Virtual Braindates

Introducing Virtual Braindates

A brand-new way to bring participants together and help them learn from one another—no matter what.

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We don’t need to tell you that the past few weeks have been some of the most tumultuous that our industry has withstood. But here at e180 HQ, as we watched the news of an unprecedented rush of event cancellations, postponements and “going virtual” worldwide, we began to wonder…

How could we translate the care our Braindate team and technology bring to live events into a virtual experience unlike any other—one that doesn’t feel isolating, but radiates a sense of belonging and community?

We’ve never been fans of the traditional “sage on stage” model of events, where one “expert” preaches at us as we all sit and nod, then wander off for happy hour to try and collect some business cards. Instead, we believe that the richest event experiences happen when participants are empowered to turn to their peers for authentic knowledge-sharing conversations. The kinds that leave them having learned something, shared something, and with new connections that will endure. That’s why we invented braindates in the first place. 

We’ve been working tirelessly on a new Braindate experience that does just that: one that helps communities of all kinds—dispersed, virtual, local, global—build a powerful sense of connection by learning from each other’s experiences, virtually—no matter what. 

Already excited? Ask for a demo here.

Otherwise, read on to learn about our new experience!

Introducing the Virtual Braindate Experience

About Braindate

Braindate is the leading solution for events worldwide who want to provide more than just networking for their participants. Braindates are one-on-one or small group conversations based on topics of shared interest that participants book with one another through the Braindate platform to have in-person at events.

the Braindate Lounge

Over the years, braindates—our technology along with our onsite team of Learning Concierges—have helped thousands of people around the world learn from each other and make valuable, lasting connections based on common interests and shared challenges. And now, we’re taking it virtual.

About Virtual Braindate

The core Braindate platform functionalities that you may already know and love will remain the same, right from topic posting, to sending braindate invitations and confirming braindates.

What we’ve done is taken some of the core components of the experience—onsite hosting, in-person meetings—and made them virtual, while ensuring that they remain 100% human.

What’s Different About Virtual Braindate

Virtual Braindate is for any event organizer or community lead who is searching for a way to host their people and enable them to meet, connect, and learn from one another—completely virtually.

  • Virtual Coaches
    Virtual learning concierges (real humans—no bots here!) will be on call to support participants actively in  making the most out of their experience, including: setting their learning intention for your virtual event, discover the knowledge they can share with others, finding the right conversations they want to take part in.
  • Virtual Braindate Video and Calling Integration
    By either call or video, braindates will take place in a Virtual Braindate Lounge at participants’ chosen braindate time.
  • Total Schedule Flexibility
    Organizers have total flexibility to plan their braindate events around any combination of hours and/or days.

We’re looking forward to announcing even more terrific features soon!

You’re Invited! Try it Out With Your Industry Peers

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Curious? Great. We thought you might be—so we decided to host the first-ever virtual Braindate experience for our terrific community of event organizers on April 2nd, when our Virtual Braindate Lounge will be open from 7AM-7PM EDT.

This Virtual Braindate event will have a special theme related to sharing knowledge and finding ways forward together through the recent tumult we’ve all experienced: Navigating Uncertainty: An #Eventprof Huddle.

Note: Registration costs you one braindate topic!

Did we get you thinking? Dreaming of what virtual events could become if we infused them with true care, belonging and community? Share your ideas with us on Twitter or by email!