What does a Virtual Conference Involve?

What does registration include?

Virtual Conference registrants will have access to the online platform which will enable you to:

  • View keynote presentations and breakout sessions and ask questions live.
  • Participate in live interactive networking functions.
  • Visit the Virtual Exhibition to meet and interact with exhibitors.
  • Pre-arrange meetings with delegates, presenters & exhibitors through the Meeting Hub.
  • Utilise a suite of tools to enhance your attendance including live Q&A, event notes, contact exchange and downloadable content.
  • Allowing conference participants to participate remotely will reduce the carbon footprint, helping the environment and allowing the attendance of the Conference while not being absent from home or work.
  • Online materials and recorded sessions will enhance the exchange of knowledge and author and audience contact, during and even after the Conference.


When will I receive my link to the online portal?

Virtual conference registrants will be sent a registration link by email one week prior to the Conference. You are advised to check your junk folder if you do not receive the access email. If you do not receive the email, please contact to have this resent to you.

Will sessions be available for viewing after the Conference?

Those who register for the Conference will have access to on-demand content post event. Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend the live sessions to foster networking, participation, and a Conference-like experience.

Do I need reliable internet?

Yes, we recommend that you have reliable internet to get the most out of the Conference. Hardwired internet is generally more reliable and faster than WiFi.

What time zone will the program be in?

The time zone will be in New Zealand Daylight Time. To check your time zone please click here.

Will sessions be pre-recorded or live?

The online program 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?

During each session, there will be a live Q&A text function for you to ask presenters questions. Questions asked throughout the session will be chosen by the chair to be asked.

Will I need to download specific software?

Specific software is not required. You will be provided with a weblink to the virtual conferencing platform. Google Chrome is the recommended browser for the Symposium web application. If you typically use Internet Explorer or Safari, it is recommended that you download Chrome prior to the Conference. It offers Zoom facilities fully embedded in a personal and secured environment. Full online support before and during the Conference will be available to all the virtual attendees, speakers and exhibitors.

We strongly advise that you participate in the Conference via your desktop or laptop computer that has speakers. Mobile devices are supported however the best experience will be via computer. You will also require a reliable broadband internet connection.

Please click here to view a demonstration of the virtual platform.

What is a Virtual Exhibition?

Just like the traditional exhibition at the face-to-face Conference, 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.