A Virtual World for Your Next Event? (+10 New 3D Virtual Event Platforms to Try)
Since the launch of the Eventtech Landscape, PIRATEx has continued collecting platforms and event tools in our Eventtech Directory. In our research, we’ve found 3D Virtual Events Platforms to make up the fastest growing proportion of online event platforms. This field of event technology offers many exciting developments for event professionals.
Why might you choose a Virtual World for your next event?
3D Worlds and Virtual Environments present novel opportunities for event participants and organizers. Here are just a few reasons why you might want to consider hosting your next event in a 3D Virtual Event Platform!
A truly immersive environment.
With a crowded online event calendar and levels of “Zoom fatigue” at an all-time high, distractions for your attendees is only a browser tab away. Inside a virtual world, your participants are taken on a journey of exploration and immersion. Event technology platforms can create unique and memorable venues for your attendees and exhibitors to connect, unlike anything they may have experienced before. Why not host your event in space? Or on an island? Why not both? Hyven’s Convention Island is an intergalactic floating island trade fair experience, complete with dreamlike architecture.
3D environments let you replicate reality.
While 3D environments can take your attendees, literally out of this world (see exVo’s virtual space they created for the Ramon Foundation), they can also help ground them after a year of upheaval.
The shift to virtual events was a shock for many industries, especially when it came to exhibitions. Many missed the excitement of the tradefair hall, with creative booths designed to capture attention. In a virtual world, tradeshows come back to life. Organizers can replicate exhibition halls and vendor booths in a digital format. Sponsors and exhibitors may bring their unique creativity to the digital environment, and assemble themselves as they would in the physical fair.
Virtual worlds and 3D environments are more accessible than ever.
Generally, virtual worlds tended to require a heavy resource load and computing power to render graphics and images. But as computing power grows, as well as broadband speeds, technical requirements have become less and less of a barrier. Often it’s possible to explore an immersive, virtual environment entirely through your browser. Be aware of the requirements for your attendees– some very immersive and extensive 3D virtual events platforms require software downloads to be used efficiently (one example is Virbela’s Open Campus).
10 3D and Virtual World Platforms You Might Not Know About
The latest edition of the Eventtech Tools Directory showcases a number of 3D and Virtual environments for event organizers to explore. These platforms offer a myriad of options, from virtual showrooms, tradefair halls, and more, designed to bring your attendees an experience like never before.
- Here are some of the most recent additions to the Directory:
Enso is a interactive virtual platform that allows users to interact with the brands on display and one another. The platform’s many integrations include Zoom, Eventbrite and Shopify to enhance the attendee experience. enso’s three platforms Essense, Presence and Universe let organizers tailor the platform to their event’s needs.
3D ready offers your company or product a virtual space on the internet to interact with prospective customers. It creates a unique display point that prospective clients or employees can explore products and services. The 3D academy feature lets you create training courses and classes to share knowledge internally, or externally.
Cuenect is a digital showroom and sales space for visitors to explore and connect. Cuenect’s unique spaces can be individually configured to each client’s specifications. 1:1 video functionality helps generate leads and sales.
Smartdigital24 by Smart and More is a digital event location that offers attendees 24/7 opportunities to interact, chat and connect with speakers and attendees. The platform provides several spaces for your attendees to gather, including breakout rooms, exhibition spaces, and exhibition halls, creating a flexible atmosphere for your event.
expo-IP offers a flexible and fully customizable virtual fair for event organizers and exhibitions. The platform offers the chance to build a truly immersive and interactive online event, utilizing unique graphics and designs. expo-IP provides many options for organizers when it comes to exhibition grounds, rooms and gathering spaces. expo-IP’s digital showroom provides a professional virtual gathering place for exhibitors to display products, features and innovations.
Ready to take a journey? Hyven’s Convention Island is designed to create a truly immersive and memorable attendee experience. The various venues around the island allow organizers to design creative spaces and facilitate live-streaming, chat, networking and lead management.
Roomskale creates virtual environments to showcase art, industry and retail businesses. roomskale’s spaces allow organizers to exhibit virtual tradeshows, art shows and much more. Each room can be used alone as a virtual solution or alongside an in-person event. The customized environments help make products and designs accessible, while hosting video chats, live networking and product demonstrations. To bring your event to the next level, roomskale offers VR functionality.
Expo-X is an all-in-one virtual world platform for digital and hybrid events. The realistic 3D exhibitions offer unique and customizable expo booths for exhibitors. The platform’s virtual showrooms accommodate both 2D and 3D content for attendees to explore. Expo-X prides their 365 functionality and experienced support.
UgoVirtual is an immensely configurable solution to produce tradefairs and shows in an immersive digital environment. The platform’s easy to navigate design is efficient for attendees and is available in a whilte-labeled solution that organizers can customize.
V-Ex Virtual Exhibitions provides a 3-D tradeshow venue with four virtual exhibition halls. Their V-EC expo area offers multiple opportunities for trade shows, conferences and corporate events. The show areas are modeled after real-life venues, making it easy to replicate the look and feel of an in-person trade show experience.
PIRATEx Managing Director