Whova Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Whova?

A: Whova is an app available to use both on mobile and desktop/laptop browsers. Through this app, participants can access the agenda, attendee, and speaker profiles. Whova makes networking easy! Schedule one-on-one or group meetups with fellow participants. Browse the event brochure, and set up your personalized schedule. Presentations are streamed live through the platform thanks to Zoom integration.

Q: Who has access to Whova?

A: Registered attendees only.

Q: How do I access Whova?

A: After you register to GGDS via the website, download it from your app store and sign up with the same email address you used to register for GGDS.

Q: Is Whova available only on mobile?

A: Whova is available on desktop and laptop browsers as well. However with more limited functionalities. We recommend you use the mobile app for the best social experience.

Q: Will the webinars be accessible through Whova as well?

A: Yes, but you may experience a lower quality of streaming through Whova. We recommend you watch the streaming through the Zoom Webinar link we will send you.

Q: What else can you do on Whova?

A: 

  • View the event agenda and plan your schedule
  • View the speaker and attendee list
  • Access Livestreams and Videos directly within sessions and utilize the session Q&A
  • Set up Virtual meet-ups with your fellow attendees to connect remotely
  • Create and converse through various Discussion Topics in the Community Board
  • Visit Exhibitors booths
  • Receive updates such as last-minute changes from the organizers
  • Get presentation documents, slides, and video recordings

Q: Will the virtual lunch and virtual happy hour also be hosted via Zoom?

A: No, the virtual lunch and virtual happy hour will be hosted as Whova virtual meet-ups through a separate platform. Check out the community board to get the link to connect.

Q: How do I set up a virtual meet-up?

A: From Community – Meet-ups and Virtual Meets – Suggest a Meet. You can use the Whova meet room or insert a link to your own platform (Zoom, Hangouts, etc.). Whova meet rooms work best on mobile. We recommend you use a different platform for virtual meet-ups if you connect from a desktop/laptop.

Q: What is SpatialChat? Is it safe?

A: SpatialChat is the most fun way we have found to make informal meetings happen! It will be like having a chat in real life! If you are worried about sharing important business information please set up a meeting via your preferred app.