The 35th ISME World Conference is going virtual! This creates a wonderful opportunity for full access globally.
The Conference Platform
We are excited that we have found an excellent virtual conference platform (OnAir). Please see below some screenshots of the platform as an example of how interactive the platform is.
Access to the platform will be available prior to the Conference for delegates to familiarise themselves in preparation. There will be opportunities for delegates to engage with each other and presenters throughout the conference although this will need to be negotiated by delegates in different time zones. The platform will remain live for at 30 days post-conference so delegates can view every session.
The user-friendly main timeline (program) page that all attendees will utilise to enter sessions.
Virtual showcase to highlight and connect all sponsors and exhibitors to attendees.
Real time interaction via the Meeting Hub allows one-on-one meetings with other attendees.
The intention is to run two sessions of 4 hours each of multichannel content in each of the three major regions – The America’s, Europe/Africa and Asia/Pacific.
What does this mean?
That there will be prime and evening session content each day. Each region will have its own prime session of time that is scheduled during the working day. As an example, the prime session for the America’s would start at 1pm in cities like San Paulo and Halifax, 11am in New York and 8am in Los Angeles or Vancouver. The session will last 4 hours.
The evening session in the America’s would start at 8pm in Sao Paulo/Halifax or 4pm in Los Angeles/Vancouver.
This type of scheduling is repeated for the Asia/Pacific and European/African regions.
The Conference content will shared across regions. For example, the evening session in the America’s coincides with the prime Asia/Pacific session. While the European/African prime session coincides with the Asia/Pacific evening session.
Within each session there will be several channels of content. These include channels for:
- spoken papers, workshops and symposia and roundtables
- conference events like keynotes, the general assembly and other group presentations or discussions,
- a poster channel
- social channel or space