3 Effective Networking Tips for Virtual Conferences

Lisa Huang
4 min readOct 21, 2020
3 effective networking tips for virtual conferences

As major conferences are moving from offline ➡️ online, this has provided access for people who, historically, may not have had access to the speakers and networking opportunities!

While this is an exciting and welcomed change, it can be equally daunting (for new or seasoned conference attendees) to “meet new people” in this brave new world of online conferences…

🧐 How do you build meaningful connections in a virtual crowd of 2000+ people?

😵 Between keynote presentations, live interactive Q&As and sponsor booth sessions, how do you curate your personalized conference agenda?

🤩 How can you stand out from the crowd and get a chance to meet the speakers?

These were some of the questions I received during my Speed Networking session today at the 2020 Women in Product conference (#20WIP).

With that, I want to share 3 quick tips to help you effective network at (any!) online conferences!

💁🏻‍♀️ I will use #20WIP as my example, but these tips are applicable for ANY virtual conference.

2020 Women in Product Conference on HOPIN

🗺 #1 Get to know the…

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Lisa Huang

Product Lead at Planet | 2x Founder, dabbling in TypeScript | My @TEDx talk: bit.ly/LisaHuangTEDx