Navigating the Platform

“I attended both Digitalisation and Cyber Security virtual event days and was blown away by how good the Floor platform was! Its functionality allowed me to watch the excellent speaker presentations and network at the same time. Plus, the ability to join networking tables during breaks and visit exhibitors was the next best thing to physically being there. Really looking forward to the next event.”

The Floor

This a snapshot view of the overall event. You can see the seminars, workshops and sessions being held on the day along with the presenter details, the session title and the start time.
To attend any of the sessions hover over the session details and click “Join Room”. You are now in the virtual room for that session and will be greeted by a background image with session details if the session has not yet started, or you will see the presenter if the session has begun. The presenter cannot see you enter (or leave) the session, nor can they hear you. You don’t need to be quiet!

Here are the functions available to you during conference sessions:

  • Raise Hand | If the presenter has allowed it, you can raise your hand to ask a question.
  • Like | Give a thumbs up if the presenter says something you like or agree with.
  • Discuss | A chat box where you can message the presenter. Everyone in the audience can see your message.
  • Polls | If the presenter runs a poll, you can cast your vote here.
  • Leave | Exit this session to move elsewhere on the FLOOR platform.

The Stage

This area allows you to see only the agenda of speakers and presentations at this event. In this view you will not see the tables in the lounge area or the Exhibitors and VIPs.

The Lobby

Here you can see everyone that is attending the event and chat/interact with them. Click on Audience to see who is there. By clicking the chat speech bubble next to another delegate, you can send them a message.

The Lounge

The platform has twenty tables of four are available for ‘virtual’ meetings. Ask another delegate to meet you at a table or join in with an existing conversation. Once in a meeting room, you can leave your meeting public (so others can see your room and join the meeting) or click ‘private’ to block other delegates from entering.

The VIP Area

In the VIP area, you can catch up with available speakers, arrange a meeting or chat in their private booth.

Exhibition Booths

Here you can see who is exhibiting at the event and who is available for a meeting. Exhibitors are a great source of useful information so it’s highly recommended that you drop by for a visit and short meeting. If an exhibitor is showing as busy (i.e. in another meeting) hover over their logo and click the chat box to message them. If an exhibitor is showing as unavailable, they are away from their booth but can still be messaged to arrange a meeting.

Handouts & Documentation

Check out this area for event literature and how-to guides.

Reception / Helpdesk

Catch up with the NEPIC team, and our colleagues from Fresh Start Events, in the reception area. We are on hand all day to help you make connections and navigate your way around the platform.

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