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Attendee Guide to INDUSTRY Virtual (Fall 2023)
Attendee Guide to INDUSTRY Virtual (Fall 2023)

A comprehensive overview of the conference, how to access it, and how to get the most from it.

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Written by Paul McAvinchey
Updated over a week ago

Welcome to INDUSTRY Virtual!

On October 26th, product people across the world will convene online to hear from illustrious product leaders and to connect with each other in fun and exciting ways.


'Doors’ will open at 10:30 am EST (2:30pm GMT), with the Keynotes kicking off at 11:00 am EST (3:00pm GMT). Keynotes will continue throughout the day, with Talk Shop Q&As, roundtable discussions, networking, and more taking place during the breaks. The final Talk Shop will wrap up at around 5:00 pm Eastern (9:00 GMT), with ‘doors’ closing at 6:00pm Eastern (10:00pm GMT) to give you time to finish those conversations you’re having with other product people around the world.


The event is being held on a web platform called Hopin. Simply head to the event's 'Front Door' on Hopin and login. Don't worry if you need a password - simply click 'forgot password' and reset it there.


The Reception area is the homepage that you’ll land on after you log in to Hopin. This will be the central place where you can see the agenda, important updates, and other information.


You can get a general overview of the Keynotes already on the INDUSTRY marketing website (, but you’ll also see a detailed Agenda on the Hopin page here.


After each batch of Keynotes, the speakers will head to the Talk Shop stage for a live Q&A. These will last for about 25 minutes each and you will have a chance to field your questions in the chatbox alongside the video stream.


Roundtable discussions will be held exploring a wide variety of topics related to Software Product Management. Each is limited to 20 people who will be able to share their audio and video. You’ll see times for scheduled Roundtables in the agenda, they are first-come, first-served, and the conversations will be led by a facilitator. Look out for a list of these Roundtables in an email from us a few weeks before the conference kicks off.


One of the neatest features of INDUSTRY Virtual will be the ability for you to connect with randomly selected attendees for a 10-minute (or shorter) video conversation. It's up to you to set the topic -- it could be a simple hello, or you might find something in common that you want to dig into in more detail. In the end, you can even hit a button to quickly share each other's contact information. To start a discussion, simply head to the Networking page and click the 'Ready' button.


Recordings of every session will be made available to all ticketholders after the event -- you'll need to wait a couple of days while these are being put together.


All attendees will receive a PDF that includes notes for every Main Stage keynote! People have loved these in the past and it gives you a chance to really tune into the talks instead of worrying that you are not going to remember every point. Look out for this and several other useful knowledge resources in your email the day after the event.


We encourage you to use the latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari for an optimal experience. Pro tip -- if a video refuses to load or something seems to be going wrong, try refreshing the page.

Also, please DO NOT use a company VPN while attending the conference. We've noticed that it's been the root cause of many technical issues in the past.


Have a problem at any point and can't find an answer? That's what we are here for. Simply click the messenger icon on the bottom right of this page for assistance during the conference.

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