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What Is Whova?

Whova is an all-in-one event management solution that consists of an award winning event app, efficient online registration, powerful event marketing, and time-saving event management tools.
Whova has won the Event Technology Award for 5 years in a row and has powered over 30,000 in-person and virtual/hybrid events for all kinds of organizations in over 100 countries, including American Express, Microsoft, Hilton, Lego, IKEA, L'Oreal, American Marketing Association, Harvard University, and NASA

Who Uses Whova?

Organizations of any industry and scale looking for an all-in-one tool to support event management and improve the attendee experience at in-person, virtual, or hybrid events.

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Reviews of Whova

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
John
John
Owner and Consultant in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Military, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Whova is great!

5.0 last month New

Comments: This was actually the first time using it at a conference. I really enjoyed it, and made note-taking super easy, since I was able to take pictures and then add them to my OneNote immediately with the notes I typed. The ease of the information of the agenda, the speakers, and the attendees were really helpful to connect with them after the app.

Pros:

Whova allowed me to easily see the agenda, and the speakers with their bios and Linkedin capabilities made it really easy to network. I was allowed to chat with them in the app, and thus meet them at break or after the days end. Conferences are just about networking, as the information presented.

Cons:

Connect to a computer app or online software, so that information is easily integrated between the app and the computer. If this is already a capability, then it was not well informed. I use OneNote for all my notes across all my domains, and it's helpful to copy, cut, and/or paste as needed from one to the other. Also, I didn't see an option for a separate networking event (where participants can create an event or event link) in case there are get-togethers at the end of the day after the completion of the agenda. I think this would be good to post something (like a FB) that would draw others interested in networking with that group or organziation. This would be something the conference organizers may not have planned, but nonetheless beneficial to all involved.

Ronald
Sr Mger CQA in US
Automotive, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Nice conference app

5.0 6 days ago New

Pros:

It did not crash at any point. MOst other conference apps I have used have crashed and required me to reboot or unload and reload the app.

Cons:

Could not find my payment receipt in the app.

Jason Paul
Jason Paul
Executive Director in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

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Beware of Use

3.0 7 months ago

Comments: We will not be using this app again and I recommend that others don't use it either. The sales folks are very much about the upgrades and will nickel and dime you for every small add on. The help desk folks try to be helpful, but are up against the tremendous limitations of the system. This is overall a product that is engineered to make money rather than support the success of the users. We knew this going in and were happy to pay for some add ons, but others were not communicated at all at any point during the process much less in any help or FAQ documents.

Pros:

While there are some pros, the cons by far overshadow anything good about this app. I was excited to use Whova as I used it as an attendee for other events. However, from the admin side, things are not as pleasant.

Cons:

There are many features that cannot be turned off. There are emails that go out to attendees without notice. Definitions vary from the proposal stage to the implementation stage: a speaker is also considered an attendee, although they may not attend and just need to be listed on the paper presentation. The most frequent response from their Help Desk begins with "Unfortunately..."

Catie
President in US
Events Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Great Solution (especially for the price)!

4.0 3 months ago

Comments: Overall, I highly recommend Whova. In spite of some of the challenges, it is still one of the strongest tools available for the cost, and is very user-friendly. Their customer service is very helpful, and the product does continue to improve.

Pros:

Whova has a wealth of features for a very low cost. It is a great solution for a clean, user-friendly registration system and app, that is still friendly to budgets. The app specifially is very easy to set up and use and has great engagement tools!

Cons:

The back end system has a few quirks that take time to learn, and can be a little frustrating if you don't recognize them in advance. The menu system and where tools are located for admins can be a little confusing, though once you learn it, they are easy to use. Our biggest challenge is managing attendee records after they have registered; it would be nice if admins had more options for changing and updating their info, or using "admin-only" fields. Similarly, the difference in "attendees" vs. "registrants" can cause confusion.

roberta
Administrative Assistant in US
Construction, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Whova Intel

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: my overall experience with the Whova app would be that I really enjoyed using this app. It was a fun way to interact with the attendees. I did enjoy using it, but I felt like I was on my phone 24/7 trying to get points to be ahead of people, that I just stopped trying to be in the "TOP 10"

Pros:

the thing I liked most about Whova was that it allowed us to interact with everyone who attended the conference. it made you step out of your comfort zone and join in on events without actually having to join in, which some people have a hard time interacting with people they do not know.

Cons:

since I am new to the Whova app I can't say that there was anything that I liked least about it. It was a learning experience. but if I had to choose something, it would be that it took away from the learning experience from the event. People were more focused on earning points through the classes and it could also be a distraction.