Virtual conferencing: What are the benefits?

  • Virtual Conferences are climate-friendly and COVID-19 proof.
  • Bring young researchers an opportunity for explaining their work and get into touch with people doing similar research
  • Virtual conferences are free or inexpensive. At a conventional conference, travel, registration, and hotel add to a large sum of money. Many cannot afford that.
  • The technology is familiar and broadly available
  • The participants are approachable.

Virtual socializing

Virtual socializing happens in coffee breaks at virtual and semi-virtual conferences. Any conference participant can contact any other participant. In open meetings, anyone can join any conversation. If people want private meetings, they can organize them themselves.

Sources socializing at academic conferences