ONLINE PLATFORM INFORMATION

Platform Access

For Your Website Profile:

Log-In and Profile Setup

Logging In

Log-In – Follow the link in your log-in notification email. You will be taken to a page where you will add a password.

Speaker Profile Setup

Importance of your digital profile – The value of conferences for many lies in the opportunity to meet and connect with the right people. Unlike live conferences, where insight into an attendee’s background and work can be uncovered through a serendipitous hallway conversation, connecting with the right people through an online digital event, can be very challenging. Because the in-person dynamism is lost online, we must add it back. Therefore, it is critical all participants build out a profile with meaningful details about themselves and their business. Without this information it will be very difficult to make to the right connections and therefore hard for anyone to get value from the show. The better the quality of your profile the more productive conference experience you will have.

Here are some other things to keep in mind with respect to your digital profile:

*Example user profile

How to Use The Platform

Home Lobby

Start your digital experience here. Once you log in to the online platform, you will be taken to this page. Just like at an in-person conference, the home lobby will be your starting point to access all the event happenings. You can view and start posts from this page for other users to see. To start a post, just start typing in the "Add New" section near the top of the page.

Use the top navigation bar to explore different spaces within the platform, check your messages, start a chat, and view your profile. Check out the sidebars to see upcoming presentations, attendee chat conversation, and featured discussions. The information feed (middle of the page) is where:

Presentation Theater

The launchpad for learning. Just like at an in-person conference, the presentation theater is where you will go to view all the presentations and take part in the interactive dialogue around them. This is also where you be able to view the agenda, browse speakers, and access on-demand content.

Presentation Mode

Once you have clicked into a session, you will enter the presentation mode. From this screen you can see the speaker’s slides and ask questions during the presentation.

Exhibitor Zone

The place to find products. Just like at an in-person conference, the exhibitor zone is where you will go to check out and interact with all the solution provider partners for the conference. Use the sidebar filters to search for specific solutions. Find out more about a specific partner by clicking on the different booths.

DIGITAL EXHIBITION

Once you have clicked into a specific exhibitor, you will enter that partners digital exhibition page. From this screen you can access general information about exhibitor, download their content, watch their product demos, purchase products, and chat with their team. There is a sub-navigation bar within the exhibitor’s profile which you can click around to access these features.

Networking Lounge

This is where you go to connect. Just like at an in-person conference that has a dedicated area for meeting people, the networking lounge is where you will go to connect and interact with other online participants. Visit the networking lounge to explore the different networking activities like matchmaking, people search, discussion forums, and virtual meet and greet. Use the sidebar windows to enter specific conversations. Find out more about the different networking tools by clicking into one of the activity areas.

MATCHMAKING

Click into matchmaking from the networking lounge to be automatically connected with other attendees who share similar business goals, opportunities, & challenges. From this screen you can match with attendees who

DISCUSSION FORUM

Click into discussions from the networking lounge page to access the public conversation threads focused on the major application areas covered in the event. Attendees can visit these topic-based group chats at any time and participate during scheduled times for more guided group conversations. From this screen you can enter the:

ADVANCED SEARCH PEOPLE

Click into search people from the networking lounge page to see who is in attendance and learn more about them. From this screen you can search for specific attendees who you are interested in or use the filters located on side panel to find and connect with others based upon desired knowledge, mutual goals, and other keywords. Here you can isolate people by their job function, their company focus, what they are offering, and other aspects from their profile.

**MEET VIRTUALLY (COMING SOON)

Resources/Help Center

This is the go-to place whenever online attendees are not sure about something related to the digital conference or if they want to access conference related-resources.  Visit the resources help center to find more information about using the platform, watch on-demand presentations, and download event related materials. This is also where attendees can go to chat with EWTS Everywhere staff representatives, submit questions, and get technical support. Find out more about the different help center resource tools by clicking into one of the focus areas.

User Profiles

View details about your account and check out others profile information. Go to your own user profile to see your activity stream, access your digital briefcase, and check your gamification details. Visit other users’ profiles to check out their background details, engage in text or video chat, and see what activities they are participating in.

Other Features & How-to's

Chat and Messages

EVENT CHAT

View details about your account and check out others profile information. Go to your own user profile to see your activity stream, access your digital briefcase, and check your gamification details. Visit other users’ profiles to check out their background details, engage in text or video chat, and see what activities they are participating in.

BOOTH CHAT

Each booth has its own public chat for group discussions and interaction. You can access this public chat area by visiting an exhibitor's booth.

Once you've engaged with an exhibitor's public booth chat, you'll be able to access your conversation via Direct Messages.

DIRECT MESSAGES

Anyone can send messages to an individual at the event. To send a DM, find the person you wish to chat with in the Search People tab under the Networking Lounge, click their profile photo, and send a direct message to them.

You can access your existing messages and send new one-to-one or group messages by clicking the Messenger icon in the top right of the platform.

Profile - Additional Features

THE DIGITAL BRIEFCASE

The Digital Briefcase is a convenient location to store files, documents, and images that you've found on the EWTS Everywhere platform. Most Exhibitor resources such as white papers, images, and event resources like the attendee brochure can be saved to your Digital Briefcase. Simply click "To Briefcase" on any documents you find on the platform and they will be stored for later viewing.

You can access your Digital Briefcase at any time by clicking your profile icon in the top right corner of the navigation menu and selecting "My Digital Briefcase" from the dropdown.

PROFILE ACTIVITY

One of the most effective ways to see what other attendees are interested in is via the Profile Activity tab. This allows you to see which posts, discussions, and conversations other users are engaging with. It also allows you to keep track of your own activity, in case you wanted to re-find a discussion thread you had been involved in.

To see a user's profile activity, simply visit their profile page and click the Activity tab. You can view your own activity by doing the same from your own profile page.

Presentation Theater & Program - Additional Features

HOW TO ACCESS THE AGENDA & ON-DEMAND PRESENTATIONS

You can access The Agenda from the Presentation Theater page by clicking the Agenda tab near the top of the page.

Click into individual sessions for more detail, add sessions to personal calendar to be reminded about them later, if you missed a session, you can access on-demand presentations here.

If you'd like to see a list of On-demand sessions only, you can click the On-demand tab from the Presentation Theater page.

VIEW ALL PRESENTERS

To view all presenters in list format, you can click the Presenters tab from the Presentation Theater page. From here, you can search, filter, and access all presenters' profiles.