What is the Q&A Feature?

The Q&A feature allows speakers and organizers to conduct moderated question rounds during the event.

Participants are able to up or downvote questions or ask anonymously.

A speaker has extended control capabilities like disabling the Q&A, moderation of questions etc. 

Documentation for Participants and Speakers

You are in the documentation of the ORGANIZER features in the backstage, accordingly the participant and speaker functions are not or just briefly documented here.

  • The documentation Participant Q&A Features can be found here.
  • The documentation of the Speakers Q&A Features can be found here.

Q&A Configuration

In the settings, you as the organizer have the option of configuring the Q&A for your events and individual breakout sessions.

In Backstage, click on "Edit Event" and select "Main session settings" in the navigation bar that opens.

Here you configure the lobby area of the session, i.e. session type and interaction options.

Main Session settings

Under the item "Interaction", you can configure the Q&A. 

Enable Q&A

By ticking "Q&A enabled", you enable the Q&A in the lobby area of your event and then have further setting options in the backstage.

If you disable the Q&A in the backstage, these further settings remain hidden.

Q&A enabled

Position of Q&A

You can set in backstage whether the Q&A in the stage is to be found in the left or right navigation bar and the panel is to be folded out on that side.

Position of Q&A

Example of Q&A placed on the left: 

Example of Q&A placed on the left

Example of Q&A placed on the right:

Example of Q&A placed on the right

Configuring Q&A in (breakout) sessions

The Q&A function can be configured not only in the main session (lobby), but also in the individual sessions.

To activate the Q&A function in a (breakout) session, click on "Agenda and Sessions" in the navigation bar in the backstage to create and edit sessions.

Agenda & Sessions

To enable Q&A in a session, click on the "pencil icon" (edit) next to the session.

edit session

This opens the "Edit session" window. There you can choose the session type, the permissions for participants and the interaction settings for this respective session can be set here again individually.

Q&A enabled

Under the item "Interaction" you can - as before in the lobby - activate and position the Q&A.