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Virtual Conferences: FAQs

What is a virtual conference?
A virtual conference is very similar to a traditional conference where the content addresses a specific theme. During the conference, you will hear from and interact with thought leaders in the field and attend educational sessions. Standard online tools and platforms will be used to deliver the content to a global audience. 

What is included in a virtual conference?
Virtual conferences will offer a mix of the elements listed below depending on the specific needs of the conference. 

  • Live online presentations (webinars) from key leaders in the field – learn from the experts
  • Pre-recorded presentations – short, concise and available on demand
  • Live online discussion sessions – Get answers to your questions
  • On-demand access to recordings of all live sessions – you won't miss anything
  • Handouts and resource documents – continue your learning after the conference

How do I access the content for the virtual conference?
Registration is required. Live online presentations (webinars) will use the GoTo Webinar platform. Links to access the sessions will be provided via email and within ARVOLearn. All recorded content will be placed in ARVOLearn.

What hardware/software do I need to attend a virtual conference?
Virtual conference sessions are best viewed on a computer, laptop or tablet with a hard-wired internet connection and the latest version of Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. A strong WIFI connection can also be used. Mobile phones will be able to access the content, but the smaller screen size makes them not ideal.

Where do I go for help during a virtual conference?
Support contact details will be provided with each conference registration. General questions should be submitted to education@arvo.org.