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What Is Whova?

Whova is an all-in-one event management solution that consists of an award winning event app, efficient online registration, powerful event marketing, and time-saving event management tools.
Whova has won the Event Technology Award for 5 years in a row and has powered over 30,000 in-person and virtual/hybrid events for all kinds of organizations in over 100 countries, including American Express, Microsoft, Hilton, Lego, IKEA, L'Oreal, American Marketing Association, Harvard University, and NASA

Who Uses Whova?

Organizations of any industry and scale looking for an all-in-one tool to support event management and improve the attendee experience at in-person, virtual, or hybrid events.

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Reviews of Whova

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Richard
Richard
Retired in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Defense & Space, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Event Management Done Well

5.0 9 months ago

Comments: I’ve attended 7 or 8 virtual conferences through Whova and always found it easy to use and keep track of where I needed to be. Communication with other attendees and speakers is easy. I enjoy using the app.

Pros:

I am an attendee so my answers are from that perspective. Whova is easy to navigate and find information I need to decide which sessions I want to attend. There are mechanisms for sending questions to the speakers ahead of time. There is a good social platform so that attendees can do virtual meetups and see who else is attending. It is easy for an attendee to create a discussion topic or recommend and article or conference. Entries to questions and polls are propagated quickly through the system so there is no confusion about whether I have entered a response to a poll. I love the Leaderboard function. It encourages attendees to post on the platform and is a nice distraction from the serious nature of the conference.

Cons:

There is limited ability to respond or add anything other than text to most questions. For example, I wanted to let fellow attendees know about an upcoming conference but my only choice was to enter text to describe it. I had some graphics from the PR Kit associated with the conference that it would have been nice to upload but I could not find a way to do that.

Ronald
Sr Mger CQA in US
Automotive, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Nice conference app

5.0 2 months ago

Pros:

It did not crash at any point. MOst other conference apps I have used have crashed and required me to reboot or unload and reload the app.

Cons:

Could not find my payment receipt in the app.

Jason Paul
Jason Paul
Executive Director in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Beware of Use

3.0 9 months ago

Comments: We will not be using this app again and I recommend that others don't use it either. The sales folks are very much about the upgrades and will nickel and dime you for every small add on. The help desk folks try to be helpful, but are up against the tremendous limitations of the system. This is overall a product that is engineered to make money rather than support the success of the users. We knew this going in and were happy to pay for some add ons, but others were not communicated at all at any point during the process much less in any help or FAQ documents.

Pros:

While there are some pros, the cons by far overshadow anything good about this app. I was excited to use Whova as I used it as an attendee for other events. However, from the admin side, things are not as pleasant.

Cons:

There are many features that cannot be turned off. There are emails that go out to attendees without notice. Definitions vary from the proposal stage to the implementation stage: a speaker is also considered an attendee, although they may not attend and just need to be listed on the paper presentation. The most frequent response from their Help Desk begins with "Unfortunately..."

John
John
Owner and Consultant in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Military, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Whova is great!

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: This was actually the first time using it at a conference. I really enjoyed it, and made note-taking super easy, since I was able to take pictures and then add them to my OneNote immediately with the notes I typed. The ease of the information of the agenda, the speakers, and the attendees were really helpful to connect with them after the app.

Pros:

Whova allowed me to easily see the agenda, and the speakers with their bios and Linkedin capabilities made it really easy to network. I was allowed to chat with them in the app, and thus meet them at break or after the days end. Conferences are just about networking, as the information presented.

Cons:

Connect to a computer app or online software, so that information is easily integrated between the app and the computer. If this is already a capability, then it was not well informed. I use OneNote for all my notes across all my domains, and it's helpful to copy, cut, and/or paste as needed from one to the other. Also, I didn't see an option for a separate networking event (where participants can create an event or event link) in case there are get-togethers at the end of the day after the completion of the agenda. I think this would be good to post something (like a FB) that would draw others interested in networking with that group or organziation. This would be something the conference organizers may not have planned, but nonetheless beneficial to all involved.

Jennifer
Teacher in US
Education Management, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Whova makes my life easier!

5.0 last month New

Comments: I attend other conferences online throughout the year, and the Whova App is the only app where I feel as though I am actually at the conference. The chatting between colleagues, the question boards, and chat rooms all give a connected feel that I cannot get with any other conference app. Thank you!!

Pros:

It is very user- friendly and easy to figure out. When I am stuck, I can get help easily and quickly.

Cons:

My experience with Whova is limited to the National SCL Conference. I have no complaints at all with the Whova app. It gave me everything I needed to attend the conference and experience the benefits it offered. My only regret is that the SCL does not offer all of its workshops on the Whova app, so I have to be happy with limited options. I imagine this is probably due to the cost of streaming or recording the workshops, so they probably have to limit what is offered. It would be nice to be able to access all of the workshops.