Hosting an Amplifier Event

15 Jun 2023

Hosting an Amplifier Event

Creating Your Event

Head over to our dashboard and click “add event” and give it a name.

On the right side you’ll be able to set your networking type. If you leave this disabled, then it will be an open networking environment, which means that any attendee can talk with any other attendee of their choice.

However if you enable it then your attendees will be forced to be categorized into one of two groups. For example you might want founders to only talk to investors and vice versa. Or perhaps you have mentors and you’d like them to talk to students. You can call this anything you want.

Go ahead and click submit. Congratulations you’ve created your event! Grab the URL by copying the link and use this as the destination on your registration page that you send to your audience. We highly recommend using Luma and using this full guide.

Joining the Event

Go ahead and fill out all relevant information and add any hashtags that you think might be helpful for people later. This is how they’ll be able to filter other attendees and decide who they want to talk to. You can do it based on location, industry, anything you want.

Click continue, and we will enter the event.

Running the Event

On the right hand side we can see the full list of attendees currently on the event. This is important because this is how your attendees will decide who they want to network with. They can search via name or hashtag and star or drag people up into their priority list.

When you push people into breakout rounds, these will be the people they get to talk to.

In the bottom left hand corner, we have all the controls you’d expect. You can change your audio or video settings, background blur, screenshare, and screen record. In the bottom middle we have host only controls. Here you can change the duration of your breakout rounds. We normally recommend 5-10 minutes.

You can also promote people to be co-hosts or speakers, simply right click their tile in the middle of the screen or via the right hand side bar.

Let’s go into the control center for some more advanced tools. There are two key modes. The first mode named “Everyone” means everyone is in one big room. They can all hear each other, they can all see each other.

If you click stage mode, it means only co-hosts and speakers will be broad casted to your audience, but your audience can’t see one another. You can also demote people to remove them from the stage.

If you have a bad actor, you can remove them from the event in the participants tab.

Presets are your superpower. Here you can match people where you think there is alignment. This allows you to bring together specific people where you know great things can happen.

Go ahead and start a breakout round! Attendees will now be placed into 1 on 1 conversations with each based on their preferences. The person they are talking with will automatically change when the timer reaches zero. This will continue changing until the host ends the breakout, where everyone will return to the main room.

As the host, you will always stay in the main room. If there is an even number of attendees at the event, then everyone will have a match and you will be in the main room by yourself. If there is an odd number, then one attendee will be paired with you in the main room. Note, this is the same room that latecomers arrive into which will grow this into a small group.

When you are ready, bring everyone back to the main room and thank your audience for attending. We are excited for your people to make some great connections!