Power User Series (#14) - Mastering "Topics"

In the back end of Glisser, an event's "Topics" function very similarly to Rooms. When you add a topic, it creates a new tab to add slots into, just like a room would. When editing a Topic's slot, you would add functions that are very similar to how a normal room's sessions would work. So what are the differences?

Mark Simeon, February 17, 2021

What is a Topic?

The biggest difference between Rooms and Topics is that Topics aren't bound to specific times. A slot in a room will be specified to the day and the hour. While a Room's slot would change from day to day, a topic's slot will always stay there no matter the day or the time. 


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1. Extra Resources


Topics are great areas for a presenter to provide extra information so your attendees can get a deeper dive into your subject. This is a great place to hold an appendix of tables or graphs that were briefly mentioned in a session.
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In any given slot, you can only display up to 3 external related links. Adding a topic for more resources increases the amount of links attendees will come across, allowing more opportunities for you to promote content as well as for your attendees to learn.

2. Monetization

Topics are great places to hold dedicated sponsor booths. Create a topic and name it "Sponsors" to put several slots that contain branded content. Sponsors can add both slides and video content that help showcase their service.
The best part about these dedicated sponsor booths is that each slot can be individually branded for each sponsor. With just a hexcode and logo, you can turn that individual slot into a beautifully branded sponsor area!

3. Networking

Similar to monetization, your speakers can showcase their experiences with videos and slide content. Add related links to a LinkedIn page, Website, or Portfolio and your speaker has everything they need to market themselves!


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This is also a great area for your attendees to ask questions they may haven't been able to in the main session. Turn Q&A on and you can have your speaker either answer each directly on the platform, or address in a future session.

Topics are extremely useful tools that can be formed into creative solutions for your hybrid event. From networking areas to sponsor booths to resource hubs, topics are great places for your attendees to keep referring back to.

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