Associations Prep & Debut Virtual Conference Options

With Coronavirus causing many groups to rethink face-to-face meeting plans, some have turned to virtual offerings as way to deliver education to attendees.
Associations Prep & Debut Virtual Conference Options

Guest Author: Samantha Whitehorne, Associations Now

While growing concerns about COVID-19 have caused events big and small to postpone or cancel, many associations are hustling to ensure the show will go on, even if that means moving all or parts of their conferences to a virtual environment. Here’s a look at how three associations are taking their events online.



On March 6, IAS-USA announced that its Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) would go virtual at its regularly scheduled time, which happened to be only two days later.

IAS-USA quickly developed a plan [PDF] to get presenters to submit video recordings of their slide presentations, which were then streamed to attendees. In addition, poster presenters had the option to upload a five-minute video description of their research.

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