The option that will make your event a “Virtual Event” is the checkbox available in the “Event Location” section of the event edit page. So what is your “location” when an event venue is virtual?
When you check the box, the event will still ask for a city, state/province, zip/post code, and country. You may well wonder why a virtual event needs a location. Our service is designed around local event marketing so every event will need a location to be successful in our network.
Some of the sites in our syndication network will not accept an event without a valid location. To ensure that your event is appearing on as many sites as possible, we ask that any virtual event has, at least, a city and a country entered for the location.
In most cases, event promoters will want to attract attendees for their virtual events that are located in their region with the goal of driving future in-person business with those attendees. However, there may not be one specific city for your event as presenters and attendees may be participating from different locations around the globe. Our recommendation is to set the city and country to a location that makes sense for your organization. Alternatively, we can recommend setting the city location to be one where you hope to have the largest number of potential attendees.