Why are we going hybrid?
We are going hybrid because some people may not be able to travel as a result of the pandemic or its economic impact. By providing both opportunities, it makes the Meeting accessible for all.
What will happen during the online component of the hybrid Meeting?
The format of the online Meeting will be the same as the in-person meeting and will feature keynote presentations, concurrent breakout sessions and abstract presentations, and will include live moderated Q&As after each presentation with questions from both audiences.
Additionally, there will be time for interactive networking with attendees online and opportunities to explore the Virtual Exhibition, where you will be able to engage directly with exhibitors and sponsors.
What does registration include?
Online registrants will have access to the online platform which will enable you to:
Once registered as an in-person attendee, can I change my registration to online?
Yes, changes either way will be possible. Registrations are fully flexible and can be switched up to 14 days prior to the Meeting. If your circumstances change online registrations can be changed to in-person and vice versa. Book now, switch later if you need to.
When will I receive my link to the online platform?
Access to the online platform will be sent by email one week prior to the Meeting. Please check your junk folder if you do not receive the access email, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What time zone will the programme be in?
The time zone will be in New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT), however when you log into the platform you can convert the programme timings to your own time zone for easy conversion.
Will sessions be pre-recorded or live?
The programme will be a mix of pre-recorded and live presentations. Live Q&A will be available with presenters in both formats.
Will attendees be able to ask questions and participate in sessions?
Questions can be submitted in each session through a live Q&A text function. The Chair will select and ask the presenter questions from those submitted by online and in-person attendees. Only the session chair and presenters will be able to speak or be seen.
What computer capabilities do I need?
We recommend that you have reliable internet to get the most out of the Symposium. Hardwired internet is generally more reliable and faster than WiFi.
You will be provided with a weblink to the online meeting platform. Google Chrome is the recommended browser for the Meeting web application. If you typically use Internet Explorer or Safari, it is recommended that you download Chrome prior to the Meeting. Full online support will be available to all the virtual attendees, speakers and exhibitors before and during the Meeting.
We strongly advise that you participate in the Meeting via your desktop or laptop computer that has speakers. Mobile devices are supported however the best experience will be via computer.
What is a Virtual Exhibition?
Just like the traditional exhibition at the in-person Meeting, attendees can visit the virtual exhibition hall and engage with exhibitors. Attendees can view exhibitor information, download brochures, and when the exhibition is open, engage in instant meetings, by video, with exhibitors.