This article explains how to create a Speed Networking session through the Grip dashboard. You can read more about the Speed Networking experience here.
1. In the Grip Dashboard, open the Event Program page.
2. Click the 'Create Speed Networking Session' button.
3. This will prompt the 'Create a Session' modal:
4. Next, you will need to fill out the following details in the modal:
- Start & End Time of the Speed Networking session
- Session holding image (optional)
- Enable session for recommendations (optional)
- Session sponsorship (optional)
5. Once the session has been created it will become visible in the Event Agenda.
6. If at least one Speed Networking is created in the event, then the 'Speed Networking' navigation item will become available in the default sidebar navigation on the event's web networking platform.
(Please note - currently, the Speed Networking navigation item is not available as a Home Feed block. As such, this navigation item will not be available when Home Feed Navigation is enabled. If using Home Feed Navigation, users will still be able to access Speed Networking through the Event Agenda.)
1. Can I set a limit on the number of attendees for a Speed Networking session?
No. Speed Networking is unsurprisingly all about speed, and as such users can join a Speed Networking without needing to add it to their schedule. Therefore, you cannot set an attendee limit on Speed Networking sessions as you can on regular sessions.
2. How many users can take part in Speed Networking at the same time?
The current version of Speed Networking allows up to 500 concurrent to be in the waiting room at any one time. This doesn't include users who are part of meetings already.
When there are more than 500 users waiting for a meeting, a new joiner will see a message displayed in the Speed Networking environment - on which they will be offered the options of trying once again to join the session or to leave the session.
3. How long are Speed Networking meetings?
Each meeting will last 3 minutes.
4. Can I change the length of the meeting?
Currently, the meeting length will always be set to 3 minutes.
While in the meeting you can show interest in your partner, and if you both show interest in each other, you will form a connection. You'll also receive a summary of all your meeting partners at the end of the Speed Networking session, so you'll be able to express interest in them after the session even if you forget!
5. Is there a limit on the session length?
As with regular sessions, there are no limits on the length of Speed Networking sessions.
6. What are the rules for meeting generation?
Meetings are randomly generated between all session participants with two exceptions:
- Meeting won't be generated between members of the same Team.
- Meeting won't be generated between two users who've already met within the current Speed Networking session.
7. Is it possible to configure any additional meeting permissions, e.g. based on data types or custom groups?
No additional permissions are available at the moment. Further versions will most likely include additional types of meeting permissions, but no exact specifications nor timelines are confirmed yet.
8. Are Speed Networking sessions time-blocking?
No, Speed Networking sessions are not time-blocking.