My team (UTM Research Computing) has been appointed to be in charge of technical aspects of an online conference organised by UTM Sustainable Campus Unit.
The organiser has decided to use Whova Event Management Software to ensure that the event runs smoothly. We had subscribed the Basic Plan and used for disseminating information on the conference agenda and speakers.
The online conference platform used for the paper presentations is CISCO Webex which has been subscribed by UTM.
Why use Whova?
The organizer wanted to make sure strictly that only registered participants are eligible to access the conference. Thus all Webex links are embedded in Whova.
As the Head of Technical Committee, I had the chance to communicate with Whova representative Annalee Sasahara few days after the conference ended. The session was mainly to inform us the level of participation in Whova. Due to time differences between Malaysia and the US, I had an online meeting with her at 11.30 pm 😀
Overall, the participants and organizer were satisfied with the usage of Whova app. As the technical team, we found it useful and enable a systematic event management . If cost is not an issue, then YES, GO FOR IT!