Creating a backstage area for your speakers
- Backstage area and the Control Room video mode
- Allowing speakers early access inside the activities they will speak in
- Creating a Green Room where speakers can meet before and after their activities
- Create an Invisible activity
Within the InEvent platform, you have 4 ways of having a backstage area where your Speakers can meet and prepare themselves before the activity they are speaking in starts.
Below you will find a step-by-step outlining how to proceed with each of these:
Backstage area and the Control Room video mode
When using Control Room as the room video mode for an activity, you will be able to have a backstage area for everyone who will be presenting on that session by adding or removing speakers from the stage at any time.
Click here fur further information on how to add and remove speakers from the stage.
Allowing speakers early access inside the activities they will speak in
Add your speakers and link their attendee profiles
In Event > Speakers, create profiles for your speakers with all their information. On that page, link the speaker's profile to their attendee profile, and make sure their attendee profile has Presenter access permissions.
Create the activity they're going to speak at, and add them as Speakers.
In Agenda > Activities, go to the Speakers tab and add the respective Speakers to that activity. To learn more about this, click here.
After this step, you're done! With these settings, speakers will be able to have early access to the activities they'll be presenting at, to prepare themselves and interact with other speakers.
Creating a Green Room where speakers can meet before and after their activities
Using people lists, you can create a room that will only be visible to the people on the list.
Create a list of speakers
First, you need to create a list on People > Lists > + New list.
Then provide a name for this list, for example, Backstage list.
Click on the Create button to finish the process. To learn more about creating New Lists, click here.
Add the speakers to the list
You can run a bulk operation by adding multiples attendees to the list you just created.
Go to People > Attendees, and click on Edit. Tick the check box of each speaker you would like to add to that list, and in the pop-up menu at the right side of the page, select your list within the Add to list drop-down menu. Then click on Run bulk operation to finish.
This process can be used if your speakers have not registered yet. Once completed, the speakers will now be added to your list.
Create the room
Go to Agenda > Activities > Add activity.
Set the title, dates, and times of this activity and click on Create.
Next, inside the activity Details tab, you will need to set up the following tools:
- Make sure the Virtual Room option is ticked
- Select the room host
- Untick/disable Automatic enrollment
To learn more about these configurations, click here.
Link the list to the room
Inside the activity you created, click on the People lists tab. Click Edit and choose the list of speaker you created in the drop-down menu. Then click on the blue button Add list.
Once you follow those steps, you'll have a separate room for speakers to test their cameras and microphones, as well as prepare for the sessions. This activity will only be visible for the people in the linked list, so your event's attendees won't be able to see and join this session on their Virtual Lobby.
Create an Invisible activity
Another backstage option is having an invisible activity on both the Virtual Lobby and Website. In order to do that, under Visible to attendees, you need to select No in the drop-down menu when creating an activity.
If the activity has already been created and you would like to edit it, you will need to select the activity, press Edit and scroll down the Details tab until you see the option Visible to attendees. Then, make sure the checkbox isn't ticked.