The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has affected all our lives and dramatically changed the status-quo, including how scientific events are organized.

Scientific exchange is a cornerstone of a researcher’s life and lies at the heart of our community. We are determined to make the best out of the current situation and create an scientific conference that allows both in-person and on-line participation. Therefore, we are thrilled to open up our virtual doors to the scientific community in a space designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and latest advancements.

Via our partnership with MCQST we are extremely happy to offer virtual participation that features:

  • Main Stage: A virtual auditorium, where all scientific talks are streamed, with engaging live Q & A sessions.
  • 3D Posters: Virtual galleries for poster sessions that facilitate real-time discussions and offline chats with other delegates.
  • Networking: Dedicated meeting areas for virtual coffee breaks, industry roundtables, and spontaneous meetings with easy table hopping.

A download area will be available to delegates that allow delegates to download plenary, invited and contributed talks. Moreover, the conference abstract book, interactive PDFs of posters etc. will be available for download and dynamically updated during the conference.

This year’s poster sessions will take place in a virtual 3D environment, which simulates a conventional poster session. The space consists of seven gallery rooms, where posters are displayed on virtual walls. We do our best to offer a similar experience to the classic poster sessions, with an emphasis on interactions. Unfortunately, you will need to bring your own beer and pretzels.

Interactivity takes the stage

Beside the plenary, invited and contributed talks, which will take place on the main stage, there will be various opportunities to contact and interact with other participants: during the live poster sessions or the virtual coffee breaks. It is our hope that by creating a welcoming 3D environment and integrating it with a dedicated video-chat system, you will get to make the most out of QD2020.

Each registered participant will receive an email a week before the conference. This will include a link to our partner – Meet Anyway – where you will be invited to create an account, necessary in order to access the virtual conference and to use the interactivity and video chat functionalities. You will need to provide your name, email, and a photo. Having this account will allow you to navigate the virtual space and see who else is attending the event or is at the networking tables and you can interact with them instantly, just like in real life…