MixerSeater is an automatic seating planner for speed networking events.
Upload or enter the list of your attendees attendees (we can also generate a simple registration form for your event). 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 people 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 has finished, the session ends. Everyone (except VIPs, who stick to their original table) 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 come up with such a speed networking template yourself, using Excel or a sheet of paper. It is a real hassle!
Providing the attendees with industries or areas of interest can even improve the matching algorithm performance as each participant will only meet the 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 generate group-based speed networking rotation
One-on-one Speed Networking, with Waiting Room
This event type is popular with universities for example. There are plenty of students, who want to meet with potential employers. It is not possible to meet each employer, so the students need to indicate their priorities and spend some time in a lounge area.
Employers stick to their original tables (you need to mark them as VIPs to achieve that) and students move between tables and the waiting room.
How to organize employers / students speed networking event
also applies to: Buyers / Suppliers, Mentors / Mentees, Men / Women (speed dating)
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 speed-dating like speed networking rotation, please read how to generate one-on-one speed networking rotation.