You will need a platform online where you broadcast the interviews during the summit on custom landing pages. Opt for a platform that gives you the ability to host your virtual summit at your own custom domain and, ideally, can also function as your sales funnel as well. Personally, I run my entire infopreneur business and my virtual summits using my favorite all-in-one business solution software, ClickFunnels.
#6: Video Host
Vimeo is a video host which I use to host my guest speaker interview videos, which I then embed into my Clickfunnels landing pages. It's possible to use YouTube with Clickfunnels as well, but I love the added control and more professional look and feel of Vimeo-hosted videos. For example, you can remove the Vimeo logo from hosted videos when you embed them somewhere.
#7: Email Autoresponder
As you prepare to launch your virtual summit, you'll start promoting it and encouraging people to register as attendees. You'll need an email autoresponder that works with the sales funnel software you are using to send automatic emails to registrants confirming their registration and sending them instructions throughout the summit. You may already be using an email autoresponder in your business, like ConvertKit, Mailchimp or Aweber, which you can use for your virtual summit. If you have decided to use the ClickFunnels "Platinum" package to host your virtual summit, you can easily use their built-in email autoresponder system which is called "Follow-Up Funnels".
#8: Graphic Design Software
If you have and know how to use any graphic design software like Photoshop, then you'll want to use that to create any and all of the images you'll need to promote your virtual summit on social media. For the rest of us, thankfully there is Canva, an easy, no-prior-knowledge-needed online tool for graphic design.
#9: Sales Funnel Software
When attendees for your summit register for their free ticket, they will need to be taken through a sales funnel process by which they are pitched the All-Access Pass you are selling, can purchase it and can have their purchase confirmed. Not surprisingly, my favorite software for accomplishing this is ClickFunnels, but there are alternatives.
#10: Payment Processor
You will need a payment processor that integrates with your sales funnel software to collect payments from those who purchase your All-Access Pass. Stripe integrates with so many online sales platforms today, including Clickfunnels.
#11: Affiliate Sales Tracking Software
To encourage your guest speakers to share your event and promote it to their audiences, you will want to offer them a commission on each one of their sales of the All-Access Pass. To do this, you will need to track their referrals through an affiliate software system. ClickFunnels has a built-in affiliate tracking system called "Backpack", which is another reasons I use and recommend it.
#12: Membership Site
Lastly, you will need a place online where you can host your All-Access Pass membership site. If you are a regular user of the ClickFunnels "Platinum" package in your business, you may choose to host your membership site there, as I do. However, if you only wanted to pay to use Clickfunnels for the creation and execution of your summit, you may save money by choosing to host it elsewhere. An online course host like Teachable or Thinkific may be an ideal place for your membership site. Or, you might choose to use a Wordpress plugin like Wishlist Member if you use Wordpress to host your business' website.