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A&B Pipeliners

Virtual holiday party

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

  • Construction

AICHE

Virtual trade association conference

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) recently held a weeklong virtual conference, with networking sessions powered by Social hour. 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

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.

  • Science & tech

Beyond Status

Virtual film festival

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

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

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

Country Radio Seminar

Virtual industry conference

Country Radio Broadcasters used Social hour to help host the 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

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

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.

  • Science & tech

Equinix

New hires onboarding series

Equinix, a global digital infrastructure company, uses Social hour in its onboarding process. When new hires come on board in a virtual setting, Equinix connects them to new teams using Social hour. The events help new hires to bond and feel a part of their new teams.

  • Science & tech

Exponent Women

Membership association virtual events

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

A provider of data solutions for healthcare, Fivos held a lively two hour holiday event for 60+ people. They set the event up themselves, announced a raffle from a main stage, and had a Social hour photo booth where attendees could gather to take virtual group photos.

  • Science & tech

IBM

Virtual holiday party

IBM used Social hour for the IBM Tech Re-Entry Program for technical professionals looking to restart their careers after taking a break from the workforce. They hosted a holiday party with a cocktail hour, awards and a photo booth, creating a fun, social year-end event for participants in the program.

  • Science & tech

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Virtual events

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

Microsoft

Corporate event series

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.

  • Science & tech

MIT

Virtual alumni events

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

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.

  • Science & tech

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