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FAQs: face-to-face vs virtual

Do I have to decide now whether I want to attend face-to-face or just virtually?

Yes, you will need to submit your abstract, panel or roundtable to your chosen stream. You will be unable to change your mind at a later date.

Can my panel have a mix of face-to-face and virtual participants?

No, you will need to choose whether you want to submit a face-to-face or virtual panel.

Will I get the same conference experience if I attend the virtual portion only?

Our 2022 conference is predominately a face-to-face conference. Events such as the conference reception, social events, keynotes and prize giving will take place face-to-face during the main conference. Therefore, the main conference will provide a much fuller experience. The virtual stream of the conference will be for a maximum of one day (subject to demand) and will take place the day before the main conference begins. The aim is to give those who are unable to travel the chance to present, receive feedback, and exchange ideas from wherever they are in the world. The conference rates reflect this difference in experience.

Can I attend both the face-to-face and virtual conference?

If you register for a three-day conference ticket you will be able to attend both parts of the conference. You can also choose to purchase a virtual ticket and a one-day face-to-face ticket for example. Virtual tickets do not include any access to the face-to-face conference.