The homepage at https://event.imps2021.exordo.com
has options listed at the top of the page that include “Home,”
“At a Glance,” “Today,” “Live,” “On Demand,” and “Discover”. The
“Home” button will be used to post announcements related to the
conference as well as featured talks and meetings. The “At a
Glance” and “Today” buttons provide overviews of the scheduled
sessions. Below are descriptions of the other options.
Thanks for your registration for Virtual IMPS 2021. We hope you
enjoy the conference!
The “Live” option is where you will access the live sessions
themselves, which will begin on July 20. Note that there are four
rooms (Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3 and Stage 4) where the live
sessions will occur. At the time of those sessions, you can
simply click within the box of the corresponding room to enter
that session as an attendee. The live sessions will be run using
Cisco WebEx. A version of Cisco WebEx Events will be installed if
you are accessing a Live Stage room for the first time, and you
should follow the instructions to install if needed. You can also
“Browse Lineup” for each Stage to see what sessions will occur
Unfortunately the virtual live platform will only work using a
Windows or Mac system. For example, it will NOT run on Linux, nor
will it run on hand-held devices such as tablets and phones, even
if they are running iOS or a Windows based OS.
When attending a live session, your audio and video will be OFF
and cannot be turned ON. Only panelists (presenters and the
chair) will have the ability to use these features. Questions to
the presenters can be posted in the Chat box in the lower right
hand portion of the screen.
Questions posted in the Chat box will be visible to the session
chair and can be asked by the session chair on your behalf
following the presentation.
With the virtual setup, a significant part of the conference
experience happens before the meeting itself, so we hope you will
take time to view the various presentations that have been
uploaded. Please note that the keynote and invited talks will
only occur live, so there will not be presentation materials or
recordings posted for these talks.
We hope you will also take advantage of the “Post a Question”
feature associated with each of the uploaded presentations. Below
each presentation you will find a box that allows you to post
questions and interact with the presenting author both prior to
and during the conference. Any questions posted in this box will
lead to a notification being sent to the presenting author, and
will also appear in the Questions box below the presentation. For
oral presentation and symposium sessions, questions can also be
posted to the “Chat” at the live session at which the
presentation is assigned.
The “Discover” option gives the ability to search the program for
particular presentations, sessions or authors. The sessions are
arranged into “Bundles” by format type, and are organized as a
poster session, oral parallel sessions, spotlight talks or
symposia. The schedule of talks can also be downloaded as a pdf