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Case study: Business

Virtual Events for International Development Group

International Development Group LLC (IDG) is an international development consulting firm that assists donors, governments, and the private sector to manage complex development projects worldwide.

Event goals

  • Host a variety of events with organizations including USAID to discuss global issues in both large and small-group formats

  • Allow attendees to flow easily from listening to presentations and panels to discussing the issues presented with other attendees

  • Provide recordings to individuals who could not attend the event live

Social hour experience

  • Designed multiple events with a Main Stage for presentations, and Lounges for a chance to continue discussing the topics covered in small groups

  • Enabled Social hour features such as event chat, User Profiles, live technical support, and Stage recordings to enhance the event experience

  • Set up SSO integration, allowing attendees to sign in via their existing organization accounts


Carly Anderson

Communications and Events Manager, International Development Group

We were frustrated by the typical video platforms, as they didn't allow for small group conversations that people could pop in and out of; groups were assigned and it felt forced. When we had our first event with Social hour, we observed a unique cross-section of people that were conversing with one another, that's when we knew we had tapped into something special for our industry. We are excited to continue hosting events where people from around the world, in different subsections of our industry, can come together to have a meaningful dialogue about improving development strategies and learning from each other.

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