The video conferencing company announced Zoom Events on Wednesday, May 20, a new virtual platform for hosting large-scale events. It replaces the OnZoom platform introduced in October 2020 for managing small business activities. Zoom Events has many features designed to simplify the hosting of large events, such as event center, sales and ticket management, registration tracking functions, and a unified dashboard for managing user access rights. It will also allow participants to communicate during the event.
The new Zoom Events platform will be launched sometime this summer, but the exact launch date is unclear. Although OnZoom is only for small businesses, Zoom Events will help organize online events for small businesses, large organizations and even entrepreneurs. Zoom Events will enable users to host a variety of events, from multi-day summits to multi-track meetings. Users can register for notifications in the “Zoom Event” on the company registration page.
Zoom Events will provide companies with the ability to create a “hub”-the main event page, which will list all its multi-day events and corresponding information about each experience. A Zoom spokesperson told The Verge that the event page will also be able to play video event previews. It will provide event hosts with the ability to create multi-session events, such as meetings, in which participants can communicate with each other in a virtual lobby while waiting for the meeting to start.
As mentioned earlier, Zoom Events enables event hosts to provide attendees with tickets and registrations, and to track these events through an easy-to-use dashboard. The platform will help large companies hold internal events, such as plenary meetings and sales summits, or external events, such as user meetings and consumer events. It will also enable the company to group internal events together and make them easy for employees to discover. Zoom stated that OnZoom will no longer exist and will automatically migrate to the new platform after Zoom Events goes live.