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Attendees Self Select Breakout Sessions

I'd like to create Breakout Sessions but let attendees choose the topic that interests them. So, attendees can enter and leave breakouts at will.

It seems the breakouts are currently locked once they are started with only the host allowed to move around.

  • Tobias Persson
  • Sep 11 2020
  • Future consideration
  • Guest commented
    12 Feb, 2021 09:12am

    Strong demand in education. Competition (Zoom) ahead...

  • Madhu Nadig commented
    10 Dec, 2020 06:42pm

    People should be able to pick from all the available break out rooms on their own and join and leave whichever room they want when they want during the meeting... Ex: would be to create a conference style environment where multiple people are making presentations in various rooms and you can go in and out of those rooms based on your interest...

  • Guest commented
    1 Oct, 2020 08:05pm

    This is desperately needed for Agile events where we will not select team members for breakouts ahead of time and where there are too many to do so on the fly. Self-select should be an option we can toggle.

  • steven langley commented
    29 Sep, 2020 08:30pm

    We are having business units push to move from WebEx to the other platforms that support this feature.

  • Guest commented
    25 Sep, 2020 02:50pm

    Absolutely essential for a "conference" style meeting.

  • Guest commented
    20 Sep, 2020 09:09pm

    We really just need to integrate the Breakout options from Training into Meetings and that totally solves the issue.

  • Guest commented
    20 Sep, 2020 09:06pm

    Yes, I created a post on this. This functionality is a key component of Training platform but does not exist in Meetings. This places incredible logistical challenges to the meeting host and the ability to have a smooth and productive meeting with breakouts. Also, in Training, we are able to give attendees ability to create their own breakout sessions as well.

    The workaround I came up with is a scary one. You can make all attendees a cohost and then they can freely move about into any Breakout Session. But they can now end all breakouts with one click and end the meeting as well!

    We need something in between PLEASE!!!!

  • Guest commented
    11 Sep, 2020 10:05pm

    +100 -- this behavior is the analog to in-person conferences where you may find that the session you "signed up" for isn't what you thought -- so you go see what else is going on.