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Whova, headquartered in San Diego, provides what they describe as Intelligent Event Technology Solutions by creating authentic audience participation and engagement and simplifying the entire event process from planning to registration, networking, and follow-up. Whova's mobile engagement apps support both…

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10 out of 10
October 24, 2023
Whova was used to facilitate communication during a conference. The ability to generate a personal agenda, respond to other conference …
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Great event app

10 out of 10
October 13, 2023
Too many options, it will be great if it could be simplify. Maybe condense options like photos and docs inside the conference room or …
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What is Whova?

Whova is an all-in-one event management solution that makes events modern and trendy, attracts and engages attendees, and helps event organizers save time on managing event logistics. Whova’s platform consists of an award-winning event app, efficient online registration, powerful event marketing, and time-saving event management tools.

Among Whova's customers are American Express, US Bank, PwC, Microsoft, Hilton, Lego, IKEA, L'Oreal, American Marketing Association, Harvard University, NASA, plus countless other organizations from over 100 countries.

Whova has powered over 30,000 in-person and virtual/hybrid conferences, including association events, education events, government events, corporate events, trade shows, expos, and community gatherings.

Whova Features

  • Supported: Mobile Event App
  • Supported: Event Ticketing/Registration
  • Supported: Virtual/Hybrid Event Platform
  • Supported: Event Management
  • Supported: Attendee Engagement
  • Supported: Attendee Networking
  • Supported: Event Marketing
  • Supported: Vendor Lead Retrieval
  • Supported: Sponsor & Exhibitor Digital Booths

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Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
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Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web

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Whova, headquartered in San Diego, provides what they describe as Intelligent Event Technology Solutions by creating authentic audience participation and engagement and simplifying the entire event process from planning to registration, networking, and follow-up. Whova's mobile engagement apps support both on-location events and virtual events.

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November 29, 2023

Whova Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Penn Medicine uses Whova for event management or communication purposes through the Revenue Cycle.
  • Whova provides tools for event organizers to streamline various aspects of event management, including registration, ticketing, agenda creation, and speaker management.
  • Whova's networking features facilitate interaction between attendees. They can connect with each other, set up meetings, and exchange contact information.
  • Attendees can access presentation materials, videos, and other event-related content within the app, enhancing their overall experience.
  • Whova's focus is primarily on virtual and hybrid events. Enhancing features for managing purely offline events or providing solutions for events that require a combination of online and offline management would be valuable.
  • Some users have noted that further enhancements, such as improved screen reader support and keyboard navigation, would make the platform more inclusive.
Whova is great due to its flexibility and the ability to enhance the attendee experience at conferences, expos, and various other types of events.
November 21, 2023

Almost Perfect!

Steven E. Farmer, Ed.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I used Whova at a recent conference. I found it to be very good and helpful. However, I wanted a directory of all attendees in one place. The way it is set up now, I would have to go into each individual person's profile and get contact information. Very frustrating and time-consuming.
  • Agenda
  • Exhibitors information
  • Speakers Bios
  • A directory of all participant's' names and contact information in one place
I liked the floor map and the opportunity to ask questions for each session. A directory in one place would be helpful.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used it for the Wounds UK-2023 conference and exhibition organised by the Wounds UK media organisation. They chose the Whova App, and I found it useful to scan clinical delegates, engage with them and then to download the leads. Also to book the scientific sessions that I wanted to attend.
  • Scanning delegates at the event - With the possibility to collect additional info via notes
  • Engaging with clinicians
  • Booking delegates
  • Book scientific sessions
  • Keep a track of number of leads collected
  • Download the leads
  • Ensure that accurate details are collected for customers/delegates at the event
  • Make work email address mandatory
  • Autocorrect was initially not functional - this could be incorporated
  • Setting up to collect Leads can be assigned directly to one person - It was done at the event
Events management
Scientific Symposia
Project Management
November 16, 2023

Whova for an online event

Russell Lynch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The International Conference on Genetic Genealogy used Whova as the platform for an in-person and virtual conference in November 2023. The platform had an app for mobile devices and a webpage for computer use. It managed the registrations, schedule of events, and chat. I used the search features to connect with colleagues.
  • Video streaming of class sessions
  • Chat features with other conference attendees
  • Schedule of sessions with diverse start and end times
The Whova features worked really well. I can only assume they have done a lot of user testing to make a robust platform for virtual events. Their features are similar to other platforms which made it easy to use. I did not have any trouble with the user interface and functionality.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I was an in-person delegate and panellist at a recent Aotearoan and Australian health conference that utilised the Whova platform. The conference was hybrid. As I've attended many international and national health conferences, I have experienced different apps and platforms to access programming, content, and connect with colleagues and networks. Whova has been one of the better platforms purely on the basis of engagement with conference delegates and presenters. I contributed to and participated in many discussion threads on topics of interest, shared research and resources with my peers - this kind of engagement hasn't been well facilitated by other platforms in my past experiences. I encourage the developers of Whova platform to focus on providing some accessibility options, such as dark mode, more detailed control over notifications, and text size - perhaps these features are already available and I was too overwhelmed by the notifications to find the accessibility settings. Finally, the chat function was very useful for meeting up with colleagues and peers in person, as well as facilitating new connections with the chat acting as an ice breaker so it was less awkward in person. I was also able to chat with online delegates, a handy feature.
  • facilitated the sharing of research, perspectives, and resources on topics of interest
  • enabled easier connection to new and existing relationships with conference delegates and speakers
  • allowed me to catch up on content I missed due to time conflicts for concurrent sessions
  • accessibility for disabled people and people with disability - visible and hidden e.g. dark mode, fonts and text size, layout, notifications
Whova was appropriate for the purpose of a health conference. I would recommend the platform to other NGOs considering platforms for their conferences, particularly if engagement is a critical process and outcome of the conference. As a health conference that involved people with living experience of the health topics at the conference, i.e. peer workers, peers in professional roles, people from affected communities, engagement was important.
November 11, 2023

Quick & Easy Check In

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I was conference staff & worked checkin. I mainly used the app to check in our guests.
  • Easy to use
  • Doesn't glitch or slow down, allowing for a quick check in
  • Intuitive
  • Photos with the attendee names
  • no complaints
  • excellent app!
I had to check in about 100 attendees who mostly arrived within the same 30-minute block of time. I used the app to check them in & the QR code option made the line move quickly. I also appreciate that it didn't drain my battery because I had the app open for nearly 2 hours straight. I also liked that most names included a photo of the attendees, so it was a verified check-in for most folks. I had to move quickly because our table was right next to the main entrance. The app was quick & didn't glitch at all. This allowed me to filter people through quickly & we didn't experience any bottle necking at all.
Pamela Tapley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Whova was used at the FCIS Convention 2023 and it was great. I was able to view all of the sessions for each day and chose my sessions that went into "My Agenda". This way I could see the title of the presentation, the presenter's bio, and view the map for location of the session. The presenter was able to post their PowerPoint and other documents for my use. It is very easy to navigate.
  • Personalizes
  • Messaging others
  • Map view
  • listing of presentations/sessions
  • I can't think of anything as it has all the things I needed for the conference
I have only used Whova for conferences and it works great. I really like the ease of it and all of the information is at your fingertips be manage a conference.
November 01, 2023

Whova Conference Review

Jacob Luedtke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it for when we attend conferences, I think it does a really good job of addressing the issue of where and when events are taken place along with other sessions. It also does a good job of being able to display the location of said sessions in the buildings when the user may be unfamiliar with the building.
  • Session availability
  • Location
  • Timing of events
Conferences are my only experience with Whova and it has been great for that purpose. Really makes operating and moving around the conferences very easy along with not having to get worried about whats going on all the time or making sure you are on top of everything since the app does that for you.
Jo Anna Benavides-Franke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I used the Whova app during a UPP Boot Camp. The product was easy to use. I was able to connect with colleagues before, during, and after the conference. I was able to check schedules, receive reminders, see the different meet-ups that were taking place before and after the conference as well as upload pictures and videos, and have them link to my LinkedIn page. This was so convenient instead of me having to take the time during the conference to post to several places. I also enjoyed that participants were able to include polls and I could partake in those with ease. The leaderboard, which kept track of use and assigned points, made it fun to remain interactive throughout the event.
  • Comprehensive app for all my conference needs in one place.
  • The ability to add polls for all kinds of real-time data.
  • Posting pictures and videos and linking it to my LinkedIn page.
  • Having the agenda of the conference at my fingertips for easy access.
  • The ability to build out your schedule.
  • It was great linking my LinkedIn page, but it would have been better to post automatically across all platforms.
Whova is suited for conferences and meetings of all sizes, from 10-10,000. The features are so easy to use.
October 24, 2023

Whova Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Whova was used to facilitate communication during a conference. The ability to generate a personal agenda, respond to other conference attendees, and see live updates of sessions and information was extremely helpful.
  • Organization of materials/information
  • Promote networking and professional dialogue
  • Provide live updates in real time
  • Prioritize push notifications to reduce noise
I have only used Whova in a conference setting where it was very well suited to promoting interprofessional communication, networking, and live updates.
October 16, 2023

Whova works wonders

Katie Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Whova was used for an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Conference in Redmond, WA held in October 2023. Various speakers and conferences were posted, and I could read a summary about different events, see information about the speakers and identify where they were located within a large building. Attendees were also encouraged to RSVP to attend for events with limited seating. I could also see other users who had RSVP'd or were attending the event. Although I did not reach out to other users, I saw that I could connect with other professionals through the app, which is a neat feature. Additionally, I noticed that after conference events, such as social hours and card games were posted with open invitations. I would use this app again for an event like this. The only difficulty I had was anticipated new-user discovery of how the app worked, and which "buttons" to press to navigate the different screens. This new-user learning curve was mastered within 15 minutes of familiarizing myself.
  • Post events
  • Provide details of speakers
  • RSVP
  • Review other attendees
  • Allowed for connecting with others attending the same event
Large conference events are great for this. Any events with multiple locations. Events intended for professionals within the same or similar backgrounds with the intention to make connections and network.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I was introduced to Whova by the Executive MBA Council as the event app to use at the recent 2023 EMBAC Conference
  • Listing additional resources
  • Listing the agenda by sessions and times per day
  • Building a contact directory in real time
  • Real-time alerts/notifications so you can respond quicker!
  • Improve how to rack actual attendance for "Answer a survey" for the Leaderboard. It is currently constructed on an honor system. One could answer a survey for a session they did not attend to get the points!
  • Letting conference registrants know how long the event will be available through the app.
  • Instructions on how to export Bookmarked attendees and Handouts. I had to go online to find out how to export the handouts.
It is well-suited for taking notes during a session. No so well-suited to connect with individuals who aren't using the app. Suggest linking to their work emails too?
October 13, 2023

Great event app

Abdel E. Miranda S. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Too many options, it will be great if it could be simplify. Maybe condense options like photos and docs inside the conference room or workshops. As well as the post options where you can find a lot of things.... maybe you could categorize by subject to make more user friendly and easy to use.
  • All in one place
  • See the attendees profile
  • Interact with other attendees
  • Simplification
  • Categorizations
  • Organization
You can track the agenda of the event. You can see the attendees profile. You can see photos of the event. You can download documents. You can share your post. You can interact with other attendees. You can choose which session you can view. You can interact with hostess. You can ask questions.
Daphne Valcin, CPC, MCC, ELI-MP, MS Ed | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I used Whova as a featured speaker for a conference that happened this past weekend. Whova made my conference experience go so smoothly! It allowed for event organizers to seamlessly email everyone at the 600+ person conference to update us on key updates as it came up--everything from lost items to changes in conference schedules were updated very easily. I was able to keep in touch easily with conference attendees and visually see everything that was happening at the conference and even was able to see events and meetups happening outside of the conference if I wanted to attend any of those. I would highly recommend this tool for anyone looking to have a smooth-sailing conference experience for attendees and speakers.
  • The user interface was easy to use
  • The events coordinated by conference attendees happening outside of the conference were easy to find
  • The event schedule was easy to see
Whova is probably well suited for conferences above 7 attendees where it's important for everyone to be on the same page and where attendees may not all be staying in the same location.
October 10, 2023

EOS Berlin

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have used it for a conference recently
  • Helped prepare me for the summit
  • Allowed enough time for me before the summit to navigate and learn
  • See who was there at the summit
  • See the agenda
  • Have a clear one point to go to for all information
  • Have an area for general notes - beyond just notes taken for the presentations
  • Have a star/tick list for those people you have connected with
  • Combining the connections you make with Linkedin directly
Great to have all the info at once is great for a conference takes away having to have a map or pen and paper keeps everything together
October 06, 2023

Newbie User

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I used Whova at a conference hosted by the Michigan [..]. I was a speaker discussing your new technology platform. Whova aided with all the conference arrival details, event times and their location. It was an easy download app to connect with venders and additional meet and greet opportunities. I am not much for the point challenge but I did see many participated in the social aspect to the app. I would recommend Whova to other companies that are coordinating big events, it was a useful tool for all user groups.
  • Event Timelines
  • Attendee Lists
  • Participating Vender Lists
  • Personal Areas of Interest Selection List
  • Speaker Timing Schedules need to better regulated. My session started when it was suppose to end for the next speaker. That disrupts the event schedule for attendees that were looking to attend my discussion.
Multiple day conferences and events that are in multiple facility locations are definitely a must. Hotel and shuttle information to and from event are extremely useful for out of towers. Smaller events in one location will most likely not benefit from the app. I could even see this app being used for an out to town wedding app to help coordinate week long events for the attendees and bridal parties, times, locations, parking, shuttles,t ours etc.
October 04, 2023

Who needs Whova? You do

Dan Nieman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Whova when I attend ARSL conferences in person or monthly. I plan my schedule with it. I use the floor map to find where I am to go at conferences. I use it to gather information on speakers and programs. I contacted people with whom I wanted to meet via the app.
  • Connects with speakers
  • Provides a place to download documents
  • Was helpful in scheduling programs.
  • Provide better mapping to events
  • Easier way to schedule for events.
  • better note keeping tools.
I found Whova to be a good way to contact vendors to express interest in their products without visiting them in person. I used to to contact speakers after their presentations, to ask questions after a program was completed. I was able to contact attendees after thinking about comments that they made during a presentation.
Pamela Stockwell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My organization, Women's Fiction Writers Association, used Whova at out tenth annual conference. Having only ever used paper agendas, I loved using an app instead. Made it easy to create my own agenda from the events, find meetups of friends and colleagues, download materials from presentations.
  • Agendas
  • Meetups
  • Documents
  • Could be our group, but the meetups got a little overwhelming and hard to keep up with
So easy to find meetings on the agenda. Was even surprised to find a map of the hotel we were meeting at, as I couldn't find a room at one point!
September 01, 2023

Very Good App

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Florida Department of Corrections had a 3 day conference in Orlando Florida last week for approximately 500 departmental employees. The staff was given access to Whova to track training sessions and interact with other employees.
  • Announces upcoming events
  • Gives bios of other employees and trainers
  • Allows employees to interact with co-workers on a digital format
Made it very easy (even for a technology neophite like me) to navigate through the training sessions, read their descriptions, and identify the trainers.
August 25, 2023

Howza is Whova?

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
There was a recent online safety webinar that used Whova which was how I was introduced to it. I had never used it in the past. I was impressed. I felt that it all went pretty smoothly with a user-friendly design and format. I'd use it again. I suspect the same organizers of the safety webinar will use Whova again next year.
  • Format
  • Ease of Use
  • Navigation
  • Topic category listings and updates
  • General updates
Any kind of online seminar or workshop is an ideal scenario for using Whova. I honestly did not know about this company until the other day and I can see how it would be useful to anyone as a resource. It appears to have a lot of options for customization and that's just what I see as a user.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Whova when we attend large scale (1,000+) events. We use all the features that sponsors are able to use including: photos, videos, meet-ups, promotional events, etc. We also use the app to capture lead data/information for future partnerships. Very engaging application.
  • Engagement
  • Scheduling
  • Promotions
  • Pictures
  • User Interface seems a bit 'old'
We use Whova for large scale events with hundreds or thousands of participants
July 25, 2023

Whova set the pace

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Whova used for a Growth Summer Retreat with 110 attendees. The app allowed for agenda information, meet ups, questions/answers, groups, etc. It was highly engaging.
  • Ease of use
  • Motivating competition element for leaderboard
  • Attendees' list
  • Some meet ups and groups were highly repetitive
  • It was not easy to see the newest messages in the sub-elements
Well suited:
Large group settings for conferences or retreats.
New attendees list to identify and meet new colleagues.
Group self-guidance on meet ups and topics to chat about.
Session questions and polls.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I was first introduced to Whova when I registered for the Clinical Retreat in Charleston, SC sponsored by SCPHCA. The product allows you to meet and stay connected to other attendees at the retreat, ask questions to the speakers, share information, and complete final surveys.
  • Keep up with all attendees who have signed in on the app.
  • Keeps you informed of changes to the schedule for the event you are registered to attend.
  • Great for networking!
  • On some of the pages you couldn't read the entire name of the session or the question being asked.
  • I couldn't access all the pictures on my phone to add to photos on the app.
  • Too many emails once you sign up and express interest in certain things. Then you get emails from everyone who has a similar interest. At one point it was ok, but then the incoming comments and messages became too much. I tried cutting off notifications, but they still keep coming. I don't want to uninstall the app, because I enjoy looking back on things on Whova to remember the event.
  • You don't get points for everything you do on the app. to help you compete in the leaderboard.
I can only share my one experience, which was at the conference I went to in Charleston. I enjoyed using it. I got to meet new people, speak to the presenters, and ask questions.
June 30, 2023

Whova is my new app

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I used the Whova app when I went to the Region IV Head Start Conference in February 2023 and last week. I love the app, it help you to navigate on what training you want to take and connect with other people that are doing the trainings or attending them.
  • Provides an app for trainings
  • Helps connect with other people around the world
  • Help keep you up to date.
  • I kept getting lost so better instructions on how to navigate in the app
  • Was hard to figure out and log in to but did ok after i got in the app
  • dealing with email to log in
It helped me to read up on the trainings that was available and connect with other people
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used it for the Inside Out Conference put on by the Children and Nature Network. The app was for us to pick breakout sessions, connect with other attendees, and to receive updates and messages from the conference organizers. We do not use it for our organization specifically. This product helped address getting information out to hundreds of people, and keeping all information in one place - contact info, notes, logistics, etc. It also allowed us to see who was at the conference but lived in our area, so we could seek out those people! We will only use Whova when it is supplied or needed for another event. We will not use Whova outside of this conference probably.
  • Allow people to connect and find each other
  • Sends out information to large amounts of people
  • Has everything in one place
  • It was hard to find the meet ups on the app
  • have more options for filtering conference attendees
  • be able to use offline
It was awesome that there was an option for Q & A in large sessions. But because the wifi was spotty, it was hard to use. It would be cool if there was a way to use Whova offline. It was great to connect with others and to receive information about the whole conference. When there is limited wifi it is (obviously) hard to use!
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