How to Initiate a Virtual Meeting

Participant's guide on how to initiate a virtual meeting

  1. Identify promising participants on the Participants list or the Marketplace page on the event's website. Once you found a suitable meeting partner, click on the participant's card in order to access their profile.
  2. Use the Messages functionality to chat about common interests and availability.
  3. Click on the participant's preview given that the participant is marked as Available
  4. Click on Request Meeting, under the participant's photo, to request a meeting
  5. Check My agenda and Meetings for your schedule and your list of confirmed meetings.

6. Make sure your microphone and camera are enabled in the browser. You are also able to make a microphone and camera test in the Meetings page.

8. At the time of the meeting, go to the Meetings page and click on Start Meeting.


You can invite guests through the Invite guests button, or share your screen through the screensharing button.

A virtual meeting can be started at any given time before its ending time and it won't stop automatically. One of the participants has to end it. The remaining time is displayed on the top left corner.

The next meeting card will be displayed with one minute before the next meeting. Clicking on Start Next Meeting will end the current meeting and will start the next one.

Read more: Participant's Guide: Technical Requirements for Virtual Meetings