People love Social hour
Here's what hosts and guests have to say about their Social hour experience
At TechChange, we produce virtual conferences and networking events for some of the world’s largest and well-known foundations and non-profit organizations including USAid, Unicef, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Social hour’s fast, intuitive, customizable layout and breakout tables provide the closest to an in-person experience we've had at any virtual event yet! We’ve tried every provider - Social hour is hands down the best in class.
President and CEO at TechChange
While we had been successfully delivering conference content digitally, enabling virtual networking was more challenging. We selected Social Hour for their ability to seamlessly integrate with our conference content delivery platform and provide many options for facilitating interaction among attendees. The platform helped everyone stay engaged and connected in a four-day event with more than 1000 attendees. We hosted everything from technical networking events to fun roundtable events on the Social Hour platform, and received overwhelmingly positive feedback. Their team was very flexible and easy to work with; they listened to every request and implemented many new features on short notice.
Chief Information Officer at AIChE
As a fast-growing company with 10,000 employees around the world, internal events are a regular part of staying connected. Working our way through the pandemic, we went looking for a tool that could help us welcome new team members and build connections between our teams. Social Hour fit the bill, providing a fun and flexible platform that we hope to leverage further in the future.
VP Bare Metal Strategy Marketing at Equinix
Everyone had a great time! People loved the music, games, and moving between tables to talk to different small groups. Everyone was impressed, and many stayed until the very end. Three days later and they are still talking about how much fun they had! Much better than Zoom breakout rooms or events. Management was thrilled with the whole package offered by Social hour – background music, ease of changing table topics and moving around to meet individuals in small groups, and announce virtual raffles every half hour.
Project Manager at Stamps.com
The party turned out fantastic! People really enjoyed moving around to different tables and catching up with different people. They loved that there weren't assigned breakout rooms and really appreciated that they could choose who they wanted to interact with at the event. Oh, the other standout feature was the background music! It really made the event feel like a party and not another team meeting.
Chief Operating Officer at HFA
Our first event on Social hour went very well! The stage worked flawlessly and everyone had a great time moving around the lounge. A table naming war broke out to see who could come up with the best names. I can't think of anything that would have made this evening go more smoothly. Thanks for your help!
Mark Allen, CAE
Executive Director at TXCPA Houston
Our party was fantastic! Everybody loved it felt it was like a real party. Moving from table to table was so easy and conversations flowed naturally. Nothing about our virtual party felt forced; the background music gave it that party vibe. The CEO especially loved it and complimented our choice of platform. We will definitely be using Social hour more!
Executive Assistant to the CEO at Sage Realty
I highly recommend Social hour for corporate events – these folks have the expertise to ensure your event is top notch! Our virtual holiday event was a great success, with many staying for the full four hours! The team at Social hour were an absolute pleasure to work with and supported us from start to finish.
President at Arnett & Burgess Pipeliners
Social hour is a terrific way to meet and network with multiple people in a virtual setting. Being able to see who is in the room, and who is at each table, really gives you a sense of a true "happy hour social". It was simple to use with very little training. In fact, it is so good that you will want plenty time to interact at multiple "tables".
Consulting Partner at Albright & O'Malley & Brenner
Social hour is the best alternative to video platforms like Zoom for social events. Social hour encourages interaction with other people, so everyone had more fun. People even renamed table topics on the fly, which motivated people to keep moving around and engaging with different groups of people. Social hour is a fun, easy to use platform for virtual online events. We will definitely use again.
Social hour for our event was a great experience. They provided friendly and dedicated service throughout the entire setup and week of the event while delivering an engaging and easy-to-follow platform. Even in the face of unforeseen issues, Social hour was able to troubleshoot and provide ease of mind to our staff.
Country Radio Broadcasters
Social hour is super easy to use – not just for us but our attendees as well. The support staff was great at getting back to us with anything we needed and being responsive during our event. I’ve already thought of other ways we can use Social hour as part of future events. I would absolutely use this system again and look forward to seeing what Social hour does next.
Coordinator, Special Projects at Mortgage Professionals Canada
Our event was fun, easy, and engaging! Loved how it was exactly like a virtual social hour (the name speaks for itself). Going to different tables and mingling online was fun for our team members, since they haven’t seen each other in a while.
Sequoia Real Estate
It's easy to move around to other tables. I appreciated getting the chance to interact with more co-workers than I would have at an in-person event. Plus, I really enjoyed getting to meet some of my co-workers’ families. That made the event feel more personal and intimate than regular events. Such a great event!
Inside Sales Representative at Stamps.com
Social hour really sweats the small stuff to make better virtual events. You know who’s in the room and what they're talking about, quickly creating intimate small group conversations. It's easy to use and navigate. As natural as walking into a real mixer!
Chief Technologist at Dev Technology Group
I used Social hour to plan a virtual happy hour fundraiser for our small non-profit. The platform is user friendly, easy to maneuver in, and has a lot of great features. The free demo helped me understand the platform better and knowing I had someone to talk to if I had questions really helped. They were very responsive and helped me plan a beautiful event with ease. I would highly recommend using Social hour to plan your next virtual event.
A Caring Place
Our Sage virtual holiday party was surprisingly fun! I wasn't sure if it was going to be like an awkward Zoom meeting, but that was not the case at all. The various "tables" with topics allowed me to jump around and talk with people, like it was a real party. It was nice to see everyone, joke around about various topics, reminisce about the past year with no pressure or awkwardness that sometimes accompany virtual events. Highly recommended!
VP, General Manager at Sage Realty - WKO Design Build
I am delighted to share that our virtual holiday event was a great success! The team at Social hour were an absolute pleasure to work with and supported us from start to finish. Our folks had so much fun, I couldn’t believe how many stayed right until the end of our 4-hour event! I highly recommend Social Hour for corporate events – these folks have the expertise that will ensure your event is top notch!
Arnett & Burgess Pipeliners
The event was fun! There were several coworkers who hadn’t formally met each other and Social hour was a great venue for people to get to know each other. Some colleagues also invited their significant others which was a nice touch.
Social hour is an amazing platform! People comment how much they like it every time we use it. It is perfect for keeping people engaged in a fun and social way. I love the summary screen that reminds you who you interacted with–a great feature from a networking perspective. Social hour is definitely a key player in our new virtual world.
Office Manager and Executive Assistant at Dev Technology Group
I really enjoyed the platform - our virtual holiday party was so much fun. I loved that there was holiday music playing in the background. Hopping from table to table was really easy to navigate and was fun to interact with people just like a real party. I look forward to using this platform again.
Executive Assistant at Sage Realty
Social hour made it so easy and fun to meet people. We were worried our guests wouldn't feel the personal connection virtually. But Social hour isn't like a regular video meeting at all. There are games and prompts to move around to different tables. It was like going to your favorite hangout spot.
We had great feedback, everyone loved it and we are looking forward to the events for the other regions!
Fortune 500 client
Socializing came naturally on Social hour! Our guests were thrilled to have an alternative virtual events platform to Zoom, where people already spend a lot of their work time. They loved the range of topics happening at the various tables wet set up.
Dartmouth Alumni event
This was the first time students got to interact with other students socially all year! Normally we're in lectures or a formal Zoom Q&A. But with Social hour, students had fun catching up with each other and met new friends. People loved that they could move around themselves without having to wait for a host to manage the breakout rooms like in Zoom.
Student Organizer at Texas A&M University
The closest thing I've seen to actual in-person networking events! As a virtual networking event platform, Social hour makes networking seem more "real." As a host I found the event easy to customize. As an attendee I loved the ease of seeing what was happening at the entire event, and engaging with tables that looked the most interesting.
William & Mary
Everyone stayed engaged and excited throughout the event. People enjoyed being able to change tables and table topics because it kept the event fresh and gave everyone a chance to put their own spin on it. Plus the puzzle game got in a fun competitive mode so there was a lot of laughing.
Student Organizer at Texas A&M University
Unlike other event platforms, Social hour really makes a virtual career fair possible. Social hour enabled more conversations with the ease of hopping new other tables to start new conversations. We love how one event can be configured entirely different from another.
William & Mary
I had no idea we could be this social virtually. Thanks, Social hour for making this possible!
Social hour customer
Professor at Texas A&M University
I have nothing but positive feedback! People had a lovely time and kept saying this app was so awesome! I loved that the event was so easy to set up. I just didn’t have it in me to create a whole scavenger hunt or something else like that. And with Social hour, the game and music were already built in so it was like having a party in a box.
Social hour customer
Everything was perfect! Social hour is a much better virtual events platform than Zoom. We were able to make changes while the event was running to keep it intimate. With the informal setup of Social hour, everyone was relaxed and had fun! Guests laughed, caught up with friends and had a great time.
Social hour customer
Everyone loved that they could move around and be at different tables and talk to different people in a more intimate setting. Also, when I switched the layout of the room from Lounge to Stage everyone was really impressed -- it worked perfectly! I absolutely loved the fact that you have the event metrics -- it really helped with thank you emails! I would definitely do another event with Social hour!
Wow! We never could have pulled off such an amazing birthday party without Social hour. Everyone was impressed; even the older guests loved it. Universally, people were grateful this didn't feel like just another freaking Zoom or Teams meeting. Because who wants that? Before last year, it would have been impossible to get everyone together in the same room or even join a virtual event. But now that everyone is used to online events, it was easy to get people to go. Social hour made it feel like a real party!
Birthday party organizer
I hosted a 50-person baby shower using Social hour and it was a breeze! It was definitely a more genuine way to video chat with our family and friends. Even my aunts and uncles - who aren’t the best with new technology - found it easy to use and not a single person had any technical issues. Thanks for making my day special ❤️
Social hour was amazing. I used socialhour.com for a family event for about 30 people, for a surprise birthday party. Some of the attendees were grizzled veterans of online meetings, but many were people who don’t use web conference software. The software was easy, intuitive, and fun. The best thing was, it seemed like a celebration, not just another online meeting.