More than 150 speakers, CEOs, Heads of NGOs, political decision makers, academics, social entrepreneurs, and artists, from all over the world talked about their experience and innovative projects in the field of agriculture and food, global governance or finance. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, astrophysician Hubert Reeves, navigator Ellen MacArthur, Nicolas Hulot and many more have shared with passion their commitment to a more positive society. All the talks and several interviews conducted during the forum are available on the website. http://positiveeconomy.co/
More than 150 speakers, CEOs, Heads of NGOs, political decision makers, academics, social entrepreneurs, and artists, from all over the world talk about their experience and innovative projects in the field of agriculture and food, global governance or finance at the Positive Economy event held annually in Le Havre, France and San Patrignano, Italy. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, astrophysician Hubert Reeves, navigator Ellen MacArthur, Nicolas Hulot and many more have shared with passion their commitment to a more positive society.
The Positive Economy team came to us to re-develop their website because they were eager to benefit from the sophisticated, yet extremely easy-to-use functionalities we build.
Multiple Event Management
Due to the rapid growth of the event, they needed the capacity to create an unlimited number of events. Functionally, we created a system that enables unlimited use of each page template and module for as many events as they wish – and they have complete autonomy in the process. The Positive Economy team can easily create a new event in the event category. Once they have created the event they simply assign each piece of content to that event. Once the page for an event is ready to publish they select a pre-existing template and assign an event to the template. The rest is magic – all of the content gets pulled into the right place on its own. This means they can as much content for each event as they would like at any given time.
One of the key requirements was that the site needed to be multilingual to meet the needs of the events the currently host and those they develop in the future. This means that everything on the main section of the website needed to be offered in French and English. While the website dedicated to their event in Italy needed to be offered in Italian too. While the site defaults to the English version, users can simply switch to the French version(or Italian version on certain parts of the website) by clicking on the flags in the top menu. While it is very simple for users on the front-end, we set out to make multi-lingual content management as simple as possible for their team. For example, when the Positive Economy team creates a piece of content they have a one-click solution for duplicating it into French and Italian. This means that all of the content gets pulled over, including the images and metadata. Then they can simply remove the text in their original version and place the other language content into the page. They can also translate the menus, videos, categories and tags easily so they are completely self-sufficient.
Video content is the fuel that keeps the ecosystem running. Because of the sheer volume of videos that the Positive Economy publishes during a single event (80+) the speed of upload and simplicity of the function was extremely important. They needed to upload all of their videos from YouTube instantly each day of the event – no editing required but with the flexibility to adapt the content if they wished. From a content management standpoint we built a robust, one-click video management module.
Automatic Video Upload
The Positive Economy wanted to save time getting video content live on the website after each event. This was especially important for the video page, so we set out to build a function that automatically uploads videos from the Positive Economy Youtube channel. The video module uploads all of the videos and their details (title, description, tags, featured image, video, etc…) from their YouTube channel, then uploads them to the database and saves them each as a draft.
Homepage Video Grid
The website made use of a lot of grids for an immersive visual experience. This was especially important for the homepage, in particular the video grid at the very top of the page. We suggested building the grid with a fixed layout that pulls in new videos randomly on each page load based on a specific algorithm. To preserve a content strategy, three of the grid elements can be directly controlled by selected the precise video they would like to publish in those three spots. The speaker names and session titles automatically feed in and resize to preserve a pure visual experience.
A robust filter allows users to filter the results by Event, as well as by Theme. The filter plays a crucial role in helping users find relevant videos or speakers on the homepage, video or speakers libraries.
Live Streaming Pop-In
The development of the new website presented another opportunity to further ease the way in which we run events online. Our development team created a module that allows their team to publish a pop-in on any page they publish and easily embed a their livestreaming on it. The Positive Economy Team found this incredibly useful as they were able to place their livestreaming front and center on their homepage during each event – increasing the number of viewers event over event.