Zoom Events Guide

General Info About Zoom Events


Conferences & Events

Frequently Asked Questions

General Info About Zoom Events

General Notes/Suggestions

  • Zoom events capacity is 500 participants
  • You can create “Test” Events – which will not appear on your Hub
  • To manage the event, the user will need to log in to https://events.zoom.us/
  • Zoom Events meetings and webinars will show up for the host in their list of upcoming meetings and webinars

Helpful Zoom Resources About Zoom Events

Assigning a Zoom Events License

To add a Zoom Events license to your account, you can request the add-on using the Zoom Resource Request Form.

  1. Select Zoom Event Add-On from the drop down menu.
    Zoom event option on resource request form
  2. Select the Event Host Type.
    • Select User for JHED-authenticated, individual user accounts.
    • Select Service Account for shared/service accounts.
      Zoom event host type selection
  3. Enter the JHED ID of the Events host (for user accounts) or the email address of the service account (for service accounts). Note: The user account must be Licensed.
  4. Enter the Event Date, Event Name, Access Start Date, and Access End Date. Note: The max duration for a Zoom Events license is 30 days.
    Zoom event name and date information
  5. Lastly, enter the Cost Center for the license charges and click Order Now to submit the request. Note: If cost center is valid, the Fund Number populates automatically.
    Cost Center

Please Note:

  • It’s not possible to remove an Events license when a user has a published Event.
  • Only the main host needs the Zoom Event License.
  • All attendees must have a Zoom account – this can cause some confusion with attendees – the Zoom email has to match with the email provided from the user during the registration process


What is a Hub?

A Hub is a collection of upcoming, current, and past events that were created by a group of Hosts… basically, your events directory! Hubs are ideal to separate events related to a specific subject. As a Zoom Events license holder, you can create Hubs.

  • A Hub is a workspace where your events can be created, published, managed, and shared
  • You can invite hosts to join a Hub where they can create events
  • You can invite managers to join a Hub where they can help manage events, users, and settings
  • You can customize a Hub’s visibility setting (public or internal)
  • You can share a Hub with a shareable link
  • You can allow attendees to follow a Hub
  • You can show upcoming and past events on a Hub’s public profile page
  • Hubs can be based by topic/audience – i.e. cardiology hub, oncology hub, pediatrics hub

Create a Hub

  1. Create a hub
  2. Sign in to Zoom Events
  3. In the top-right corner of the page, click Manage
  4. On the left side of the page, click ‘+’
  5. Enter the name of the Hub
  6. Click Create

Edit a Hub

Go to the “Manage” tab:
Go to the “Manage” tab.

General Notes/Suggestions on Hubs

  • The host can edit when lobby closes after event
  • Recordings are available to registered attendees in the lobby while it is open. The Event host will have access to all the cloud recordings to share or download as needed.
  • Attendees cannot download recordings – host would need to send them out
  • Hubs can be based by topic/audience, i.e. cardiology Hub, oncology Hub, pediatrics Hub, IT Hub
  • Lobbies can be open for up to 365 days
  • Chat is persistent, meaning if I register for the Event a few days after registration opens, I have the ability to review all chat messages in the lobby from the beginning

Conferences & Events

Once you have created a Hub, you can create a Conference or an Event:

  • When in the Hub, click hover over “Create” to see your event type options:Zoom Events Hierarchy
    Please Note:
    Don’t bother with summit, it will be disappearing because there are feature gaps between the conference and summit.
  • Conferences: Multi-track sessions across multiple day
  • Events: Single session meeting or webinar, basically same thing as a webinar

General Notes/Suggestions on Conferences & Events


  • Conference sessions can be meetings AND webinars
  • Conference is most complete – summit will roll up into conference (which is why we’re not listing it as an option)
  • Conferences can only last 5 days


  • Recordings are only available while the lobby’s open
  • Attendees cannot download recordings – host would need to send them out


  • There are custom registration options (user information and custom questions)
  • Registration works similarly as webinars
  • Can pre-populate questions for that session
  • Can edit when lobby closes after event
  • Lobbies can only be open for 365 days


  • Special Role tickets take away from the total number – so your alternative host, and speakers count as tickets – i.e. if you have 5 alternative hosts and 5 speakers, you’ll only have 490 tickets available for your attendees.
  • Can separate tix into General admission and VIP (using guest lists)


  • Zoom Event Conference Articles:
  • Creating a Zoom Events Conference
  • Editing a Zoom Events Conference
  • Roles:
    • Co-Editor:
      • Co-editors can make changes to the event details. Co-editors cannot add or remove other co-editors. Co-editors will not be provided with their own tickets to the event but they can add their email as an alternate host, panelists, etc.
      • Will not see Zoom Events Webinars/Meetings on their profile
      • Being added as a co-editor doesn’t give you a speaker privilege – just allows editing, setup and management of the actual event
      • Does not need an events License – can be internal or external
      • Similar to your delegated scheduler
    • Alternative Host:
      • Alternative Hosts for sessions can start the session associated to them on the Host’s behalf; an Alternative Host ticket will be auto-assigned to Alternative Hosts.
      • Same rules as alternative host has currently: https://uis.jhu.edu/2021/07/15/new-feature-alternative-hosting-and-designated-scheduling-across-the-enterprise
      • Needs a ticket
      • Don’t need an events license
    • Speakers:
      • All need tickets (which are auto-generated)
      • Basically, same idea as a panelist
      • Primary Speaker for a session will have host capabilities
      • Conference Scheduling:
        • Entering CSV file information for Zoom Events
        • Agendas have to be in CSV format
        • If you already have an agenda uploaded and realize there’s a mistake you can export the current CSV, change the CSV, and re-upload the CSV, OR you can edit each event to make any changes
        • Zoom suggests uploading the sample CSV and making edits on the GUI
  • General Notes/Suggestions on Conferences:
    • “Conferences” support Events up to 5 days long and up to 13 concurrent sessions (meetings or webinars). This provides the broadest capabilities and is recommended as the event type.
    • Build up speaker list THEN add agenda, easier to delete than add when building out an agenda
    • Conferences can only last 5 days
    • Co-editors can’t join until they have a ticket.
    • Can’t join an event until it’s published and the lobby is open
    • Alt hosts/ primary speaker manage sessions
    • You can have a co-editor be anyone with a Zoom account
    • There’s no limit to the number of tracks a conference can hold (tested with 15 tracks)
    • There’s no limit to the number of meetings/webinars a conference can hold


  • Zoom Event Event Articles:
  • Multiple Webinars treated as one event
  • General Notes/Suggestions on Events:
    • Events – more of a one off-repetitive event
    • Pure one-off event… stick with webinar (less work)
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: How is the Zoom Events max capacity determined for Meetings and Webinars?
    A: Capacity is determined as follows:

    • The Meeting capacity is determined by the users’ Zoom Meetings license capacity (300, 500 & 1,000)
    • The Webinar capacity is determined by the users’ Zoom Events license capacity (1,000, 3,000,)

    Q: What version of the Zoom client is needed for Zoom Events?
    A:Version v5.7.6 or higher is required to use Zoom Events.Please make sure you’re using the latest version of the Zoom client available.

  • Q: What is the max number of Speakers you can list with Headshots/Bios?
    A: 100 SpeakersQ: What Zoom email is used to send out emails for Zoom Events?
    A: Emails are sent from noreply-zoomevents@zoom.us

    Q: Can a Zoom Events host assign themselves as a speaker?
    A: Not directly, they will need to add themselves as the speaker by using a pseudo email. This will allow them to be featured as a speaker for the session. The host will not receive the speaker ticket, which technically is not needed since they have Host access to the event.

    Q: Why is the event lobby blank/empty when users join?
    A: Remove any apostrophes from the event name

    Q: Why is there a Default Hub?
    A: The default hub is created as the first hub in every account.

    • This allows Zoom Events license users a place to post events and end users (attendees) to have a place to land when they login
    • Every event license holder (for an account) is added as hub owner to this default hub
    • Event license holders can create their own hubs
    • The default hub is just the first hub for an account and cannot be deleted

    Q: Are Attendee Reports Available for Zoom Events too?
    A: Reports are available after the session and are largely like webinar reports separate for each session within the event.

    • You can see join and leave but if they didn’t opt-in then emails are masked
    • Each session shows up as a separate meeting/webinar within reports/dashboards

    Q: Can you pre-register participants?
    A: No, all attendees must register themselves

    Q: Can an event session have more registrants than the Zoom Events capacity purchased?
    A: No, the total number of tickets you can sell is based on the capacity of the license you purchased

    Q: Which payment method options are available?
    A: PayPal, Stripe, Non-profit, or free are options for the tickets

    Q: Does Zoom Events require attendees to have a Zoom account?
    A: Yes, attendees will need a Zoom account to register and attend events. All that is needed is a [free] Basic Meetings accounts

    Q: Do events have a meeting ID and or passcode?
    A: No, Zoom Events do not share a meeting ID or passcode. Ticketing is tied to their Zoom account and generates a unique link for each ticket

    Q: Does everyone joining the event need to log into their Zoom account?
    A: Yes, Zoom Events link is generated uniquely for each Zoom account (email)

    • To join an event the user must be logged into Zoom with the same account they used to register for the event
    • Users can see all their Event tickets via the Zoom Events portal