Plans for the in-person conference are going exceedingly well and we are confident we will deliver a dynamic, enriching, and memorable experience. The Congress will comprise 5 days of technical content, including plenary sessions at the start of each day followed by 12 concurrent sessions. To complement these, rather than traditional poster board posters on-site, we will have ePosters available from any device with internet access during the event and for 30 days after. ePosters will include the electronic poster plus a 3-5 minute narrated, video poster presentation of 4-5 slides. All ePosters will be displayed in gallery view with a 24-hour accessible search, synchronous presentation times as well as an embedded asynchronous chat function. You will be able to communicate directly with presenters to ask questions, learn more about their research, or just make a connection. We believe this initiative will promote greater interaction and will have great impact complementing the 90-minute in-person and 60 minute virtual lecture presentations.
Going hybrid will allow people who, for a variety of reasons, will not be able to join the in-person conference in Vancouver to participate in the most important human factors and ergonomics conference of 2021. As such, this initiative will take the IEA mission to elaborate and advance ergonomics science and practice while expanding its scope of application and contribution to society to a whole new level.
We are introducing the virtual conference as an integral pat of the Congress, but it will have more limited technical content than the in-person conference. The virtual conference will have up to 28 unique webinar-style sessions, compared with about 144 sessions of the the in-person conference. The plenary sessions in Vancouver will be live-streamed to the virtual conference delegates.
Registration fees will be reduced to make the virtual conference widely accessible. And, virtual session delegates will be able to join online presentations at scheduled times to pose questions and interact with the authors. The recorded virtual sessions will be available on- demand for 30 days post Congress. In-person delegates will have access to the virtual conference as well.
The main body of the Congress will be the in-person conference. We received 1024 submissions for consideration in Lecture and ePoster formats which will be distributed over the 5-day congress for the in-person and virtual sessions. In-person attendees will also have opportunities to participate in Industrial visits and social events around the in-person and virtual Technical program. It will be truly unforgettable! Nothing can really replace the in-person experience.
However, if attending the in-person event is not possible for you, with the virtual elements you can still access a part of the Technical Program and communication with authors and other delegates through the conference online platform.
Online registration is open. Advantage rate deadline is March 15.
Why is IEA going hybrid?
Given COVID, why not go fully virtual?
Why is it not all virtual?
Will delegates be able to register for both the in-person conference and the virtual conference?
How will the virtual content differ from the in-person content?
What time zones will be used?
Where should I submit my proposal for the virtual content?
If I submit to the in-person event will I be able to alter my choice?
Will virtual presentations be published in the Proceedings?
Will authors be required to register for the in-person Congress or the virtual conference to have the presentation included in the Proceedings?
Will virtual conference delegates only have access to the in-person keynotes?
Will all sessions be available on-demand for 30 days?
As a virtual attendee, would I be able to ask questions or participate in discussions?
Once registered as an in-person attendee, can I change my registration to the virtual? Or vice versa?