Whether you’ve got an online class, a business meeting, or just a virtual hangout with some friends, it seems that we are using more and more virtual event platforms by the hour. This begs the question, what other new virtual event platforms are there other than zoom that could possibly cater to your user needs in a better way? Let’s get into it, shall we?

BigMaker 

Another prominent and useful virtual event platform, BigMaker is a browser-based virtual event platform that has an easy user interface with successful integrations and great features. It is used by brands, such as Panasonic, Google, and more. BigMaker provides its users with the standard features, such as session recording, surveys, polls, and screen sharing. Apart from that, you can also stream your event on YouTube or even Facebook, add company colors and logos to the virtual event, and it even comes with an in-built function for marketing that allows you to reach out to new leads regarding your upcoming virtual event. It has several other notable features that are: 

  • Audience Handouts
  • Landing Pages
  • Microsites

Price: BigMaker can cost you around $79 – $299+ on a monthly basis according to your needs.

Hopin 

Another great virtual event platform that allows for creating, hosting, and managing live webinars and event streaming. It features sessions, stage, reception, expo areas, and networking, each of which provides you with a uniquely personalized interaction approach with those attending your virtual event. Apart from that, it features useful tools, such as the ability to create branded events, polls, chats, and has great customizability. What makes it unique from other virtual event platforms is how simple the user interface for event scheduling is. 

Price: On a monthly basis, Hopin costs $99 or more, which depends on your needs. However, it is important to note that each virtual event lasts for 72 hours at max. So, be sure to create any rehearsal events separately, which can carry their own registration and additional costs. 

Bizzabo

Launched in the year 2012, Bizzabo has been one of the front runners when it comes to providing the world with a virtual event platform. Since 2019, Bizzabo has converted its operations to support hybrid and virtual events, all over the world, with video-on-demand and high-quality broadcasts at scale. Bizzabo features an all-in-one software with a customizable design, registrations for attendance maximization, robust analytics, and content delivery both recorded and live, with integration capabilities with platforms, such as Slack and Salesforce. This virtual event platform also features personalization of engagement that is intent-based and can build community events that feature live polling, private messaging, session integration, and can be connected to LinkedIn. At the 2020 Event Technology Awards, for the fifth time, Bizzabo won the People’s Choice Award and has a partial user list, which includes Siemens, Bloomberg, Forbes, and more.

As with all products, virtual event platforms, too, aren’t a one size fit all scenario, whether it comes to its features or cost. In today’s day, it is important to be aware of the options out there so that you may be able to choose the best one for yourself.