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Anyone used Rally or similar table-based proximity chats in VAH?

  • 1.  Anyone used Rally or similar table-based proximity chats in VAH?

    Posted 30 days ago
    Hi, We're considering using a tool called Rally for our upcoming virtual Alumni Week event. Rally is a table-based proximity chat platform that allows attendees to mingle and meet (on screen) in small groups within a virtual venue. It currently only allows up to 35 people to gather at a "table" at a time. I'd like to hear if anyone has experience using Rally within VAH, or if you've used something similar.
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    Erin Kinney
    Associate Director of Alumni Communications
    Punahou School
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  • 2.  RE: Anyone used Rally or similar table-based proximity chats in VAH?

    Community MVP
    Posted 24 days ago
    I'm curious if you have looked into a Zoom Webinar, with the breakout rooms? It would allow you to start your event as a webinar, allow people to break out to rooms, and then you can "call them back" to the main webinar.

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    Lori Wildman
    Senior Marketing Manager
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.
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  • 3.  RE: Anyone used Rally or similar table-based proximity chats in VAH?

    Community MVP
    Posted 23 days ago
    Hi Erin, 

    We considered using a similar platform for our theme-based networking hours, but a new Webex feature came out just in time for us to use. 
    We use Webex for all of our sessions, so it made sense to keep attendees in the same environment. 
    The set up was one session with breakout rooms. The attendees had the choice of which breakout to join, and also had the option of moving from breakout to breakout. The breakout rooms were renamed around the different interests. 
    We also had somebody from our side assigned to each breakout so it would never be empty and so they could lead the conversation or address any issues within the breakout. 

    Hope that helps!

    Cheers,

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    Béline FALZON
    Conference Program Specialist II
    California Teachers Association
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