Multilingual Virtual Event Platforms
The accessibility of a virtual event can boost participation of attendees in remote or overseas locations. This may mean an increase in audiences that speak many different languages.
Delivering your event to attendees in their native language is critical to engaging every participant. It ensures all attendees can connect and interact with the event content.
When it comes to providing your event content in multiple languages you will need a multilingual virtual event platform. Key requirements are an intuitive user experience for attendees and an easy way for you, the event planner, to upload and manage content in multiple languages.
CrowdComms’ virtual event platform allows content to be delivered in up to twenty languages.
Simply use CrowdComms’ intuitive Content Management system to select the required languages. The next step it to upload the translated content. Once complete, the multilingual virtual event platform is ready. All attendees access the platform via a single weblink and select their preferred language before continuing to the event.
Managing Multilingual Live Streams
There are a few options available when it comes to delivering sessions in multiple languages. One option is to pre-record the session in each language and then broadcast to each audience concurrently.
Another option is to deliver the stream with translated, AI-generated closed captions. Viewers simply select their language from a drop-down list whilst watching the stream (much like when selecting sub-titled translations for film and TV).
If your event budget allows for simultaneous translators, your live streaming team can co-ordinate the production to overlay the audio delivering the session in multiple languages in real time.
Event Engagement Features and the Multilingual User Experience
When evaluating virtual event platforms for multilingual events, ensure you choose one that allows the key engagement aspects of your event to be delivered in multiple languages.
For example, when it comes to live audience polling attendees using CrowdComms’ event platform, participants can view the questions and potential answers in their language of choice and all responses are automatically aggregated into a single results display. This results display can also be broadcast in multiple languages.
For Vote Up Q&A, and if you have a translator available, consider inviting attendees to ask questions in their own language. The translator can then moderate and send the questions to the speaker in the relevant language.
Another consideration is how to handle virtual attendee networking. Review attendee profiles and consider including additional languages spoken on the virtual platform, alongside other demographics and topics of interest. Also consider setting up virtual networking rooms or tables within the rooms by language, in addition to topics.
Managing the additional logistics of multilingual events can be challenging, but an experienced live streaming team and your virtual event platform’s support team are well placed to guide you through the options.
CrowdComms regularly run virtual events with complex requirements. Our support and production teams provide advice and guidance to planners every step of the way.
When you’ve got the right team on your side with flexible virtual event platform, breaking down language barriers and uniting audiences is a breeze.