What Is Whova?
Whova is an all-in-one event management solution that consists of an award winning event app, efficient online registration, powerful event marketing, and time-saving event management tools.
Whova has won the Event Technology Award for 5 years in a row and has powered over 30,000 in-person and virtual/hybrid events for all kinds of organizations in over 100 countries, including American Express, Microsoft, Hilton, Lego, IKEA, L'Oreal, American Marketing Association, Harvard University, and NASA
Who Uses Whova?
Organizations of any industry and scale looking for an all-in-one tool to support event management and improve the attendee experience at in-person, virtual, or hybrid events.
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Reviews of Whova
Event Management Done Well
Comments: I’ve attended 7 or 8 virtual conferences through Whova and always found it easy to use and keep track of where I needed to be. Communication with other attendees and speakers is easy. I enjoy using the app.
I am an attendee so my answers are from that perspective. Whova is easy to navigate and find information I need to decide which sessions I want to attend. There are mechanisms for sending questions to the speakers ahead of time. There is a good social platform so that attendees can do virtual meetups and see who else is attending. It is easy for an attendee to create a discussion topic or recommend and article or conference. Entries to questions and polls are propagated quickly through the system so there is no confusion about whether I have entered a response to a poll. I love the Leaderboard function. It encourages attendees to post on the platform and is a nice distraction from the serious nature of the conference.
There is limited ability to respond or add anything other than text to most questions. For example, I wanted to let fellow attendees know about an upcoming conference but my only choice was to enter text to describe it. I had some graphics from the PR Kit associated with the conference that it would have been nice to upload but I could not find a way to do that.
Whova Virtual Conference
Comments: Excellent tool for virtual events. Would recommend it for anyone looking for event software.
Easy to use with lots of features. Loved all the pictures attendees posted in the photo section. Vendors were able to provide information to the attendees about their services. Leaderboard kept everyone engaged. We added additional videos to share with participants as well.
Can't think of anything at this time. Happy with the tool.
Beware of Use
Comments: We will not be using this app again and I recommend that others don't use it either. The sales folks are very much about the upgrades and will nickel and dime you for every small add on. The help desk folks try to be helpful, but are up against the tremendous limitations of the system. This is overall a product that is engineered to make money rather than support the success of the users. We knew this going in and were happy to pay for some add ons, but others were not communicated at all at any point during the process much less in any help or FAQ documents.
While there are some pros, the cons by far overshadow anything good about this app. I was excited to use Whova as I used it as an attendee for other events. However, from the admin side, things are not as pleasant.
There are many features that cannot be turned off. There are emails that go out to attendees without notice. Definitions vary from the proposal stage to the implementation stage: a speaker is also considered an attendee, although they may not attend and just need to be listed on the paper presentation. The most frequent response from their Help Desk begins with "Unfortunately..."
WHOVA for virtual conferences
Comments: Love the experience, the sharp images, opportunity for group work and registration app
I love the images and the livestreaming . I simply love the ease of registration and the fact that we can keep track of the participants when they register
I think the process for payment can be more simple and more easily accessible
A Powerful Events Management Solution
I like the registration features It makes management of events easy I like the ease of handling virtual events
No bad experiences while using Whova. It meets needs.