How should tags and locations be used in virtual events?

Using tags and locations will make it a lot easier for attendees to find what they are looking for from the event schedule. They are shown in Brella under each session in the schedule and they can also be used as filters.

Tags

Tags are especially useful when you have multiple sessions going on at the same time at your virtual event. In these types of multi-track events, you can create tags to fit the respective track and color code them. It is also possible to add multiple tags to a slot, so you are able to add, for example, main topics, keywords, content session types and sponsor names for the sessions as tags.

When creating your tags, try to think about it from the attendees' point of view: what filters would be useful to them when going through the event schedule?

How to add new tags to your Brella event

  1. Go to the Admin Panel's "Schedule" tab. From there, go to "Tags and locations" and choose +Add new tag.
    Adding tags to Brella Admin Panel
  2. Insert a name for the tag, choose a color for it and click OK.
  3. Go back to your schedule and add a new slot or choose to edit an existing slot. The tags you added can now be chosen from the drop-down box. You can also add new tags directly from the slot when editing it.
    Edit tags

 

Your event's attendees will see the tags in the schedule's content sessions and listed under the filters:

Brella app tags

Locations

Locations are similar to tags, but they are typically used to refer attendees to different virtual locations at your event. Unlike with tags, only one location can be assigned to a slot.

These location mentions can help your attendees keep track of where they need to navigate to within Brella in order to access the information they are looking for. We recommend for you to use the same terminology that is used within Brella, such as "Stream tab" or "Schedule tab". 

How to add new locations to your Brella event

  1. Go to the Admin Panel's "Schedule" tab. From there, go to "Tags and locations" and choose +Add new location.
    Add new location
  2. Insert a name for the location, choose a color for it and click OK.
  3. Go back to your schedule and add a new slot or choose to edit an existing slot. The locations you added can now be chosen from the drop-down box. You can also add new locations directly from the slot when editing it.
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Your event's attendees will see the locations in the schedule's content sessions and listed under the filters:

Locations in Brella schedule

Virtual Brella articles