NEW EVENT TYPES
There will be a new event type option called Hybrid Event. When selected, two groups are automated created, which are In-Person and Remote, which will also automatically add to your registration form.
The list of attendees within People will display whether the attendee is participating In-Person or Remotely.
For your schedule items, you will have both the physical location as well as the online meeting link. The schedule view and notifications will be catered to whether the attendee is there live or participating remotely.
We will be rolling out a ton of new features for the hybrid experience throughout the rest of the year.
We will be supporting truly Public Events that will not require any login process. You may share your event to anyone and they'll be able to immediately join. You will have the reporting & analytics for each attendee, but they will not have a name/email address.
Invited Only Events
We will be supporting invite only events where the only way an attendee may register for the event is if they're part of your invite list.
New Profile Design
Online / Offline Status Display
We want to bring more visibility to whose currently online for the benefit of the events team as well as the attendees in connecting and conversing.
In-Person or Remote Status Display for Hybrid Events
Similar to the above display for Online/Offline, we will be adding attendee status for In-Person or Remote for hybrid events, bringing visibility for the events team and attendees regarding whose live at the event in-person vs. participating remotely.
Attendee Created Groups & Join Groups Functionality
To further open up your events for organic networking and conversations around topics of interest, you will be able to enable your event for attendees to create their own groups that may be Private or Public for other attendees to join.
You will be able to add custom fields for People, such as professional or personal fields of information.
These fields will display within Create/Edit Attendee, People's profiles, along with Search & Refine.
A New Gallery Experience in Live Feed
Real Time Visibility into Visitors for Sponsors
Your sponsors will now have real-time visibility into each attendee that visits their Sponsor page along with the details of how they've engaged with the page.
You will be able to add custom fields for Companies, such as Industry, Category, Location, Buyer or Supplier, Give Aways.
These fields will display within Create/Edit Company, Company pages, along with Search & Refine.
Online Meeting Host Controls for Zoom
You will now be able to authenticate your Zoom accounts within Cadence giving you true Host controls for the auto-created Zoom meetings.
Easier Schedule Item Management
We've updated the New/Edit Schedule Item form to simplify the experience in creating schedule items in Full Schedule with registration.
You will be able to add custom fields for your Schedule, such as Session Type, Format, Available On-Demand.
These fields will display within Create/Edit Schedule Item, Schedule Item pages, along with Search & Refine.
Custom Menu Item - Page Building!
We've integrated Froala allowing you to now build custom pages within your event. These pages are mobile optimized as well for display in the native iPhone and Android apps.
Use cases for creating custom pages may include:
Contact Us Pages
COLLECTIONS & LIVE VIDEO
Live & On-Demand Video Experience
We are adding the ability to embed video on your Schedule pages and Speaker profiles.
For Schedule pages, utilize video to hype your audience for the upcoming session, display the live streamed video or display your on-demand video.
For Speakers, utilize video to show off their latest speaking engagement or a teaser video from the speaker promoting their upcoming speaking session.
My Collections & Collection for Recently Viewed Materials
We are adding the configuration setting for your event to allow attendees to create their own collections, empowering them to save their favorite materials to their collections.
We are also adding a default Collection displaying the most recently viewed materials for each attendee.
REGISTRATION, LOGIN & ONBOARDING
You will now be able to display your schedule, speakers, sponsors, and attendees on your registration websites.
Registration through SSO
Cadence has always supported SSO for logging into the platform. However we will now be adding the ability for an employee to officially register for your event using SSO as well.
Login Improvement for SSO
The first step of the process will be to enter your email address. Upon entering your email address, the employee will be directed to SSO if enabled or to Cadence's enter password field if an external guest
2-Factor Authentication Login
To support highly secure events, we will have a configuration setting to apply 2-factor authentication to your event's login workflow.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PERSONALIZED EVENT EXPERIENCES
We recently launched topics of interest selection during on-boarding leading to recommended connections for the attendee.
Based upon the topics of interest the attendees select, Cadence will recommend sessions, tracks, content, and companies to visit.
Symphony Powered by Zoom
Since launch, Symphony has been powered by the video streaming platform Agora. We will be officially switching our video streaming platform to Zoom due to our expanding partnership with their wonderful company.
Zoom's video streaming integration will allow up to 9 concurrent videos, 100 concurrent audio streams and unlimited participants.
Native Video & Audio on the Cadence iPhone & Android apps
Participants may view and listen to the Hosts from app
Hosts may present from app
Participants may present from app
Picture in Picture
We will be supporting picture in picture for your Symphony's on both web and app.
As part of our switch to Zoom's video streaming platform, you will have access to all Symphony recordings right after your Symphony ends.
Improved User Interface Design
We will be rolling out improved designs for video display, views, and branding
In the waiting room, you will be able to brand the experience, incorporate videos, music, conversation and ice-breakers.
CADENCE APP UPDATES
New Home Interface
New Companies Interface
New Schedule Pages
New Speaker Profiles
New Attendee Onboarding
Cadence is currently integrated with Zoom and WebEx for Premium Pro and Enterprise licensing allowing you to automatically generate Zoom or WebEx meetings when you create schedule items, appointments or start video conversations.
We will be adding Microsoft Teams as a third option for you for your events. You will be able to authenticate your Microsoft Teams account to automatically have Teams Meetings generated when you create schedule items, appointments or start video conversations.
Cvent & EventBrite Integrations
We will be releasing the ability to directly integrate your Cvent or EventBrite accounts directly into your Cadence account for Premium Pro and Enterprise licenses.
As attendees register in Cvent or EventBrite, they'll automatically be sync'd into your event within Cadence. You will be able to map which registration fields correlate with which profile and/or custom fields within your event in Cadence. Groups may also be automatically created and sync'd as well.
Mux for Encoding Uploaded Videos
We are integrating Mux into our platform for all uploaded videos. Mux is just-in-time encoding that will optimize your videos for viewing online or live streaming within your virtual events.