Broadening Participation in Scientific Conferences during the Era of Social Distancing

Trends Microbiol. 2020 Sep 22:S0966-842X(20)30231-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2020.08.004. Online ahead of print.


Virtual conferences can offer significant benefits but require considerable planning and creativity to be successful. Here we describe the successes and failures of a hybrid in-person/virtual conference model. The COVID-19 epidemic presents the scientific community with an opportunity to pioneer novel models that effectively engage virtual participants to advance conference goals.

PMID:32978058 | DOI:10.1016/j.tim.2020.08.004