With in-person events mostly canceled this year, video conferences have never been more important. There's the standard group Zoom calls, but then there are also a ton of unique, new new takes on what a video conference could be, including:
Or you could have a more normal webinar, perhaps embedded into your site:
Then you have new tools to add effects to videos, including:
Got any other cool conferencing tools you've tried—or have you tried any of these tools and have thoughts on how they worked for your team?
Would love to hear the best online events you've attended and the tools that made it special!
While I don't like you can't design custom templates, @prezi video gives a nice toch to slides and video combined. Also virtual webvam output, so it works with Zoom et al.
Check out what CascadiaJS is doing this year (https://2020.cascadiajs.com)
- Pre recorded talks + live QA. Broadcast with on-sceen live chat. Better because it allows for captioning and moderation. Tool - twitch studio.
- live Karaoke
- “tables”, sponsor rooms, and socializing with https://remo.co/
- audio socializing via rambly.app
Connect.club is a pretty slick take on virtual spatial networking.
I've collected more here: https://www.producthunt.com/@chrismessina/collections/virtualspatialpresence
Missing one from this list -- an amazing conference-focused application called https://gather.town/ Check it out!
(Superuser, I created a spaceship world for our company-wide virtual offsite. It's really really exciting what's possible, and for builders like me it's quite fun to play with! )
I'm surprised to not see Microsoft Teams here at all. They are about to introduce this: https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-stories/microsoft-teams-together-mode/#:~:text=Together%20mode%2C%20now%20rolling%20out,in%20the%20same%20place%20together
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