All registrants will receive a separate e-mail from us with a link to the event. The link will direct you to the sign-up page where you will need to fill in your e-mail (please make sure to use the email you used when registering the event. Otherwise it won’t allow you to join the event) and create a password.
Edit your profile. Other attendees will use this to network with you.
You will be automatically taken to the conference event page.
If HSABC Virtual Conference doesn’t show up automatically, search for it. Then, click the join button on the bottom of the description page, and enter the event invitation code that the organizers sent you. Or, request a new code and wait until the organizers approve your request.
View the agenda and plan your schedule
Find the Agenda tab at the bottom of the screen. You should see a list of sessions for that day.
You can move through different days by selecting the date you want to view on the calendar at the top of the agenda
Browse or search for sessions on the top bar.
Once you find the session you want to access, tap on it.
If the session is live, it will begin playing immediately upon entering. Otherwise, a message will indicate the scheduled start time.
If the session hasn’t occurred yet, you can click Add to My Agenda to put the session on your own personal agenda and set a reminder.
Access live streams and session videos
You can watch videos and livestreams directly through the agenda item. Once you’ve accessed the agenda item, click on one of the options beneath Virtual Access: either Live Stream or Recorded video
Sessions are linked to Zoom live streaming available at the scheduled time. Sub-sessions are linked to the paper to be presented along with metadata like its DOI link and the authors’ names. Also in the sub-sessions, you can find a video-teaser of the paper (if available) before the session and the recorded talk after the presentation.
Live Q&A panels, keynotes, and plenaries are made available as recorded videos within each session after the session is concluded and can be accessed asynchronously.
Use session Q&A
Option 1: On the session detail page, tap the “Q&A” button; on the next page, view the existing questions, vote on the questions you are interested in, or click “Ask a Question” to ask a new one
Option 2: On the event main page, tap “Session Q&A” button; find the session you want to ask questions in, and tap on it.
We encourage attendees to use the overall session Q&A to ask questions for the Q&A Panel at the end of the session, and to use the the dedicated paper sub-sessions to ask questions related to specific papers.
Authors are notified of questions asked in their paper’s sub-session, and can answer them directly from within Whova.
See who is attending the event
Click the “Attendees” tab on the bottom of the screen to browse the attendee list.
At the top of the page, you can search attendees by keywords such as company name or title. In their professional profiles, you can take notes or request contact information.
To find people with common backgrounds and interests, click the Recommended tab on the top of the Attendees list to find Whova’s recommendations about people you may be interested in networking with. Click into each item to see attendees who come from the same city or have the same affiliations, educational background, or interests as you.
Say Hi with one click or start a private chat by clicking the Message button. You can convert it to a private group chat by inviting more people.
Join discussion on the community board
Click the Community tab (on the bottom of the screen and on the left hand side on desktop)
Create a new conversation topic, or tap the topic to join existing topics like “Meet-ups.”
Click Follow directly next to the topics on the Community Board that you want to stay up to date with. To find the topics you’re following, choose between three tabs near the top of the page: All Topics, Followed, and New Topics.
Start or join a virtual meetup
Go to the Community Board, and find the board for Meet-ups and Virtual Meets.
Find the meet-up you are interested in, join directly, or tap into it to see more details, and then tap “Join”
You can also suggest a new meetup by tapping “Suggest a Meet”, and inputting the details. If you know someone will be interested, don’t forget to invite them as well. If you have a meeting link, you can copy-paste there. Otherwise you can use Whova’s integrated virtual meet room, which allows up to 30 participants.
If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Zharkyn Baiazova at