Roundtables and Boardrooms are small-group video meetings enabling participants to connect with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors.
This article explains how to create Roundtables and Boardrooms from the Events Builder. Topics include:
- Create Meeting
- Provide Meeting Details
To create a Roundtable or Boardroom, log in to the Events Builder and select your event. Before creating your meeting, ensure that either Roundtables, Boardrooms, or both have been enabled in General Settings. Once the appropriate meeting type has been enabled, click Content > Roundtables on the left navigation panel, then click Add Roundtable.
Select Social27 as the meeting provider and click Connect Account.
Tip: If you would like your meeting provider to be Microsoft, Zoom, or a custom meeting link, create the meeting from the event site.
Meeting Creation Locations
See below for a comprehensive list of all locations from which you can create Roundtables and Boardrooms:
|Events Builder||Content > Roundtables|
|Events Builder||Pages > Sponsors > Sponsor booth page||You can only create sponsored meetings associated with a sponsor booth here. Sponsored meetings not associated with a sponsor booth can be created from the Roundtables page.|
|Events Builder||Pages > Poster Manager > Poster page|
|Event Site||Sponsors > Sponsor booth page||You must be a booth representative assigned to the sponsor booth to create meetings from the sponsor booth page.|
|Event Site||Sessions > Session page||You must be a speaker for the session to create meetings from the session page.|
|Event Site||Poster > Poster page||You must be a poster representative assigned to the poster to create meetings from the poster page.|
|Sponsor Workspace||Home||You can only create sponsored meetings associated with a sponsor booth here.|
|Sponsor Workspace||Round Table||You can only create sponsored meetings associated with a sponsor booth here.|
|Sponsor Workspace||Booth Layout||You can only create sponsored meetings associated with a sponsor booth here.|
Provide Meeting Details
The Create Roundtable page will load and allow you to enter your meeting information.
Select RoundTable Owner
Begin typing a user’s name into this section and select a user from the list that appears to be the Roundtable Owner.
The topic will display as the title of the meeting.
Roundtables and Boardrooms can be private—only invited attendees can join—or public—anyone can join. Private roundtables are only visible to attendees who have been invited to them, but public meetings appear in the Public section of the Roundtables page.
Roundtable / Boardroom / One on One
Roundtables allow for up to 6 participants (including the meeting organizer).
Boardrooms allow for up to 15 participants (including the meeting organizer) when Social27 is the meeting provider and up to 30 participants (including the meeting organizer) when Zoom or Microsoft teams is the meeting provider.
One-on-one meetings involve only two participants.
Date and Time
Set the meeting date, time, and duration. Unlike meetings created from the event site, the maximum meeting duration for meetings created from the Events Builder is 90 minutes. If you want your discussion to last longer than 90 minutes, you can create multiple meetings and label them Part 1, Part 2, etc.
|Note: If you create a 90-minute meeting from the Events Builder, the meeting’s Join button will disappear from the event site after 60 minutes have elapsed following the meeting start time.|
Set a Time Zone (your country/region's time zone) and Sub Time Zone (your continent's time zone) for the meeting. Both are required to create the meeting.
The description is optional but can provide attendees useful information about the meeting’s purpose, agenda, etc.
The meeting tags are the meeting’s Area(s) of Interest. These tags are especially useful for public Roundtables, as this helps attendees search for meetings they might be interested in joining.
Begin typing a user’s name into the Invite people section to reveal a list of user names and add attendees to the meeting.
Roundtables allow for up to 6 attendees (including the meeting organizer). Boardrooms allow up to 15 attendees if the meeting provider is Social27. Meetings powered by Zoom or Microsoft Teams allow for up to 30 attendees.
|Tip: If you would like to create a Teams or Zoom meeting for more than 30 attendees, contact your Customer Success Manager.|
If you attempt to add more attendees than are allowed for the meeting type, you will receive an error message.
Click the toggle below the Invite people section to send email notifications to the meeting owner and invited attendees.
|Note: If attendees would like to attend a meeting that is full, they can watch but not participate in the meeting using the View Meeting functionality.|
After you’ve added all meeting details, click the + Save button at the bottom of the page.
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