Re-capture the sense of social presence and informal interaction
Share ideas and make new friends
Our community is filled with super-smart, super-successful, interesting professionals. However, right now with WFH, everyone can use a few minutes to gather in an online member lounge where you can bump into old friends, meet new people and hang out for a bit.
Hybrid events start in the member lounge. 'Watercooler commuting' is also available for the shift to a work or home mindset depending on the time of day.
Move freely between 'tables' with the avatars of everyone visible on a 2D map - see image below
Converse privately with those on your 'table' through video screen windows (small or tiled), a 'table' whiteboard and private chat.
Once a 'table' is full, no-one else can join until someone leaves. Best practice is to leave after a suitable interval.
Engage with everyone in the lounge through public chat.
During a presentation, use the Q&A or raise your hand to be invited to the stage so everyone can see and hear you.