BigMarker Challenges GoToWebinar and Others, Offering Public Webinars for a Fraction of the Cost

Web conferencing network BigMarker now allows users to host public webinars for free, on a mission to make help and knowledge more accessible.

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“We want to help democratize knowledge. We’re driven by helping people access the ungoogleable insights that only real people can provide in a live setting. We’re providing a live option that creates a more personal and interactive experience."

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 11, 2014

Webinars hosted by thought leaders, teachers, marketers, and professional coaches provide a way for people to share knowledge globally. Today, the web conferencing network BigMarker has announced that its users can now host public webinars for free.

Why web conferencing? BigMarker sees the power of people getting together in a live setting to learn from experts, discuss topics important to them, and connect with peers. Its goal is to make online learning more personal by digitizing what people have been doing at real-world conferences for decades.

BigMarker is not just a tool -- it is a network. Traditional webinar platforms are great if you bring your own audience. They’re more geared toward private presentations within established organizations. BigMarker provides familiar tools, but is also a destination for anyone to host conferences, list them for others to find, and record them to share across the web. The endgame is a rich library of live and recorded conferences on a range of useful topics, so people anywhere can jump into a virtual conference room and start interacting with expert presenters right away.

Since 2010, BigMarker has been Building a Powerful Platform and Network
The platform: People and organizations using BigMarker can host webinars with up to 250 people in a fully-interactive setting. Anyone can participate, and when called on by the presenter, share their ideas and perspectives. BigMarker will continue to support more participants as it makes further technology investments. Other features include custom branding, invitations and registration tracking, the ability to sell tickets, and social integrations including easy uploading to YouTube.

The network: Each month, thousands of conferences hosted by organizers on six continents cover topics from helping veterans succeed to helping teachers adopt new technology in the classroom. When participants enjoy a conference, they can join the presenter’s community to stay connected and be first in line for future sessions.

BigMarker Offers High-Capacity Webinars For a Fraction of the Cost of the World's Leading Platforms
Starting today, BigMarker is offering its service for free to people hosting public webinars, and for $20 per month to those who choose to use it privately. It is aiming to offer a better live conferencing solution to people with valuable content to share but lacking the large budgets required to purchase the most professional tools.

“We want to help democratize knowledge,” says BigMarker’s Founder & CEO, Zhu-Song Mei. “We’re driven by helping people access the ungoogleable insights that only real people can provide in a live setting. We’re hoping to complement the great learning networks out there by providing a live option that creates a more personal and interactive experience for many people at once.”

Traditional webinar platforms target business customers for the purposes of training, collaboration, and lead generation. Their price point -- up to hundreds of dollars per month per user -- has created a significant hurdle for regular consumers who need the same technology for learning, sharing, and building communities, but are alienated by high costs and cumbersome tech. BigMarker hopes that by providing its service, it will expand the use of professional webinar technology for global knowledge sharing, making the world a more connected place.

About BigMarker
BigMarker helps people host web conferences about things that matter. Whether you’re sharing knowledge, spreading a message, or building a movement, BigMarker makes it easy to bring people with common interests together. Each day, thousands of communities on BigMarker host conferences around specific goals, from helping veterans succeed to organizing teachers for professional development. For more information, visit http://www.bigmarker.com.

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