participation
  • Best Pivot from Physical to Virtual
  • Best use of Technology for Marketing an Event
  • Best Sales Technology

Whova is also participating in the People’s Choice Award, which will be voted on by the public. Stay tuned for further details on how to vote!

Smooth event planning, whether virtual, hybrid, or in-person

We know how important it is to be flexible when it comes to event planning. That’s why Whova makes it easy to put on high-quality events no matter if it’s online, in-person, or a mix of both.

Put on successful events of all types

Whova started as an in-person event solution and quickly became one of the first apps to adapt to virtual, making it simple to accommodate the best of both worlds! 

Whova’s all-in-one features can be used across web and mobile by in-person and remote attendees, and you can even enable hybrid event settings that allow you to specify which content is intended for in-person or remote attendees. 

Easily set up sessions

It only takes a few clicks to set up both online and in-person sessions with Whova. Set the time and date, assign any speakers or panelists directly to the sessions, and specify a location for in-person sessions. At remote or hybrid sessions, you can even make session streaming and video available directly through agenda items, with engagement features embedded beside them.

Save time and trouble with our event management tools

Whova supports your event from beginning to end with easy-to-use event management tools, such as a powerful registration system, in-app announcements, speaker management, a waiver management system, and post-event analytics all through a single platform. 

Save yourself the time and effort of learning to use third-party tech, and conveniently handle the whole event from a central location instead of switching between different systems.

Facilitate seamless engagement through web and mobile

Engagement features like session polling, Q&A, and a chat sidebar are embedded directly into session items so attendees can easily interact whether they’re attending remotely or in person. Attendees can also engage further through the Community Board, an event-specific forum where they can discuss everything from relevant industry topics to their favorite TV shows. 

Secure higher ROI for sponsors and exhibitors

With digital booths featuring livestreams, video, PDFs, and photos, sponsors and exhibitors can supplement their in-person presence or bring their booths entirely online. With an interactive chat sidebar and automatic lead retrieval, it’s easy to connect with attendees and for exhibitors to gather meaningful leads. 

Whova also provides plenty of opportunities to increase visibility and even create tiered sponsorship packages with the options to sponsor specific sessions, feature in-app banners with the sponsor’s name and logo throughout the mobile and web app, and more. 

Create better networking opportunities

75% of attendees come to events to network, so we make sure they can make the best possible connections with attendee matchmaking! Beyond that, attendees can connect at in-person, remote, and hybrid events through features like Round Tables, Speed Networking, and Meetups. After they’ve met other interesting attendees, it’s easy to connect further through group chats, messaging, and video calls.

Host poster sessions, start-up pitches, and other presentations

Whether you’re putting on poster sessions, running start-up pitches, or hosting an art gallery or even a film festival, Whova’s Artifact Center helps support concurrent presentations of all types at virtual, hybrid, and in-person events. 

The organizer can customize the Artifact Center to match their purpose, and presenters can feature their full presentations by attaching livestreams (created in Whova or linked from another platform), videos, PDFs, photos, and more to their artifact profiles. You can even make it a competition by selecting judges and setting voting criteria!

Get ready for your best event yet

It doesn’t matter if you’re putting on a virtual event or moving to hybrid or fully in-person, Whova gives you the support you need throughout your event planning journey. We’re honored to have been recognized for our dedication to helping organizers plan better and better events with less stress. 

Want to learn more about what Whova can do for your event? Reach out today for a free demo. 

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