ONLINE PLATFORM INFORMATION
ConnectworX, the platform powering EWTS 2021, is web-based so all you will need is a computer and Internet connection. For the best viewing experience, we recommend using a desktop (Chrome, Safari or Firefox), though the platform is mobile-friendly. You’ll receive an email with the official event URL closer to the show.
Sponsors and exhibitors will gain access to the platform on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, allowing you to set up your digital booth before attendees get onto the platform. *Note* Early access is strictly reserved for filling out your company and individual staff profiles. Certain features won’t become available until the official event start date.
You’ll receive an email with login instructions before September 29.
Login & Profile Setup
When you receive the email notifying you of early platform access, follow the link to log in and create a personal password. The first thing you’ll do is create your profile. A written guide and video for setting up both your individual and company profiles will be made available soon. (See login screen from last year’s EWTS below)
Company Profile Setup
Importance of Your Digital Booth on the Online Platform
For many, the value of conferences lies in the opportunity to discover and learn more about the products and services available to their business. At an in-person event, this can be as easy as walking up to a booth, but online is a different story. As this year’s EWTS is digital for everyone’s safety and convenience, it’s critical all sponsors and exhibitors build out their company profiles with as much information as possible. The better the quality of your booth, the more productive the conference will be for you and attendees looking for solutions.
Sponsors and exhibitors are required to complete their company profiles no later than Thursday, September 30, 2021
Note that some fields are mandatory to continue, and your booth won’t be visible to attendees until you’ve filled out the required fields
Change your booth details anytime by clicking ‘Edit Profile’ from your company profile page
How to Use the Platform
To learn how the online event platform works, watch this short video and/or read this guide (both COMING SOON).
Use the Event Menu at the top of the page to access the different areas of the platform. View your notifications, messages and a drop-down Watch List (play button) at top right. (See image below)
Use the persistent menu bar on the left edge of the platform (My Event Menu) to access your Profile, Agenda, Connections, Bookmarks, Meetings, Digital Briefcase, and Shopping Cart.
Navigation bar example:
Your starting point each day of the event. Here, you can post, share, comment and like content in the Activity Feed. To create a post, just start typing in the ‘Add New’ section near the top of the page. Check out the sidebars for more features, including polls and the Public Chat.
Watch scheduled presentation playbacks and live talks, view the Agenda, browse speakers, and access on-demand content. Create your own agenda by clicking ‘+ My Agenda’ on a session; access again from My Event Menu at left.
Watch a Session
Watch the current session from the Presentation Theater (Watch Now) or by clicking ‘Join Session Now’ from the Agenda. View session details and speakers, add the presentation slides to your Digital Briefcase, and participate in the live Q&A portion of the talk in the box next to the livestream.
The place to find products for your business. Visit our sponsors and exhibitors anytime but especially during designated Live Expo time on the 4 official conference days. Use the filters at left to search for specific solutions. You can also bookmark companies to check out later.
Visit an Exhibitor
Click into an exhibitor’s ‘booth’ to learn more about them, watch videos, download content, and more. Each exhibitor has their own activity feed and video conference room. Exhibitors can schedule live product demos and other meetings, which you’ll find under the Meetings tab. When the time comes, click the ‘Join Live Demo’ button at the top of the company’s profile.
Be intelligently matched with like-minded professionals, filter search all users, participate in lively Discussion Forums, check the Leaderboard, and meet new connections virtually. Access each networking tool by selecting it from the Lounge menu or clicking on an activity from the Networking Home.
Make it to the top of the Leaderboard to win! Earn points by posting, commenting, exchanging info, making a match, etc.
My Connections & Bookmarks: View your connections (those with whom you’ve Exchanged Info) and bookmarks (saved profiles) from My Event Menu (left).
Messenger: See all your messages and send new ones by clicking the Messenger icon at top right. Invite more than one person to a conversation and start a group video chat if you’re all online. Add emojis and attachments, mark a convo as important, and more. (See image below)
Digital Briefcase: Save content for later viewing by clicking the ‘Add to Briefcase’ button on any piece of content.
Public Chat: Post quick messages, react to comments with emojis, and more in this informal chat.
View All Meetings: See all scheduled live meetings in one place under the Exhibitor Zone menu. Organize by Newly Created, Top, Joined, and more.
Activity: When visiting another user’s profile, you can check out their bio and details, request to Exchange Info if you haven’t already, send a message, and view their Activity to see what they’ve been up to on the platform.
Having technical issues or need help making the right connections? Visit the Resources/Help Center for platform tutorials, live tech support, and to chat with EWTS staff.