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Ditch the video box jail cells. Let your workshop attendees mingle freely to bring excitement and spontaneity back to your next workshop.

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“Wonder’s strength lies in the ability to organize events and organize people within those events. It helps them make sense of everything, essentially curating the experience,” said Wonder user and climate hacker, Saga Gardevärn. 

At the same time, Wonder gives users the space and autonomy to roam freely, breathing life and energy into virtual workshops. See how our customers use Wonder to design invigorating workshops around the world.

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Evan Hartley - Instructional Design Strategist at Iowa City Community School District

Evan Hartley, Instructional Design Strategist at Iowa City Community School District, usually uses traditional software like Zoom for day-to-day gatherings or one-on-ones with teachers. But when it came time to host a sizable virtual gathering where spontaneous conversation among attendees was key, he started shopping around.

Hartley said he was glad that he could offer attendees the chance to dress up their backgrounds and participate in ice-breaker questions before settling into the business at hand. He also appreciated the broadcast feature, which allowed him to pop into groups to divulge necessary information or maintain focus.

“Organizing for the larger group meeting involved finding a way to group teachers together and facilitate conversations, with the host being able to move between these groups and share resources with these groups while they’re in conversation,” Hartley said. “With Wonder, I noticed right away the vibe was different. People could mingle freely, like they used to, in person."

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Saga Gardevärn - co-founder of Climate Hack

Saga Gardevärn is co-founder and event producer of Climate Hack; a 48-hour-long hackathon held multiple times a year where group participants workshop ideas for positive climate action. Looking for something “more spatial” than Zoom, she tapped Wonder earlier this year to handle networking for the event.

“In the beginning, we thought Wonder would be just a meeting platform, but then it kind of became the Climate Hack House,” Gardevärn said. “We had ten rooms for 300 people coming in, and so we utilized the space with tables and chairs, as well as an information desk and mentors sitting at designated tables.”

“Wonder’s strength lies in the ability to organize events and organize people within those events. It helps them make sense of everything, essentially curating the experience. That’s what Wonder is, for me,” said Gardevärn.

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With Wonder, the feature that no one else has...is that you can let people meet as they’d like to in personal small groups.

Aleksandra Demko - independent business trainer and coach

Aleksandra Demko, an independent business trainer and coach based in Poland, was introduced to Wonder by a colleague. After exploring the platform, she decided to feature and recommend Wonder in a recent workshop with 15 of her fellow trainers.

Throughout the workshop, she switched through various videoconferencing platforms to showcase the differences between each.

“With Wonder, the feature that no one else has that is wonderful is that you can let people meet as they’d like to in personal small groups, which is similar to what you have in a physical space when you do workshops or training,” she said. 

And since the trainers in her workshop didn’t know one another, it presented a great opportunity for them to meet for small talk during coffee breaks between sessions. 

She also appreciated some of the features available to hosts that aren’t available on other platforms, such as the ability to oversee what users are doing. 

“I like the fact that as the host, I can see what people are doing. Who is collaborating with who. I can join them and I can see who is hanging out with who,” she said.

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If you're looking to host a virtual workshop that makes room for organic conversation, try Wonder. You'll never look at online event planning the same. 

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