Zulip for conferences and events

Conferences, workshops, hackathons. In-person, online, and anything in between.
Zulip Cloud Standard is free for academic conferences and most other non-profit events!

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Make Zulip the communication hub for your event.

Zulip is the organized team chat app that is ideal for both live and asynchronous conversations. Post presentations and announcements, host Q&A sessions, and coordinate among organizers.

Use topics to organize the discussion

  • Zulip topics create a separate space for each discussion or question.
  • Make your event more inclusive by lowering the barriers for participants to ask questions, share ideas, and learn from experts.
  • Take time to think. Discussions work great in real time or async, and conversations evolve into collaborations.
Discussions at conferences often happen in small groups — most people are not able to participate because they are not present, or are too intimidated to join. In the conferences we organized with Zulip, questions or ideas were spread openly. Anybody could get a chance to contribute, and to benefit from new ideas and opportunities for collaboration.

Zulip turned out to be a great asset that we plan to keep even when we go back to face-to-face events.
Christophe Ritzenthaler, Executive Director of CIMPA and Professor at Rennes 1 University

Your communication hub

The fact that the chat serves as a repository of the scientific / academic exchanges is a big unanticipated bonus. Participants tend to log in after the event, sometimes repeatedly, to consult the messages and get in touch with others.

Lasting knowledge repository

Powerful formatting

Set everything up ahead of time

Never miss a beat

  • With apps for every platform, check Zulip at your computer or on your phone. Zulip works great in a browser, so no download is required.
  • Zulip alerts participants about timely messages with fully customizable mobile, email and desktop notifications.
  • Mention users, groups of users or everyone when you need their attention.
  • Zulip works reliably for organizations with thousands of users online at once.

Zulip Cloud Standard is free for academic conferences and most other non-profit events!

Learn about using Zulip for teaching and research communities. If you have any questions, please contact us at sales@zulip.com. You can also drop by our friendly development community at chat.zulip.org to ask for help or suggest improvements!