Comparing the functionality of Zoom Events types

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Zoom Events hosts can choose their event type based on the interaction, size and scale, amount of sessions, and event experience they want for their participants. Hosts can choose from 3 different event types: multiple sessions or single session event or recurring series event.

Additionally, Zoom Events uses the functionality of Zoom Meetings and Webinars for sessions by adding dedicated event hubs, customizable registration and ticketing options, and attendee networking for free or paid event types.

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Prerequisites for event types for Zoom Events

  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: 5.8.6 or higher
    • macOS: 5.8.6 or higher
  • Zoom mobile client
    • iOS: 5.8.6 or higher
    • Android: 5.8.6 or higher
  • Pro, Business, Enterprise, or Education account
  • Stripe or PayPal Business account is required to create paid events
  • Zoom Events license
  • Zoom meeting license and/or Zoom webinar license

Note: For access to the latest Zoom Events and Webinar features, we strongly recommend hosts to update to the latest version of the Zoom desktop client/mobile application.

Event types for Zoom Events

Selecting your event type should be based on your event’s size and scale and how many sessions you are planning to have.

Multiple sessions

Use meetings and webinars to run a multi-day event that contains multiple tracks and multiple sessions. You can also run streaming previews of each session, as well as concurrent sessions, with dedicated chats. Attendees will also have access to an enhanced lobby, sponsor networking, and booths.

Use cases for the multiple sessions event format include but are not limited to:

  • Convention-center style events
  • Trade shows
  • Large conferences
  • Global trainings

Single session

Use the single-session event type if you want to create a single-day event that contains a single-session Meeting or Webinar. Event attendees can participate in Q&A sessions, join the event 15 minutes before it starts, and receive HD videos. You also have the option to update a single-session event to a multiple sessions event, if you add more sessions to your single-session event.

Use cases for the event format include but aren’t limited to:

  • All-Hands Meeting
  • Townhall Style Meeting
  • Networking events
  • ERG events

Recurring series event

Use the recurring series event to schedule events with multiple occurrences so that each occurrence has the same settings and information. These meetings can be scheduled in daily, weekly, and monthly increments.

With a recurring series event, attendees can register or purchase tickets for the entire series. Hosts can also create drop-in tickets that allow attendees to register or purchase tickets for specific dates in the series.

Event type comparison

The following table provides a comparison of the Zoom Events event types.

Features Single Session event Multiple Sessions event Recurring Event Series
Event Hub
Free or *Paid tickets
Single Meeting or Webinar
Enable Q&A
Event Lobby  
Multiple sessions    
Concurrent sessions    
Multi-day events    
Sponsors feature  
Interpretation/translation  
Livestreaming to Lobby  
Polling  
Survey  
Enable HD video for Attendees  
Duplicate event
Custom Registration questions  

*Paid events are only available in certain regions.

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