Have you ever experienced ‘zoom fatigue’ or wanted to attend an event but the thought of getting out of your pyjamas and into the car turned you off big time?
Or are you an event organizer who dreads the logistical nightmare of hosting thousands of people from different parts of the world in one place (not to mention the cost of doing so)?
Upstart univrse and its dynamic team led by veteran in the VR space Hezri Amir delivered the company’s first customer, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (a private University in Malaysia) an Alumni Homecoming event using virtual event tech. The daunting task of gathering 20,000 alumni from more than 40 countries can be easily done through univrse’s platform.
With a vision to craft a metaverse for 1 billion people around the world to get together, work, and play, the team prizes purpose and security.
The first Virtual Event Metaverse in Malaysia, univrse is a mobile-based virtual event platform that brings real people (in virtual bodies) into an immersive virtual environment where event organizers can collaborate and blow minds (but not budgets).
Spurred by the pandemic
A Web3 revolution is currently taking place in our midst.
Millions of events have happened worldwide and decentralisation, NFTs, and the metaverse are already huge buzzwords. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, physical events were hit and Zoom took over. However, normal web conferencing can be, in a word, boring!
The joy of attending ‘live’ events may have seemed somewhat nostalgic but combining both virtual capabilities and the yearning for interaction might already be here.
How it works
Several pillars make up the univrse experience
From a simple selfie, you can get an avatar (a virtual representation of your digital self) and hop (or bounce if you choose) from one event to another. This ‘virtual person’ becomes a ticket to a whole new level of excitement within the univrse experience.
Play games, increase your scores and upgrade your avatar. Blurring the lines between the real and the virtual becomes a ‘reality’ when you can buy and sell at a virtual booth for ‘real’ items.
Accessibility brought to another level
Ever thought of attending an event that doesn’t end? Yes, events in univrse can be accessed 24/7!
With a simple mobile device (and without having to install anything), immersive virtual events are at your fingertips. Valuable connections can be made through virtual Networking using 1:1 technology features that let attendees interact with one another via text and voice chat.
Custom 3D exhibition booths
Exhibitors get to make smart business choices and display brand identity via booth designs in univrse’s virtual space using graphics. They also get to provide digital downloads to visitors and display videos, brochures, and more.
Functionality for both visitors and businesses, and a unique experience are what you can expect when attending an event in univrse’s platform. Numerous use cases await savvy institutions, corporations, and regular folks looking to enhance the age-old event experience by jumping on the bandwagon.