User guide for sponsors

Virtual Lobby is a tool that allows events to happen virtually. As a sponsor, you will be able to create and promote ads and interact with the event participants in a room built just for your company.

If you are sponsoring an event happening on our platform, this article is going to help you understand what you are going to be able to do and how you can manage your own information within InEvent.

In case you are part of the organization team, click here to see how you can set up a virtual booth for your sponsors in your event.

First steps

It is important for you to get familiarized with the Virtual Lobby and ensure your computer meets all the requirements of the platform.

Before you go ahead, please make sure to check the Top 5 troubleshooting tips, including system checks and compatible browsers.

Sponsors who will present in their booth (those who will share their video, microphone, and/or screen) must access the Virtual Lobby and the activity via a computer, and preferably using Google Chrome.

How can I access the Virtual Lobby?

You will be able to access the Virtual Lobby by receiving an email with a unique and non-transferable link.

Exclusive links are unique and non-transferable. If the link is shared and someone else accesses the event, the first access will be disconnected.

Instead of having to send all your information to the organizers of the event, you will have a space inside the virtual lobby to add everything about your company. If you go to My Account inside the Virtual Lobby, you will see a Sponsor Profile button.

Virtual lobby > My account > Sponsor profile

By clicking on this button, you will be able to edit: company name, logo, Virtual Room cover, telephone, email, website, bio, and tags.

Sponsor booth gif

If you do not see the Sponsor Profile tab on your My Account page, please contact the event organizer.

Ticket Giveaway

If this is a paid event and you have received tickets to give away, you will also be able to manage it by yourself. Go to My Tickets on the Virtual Lobby, and you will see all your sponsor tickets there. You can set it as your ticket, send an invite link or even fill your guest’s information to send them an invite.

Virtual Lobby > My tickets

What can I do to promote my brand?

One of the features we have for sponsors is the Virtual Room. On a sponsor booth, you will be able to stream, add on-demand content, interact with the attendees via chat, pools, and even invite them to speak if you decide to do it.

Ads

Another way of displaying your brand inside InEvent’s platform is the possibility of having Ads in the activities. It could be an image or a video that will appear in the bottom part of the session:

Sponsor booth ad

Only event It’s important to check with the organization of the event what are the requirements to have an Ad.

If you are an organizer and want more information on how to create an Ad within the platform, click here.

Streaming on the Virtual Room

When you are added as a sponsor of the event, whenever you join your Virtual Room, this is what you will see when joining as a viewer:

Sponsor booth, waiting for broadcast

When joining a session as a presenter, a pop-up will appear to configure your devices such as camera, speaker, and microphone. Before your activity starts, you can join the room and run a system check to make sure you are good to go.

Click here to learn how to do a system check.

On the right-side menu you will see these three tabs:

Sponsor booth, chat, attendees and files tab
  • Chat: participants will be able to chat during the session.
  • People: all participants who are online in this session will be listed.
  • Files: participants will be able to view and download the available files. Up to 100 files can be added in each booth. Click here to learn how to upload files during a session.
If you are not seeing all three tabs, it’s because the event organizer decided to hide the tab.

If you have decided to stream content, whenever you join the room the platform will ask for access to your microphone and camera:

Joining the room, camera and mic configuration
Device Configuration

At the bottom of the page, you should see the four buttons shown below:

Sponsor booth, control buttons
  • Mute: you should click here to enable or disable your microphone
  • Enable: you should click here to enable or disable your camera
  • Start sharing: you should click here to screen share. Click here to learn how to share slide presentations in the Virtual Lobby
  • Settings: you should click here to configure your device
if you are unable to join the room as a presenter, please contact the event organizer.

If you are using Control Room you are going to be responsible for choosing the layout of the streaming. We recommend setting the layout to Automatic, so it will switch between Space Between and Focus Mixed. When the speakers are not screen sharing, the layout displayed will be Space Between. If the speakers are screen sharing, the layout displayed will be Focus Mixed.

If you were chosen to be the host and you are using the Control Room Video Mode, you will be the one responsible for starting and stopping the streaming. You will be also able to choose the layout of the session. Learn how to perform this by clicking here.

If you are facing minor inconveniences, make sure to check our troubleshooting guide.

Turn on pre-recorded content

On the Virtual Room, you will have four options of video mode: Pre-recorded, Control room, Videoconferencing, and External link. To learn more about video modes, click here.

Inside the room, you will be able to switch from Pre-recorded to Control Room. If you'd like to switch to a different video mode, please contact the event organizer who has administrator permissions.

In case you have decided to have pre-recorded content but want to switch to a live stream session, you can click on the button on the top part of the virtual room and the platform will automatically ask for you to share your microphone and camera to start the streaming.

Turn on pre recorded content tab

Or in case you want to do the other way around, your attendees will receive a brief message saying that the live content has changed, and then the session will resume.

Live content changed message

Note that if you click on the cogwheel next to the switch you can add/update some details from your company and also change the pre-recorded content by choosing the provider and adding the link.

sponsor/pre-recorded content details

All the information added here will be available to all attendees within the virtual room at the bottom of the page.

Sponsor bio

By clicking on the Read More button the info will expand and be displayed on a pop-up window.

Sponsor details

Inviting people to speak

If you want to interact more with the attendees of the event, you can also invite them to speak at your Virtual Room. To learn how to do that, click here.

Most common error messages

If you experience any issues within the platform, these are the general messages you may encounter:

  • You were disconnected from the event – you are no longer a participant of the event.
  • You just connected on a different device – this device will be disconnected now – your unique link has been shared.
  • See a blank page with no messages displayed – you may need to clear caches and cookies from your browser. To test this, you can copy the URL and paste it into a different browser.
  • Live content changed - While this is not an error message, if an admin or a sponsor with access to the feature changes the content from live stream to pre-recorded or vice versa, you will see this message and be reconnected. Don't worry, no action is needed and the session will resume shortly.
If you are joining other sessions as a regular user, and not a presenter, click here to check the most common error messages for users.

Analytics

After the event, the event organizers with administrators permissions will be able to give you information about the clicks your ads have received, how many times they were displayed, how many clicks there were on the website, people who viewed your company’s information, how many people entered the Virtual Room and for how long they have stayed there.

To learn more about the data you will be able to receive after the event, click here.

Chat report

Once the event is over, if you'd like to visualize all chat comments from your sponsor booth, please contact the event organizers.


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