What are virtual events?

Our virtual events are web-based events that replicate many aspects of a traditional place-based conference and exhibition.

Our virtual events take place in real time where there are unlimited opportunities to network with fellow professionals and share experiences.

Benefits of attending the virtual event
Make it personal to you

Our virtual events are built to be personal to you. We have designed our larger events to be a drop in and out as we understand that our attendees may have other commitments. No two sessions will be running simultaneously, meaning you can take in every part of the event. This way, you can build an entirely personal experience without the worry of missing out on any sessions you want to see.

Get all the content

Never miss a thing, you will be sent slides and recordings of all sessions after the event, just in case you miss anything.

Network like never before

The event layout allows you to virtually sit with other delegates, interacting in real time, providing a real human connection.

On arrival at the CIH Eastern Summit, you’ll enter the networking lounge, a virtual space with a main stage and tables of six delegates. Select a table. Here you’ll all start your journey; getting to know each other, starting to share ideas and knowledge.

Each table uses video, audio and chat to allow you to interact naturally in real time. You can move around the tables to make new contacts or reconnect with fellow housing professionals and share ideas, all the while getting the full benefit of the presentations from the main stage.

An engaging experience

Our virtual events use a range of interactive tools such as; 'raise your hand’ feature, whiteboards, live chat and the opportunity to ask questions and share your own thoughts as if you were in the auditorium, to make it the most engaging experience possible.

You can also have discussion-led groups via table video chats and write down your collective ideas with the “whiteboard” feature.

Plan ahead and test your technology
Devices to use

Preferred device to use is a laptop or desktop computer. Mobile phones and tablets are also supported. We recommend booking a test session with our events team if you are using a device other than a laptop or desktop computer.

Browser and operating system

You will need to use Google Chrome or Firefox for PCs that use Windows. Google Chrome or Safari for Mac

Only Windows 10 is supported on the virtual event platform. If you have an older operating system, please get in touch and we can run a test with you.

Check your systems compatability

Check your system's compatibility with the virtual event platform here, as well as your microphone and camera settings before attending.

What to avoid

Try to avoid an organisation's portal where possible (e.g. Citrix, Cisco)

Don't use a VPN if you can avoid it. Please refer to this article specifically about 'using VPNs to access Remo'

Please contact us for a test run if you are unsure.

Please do not share the links with your colleagues.

Please note: delegates will be able to ask questions and raise ideas during the session. Please ensure that you are in a quiet, noise-free environment; we recommend using a microphone and speaker headset.

Try out our test event

Pop on to our test event so you can see what to expect. If this is your first time using the virtual event platform, you will need to set up an account. On the day please use the same email address and password to access the event.

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