If ever there was a word that defined the business world post-covid, it has to be: Hybrid. Hybrid working, hybrid meetings, hybrid events, hybrid classes.
It’s confirmation that everything we do in business (and education) is going to be a mixture of real-world and online.
Using StreamAlive in Hybrid Events
Last week, our engineering team presented the first proof-of-concept for using StreamAlive in hybrid events where the presenter can run a session in Zoom, YouTube Live, Google Meet, or Teams, and have people join in the chat from the real world.
Once this new feature is launched, everyone attending a hybrid event can feel connected in the chat—whether they are connecting from their computer at home or sitting in an auditorium with their peers.
How it will work
People attending the session in-person can access a browser-based chat on their phone while people connecting via Zoom, Google Meet, or Teams can use the regular chat.
StreamAlive seamlessly merges the two chats together so everyone can get involved with audience interactions such as polls, word clouds, maps, and transient thoughts.
It’s incredible fun when audiences anywhere come together to experience your live event.
StreamAlive is perfect for hybrid events
If you’re running an event that has people attending in-person and people connecting online, then StreamAlive will be the perfect app to bring everyone together.
- Townhalls and all-hands where companies have people in different offices or half the workforce is in the office and the other half working from home
- Conferences and seminars which have people attending in-person and a livestream for those attending virtually
- Academic classes and cohort-based learning groups which have students in the lecture hall and connecting via a meeting app.
When will it be available?
StreamAlive is still being developed and last week was the first time anyone in the company had seen it outside the engineering team. We’re still working on the performance and stability.
Want to be a Beta tester?
If you’re interested in Beta testing StreamAlive for hybrid events for your upcoming live session, drop us a note—firstname.lastname@example.org—and we’ll see if we can make it happen!
Giving everyone a voice to be heard
When you get so many comments flashing by on the screen it’s easy to miss 99% of them. StreamAlive’s Transient Thoughts ensures that when asking a question, everyone’s comments can get seen by flashing them up on the screen for several seconds.
Of course, the profanity filter is on by default!
Would the next presenter please stand up?
A college professor recently found a way to add a bit of drama to his virtual lectures by making use of the new Choice Circle feature. His students were required to present their projects so he put all the group names on the Choice Circle and used that to figure out who was going to go next.
The students loved it as they watched in anticipation of who was going to be chosen. It’s a small thing to do in an educational seminar, but it kept the students engaged and focused on the screen when otherwise they might have tuned out until it was their turn to present.
We love seeing our features get used in new and interesting ways!
Catch us on our social pages
If you haven’t already, check out our social media pages to stay updated on our quirky takes on the latest social media trends and the occasional piece of engagement-related advice.
All the best,
Lux and the StreamAlive team