Differences between a Virtual Stage and Networking Hub

Our Virtual Stage and Networking Hub components provide a powerful technology to allow you to customize, create, and execute successful live virtual and hybrid events and webinars.

In this article:

Virtual Stage

Networking Hub

Comparison Chart

The use case for both the Virtual Stage and Networking Hub are endless and provide building blocks to create your live event to match your vision and goals.

Virtual Stage

The Virtual Stage is a space for your hosts speakers to present key notes, share ideas, and engage in discussion with one another and to an audience. The Virtual Stage offers space for a lead conversation by a live speaker, pre-recorded video content, or a mix of both. The audience access to their camera and microphone are removed to encourage focus on the speaker and shared content and to limit any distractions. The audience has the opportunity to engage with the speakers and one another via event chat, Q&A, polls, and emoji reactions.


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Our Virtual Stage is a perfect place for you and your team to host events and webinars in an audience of any capacity! If you are looking to host recurring webinars or a one-day speaker packed event, our Virtual Stage is the answer.

Learn more about how to create a Virtual Stage for your event here.

But what if you are looking to involve your audience more in the discussion? Or have a breakout with your audience and speakers in a more intimate setting? You need a Networking Hub!

Networking Hub

The Networking Hub provides a space for your attendees to engage in intimate conversations within 'Circles' before and/or after a live session — or on a stand alone session of its own! There is a variety of use cases of a Networking Hub including the following:

  • Community Building
  • Sponsored Content

  • Exhibition Halls

  • Demo Sessions

  • Speed Dating

  • Virtual Office
  • and more!

All use cases are meant to accomplish the same end-goal — networking. The Networking Hub allows you to create an unlimited number of 'Circles' that your attendees can freely go in and out of. All attendees will have the opportunity to enable their camera and microphone within a Networking Hub to engage with others.

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The Virtual Stage and Networking Hub can be used and embed as stand alone components or together to create an unstoppable duo and an unforgettable live experience.

Learn more about how to create a Networking Hub and the power of its features here.


Here is a quick side by side of a Virtual Stage and Networking Hub to call out key features differences of both:

Virtual Stage Networking Hub
Attendees cannot enable their camera and microphone - must be Presenter or Host to do so. Attendees can enable their camera and microphone to engage in Circle discussions.
Has a set date and time (countdown) to the start of an event or webinar Does not have a scheduled start or end time built-in product
A Virtual stage consists of one stage and one event chat - multiple stages can be created and live at the same time (depending on plan), though are embedded on separate webpages. Multiple circles allow for concurrent discussions in one Networking Hub
Requires Host to go live and focuses on Host, Presenter, and Attendee roles Does not require Host to go live (unless linked to a Virtual Stage)
Has certain key features such as overlays, and media playlist (upload and queue videos) Does not have features such as overlays and media playlist - allows for all users to share video and presentation
Records automatically when live Does not record by default - Circle Owner must enable recording within each Circle