A little bit of creativity and community can go a long way in promoting your project or brand. Bring your people or your fans together to connect, celebrate, and learn! An accessible web3 gathering is a potent way to engage your audience and program really special content. Spatial is the perfect place to host a plethora of events. If you have an idea you can execute it in Spatial. This article highlights the scenarios we have seen be executed repeatedly with success. We invite you to get started and give these a try!
First things first:
- Spatial can host up a maximum of 50 people per space.
- You can have as many spaces as you would like operating simultaneously. You can interconnect spaces using Portals for a multi-space experience.
- For the best experience, ensure event participants have created their Spatial account and avatars beforehand. Keep in mind guest users won't be able to interact with content or travel through Portals.
- Pro accounts are recommended for event hosts, but are not required. Upgrade at spatial.io/pricing.
No matter what device users are planning to join from, follow these steps to get guests into your space:
1. Before the event, users should visit Spatial.io on a computer and create a Spatial account by clicking Login in the top right corner. Prior to the event dates, send out either a private link or a public link to your guests.
2. If you send a private link (inviting users individually by email), guests will receive an email with the link to the event space. If you send a public link, guests can click the link and join the space at any time.
3. On the day of the event, users should click on the event link to add it to their Spatial account. Once logged in, the space will be appear in users’ 'Spaces' tab. For desktop browser guests just click the link & enter the venue. For VR headset and mobile device guests, open the Spatial app on your device. Find the event space in your Spatial account on the day of the event, and click it. Users invited via email must first click the space link, and this will add it to their Spaces on their VR or Mobile device.
Gallery Party: Artist Spotlight or Collaborative Gallery
Host an opening night or an exhibit where artists and their audience can come together, connect, socialize, purchase artwork, and more. Looking for a video tutorial? Check out this video by CreativeOwls on how to set up your gallery in the metaverse.
Here are best practices for a successful gallery event:
Recruit: For increased visibility, recruit multiple artists you would like to work with and invite them into the space.
You can choose to send out a publicly-accessible link, or invite contributors directly by email.
If collaborators are uploading NFT artwork, they should confirm they've connected their MetaMask wallet.
Utilize Host Tools to maintain control over the space, guests, and content.
Enable Spatial Audio Falloff to facilitate smaller conversations. Turn it off when you're ready to group everyone back together.
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Want a beautiful space customized to your liking? Connect with M2 Studio, one of Spatial's official partners for custom experiences or import your own Custom environment.
Import and decorate your space with logos or 3D models that reflect your brand.
Encourage guest interaction or feedback by creating a designated wall for sticky notes. Turn on Allow adding content in your Host tools to enable guests to add their notes (Pro feature).
Promote your event on social media by sharing the room link. Anyone will be able to join with just a click.
Stream your event out to platforms like Youtube or Twitter for unlimited audience participation. See this guide on how to live stream your event.
Album Launch Party or Movie Premiere
Build the hype by promoting your event on social media before it happens. Let guests know the event can be accessed by Web, Mobile app, or Quest app. Twitter is a great platform for easy link sharing and virality.
Share the space's link to your audience. Make sure the link is set to "anyone with a link" if this is a public event.
Use Screen Share to cast a movie or music video into your space.
Be sure to enable audio streaming, detailed in this article.
Set your screen share resolution to your desired setting. For best visual quality, the designated screen sharer should set to 1080p/60fps.
If your event is private, you can invite users by email address instead, and set the space's settings to "You and invited users".
Set your room to "Restrict others to view only" so that the screen share cannot be tampered with or use Host Tools to customize what participants can or cannot do in the space (Pro feature).
Disruptive audience member? You can remove them from the space for a specified length of time using the Moderate Participants tool in your Host settings (Pro feature).
Assign additional hosts using the Set Hosts button in your Host settings, too.
Need to create several instances of the same space? Save your finalized space as a Template, then load the template into a new space. You can share the secondary space URL to overflow participants if you'd like.
Streaming your event out of Spatial to bring the experience to an unlimited number of viewers is also a great option!
Poster Session, Expo, or Speaker Series
Create a segmented room with different areas, like the Isle Gallery Environment or Obsidian Gallery Environment, and allow contributors to set up their content in a designated area.
Make sure your space permissions enable guests to Edit while contributors are adding content. You can disable this setting once the space is all set up.
Give each presenter a certain block of time to create a speaking schedule.
Think about separating presentations in rooms by topic.
If people are speaking for extended lengths of time, we recommend giving them their own room to design an experience around.
You can utilize Portals to easily travel to and from the different experiences.
You could send out a list or events map and attach links to rooms people can visit or even create designated schedules.
Leave time for Q+A. The space owner can enable "Allow Adding Content" in the space's Host settings, and instruct guests to add sticky notes with questions throughout the event.
Be cognizant of content overload. If there's too much content in one space, performance will decrease. Split up the speakers' areas into different spaces if you have to, and use Portals to move in between spaces.
Talkshow or Podcast
Arrange your speakers in a comfortable environment. Upload furniture, wall art, and decor to set the scene.
For the most lifelike movements, speakers should be in headset, so that real-life movements and gestures are portrayed.
Keep in-Spatial extra avatars to a minimum so that no excess audio or disruptions occur. This will guarantee a great outcome on the final product.
Recruit a "production crew" to capture the podcast.
We love learning about events happening in Spatial and elevating your experience as best we can! If you have a different experience in mind or are interested in discussing your event further, don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed description. Cheers!