Media­Tech Solu­ti­ons for vir­tu­al Work­shops and Events

Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, small and lar­ge events world­wi­de had to be can­cel­led or post­po­ned. To keep the magni­tu­de of the­se deve­lo­p­ments in mode­ra­ti­on, some for­mats are now taking place online.

Also we at the Media­Tech Hub Pots­dam will chan­ge some for­mats to online for the time being. From expe­ri­en­ces of the past weeks and reports here are our top 3 solu­ti­ons for vir­tu­al work­shops and events:

  1. Zoom: Zoom is curr­ent­ly the hit among online pro­vi­ders for vir­tu­al com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, video web­i­nars, smal­ler events with up to 1,000 video par­ti­ci­pan­ts and 10,000 view­ers. The hand­ling and instal­la­ti­on is uncom­pli­ca­ted and up to 100 par­ti­ci­pan­ts are free of char­ge. The func­tions ran­ge from video and sound to sha­ring screens and set­ting up con­fe­rence rooms. Via the gal­lery view you can see all par­ti­ci­pan­ts at a glan­ce, with the spea­k­er being out­lined in yel­low. So even a work­shop or event can be mode­ra­ted well and ever­yo­ne can inter­act with each other.
  2. Strea­mY­ard: Bran­ding is very important at events and often falls away at online events. Not with Strea­mY­ard - the tool gives you the pos­si­bi­li­ty to stream an event live, record it and also brand it with logos. To use all fea­tures you have to spend a litt­le bit of money, 49$ per month in sub­scrip­ti­on, but it’s worth it.
  3. Try it out and expe­ri­ment: For each com­pa­ny and/​or event or mee­ting, the tools are dif­fe­rent. Bes­i­des our Top 2 Zoom and Strea­mY­ard we are still try­ing out tools like the social plat­form Twitch, vir­tu­al mee­ting rooms like Chi­me or strea­ming ser­vices like wirst​rea​men​.es from Potsdam.

We are also loo­king for­ward to recei­ving fur­ther tools and expe­ri­ence reports by mail to contact@​mth-​potsdam.​de, becau­se for now we will #sta­ya­thome.

Our Top 3 Media­Tech solu­ti­ons for vir­tu­al mee­tings can be found here.

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