We’ve added a new Events service with a best-in-class virtual event experience that is video-centric, intelligent, and simple to use. Hosts choose between webinar mode for an interactive and highly engaging event or webcast mode for events with limited attendee interactions.
Events (new) and Events (classic)
With the 41.4 update, Events (new) is available on your site in addition to the classic version of Events. Events (new) includes many of the advanced features you’re familiar with from Webex Meetings, as well as those you know from Events (classic). We’ll continue to enhance Events (new) in future updates.
If your Events (classic) plan supports up to 1000 users, you get support for up to 1000 users in Events (new). Webex Assistant for Meetings isn’t available with this plan. To add support for Webex Assistant for Meetings, or to upgrade your plan to support 3000 or more users and include Webex Assistant for free, contact your Webex account team.
If your Events (classic) plan supports up to 3000 or more users, you get the same support for Events (new) with up to 10,000 users in webinars and 100,000 users in webcasts. Webcasts and Webex Assistant for Meetings are included only in plans that support 3000 or more users. To upgrade your plan to support 3000 or more users, contact your Webex account team.
With Events (new), a host can schedule an event from either the Webex site home page or the Meetings page. The host can invite panelists, automatically start a practice session, choose webinar or webcast mode, and more. Events scheduled from the Events (classic) scheduler will continue to have the original Events experience.
Event attendees will join on a brand-new welcome page. If registration is required, attendees will register and answer questions on this page. Hosts can customize the welcome and registration pages, and can also assign roles to attendees.
Webinars and Webcasts
Events (new) supports up to 10,000 attendees for webinars and 100,000 for webcasts, depending on the events plan you purchased. In both modes, we've improved your event experience:
Presenters can share content optimized for motion and video with computer audio.
All attendees can view the panelists’ video and shared content.
You can assign someone to be the cohost of your event can be assigned at the time of scheduling, or during an event, to help manage attendees in an event.
Hosts can set a stage view for all attendees.
Webcasts are included only for plans that support 3000 or more users. Webcasts are not available for Webex for Government.
In webinars, participants enjoy rich features that allow them to stay engaged and get the most out of the event. When enabled, all participants can send animated emoji reactions, select Music mode when they want to perform, or check out a panelist's profile with people insights profiles.
When enabled, all participants can see live captions with Webex Assistant for Meetings, send animated emoji reactions, select Music mode when they want to perform, or check out a panelist’s profile with people insights profiles.
When your event calls for a simpler attendee joining and viewing experience with limited interactions, you can host webcasts. Once attendees receive the invite and join from the welcome page, they can stream the event with a web browser instantly. Attendees can adjust volume, stop and resume video, and expand to full screen, as well as chat, participate in polls, and answer questions posted by the host. The host can specify the layout for attendees at any time during the event.
Webcasts are not available for Webex for Government.
Check out what participants can do in Events (new), and find out the difference between webinars and webcasts to know what’s available in this update.
Get started with your event today: