Whova Event App User Tutorial

Get Most out of Your Event

This tutorial includes: 

1. How to download the Whova event app

2. How to sign in to the app

3. The three most popular features

  • Agenda: personal schedules, reminders, session search
  • Networking: attendee profiles, messaging, and a meeting scheduling
  • Community Board: planning social activities and gatherings, job posts, Q&A, lost&found, and more

4. Other useful features

Are you wondering what the Whova event app can provide that paper brochures or event websites can’t?  Would you like to learn how to easily explore the Whova app and get most out of your event?

Here is a quick tutorial for Whova app users.  

Watch the video or explore the written guide below. 

How to Download the Whova App

The Whova event app is for free for event attendees. To download the app, please follow ANY of the steps below:

  • Open up the Apple Store or Google Play on your mobile device, and search for “Whova”.
  • Or, visit here in your mobile device’s web browser.

When you have found Whova, tap to download and install the Whova app.

How to Sign In

1. Sign in options

  • Enter the email address you used for event registration
  • Or, use your social media account

2. Create password and type in your name.

3. Profile editing

Other attendees will see this and network with you, so make it look good.  You can edit it later; click your profile picture (or a default headshot image) at top-left corner of the event “Home.” 

4. Access your event main page

The app will take you to your event page automatically if organizers updated the app with your registration information.

If your event doesn’t show up automatically, search for it. Then, click the join button on the bottom of the event description page, and enter the event invitation code the organizers sent you. Or, request a new code and wait until the organizers approve your request.

The Three Most Popular Features

1.  Agenda  

  • Session Search

Whova lists all the sessions on each event day, You can search an individual session by keywords, including a session title, room, and a speaker name. 

  • Personal Schedule in “My Agenda”

The session includes all the details like overview, handouts, speaker profiles, etc. You can add the session into your own personal agenda and set a reminder. All the sessions you saved are in My Agenda.

  • Participating in sessions through the app

During the session, you can click Like, ask questions or leave comments, and rate the session. You can take down your personal notes too.

2.  Attendees  

  • Plan Your Networking

With a little planning, you can make many valuable connections. Explore who else is attending the event. You can search by keywords including company name or title. You can click attendees in the list, and see their professional profiles. You can take a note, or request contact information.

  • Recommended Connections for You

Click the Recommended tab on the top of the Attendees list to find Whova’s recommendations about people you may be interested in networking with. Click into each item to see attendees who came from the same city or have the same affiliations, educational backgrounds, or interests as you.

Make sure that your profile has enough information to match with other attendees. To edit your profile, click the pen icon in your profile preview.

  • Say-Hi, In-app Messaging, and Private Group Chat

You can see the professional background information of fellow attendees, and say “Hi” with a click.

Or, start chatting through private in-app messages.   By clicking the button on the top of the page, you can invite more people to join the conversation. Just convert it to a private group chat.

  • Meeting scheduler

Use the meeting scheduling feature to suggest a time and a place to meet someone. If your request is accepted, you’ll see a notification and it’ll also show up in your agenda.

3.  Community Board  

Create conversational topics and interact with others even prior to your event. You can plan social activities and gatherings with fellow attendees, ask organizers or attendees any questions, break the ice by selecting and answering fun questions, share a ride, explore job opportunities, and do much more.

Depending on your interests, you can enable notifications from certain topics on the Community Board. At top-right corner of the Community Board, click the vertical dots (settings) and find “Notification Settings”.

Alternatively, you can find the app “Settings” on the left-side slide menu (open it by clicking your profile picture or the default headshot image at top-left corner of the event “Home”). 

Other Useful Features

Exhibitors: Get coupons, giveaways, and raffles offered by exhibitors.

Maps & Logistics: Access interactive indoor maps, GPS, parking info, etc

Live Polling: Participate in live polls and get your voice heard

Photo Sharing: Share exciting moments and participate in a photo contest

Twitter: Directly Tweet from the app without a Twitter account

Survey: Conveniently submit surveys on your mobile devices

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