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The all-in-one Virtual Event Platform for virtual and hybrid events

Christian Schulz Updated by Christian Schulz

Meet your guests on the Virtual Event Platform

MATE's Virtual Event Platform is an intuitive, all-purpose app for virtual and hybrid events. Easily integrate your favorite tools for live meetings, breakout sessions, networking, polls and all the information your guests need in one app.

Virtual Event Platform

Take a look at the Virtual Event Platform right here.

Capabilities of the Virtual Event Platform

Invitation, registration and ticket, combined with virtual workshops, livestreams or a combination, in the form of a virtual conference. Now you can bundle all this in the Virtual Event Platform and create and display it as usual, with the clear and concise MATE structure.Add now...

  • Livestreams
  • Web Conferences
  • Chat
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Polls & secure Voting as well
  • more engagement tools to your Virtual Event Platform.
Tip: We have integrations for you were you don't need your own account. So, everything from one source! Want to know what they are, contact us for setup.
Invite, register and experience the event on the Virtual Event Platform

Combined with our guest management, you have the perfect combination for your attendee management in advance and the event together. Your guests have the right calendar entry with link to the event or use the automatically sent email after registration.

Show livestream on the Virtual Event Platform

Easily integrate your livestream on the Virtual Event Platform and stay in interaction with your guests, for example with the chat. Any livestream via iFrame can be integrated. Just add the link to Virtual Event Platform. If you are looking for a partner, have a look at contentflow.

Connect several web conferences at the same time on Virtual Event Platform

Connect your webinars or conferences with the Virtual Event Platform. Your guests can participate in your web conferences without a separate app and switch between them as needed. Best of all, the name is displayed exactly as your guests registered in MATE.

Currently you can connect up to six web conferences and let them take place in parallel or one after the other. Just use your favorite tools here. Currently we offer several integrations like Bigbluebutton (ecosero, Elie), Zoom, Cisco Webex and for example Microsoft Teams. You can even connect Zoom directly to MATE.

Chat in breakout sessions on the Virtual Event Platform

Use the chat integration and have a clear path in your livestreams and web conferences. The chat runs in its own module without any additional windows or browser tabs. Stay in touch with your participants all the time with in-flight messaging, groups, calls and many more features.

Get your answers from polls and votes on the Virtual Event Platform.

Get more interaction with your guests by engaging them. Create polls and respond to them in your live sessions. Whether technical support or legally compliant voting: Sli.do, TEDME or VOTR, for example, will support you in this.

Find out which guests have visited your virtual event platform, when and how often.

With our tracking capabilities you can find out who attended your virtual and hybrid events. Since a check-in is not everything, we know and therefore also give you information about when your guests have left the platform again. And that with every coming and going.

Even more engagement on the Virtual Event Platform with additional tools

Get even more out of your event and ensure fun, networking and interaction by integrating many more options. Connect your networking, social walls, photo mosaic or goodie bag tools. If you want to get started right away, check out SaySom, Wonder.me, Fanomena, Walls.io or clickit. Easy integration guaranteed.

Note: Microsoft Teams and GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar can be opened via link in your own app, but not in the platform. Unfortunately, these providers cannot be integrated technically.

Creating a Virtual Event Platform in the Web App

The Virtual Event Platform can be easily created with our module construction kit. Use only the modules that are important for your event and leave out all the others. For an average event you need only 30-60 minutes to create your Virtual Event Platform.

Create a new Virtual Event Platform

Go to Websites in the menu and add a new website. Now select "Virtual Event Page" and the appropriate template "MATE Virtual Event Platform". Now you can create your own Virtual Event Platform in a few steps, just like a registration page.

Tip: If you only want to use a livestream and/or web conferences without a lot of bells and whistles, you can also use the MATE Complete template.

Define basic settings on the Virtual Event Platform

First of all you can make your basic settings and add your event description, colors or upload your logo. Please always pay attention to the sizes of your images. We have provided recommendations for you in the Web App or here.

You can also bring your social media presence to the Virtual Event Platform. Whether facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, XING or Twitter. So your participants can't miss your channels.

As you may already know from our registration pages, you can also present your speakers or guests of honor, partners and sponsors as well as a program over several days. They should also have their place on the Virtual Event Platform!

Integrate your livestream on the Virtual Event Platform using the example of Vimeo

Go to one of the modules that are available for this purpose. If your partner is contentflow, then we have the right Contentflow module for you. Otherwise use the Livestream module, in which you can embed any livestream via iFrame (e.g. Youtube livestreams). Now you just have to activate the module, add a description if needed and of course the link.

In our example video we want to embed a stream (here video) from Vimeo in MATE. For this we need the "embedded link". Please check with your provider where you can find this link. For this, the respective help page of the provider will help you. Do not use the link from the address bar, because it does not work.

Connect your web conferences with the Virtual Event Platform using the example of Zoom

You can currently connect up to six web conferences. To do this, go to the Conference module. In the following we will show you how to do this with Zoom. MATE can be connected directly to Zoom and this is necessary to connect your Zoom meetings to the Virtual Event Platform. You can find out how to do this here.

After you have connected your Zoom account in MATE, you can create Zoom meetings directly from the web app or link existing Zoom meetings with the meeting ID. Click on the pencil icon as shown in the picture.

Virtual Event Platform Zoom Meeting
Note: Further settings for the Zoom Meeting have to be done in your Zoom Account.

Add a chat to the Virtual Event Platform using CometChat as an example

A chat is a great feature to keep in touch with your participants and get questions. For this purpose you set up your chat and add it to the Virtual Event Platform. For this you need some information, which you get from the chat widget of your chat provider account or from us. In this case we use CometChat. You will need the following information:

  1. Comet Chat App ID
  2. Comet Chat Widget ID
  3. Comet Chat Auth Key
  4. Comet Chat App Region

You enter this in MATE under the chat module and activate the module.

In the web app of CometChat you can make the settings for the chat and decide if for example messages have to be released by you first (in-flight messaging) or if you want to use a video call function.

For more information on the settings in the CometChat app, click here.

In order to reply to messages, you as a moderator must also be logged in to the Virtual Event Platform and reply directly to your participants there.

Virtual Event Platform Chat

Add a poll to the Virtual Event Platform using Sli.do as an example

To integrate for example Sli.do into the platform, you only need the URL of your Sli.do event. You add it under the Sli.do module. You have already added the next integration.

Virtual Event Platform Slido

Integrate other engagement tools into the Virtual Event Platform

You can integrate many more tools. GoodieBags, Photo Mosaic or Networking can be easily connected to the link on the Virtual Event Platform, as well as Sli.do.

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