ONLINE PLATFORM INFORMATION
The platform for EWTS Everywhere is web-based so all you will need is a computer and Internet connection. You will receive an email with the official event URL closer to the conference.
Sponsors/exhibitors will have early access to the online platform starting on Monday, October 12, 2020 in order to set up your digital booth. Staff can set up their individual attendee profiles at this time, as well.
*Please note that early access to the platform is strictly reserved for setting up your digital booth and individual attendee profiles. Certain platform features will not be available prior to October 20.
In the email notifying you of early platform access, follow the link to log in and create a personal password.
Digital Exhibition Profile Set-up
Importance of Your Digital Exhibition Profile
The value of conferences for many attendees lies in the opportunity to discover and learn more about the solutions available to their business. As EWTS is not in-person this year, it won’t be as easy as walking up to your booth and physically trying a product. Therefore, it’s essential that all sponsors and exhibitors build out their digital booths as much as possible with information about the company and its products/services. Without this information, it will be harder for attendees to discover you. The better the quality of your digital booth (i.e. the more information it contains), the more productive the conference will be for you and others seeking solutions.
Here are some things to keep in mind with respect to your digital exhibition profile:
Sponsors/exhibitors must complete their digital exhibition profiles no later than Friday, October 16, 2020 in order to gain access to all the platform features.
Change your booth details anytime by selecting ‘Edit Profile’ from your digital exhibition profile page.
Your digital booth won’t be viewable by attendees until you’ve filled out all the information. Note that some fields are mandatory.
Setting Up Your Digital Exhibition Profile
Here is a video (COMING SOON) with a step-by-step guide for setting up your digital booth in the online platform.
Once signed into the web portal, you’ll be directed to the Home Lobby. Click the Profile icon at the top right of the green navigation bar and select ‘Digital Exhibition’ from the dropdown.
You will then be taken to your digital booth, where you will fill out information about your company. Your exhibition profile will not be made viewable to attendees until complete. Please note that some fields are mandatory to proceed.
1. Under the “Company Home” tab, upload / fill out the following:
Online & Social Accounts (Website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
Virtual Booth Demo Video
Product/Solution Category Tags
2. Under the “Videos” tab, upload / insert the following (acceptable formats include YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia):
Virtual Booth Demo Video
3. Under the “Files” tab, you can upload the following: Blog Posts, Brochures, Case Studies, Catalogues, FAQ's, Press Releases, Presentation Slides, White Papers
4. Under the “Products” tab, you can upload the following: Name, Description, Image(s), Specs, Pricing, URL, any special offers
Setting Up Your Individual Staff Networking Profile
In addition to your company digital exhibition profile, every registered attendee from your company must set up an individual profile. These profiles contain information about that staff member and once again – in order to add back that in-person dynamism that can be lost online – it’s critical for all participants to build out their profiles as much as possible.
Here are some things to keep in mind with respect to your individual profile:
Registered attendees are required to complete profile set-up no later than Monday, October 19, 2020. Those who don’t will not have access to certain platform features until this process is complete.
Attendees will be able to see the information supplied in your profile but not your personal email or other contact information unless you choose to share via direct message, meeting invite, etc.
You can change your profile details any time by selecting ‘Edit Profile’ from your profile page.
Here is a video (COMING SOON) with a step-by-step guide for setting up your individual profile in the online platform.
How to Use The Platform
Use the top navigation bar to access the different areas of the platform and view your notifications, messages, and profile.
Navigation bar example:
Your digital event experience starts here. Post, share, comment and like content in the Main (middle) Feed. To create a post, just start typing in the ‘Add New’ section near the top of the page. Check the Feed for important announcements and watch the live presentation stream at top right. View upcoming sessions, chat with others, and scroll through Discussion Forums and Sponsors in the sidebars.
Watch presentations and interact with speakers and other attendees around each session.
From here, you can view the Agenda, Browse Speakers, and access on-demand content.
Click into a session to enter Presentation Mode. View presentation information and slides
associated with the current session and ask questions for the live Q&A portion of the talk.
Exhibitor Zone - Digital Booth
The place to find products for your business. Live Expo hours are from 2:00 to 4:00 pm PT every day.
See all 2020 sponsors and exhibitors and use filters (left side) to search for specific solutions.
Learn more about an exhibitor by clicking on their ‘booth,’ where you can download content, watch product demos,
chat with exhibitor staff, and even securely purchase products. Use the sub-navigation bar within the exhibitor’s
profile to access the various features.
A dedicated area for meeting people. Go here to be intelligently matched with like minded professionals, filter search all platform users to find relevant attendees, participate in lively Discussion Forums, see details for Games/Contests, and virtually meet and greet others (VR headset optional!) Click into any of the networking tools to learn more.
Click into matchmaking from the Networking Lounge to be automatically connected with
other attendees who share similar business goals, opportunities, and challenges.
Click into discussions from the Networking Lounge page to access the public conversation threads around the major application areas for XR and wearables. Attendees can visit the topic-based forums at any time or participate during scheduled networking time for more guided group conversations. From this screen you can enter the:
Remote Guidance + Guided Work Instructions Forum
Design | Visualization Forum
Sales | Marketing Forum
Safety / Below the Neck Forum
Impact of COVID-19 Forum
ADVANCED SEARCH PEOPLE
Click into Search People from the Networking Lounge to see who’s in attendance and learn more about them. Search for specific attendees using the filters at the right to find 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.
Make it to the top of the Leaderboard to win! Discover fun activities with prize rewards
and rack up points for using the platform under Games & Contests.
Having technical issues? Unsure about something to do with the platform or need help making the right connections?
Visit the Resources/Help Center for information about using the platform and other conference resources.
Chat with EWTS staff, submit questions and get live technical support.
Other Features & How-to's
Chat and Messages
An ongoing open dialogue for informal conversations and quick messages, the Public Chat can be found in the right sidebar of the Home Lobby, Presentation Theater, and Networking Lounge.
Every exhibitor booth has its own chat for group discussions and interaction.
You can also access this conversation in your Direct Messages.
You can send a direct message to any user by finding that person in Search People under the Networking Lounge, clicking on his or her profile and sending a direct message (DM).
Access your messages and send new one-to-one or group messages by clicking the Messenger icon at the top right of the platform.
THE DIGITAL BRIEFCASE
The Digital Briefcase is a convenient place to store files, images, and other content you’ve found throughout the platform. Most exhibitor resources like white papers and event resources like the attendee workbook can be saved to your Digital Briefcase.
Save content for later in your Digital Briefcase by clicking ‘Add to Briefcase’ on any piece of content. To access, click your profile icon (top right) and select ‘My Digital Briefcase’ from the drop-down menu.
Use the Profile Activity tab to see what other attendees are interested in. See which posts and discussions others are sharing and contributing to. You can also keep track of your own activity to, say, find a recent conversation of yours.
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.
Click on your profile icon to open a dropdown menu from which you can visit your profile, view your personal agenda, Digital Briefcase or shopping cart, and see your connections.
View your connections and visit their profiles to learn more about them, engage in private text or video chat, see what they’ve posted (Profile Activity), and more.
Presentation Theater Features
HOW TO ACCESS THE AGENDA & ON-DEMAND PRESENTATIONS
You can access the Agenda from the Presentation Theater by clicking the Agenda tab near the top of the page.
Click into individual sessions for more detail, add sessions to your personal calendar to be reminded about them later, and access any sessions you missed on-demand.
To view a list of on-demand sessions only, click the On-demand tab within the Presentation Theater.
VIEW ALL PRESENTERS
To view a list of all presenters/speakers, click the Presenters tab within the Presentation Theater. From here, you can search, filter, and access all presenters' profiles.