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A&B Pipeliners

Virtual holiday party


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Arnett & Burgess Pipeliners (A&B) used Social hour to host a holiday party that their teams loved. Many staff stayed for the full four hours of the scheduled event.

  • Business

AICHE

Virtual trade association conference


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The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) used Social hour to host their 2021 Annual Meeting, a weeklong virtual conference, with multiple networking sessions. Their "poster sessions" of up to 250 people help people learn 1:1 from individual researchers. AICHE also uses Social hour to host educational events that encourage students to get involved in engineering, international networking nights, and more.

  • Science & tech

Amazon

Partner feedback sessions


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Amazon Web Services created a hybrid room with both a main stage, and lounges. In lounges they hosted feedback sessions with partners. The main stage program was recorded and repurposed outside the virtual event to create additional value.

  • E-commerce
  • Science & tech

Beyond Status

Virtual film festival


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Beyond Status, a short film showcase produced by The Center for Cultural Power, uses Social hour to host RMTP video streaming of films for intersectional communities. Films are followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers on main stage answering questions from the audience and attendees.

  • Arts

BCEDL

Virtual education conference


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British Columbia (educator's) daylong conference with a mainstage for primary programming, and rooms for lunchtime and mingling, and hybrid rooms for workshop sessions and small works, with session leaders on the main stage.

  • Education

Carta Healthcare

Internal networking events


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Carta Healthcare, an AI-driven technology provider, uses Social hour for regular internal networking events. They find it easy to configure their own events using Social hour's user-friendly setup.

  • Health care

Climate Woke

Virtual Summit


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Climate Woke, an organization led by The Center for Cultural Power, activates and inspires artists across the nation. The organization hosted a virtual summit in Social hour featuring stories from movement leaders, strategy sessions, live performances, and networking events.

  • Non-profit

Country Radio Broadcasters

Virtual industry conference


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Country Radio Broadcasters (CRS) used Social hour to help host the 2021 Country Radio Seminar, a three-day educational event that gathers key business leaders in various radio and music industry fields. Using Social hour they hosted multiple sessions including women's mentoring sessions, networking breakfasts and sessions related to music labels and radio programming.

  • Non-profit

eHealth

Sales kickoff


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Insurance broker eHealth conducted regional sales kickoffs, of 70-90 attendees, each with a main stage plus networking lounges. eHeath has hosted additional happy hours and networking lunches using Social hour.

  • Health care

Emerge

Virtual fundraising gala


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Emerge supports and prepares women to run for political office for the first time. Using Social hour, they hosted an annual Wine, Women & Chocolate (WWC) fundraising gala with stages, lounges, and a special VIP lounge. On the main stage they recognized influential people and played inspirational videos. WWC had great attendance and drew more participants than competing face-to-face events.

  • Non-profit

Equinix

Internal corporate events


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Equinix, a global digital infrastructure company, uses Social hour to host a variety of both large and small internal corporate, networking, and social events for a team of global employees. From onboarding virtual employees to providing business updates, Equinix has customized multiple event configurations to address their needs.

  • Business
  • Science & tech

Exponent Women

Membership association virtual events


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Exponent Women, a collective of women dealmakers and business leaders, uses Social hour for its member events and board meetings. Networking events give special recognition to sponsors. Exponent takes advantage of the design customization of Social hour to keep things fresh for members.

  • Non-profit

Fivos

Virtual holiday party


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A provider of data solutions for healthcare, Fivos held a sales kickoff and a holiday party for 60+ people. They set the events up themselves and engaged employees through Social hour's layouts and features.

  • Business
  • Science & tech

Hilarity for Charity

Virtual events


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Hilarity for Charity (HFC), a non-profit founded by Lauren Miller Rogen and Seth Rogan, used Social hour to host CareCon 2022 and CARE-tertainment 2022, virtual events designed to educate participants on Alzheimer's, connect caregivers, and feature celebrity-led panels and workshops.

  • Non-profit

Hyundai Canada

Virtual events


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Hyundai Canada used Social hour to host a team breakfast for new employees, allowing attendees to get to know one another and share feedback on the onboarding process.

  • Business

IBM

Virtual events


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IBM has used Social hour for a variety of nationwide virtual events for programs at IBM including the global Tech Re-Entry Program, for technical professionals looking to restart their careers, and P-TECH, a program that provides high school students from underserved backgrounds with skills for competitive STEM jobs.

  • Business
  • Science & tech

International Development Group

Virtual events


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International Development Group LLC (IDG) uses Social hour to host a variety of events with global organizations to discuss and explore projects. Using Social hour has allowed people in different subsections of their industry come together and engage in effective small group conversations about improving development strategies.

  • Business

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Virtual events


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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy uses Social hour for multiple event types to further their mission to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. The Institute's events will include including presentations, networking and holiday parties.

  • Non-profit

Liongard

Virtual events


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Liongard, a remote-first technology company, has used Social hour to host a variety of virtual events including an all-day company kickoff and an event for Women's History Month. Social hour's layouts allow Liongard to design virtual events that mimic the networking experience that in-person events allow for.

  • Business
  • Science & tech

Microsoft

Corporate event series


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Microsoft created social events for remote employees and partners to connect, using topical networking tables. An employee event used a custom word game with words related to their work to engage employees deeply.

  • Business
  • Science & tech

MIT

Virtual alumni events


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alumni Association uses Social hour to host alumni events. MIT reunions give alumni flexibility to choose between rooms with themed discussion topics, and join the conversations they are most interested in. MIT enjoys the flexibility to execute any event they can conceive, rather than building events around the limitations of other platforms.

  • Education

Motorola

Virtual holiday events


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Motorola hosted virtual holiday events for their US/UK and Australia teams, using a hybrid layout to facilitate playing an online trivia game in lounge-based teams. The main stage was used to address the entire gathering.

  • Business
  • Science & tech

NASA

Networking event


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NASA created a multi-room event to virtually host expert speed matching for the 2022 Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop. Experts led discussions at each table enabling attendees to network and exchange contact details.

  • Science & tech

National Cat Groomers Institute

Virtual conferences


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NCGI has used Social hour to host a variety of interactive and educational cat grooming conferences. The format and features of the platform allow NCGI to cater the event programming to both industry newcomers and experienced cat groomers.

  • Business

Penn State

Hybrid event


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Penn State used Social hour to virtually host families and donors who could not be at the 2022 in-person THON event, a 48-hour dance marathon event to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer.

  • Education
  • Non-profit

RightsCon

Virtual summit


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Social hour was used throughout RightsCon, the world’s leading summit on human rights, to host a variety of virtual networking events. During the 5 day summit, over 1300 guests attended events within the platform.

  • Non-profit
  • Science & tech

Smithsonian

Virtual event


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The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture hosted "A Seat at the Table" in Social hour, an interactive virtual program for participants to consider challenging questions about race, identity, and economic justice.

  • Non-profit

Stamps.com

Virtual holiday party


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Stamps.com used Social hour to host a successful virtual holiday party, with the majority of guests staying for the full event. Management was thrilled with Social hour's features and layout, allowing employees to socialize and stay engaged throughout the event.

  • Business
  • E-commerce

Square

Virtual happy hour


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Square used Social hour to host an internal happy hour event, allowing their Customer Success Leads team to network and get to known one another in an informal setting. By using Social hour's built-in table topics, Square was able to offer fun questions and prompts to help attendees open up and get the conversation flowing.

  • Business
  • Science & tech

TechChange

Virtual events


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TechChange uses Social hour to assist clients who are looking for virtual networking and expo hall opportunities. Hosting over 100 events in the platform, TechChange has used Social hour for a variety of different events and organizations including USAid, Unicef, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Business
  • Science & tech

UC Berkeley

Networking events


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UC Berkeley used Social hour to host the 2022 Annual Teacher Education Mock Interview event for over 120+ attendees, using Social hour Lounges for networking specific to geographic regions and mock interviews.

  • Education

William & Mary

Networking events


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The College of William & Mary used Social hour to host multiple virtual career and networking expos, giving students the opportunity to connect with professionals at various organizations.

  • Education

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

Virtual Q&A


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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association hosted a Q&A with champion cheesemakers from the state of Wisconsin, giving attendees the ability to ask questions and experience behind-the-scenes content through Social hour's platform.

  • Non-profit

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