Please contact us at mail@conferencedesign.com.au or by calling (03) 6231 2999 if you have any additional questions to those noted below.

ONLINE CONFERENCE

Online events make it easier for you to meet, communicate, learn, and connect; even when you’re unable to come together physically.  You are able to join in with others from right around the world – it’s likely that you’ll engage with a whole new global audience of industry colleagues.

Online conferences give you the chance to participate in professional development and education ‘remotely’, share research and knowledge, gain value for your membership, and engage with industry providers in a new, innovative and convenient environment.

As an added bonus – there are no travel and accommodation expenses when meeting remotely, meaning the carbon footprint is reduced!

You will be given a unique log-in to access the conference online, so you can enjoy presentations and networking from the comfort of your office or home.

The format of the online conference will include familiar aspects of the traditional eResearch Australasia Conference; BoF’s, Oral Presentations, Posters and Lightning Talks, and Solutions Showcases. The conference will also feature Keynote presentations. During the conference there will be live moderated Q&As for each session.

Some conference sessions will be live where you need to be sitting viewing at the time it’s being presented.  Other content may be pre-recorded and able to be viewed ‘on-demand’ – this enables you to view the presentations at your leisure over a prescribed period of time.  Most conferences will feature a combination of these options.

Time will be allocated for networking online with other delegates and to explore the exhibition and engage directly with industry suppliers.

No, but the online conference will be offered at a reduced fee.

Although many of the costs of a face to face meeting are no longer applicable, there are new costs and different resources required to run an online meeting.

Yes, you can! When you commence a sponsor or exhibitor meeting, you will be asked if you wish to enable/turn off the recording function. If both parties give consent for the meeting to be recorded you will be permitted to ‘enable recording’ and can also download your conversation afterwards.

REGISTRATION

Registrants will have access to the online platform which will enable you to participate in

  • Live and Pre-Recorded Oral and Featured Speaker Presentations
  • Online Poster and Lightning Talk Presentations
  • Online Exhibition Area
  • Online BOF’s and Discussion Forums
  • Online Networking Sessions
  • Online Meeting Hub
  • Much, much more!

No. All payments need to be received before the online portal link will be sent to you. Full payment of your registration fees is due within 14 days of submitting your registration for the conference.

A registration link will be sent to you by email one (1) week prior to the event. Please check your junk folder if you do not receive the access email.

If you do not receive the email, please contact mail@conferencedesign.com.au to have it re-sent to you.

PRESENTING AT THE CONFERENCE

The initial information can be found on the Abstract page. Presenters will also be sent additional information in the lead up to the event, as the specifics of presentations will be determined by the presentation type, whether the session is pre-recorded or live-streamed, and several other factors. Please contact the Conference Design team at mail@conferencedesign.com.au with any presentation questions.

If you have submitted an abstract and wish to withdraw your submission, please contact mail@conferencedesign.com.au.

For further information and some presenter tips and tricks CLICK HERE

PROGRAM

The conference will be held from Monday 19 October – Friday 23 October.

To accommodate people’s busy schedules and various time zones, we are aiming to keep the conference to a maximum of 4 – 5 hours per day including time for networking and meeting with industry.

The time zone will be in Australian Eastern Daylight Time. The program is being created in consideration of the different Australian, Pacific and Asia time zones. To check your timezone please click here.

The online program will be a mix of pre-recorded and live presentations. Live Q&A will be available with presenters in both formats.

Yes, the Poster gallery will be available during the conference. You will be able to connect with the presenters via the Meeting Hub at any time during the conference.

During sessions, there is a Question & Answer (Q&A) function where you are able to ask presenters questions by typing in the text field.

At the end of each concurrent session stream, there will be a Q&A session for all presenters.

Questions sent throughout the session will be moderated by the session chairperson. Only the session chair and presenters will be able to speak or be seen.

Following the sessions, you will have the option to contact the presenter/s through the ‘Meeting Hub’ – which is like an online meeting room – with further questions.

Networking functions will be featured as part of eResearch online and these are conducted in ‘real-time’ for conversation, brainstorming and networking.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

You will not need to download specific software to participate in the event. You will be provided with a web-link prior to the commencement of the event to our online conference system called OnAIR.

OnAIR:

  • Works most effectively when using the Google Chrome internet browser.
  • Integrates with Zoom which is fully embedded in a personal and secured environment.
  • Provides full online support before and during the event for attendees, speakers, session chairs and exhibitors.

Zoom makes privacy and security a top priority for all its users. Please click the link here to read more about Zoom privacy and security. 

At online exhibitions, delegates can engage one-on-one with exhibitors. Exhibitor information, downloadable brochures, exhibition opening times, engagement in ‘instant meetings’ with exhibitors are just some of the features available to all delegates via the online platform.

Through the ‘contact exchange’ feature, exhibitors have access to a ‘Lead Generator’ which allows exhibitors to capture specific information from delegates (who have given consent), for follow-up communication post-event.

The Meeting Hub is a feature of the online system which allows you to engage in real-time discussions with other attendees and exchange contact details.

Users can communicate via direct message, live chat, video call, arrange set meetings, and export the contacts they have gathered, at any point throughout the event. When using Meeting Hub delegates search for attendees, request meetings, and once accepted, engage in video conversations.

Sponsor and exhibitor representatives are also permitted to access the meeting hub.

A full timeline is in progress. The confirmed dates can be found on the conference homepage.

During sessions, there is a Question & Answer (Q&A) function where you are able to ask presenters questions by typing in the text field.

At the end of each concurrent session stream, there will be a Q&A session for all presenters.

Questions sent throughout the session will be moderated by the session chairperson. Only the session chair and presenters will be able to speak or be seen.

Following the sessions, you will have the option to contact the presenter/s through the ‘Meeting Hub’–which is like an online meeting room–with further questions.

About the conference

eResearch Australasia provides opportunities for delegates to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.

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