Convene Virtual Event Platform
Convene is a virtual events platform that provides a robust user experience including top-notch networking (something lacking in many of the platforms I've seen) with an intuitive interface and steller staff for both executing on the event as well as customer service before, during, and after. Set up, both facilitated and the tools provided, was easy for staff at a variety of skill levels. Reporting and analytics are terrific - we were able to provide our sponsors with a valuable treasure-trove of information about attendees and their interactions with the sponsors - giving them real, usable, and actionable leads. While there were a few issues with firewall blocks from our high-security attendees and speakers (government), their customer service staff was terrific about getting attendees and speakers into the platform with a minimum of effort, and always provided with courtesy and professionalism.
Networking is facilitated with an easy-to-use interface so attendees can create both group/public and private chats, message one another, schedule meetings, create their own gathering spaces and invitations. Convene attempted to "recreate" the live in-person interactions that attendees of events have come to appreciate and rely upon as the value of attending.