MixerSeater is an automatic seating planner for speed networking events.
Upload or enter the list of your attendees and get your seating arrangement on-line within a couple of minutes.
Group-based Speed Networking
- typically 20-200 attendees participating (even up to 1000!)
- 4-20 tables
- 3-10 sessions (table changes)
- 1-2 hours
Assign people to tables in each session so that by the end each person has met the largest number of unique people.
Instead of meeting just one person at a time, participants, typically 4-10 persons at one table, meet for sessions (rounds) that last a couple of minutes each. Only one person at a table speaks at a time. When everybody at each table have finished, the session ends. Everyone moves on to the next, pre-assigned table to meet a brand new group of people.
The key is to meet only new people in each round. Sounds easy? Well, it isn't. Just try to do come up with such a seating chart yourself, using Excel or a sheet of paper. It is a real hassle!
Providing the attendees industries or areas of interest can even improve the matching algorithm performance as each participant will only meet people who are interesting for them.
This speed networking event format is recommended especially for large groups of people (30-100, even up to 1 thousand).
How to run a group-based speed networking event using MixerSeater
One-on-one (Round Robin) Speed Networking
During this type of event participants meet one person at a time. No area-of-interest based matching is needed as each attendee will simply meet everyone else.
This speed networking event format is recommended for smaller groups of people.
To see a classic speed networking rotation, please read how to run a one-on-one speed networking event using MixerSeater