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How to run a digital event on Humanitix
How to run a digital event on Humanitix

It is easier than ever to run a virtual or hybrid event on Humanitix

Updated over a week ago

A digital event is a great way to connect with your global audience without them needing to leave their home or workplace. Workshops, courses, concerts, and keynotes have all been broadcast online – with event hosts reaching more people than ever before with Humanitix!

It’s simple: Sell tickets on Humanitix and provide your guests exclusive livestream access

  1. Create your event page on Humanitix and sell tickets as normal.
    Check out our quick start guide on creating an event page to get you going.

  2. Choose and set up your preferred streaming service (see some suggestions below)

  3. Choose your delivery method for your livestream:

Option A: Include the link to your livestream in your email comms

  • Add this link to your confirmation email. This is delivered automatically upon registration. Head to design & comms > messages to give details right away

  • Send out the link in an email campaign. Don’t have the link ready just yet? Email all registered attendees before the event date. Check out our guide on email campaigns

Option B: Use the Virtual Event Hub.

  • The Virtual event hub is a dedicated landing page accessible via an attendee's digital ticket. A secure way to deliver and centralise your webinar links and online event content. Click the prompt when you create an online event to build your hub. Check out our full guide HERE

4. Broadcast your events and delight your guests!

Tips for giving your digital event impact

  • Start streaming early with some "pre-show" content, such as commentary from the MC. Just like some guests turn up to live events early and expect to feel welcome, some online guests will turn up early and expect interaction or streaming straight away.

  • Add additional interactions with speakers. At live events, speakers usually mingle with attendees after their talk to answer questions and meet new people. You can achieve the same by having secondary live streams or webinar channels where speakers can continue interacting with guests while the main programs continue.

  • Make your audio perfect. Clear audio is essential for online events. Use lapel microphones where possible and eliminate background noise. That might mean sending the rest of your office out of the office for lunch, or setting up a camera in your wardrobe!

  • Check your internet connection (and don't share WIFI). Use a wired internet connection where possible. One common mistake that destroys the quality of a broadcast is streaming on WIFI, and then sharing those WIFI details with live attendees. The result is that a connection that works well in testing slows down during broadcast – so don't share it!

  • Test, test, and test again!

Free tools

Facebook Live (Best for social audience and instantly connected with your followers)

Here are 7 tips to get you up to speed with Facebook Live and a training course to teach you how to connect and engage with your audience using Facebook Live if you have 30 minutes to spare (you'll need to log into your Facebook account to launch the Facebook Blueprint course).

Youtube Live Streaming (Best for free events with many attendees)

Create a simple link that your guests can return to anytime. Log in (or create a Google account) here. You will be guided through the setup. See additional tips for using YouTube Live Streaming.

Note that this link can be accessed by anyone in the future, so this is best for free events.

Google Hangouts (Best for free events with under 50 attendees)

This free tool lets you interact with your attendees – making it a great alternative to a live event. You can choose to unmute attendees so that they can ask questions, or run an open Q&A.

Get started here.

Paid Tools

These paid tools allow a link that you can share with your attendees via our email campaign feature. Advanced users can also integrate these tools with our Zapier connection.

Broadcast Webinar Tools:

Zoom and GoToWebinar are two commonly used tools for broadcasting live webinars where you can interact with your guests live.

Vimeo offers a robust live webinar service including the use of a chatbox as an additional embedded widget - perfect when hosted on the Virtual event hub.

Pre-Recorded Webinars:

Everwebinar allows pre-recorded webinars that run at times that suit you.

Vimeo also offers a great video streaming service. Upload your pre-recorded content and give viewers a direct link or embed the video right on the virtual event hub. Check out the Virtual event hub HERE

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