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Speed Networking - Breakout Rooms with Anchor person in each room


We are trying to do a Speed Networking type of event with breakout rooms. The concept is that one person stays as the anchor in the room and then everyone else gets randomly assigned to the breakout rooms. We plan to swap rooms 2-3 times in an hour.


Any suggestions on how to do this?


Our current plan is this:

- Make all room anchors co-hosts

- Create the breakout rooms & name them per the anchor person. When we do this, we select "assign automatically" and also check to not include co-hosts when assigning. So, we would expect the co-hosts to stay in the main room.

- When the rooms are opened, all the non-co-hosts are automatically assigned rooms. The room anchor co-hosts can then move themselves to the rooms named after them.

- At the end of the session, we close all breakout rooms.

- Click "recreate rooms" and repeat 2-3 times.


The idea is that the anchor will be in the same room (the room named after them) but they will have a different group of people join them each time.


If there's an easier way to do this, or if there are flaws in our proposed idea, I'd love any feedback!


Thank you!