The main event platform that we’re using for #AdventureELEVATE2020 is called Hopin (www.hopin.to). You will receive a unique link to create an account on Hopin and register for the AdventueELEVATE event.
Hopin is a virtual venue with multiple interactive areas to help you connect and engage. As an attendee, you’ll be able to move in and out of rooms just like an in-person event and enjoy the content and connections throughout. The Hopin platform includes a main stage area, breakout sessions, live video and text based chat functions, a marketplace feature to showcase organizations and opportunities, as well as connection and networking functions.
Registered Delegates – Access The Live Event Check for an invitation email with your unique Hopin link, the subject line “AdventureELEVATE Virtual 2020 – access the platform and create your profile!” Once your profile is created go to the live event page on Hopin.
Your profile will let others know about who you are, your company and who you are looking to meet with at Elevate. The more complete and robust you make it, the easier it will be for others to find you.
Tips on updating your profile:
Be sure to add a profile picture – it’s great to be able to see the potential partners when requesting and confirming meetings.
Headline – please add company name and work title
Share about yourself in the bio
This section is really for you to describe why you are attending AdventureELEVATE. If it’s helpful – think of one sentence that best describes what you’d like to walk away with from the event. It can be difficult to read paragraph after paragraph of information on 300+ people – so keeping it clear and concise is always best.
Your email address – think of this information as your digital business card and including your email will be a way for someone to reach out and connect with you after the event.
Social Links – Please include your social media links and company website
Add #AdventureELEVATE 2020 to your calendar
After you register for #AdventureELEVATE 2020 please make sure to add this event to your calendar. This event takes place in the Pacific Time Zone, but this event is a global event.
By adding this event to your calendar it will show up in your time zone as the correct time.
AdventureELEVATE will have four different options to connect with others!
Connecting Individually or in Small Groups: During the event there will be a column on the right hand column there will be a “chat/poll/people” tab. Click on ‘People’ to see a list of attendees that you might consider requesting a meeting with. You may ask to connect with someone at any time.
Open Networking: you will have the opportunity to meet with other delegates in between published event sessions. The Networking will remain open to delegates throughout the entire 30+ hours of this event. You are encouraged and welcome to schedule meetings or network at random during whatever hours work for you. ATTA online support may not be available at all hours, due to time zone changes.
D.N.A Networking: on Tuesday, 15th September from 1:00 – 2:30 PM Pacific time, our first ever virtual DNA will provide a light and casual networking arena for delegates to break the ice, get to know each other, discuss ways they are surviving or thriving in today’s market realities. Designed to imitate a cocktail setting, in which delegates move organically from one conversation to another, you’ll get comfortable using the event platform’s pre-assigned topic “rooms” to jump from one group to another or optionally stay in one meeting throughout this 90 minute networking session.
AdventureExchange: on Wednesday 16th September from 10:30 – 12:00 PM Pacific time. The AdventureExchange is a dedicated networking session for all delegates and takes a randomized and speed-dating approach to provide traditional one-on-one meetings in our virtual setting. Tour operators, travel advisors, media, destination representatives, and industry professionals working in all other capacities within adventure travel will have the opportunity to connect with each other during this 90-minute block. Creative partnerships come from creative thinkers and needn’t fit a predefined formula: listen to a new product idea, share common challenges and solutions with colleagues, find a unique take on your company’s story and share it — the opportunities are only limited by the extent of your imagination.
How does it work?
After a brief introduction with live instructions and a word from the AdventureExchange partner, you’ll be put into a randomized rotation of individual meetings. There are no pre-scheduled meetings during the virtual AdventureExchange. You will be randomly paired up to meet one-on-one with a fellow delegate, and you’ll have 4 minutes to speak with webcams and microphones on. Give your pitch! Share a funny story! Talk about what has inspired you so far or what you’ve learned that will stick with you after this event. If you participate fully in this session, you’ll have approximately 6 meetings in 30 minutes. After a 5 minute break, we’ll repeat the process: another 30 minutes for up to six 4-minute meetings. If there’s time and everyone understands how the process works, we’ll continue with a few *bonus* meetings! In total, you can expect 12-14 meetings during this time.
Hopin is easy to use, and runs straight out of your web browser. While Hopin does work on mobile devices, for the best experience we strongly recommend that you plan to experience #AdventureELEVATE2020 using your own personal laptop or desktop computer. Hopin works best on the latest version of Google Chrome, which you can download here – www.google.com/chrome.
Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association is the largest global network of adventure travel leaders. Our community is made up of ~30,000 individual guides, tour operators, lodges, travel advisors, tourism boards, destination marketing and management organizations, outdoor educators, gear companies and travel media who share a belief and commitment to sustainable tourism. The connections and creativity of this vibrant community come together both virtually and in person to create and deliver the solutions that propel our businesses and our communities toward a responsible and profitable future.