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December 2022

 

Registration and Ticketing (Events Hub)

We’ve amplified our suite of event hosting solutions with a new module for organizers to seamlessly manage registration and ticketing for virtual and hybrid events.

  • A flexible end-to-end event management solution to address common pain points for organizers and their audiences.

  • Real-time adaptability with a 360° view on running sales to adjust tickets, pricing, and coupons based on the event sales performance.

  • Eliminate the need to use 3rd-party ticketing and registration services.

  • Removal of time and resources required to connect multiple platforms with each other, as well as the inconsistencies of information transfers between each platform.

  • A streamlined and automated process for organizers with no re-synchronization of information required.

Create and manage ticket view

New ticket view

Monitor transactions view

 

Enhanced User Profiles

Enhanced user profiles will leverage the Ringgold Identify Database and other industry standard identifiers, such as ORCiD. This will help the research community build trust and integrity by enabling researchers to use persistent identifiers to validate professional information – affiliations, locations, publications, and more – thus distinguishing themselves from other researchers, allow others to confirm their identity, and ensure the researcher gets credit for their work.

User profile general information view

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Auto-Assign Reviewers

Select autopilot and let our Peer Review Workflows determine the optimal way to distribute your abstracts or papers for peer review. Choose how many reviews are required per submission, check the system’s suggestions, and adjust as needed before confirming assignments. The smart tools take into account reviewers' chosen topics of expertise, relative workloads, and potential conflicts of interest.

Auto-Assign Reviewers view

 

November 2022

 

Event Discoverability Optimized in Google Search 

To help bring awareness and build trust in your events hosted on the Morressier platform, we have optimized discoverability through Google search. In addition to our upcoming registration and ticketing module, this new feature will streamline the process of registering for events and can potentially increase your attendance rate.

 

Calls for Abstracts Discoverability Optimized in Google Search 

Many researchers use Google Search to discover calls for abstracts, papers and more created by conference organizers, societies and publishers. To help increase submissions, we have optimized the discoverability of calls for content in Google Search.

 

Download Submission and Review Reports

Organizers and publisher representatives can now capture a snapshot of the submission and review data for their events whenever necessary. Reports can be downloaded in spreadsheet format containing the details of all the abstracts, proceedings, or posters and presentations submitted to an event. Additionally, reports detail the latest reviewer feedback on all submissions and are updated hourly.

Download submission report view

 

Proceedings Workflow Optimized for Bulk Uploading Author Forms

To ensure submission of a complete package of proceedings papers and related content, organizers can now upload additional documents in any file format including doc(x), xls(x), jpg, and pdf when preparing submissions to publishers, e.g., copyright transfer forms or attendee lists, alongside the preface and other editorial materials.

Author forms view 

 

New Library Design Available to All Research Libraries

All Morressier research libraries now feature a new, rich design with intuitive options to customize libraries and display more functionalities on the home page.

Library homepage view 

 

Coming Next - Targeting Early 2023

 

Auto-Assign Reviewers

Select autopilot and let our Peer Review Workflows determine the optimal way to distribute your abstracts or papers for peer review. Choose how many reviews are required per submission, check the system’s suggestions, and adjust as needed before confirming assignments. The smart tools take into account reviewers' chosen topics of expertise, relative workloads, and potential conflicts of interest.

Auto-Assign Reviewers view

 

Registration and Ticketing (Events Hub)

We are amplifying our suite of event hosting solutions with a new module for organizers to seamlessly manage registration and ticketing for virtual and hybrid events.

  • A flexible end-to-end event management solution to address common pain points for organizers and their audiences with a 360° view on running sales.

  • Eliminate the need to use 3rd-party ticketing and registration services.

  • Removal of time and resources required to connect multiple platforms with each other, as well as the inconsistencies of information transfers between each platform.

  • A streamlined and automated process for organizers with no re-synchronization of information required.



Host Conference Proceedings in Research Libraries

Share your organization’s conference proceedings content in your Morressier Research Library. Allowing for content to be discoverable beyond your existing community by hosting the full proceedings in a Research Library or linking out to your own publishing platform.

 

Exhibitor Representatives in Virtual Booths

Engagement with the audience is a key objective for exhibitors hosting both in-person and virtual events. Ultimately, this is achieved through the interpersonal connection of speakers with their audience. Morressier will enable exhibitors to assign representatives to booths that attendees can connect and interact with either through messages, 1-1 video calls, or meeting scheduling.

 

Extending the Community of Communities for Early-Stage Research

Opening the platform to a wider community with an enhanced account creation workflow that includes Single Sign-On (SSO) with society membership, ORCID and Google credentials.

 

Disambiguating and Connecting Researchers to Research Output

Enhanced user profiles will leverage the Ringgold Identify database and other standard identifiers, such as ORCiD. This will help the research community build trust and integrity by enabling researchers to use persistent identifiers to identify professional information – affiliations, locations, funding, publications, and more – thus distinguishing themselves from other researchers, allow others to confirm their identity, and ensure the researcher gets credit for their work.

 

New Sponsorship Features


  • Live stages-pre/mid ads Sponsorships 

 

October 2022

 

Return Event to Organizer (Proceedings Management)

Publisher representatives can now request changes from conference organizers that must be addressed prior to the proceedings or technical papers in their event being published. 

Organizers then make the required changes to their papers or editorial material before resubmitting the volume.

Message to organizer view

 

Coming Next - Targeting Fall

 

Registration and Ticketing (Events Hub)

We are amplifying our suite of event hosting solutions with a new module for organizers to seamlessly manage registration and ticketing for virtual and hybrid events.

  • A flexible end-to-end event management solution to address common pain points for organizers and their audiences with a 360° view on running sales.

  • Eliminate the need to use 3rd-party ticketing and registration services.

  • Removal of time and resources required to connect multiple platforms with each other, as well as the inconsistencies of information transfers between each platform.

  • A streamlined and automated process for organizers with no re-synchronization of information required.

Create and manage ticket view

New ticket view

Monitor transactions view

 

Host Conference Proceedings in Research Libraries

Share your organization’s conference proceedings content in your Morressier Research Library. Allowing for content to be discoverable beyond your existing community by hosting the full proceedings in a Research Library or linking out to your own publishing platform.

 

Exhibitor Representatives in Virtual Booths

Engagement with the audience is a key objective for exhibitors hosting both in-person and virtual events. Ultimately, this is achieved through the interpersonal connection of speakers with their audience. Morressier will enable exhibitors to assign representatives to booths that attendees can connect and interact with either through messages, 1-1 video calls, or meeting scheduling.

 

Extending the Community of Communities for Early-Stage Research

Opening the platform to a wider community with an enhanced account creation workflow that includes Single Sign-On (SSO) with society membership, ORCID and Google credentials.

 

Disambiguating and Connecting Researchers to Research Output

Enhanced user profiles will leverage the Ringgold Identify database and other standard identifiers, such as ORCiD. This will help the research community build trust and integrity by enabling researchers to use persistent identifiers to identify professional information – affiliations, locations, funding, publications, and more – thus distinguishing themselves from other researchers, allow others to confirm their identity, and ensure the researcher gets credit for their work.

 

New Sponsorship Features


  • Live stages-pre/mid ads Sponsorships 

 

September 2022

 

iPad App-QR Codes for Posters

To increase visibility of research at events a QR code can now be generated for all posters displayed in the iPad App. Participants viewing the submission on the iPad App or external screens can scan the QR code with their mobile devices and access the submission’s full content. They can also revisit submissions of interest on their personal devices, view the discussions around the submission in the platform, and make connections.

 

Request Another Review

To enable a more robust peer review process, conference organizers and editors are now able to request an additional round of review (“re-review”) of a manuscript after a revised version has been resubmitted by authors. This allows reviewers to confirm whether the proposed changes on the initial manuscript were implemented correctly by the authors. An unlimited number of review rounds can be completed on a single manuscript.

Review history view

 

Coming Next - Targeting Fall

 

Return Event to Organizer

Publisher representatives can request changes from conference organizers that must be addressed prior to the proceedings or technical papers in their event being published. Organizers then make the required changes to their papers or editorial material before resubmitting the volume.

Return event to organizer option

 

Host Conference Proceedings in Research Libraries

Share your organization’s conference proceedings content in your Morressier Research Library. Allowing for content to be discoverable beyond your existing community by hosting the full proceedings in a Research Library or linking out to your own publishing platform.

 

Exhibitor Representatives in Virtual Booths

Engagement with the audience is a key objective for exhibitors hosting both in-person and virtual events. Ultimately, this is achieved through the interpersonal connection of speakers with their audience. Morressier will enable exhibitors to assign representatives to booths that attendees can connect and interact with either through messages, 1-1 video calls, or meeting scheduling.

 

Extending the Community of Communities for Early-Stage Research

Opening the platform to a wider community with an enhanced account creation workflow that includes Single Sign-On (SSO) with society membership, ORCID and Google credentials.

 

Disambiguating and Connecting Researchers to Research Output

Enhanced user profiles will leverage the Ringgold Identify database and other standard identifiers, such as ORCiD. This will help the research community build trust and integrity by enabling researchers to use persistent identifiers to identify professional information – affiliations, locations, funding, publications, and more – thus distinguishing themselves from other researchers, allow others to confirm their identity, and ensure the researcher gets credit for their work.

 

New Sponsorship, Registration, and Scheduling Features

 

  • Registration and ticketing
  • Live stages-pre/mid ads Sponsorships 

 

 

August 2022

 

Schedule a Meeting

To open the door for networking opportunities among attendees (either on-site or virtual) the Morressier platform facilitates the planning of 1-1 meetings between attendees that fits individual's schedules and preferences. Once created, these meetings populate on personal calendars ensuring there aren’t conflicts with other event commitments.

Schedule a meeting option in User Profiles

Schedule a meeting model 

 

My agenda view with scheduled/requested meetings

Section Editor Role

Enable conference organizers/administrators to streamline the experience for their Section/Topic Editors so that invited editors only have access to the content and actions required within their respective topic(s).

Invite new collaborators

 

 

iPad Custom Filters

Organizers can now set and display iPad custom filters for the posters hosted in their event, allowing attendees to discover posters of interest with ease.

 

Event Program PDF Exporter

To assist organizers with sharing and disseminating their event program through preferred channels, we now offer the option to export their program in a PDF format at any stage of the program building process.

 

Back Office: Managing IP Access to Research Libraries

Organizers can manage IP address access for individuals and institutions to content included in their research library(ies). Access can be temporarily removed by disabling when the subscription expires (such as disabling access after a 2-week free trial period ends) or completely by deleting the data of the institution from the back office.

 

Coming Next - Targeting Fall

 

Exhibitor Representatives in Virtual Booths

Engagement with the audience is a key objective for exhibitors hosting both in-person and virtual events. Ultimately, this is achieved through the interpersonal connection of speakers with their audience. Morressier will enable exhibitors to assign representatives to booths that attendees can connect and interact with either through messages, 1-1 video calls, or meeting scheduling.

 

Request Another Review

Conference organizers and editors will be able to request an additional round of review (“re-review”) of a manuscript after a revised version has been resubmitted by authors.

 

Extending the Community of Communities for Early-Stage Research

Opening the platform to a wider community with an enhanced account creation workflow that includes Single Sign-On (SSO) with society membership, ORCID and Google credentials.

 

Disambiguating and Connecting Researchers to Research Output

Enhanced user profiles will leverage the Ringgold Identify database and other standard identifiers, such as ORCiD. This will help the research community build trust and integrity by enabling researchers to use persistent identifiers to identify professional information – affiliations, locations, funding, publications, and more – thus distinguishing themselves from other researchers, allow others to confirm their identity, and ensure the researcher gets credit for their work.

 

New Sponsorship, Registration, and Scheduling Features

 

  • Registration and ticketing
  • Live stages-pre/mid ads Sponsorships 

 

 

July 2022

 

Improved User Experience for Researchers visiting the Morressier Platform

 

  • We’ve redesigned navigation, home, search, and search results to help logged-in visitors find content quickly and easily.
  • The new design provides an equally excellent experience for researchers on mobile and small screen desktops.
  • Content filters have been added - making it easier to browse by event, session, research, call for abstracts, or call for papers.
  • A new menu enables researchers to quickly view upcoming events and recently read the research.

*We will continually test the usability of our designs over the next few weeks and then open the new pages to all.

 

Session Tags

To facilitate enhanced filtering options for conference programs, our platform now allows organizers to create custom tags and assign these tags to their sessions. These filters allow for multi-select filtering and can be combined with other existing session program filters. Tags are also displayed in each individual session to provide a consistent experience.

 

Coming Next - Targeting Late Summer/Fall

 

 

Extending the Community of Communities for Early-Stage Research

Morressier is opening the platform to a wider community with an enhanced account creation workflow that includes Single Sign-On (SSO) with society membership, ORCID, and Google credentials.

 

Disambiguating and Connecting Researchers to Research Output

Enhanced user profiles will leverage the Ringgold Identify database and other standard identifiers, such as ORCID iDs. This will assist the research community in building trust and integrity by enabling researchers to use persistent identifiers to validate professional information – affiliations, locations, funding, publications, and more – thus distinguishing themselves from other researchers, allowing others to confirm their identity, and ensuring researchers get credit for their work.

 

Section Editor and Topic Editor Role Enhancements

Enable conference organizers to create a streamlined experience for their Section/Topic Editors so that specified editors only view the content and actions required within their respective topic(s).  

 

Enhanced Access Model for Research Libraries  

To support societies and publishers in managing access to events and research content on Research Libraries, we are enhancing our access model to restrict access by IP range.

 

New Sponsorship, Registration, and Scheduling Features

Schedule an appointment

To facilitate the networking opportunities among attendees (either on-site or virtual) the Morressier platform will support the planning of 1-1 meetings between attendees in order to ensure more interaction and engagement that fits individual's schedules and preferences.

Registration and ticketing

To provide an end-to-end event management experience for conference organizers, we are adding a new module for managing registration and ticketing for virtual and hybrid events.

Sponsorship in Live Events

To assist conference organizers in engaging sponsors in live events, we are building tools that will allow you to sell sponsorship opportunities in the form of ads and calls to action.






June 2022

 

Integrity checks - flag citation manipulation

Citation manipulation is one of the most challenging issues facing scholarly publishing. When one author’s publications are overly cited in a paper, it is often difficult to identify because there is no universally agreed-upon rule of how often it is appropriate for an author to reference their own or their co-worker’s publications.

Challenges to publishing integrity like this can lead to high retraction rates, which damages reputations and negatively impacts the scientific community.

Using our new citation manipulation feature, publishers can easily identify articles that cite the same author’s research multiple times, so they can choose whether to exclude these articles from publication. Publishers can also see which of the flagged names belong to a person that played a role in compiling the volume they are currently reviewing.

 

Filter Free and Paid Submissions on Research Libraries

Societies and organizations have many different access models to research. Some types of research are open and available to all, whilst others are restricted to specific user groups. To make it easy and efficient to distinguish openly available content from restricted content, we now enable researchers to filter searches by free or paid content.

 

Search people in events

To further improve attendee engagement at events, we’ve enhanced the search feature. As well as filtering by speakers, authors, delegates and chairs, users can now perform much deeper searches within a specific event. Searchers can now focus on name, organization and department, meaning far richer results.

 

May 2022

 

Open peer reviews

Organizers can now choose a completely open peer review process. Authors will be able to see with full transparency the people who have reviewed their abstracts and papers. This can help promote open research and allow reviewers to receive credit for their voluntary work in the service of science.

 

April 2022

 

One-to-One video calls

Networking opportunities through face-to-face engagement with peers are an important driver for individuals to participate in events, but in the age of the virtual event, these can be lost. In a virtual or hybrid setting, our platform enables video communication among attendees to increase engagement and delegate satisfaction. Enhancing Morressier’s networking and peering capabilities is an exciting development, already in high demand from our Conference user base.

This functionality allows Event attendees to connect and network through one-to-one video calls as an extension of the chat feature. One-to-One Video Calls expands the possibilities for virtual networking and socializing by giving attendees more flexibility to interact.

Whilst on the call, attendees can continue chatting or sharing content, as well as sharing their device screen for a richer collaboration experience. The experience is very like popular video conferencing tools including giving attendees control over audio and video. Morressier even provides a feature so that attendees can perform a technical check to ensure everything works smoothly during the call.

 

Personal event scheduler

Virtual events involve attendees dipping in and out of the online event, so ensuring attendee engagement is maximized can be difficult for Organizers. This feature will also be useful in the live setting, providing delegates with vital venue information and alerts for upcoming sessions.

Event Attendees can now manage a personalized event schedule to maximize their engagement. Event organizers can offer their attendees the ability to easily add sessions to their personal calendars, receive reminders, and track related content.

Attendees save the sessions they are interested in which can be added to their calendar. Notifications and updates are then automatically sent to remind attendees about the session, update them on changes and remind them of the session post-conference. This new feature will increase engagement and improve the attendee experience.

Personal event scheduler

 

Publisher Research Libraries

Publishers can now aggregate events, presentations, and authors of individual society pages in a Research Library. Publishers need an enhanced Research Library experience to help expand their audiences and grow deeper relationships with stakeholders.

Publisher Research Library

 

Display open calls for submissions on Research Library home page

Societies and publishers can now offer visitors the opportunity to view all open calls for abstracts and papers. Calls for Submissions are displayed in date order with expired calls automatically removed from display.

Open calls for submissions

 

Abstracts, Poster & Presentations Conference Link

Event organizers can now import accepted abstracts to their Conference Hub, create new posters or presentations from scratch, and launch their event submission process without manually uploading data. This makes the submission management workflow a lot simpler.

Organizers invite the authors in their event to submit a poster or presentation for a conference based on their previously submitted abstract. Submissions can be categorized into topics and arranged into sessions to build out the conference program.

Abstract PPM link

 

March 2022

 

Change requests and resubmission of abstracts

Are you getting mixed feedback on an abstract from reviewers? Do you see potential in the research, but feel that something is missing? Simply suggest changes to Authors and invite them to resubmit, even if the submission deadline has already passed. Asking reviewers to resubmit based on feedback is great for interaction between the Researcher and the Society.

Change requests and resubmission of abstracts

Search abstract submissions

Conference organizers can now search Abstracts for an Event to quickly find a specific submission. Search by Unique ID, Title, Author, or email to quickly check on a specific Abstract or a particular Author’s work. Improving search capabilities allows Conference Organizers to easily find and take action on specific submissions and increases engagement with authors.

Search abstracts

Session chat with hosts and speakers

In the continued spirit of increasing engagement at conferences, Hosts and Speakers can now participate in session chats. This improvement allows session Hosts and Speakers participating in live sessions to join in the session chat channel to answer questions and engage more effectively with their audience.

Session chat

 

February 2022

Bring Audience-to-Stage

“What we missed the most from on-site events is the face to face interaction with the audience”. “I wish I was able to interact with the speakers in real time”.

Are you an organizer that heard this feedback from your speakers and audience? Did your speakers feel “isolated” when presenting their work to your virtual audience?

To respond to these concerns and to increase engagement in live virtual events, we have released the Bring Audience to Stage feature. This set of tools builds engagement beyond traditional Q&A, text chats, and polls, enabling the audience to actively take part in the virtual experience through structured participation in live sessions. In particular, the tools allow the audience to join the main stage with audio and/or video in order to ask questions, make comments, share their views and interact in real time. Simultaneously, these new tools allow for full moderation and control of the experience flow and structure per event session.

Bring audience to stage

 

Technical checks and connectivity alerts for event hosts and speakers

The experience and success of virtual events relies heavily on technology. We recognize that:

  • Your attendees are not always equal when it comes to tech-savviness.
  • If your speakers and audience experience technical problems, their whole experience can be impacted.
  • As a virtual event organizer, it is impossible for you to know which kind of device your participants will be using when they attend your event or how stable their connection is. And, we know that poor audio and video quality as well as technical difficulties can cause real physical stress to any participant who experiences them.
  • As a result, we want to ensure that everyone attending your event is technically ready and confident so they can focus on their presentations and engaging with their peers.

Therefore, we have added automated, in-platform tech checks for all participants of live and networking sessions. These tech checks guide the participant in a journey that checks for the right browser permissions as well as camera and microphone checks to ensure that their devices are properly functioning.

In live sessions, speakers and moderators are instantly notified of any connectivity issues they might encounter, so as to be more prepared and proactive.

Tech check

 

Article View Always Has Citable Metadata

You can now maintain full control over the visibility of submissions and videos in your event, while simultaneously allowing your event and content to be discovered and cited by a wider community during and after the conference.

Whether an event is public or restricted, readers can view the title, author list, abstract, and conference information for every submission.



Link from Article View to Content Library

Drive traffic to your Content Library and allow new interested readers to discover your community. Every submission in your collection now links out to your full Content Library, so you can harness the power of the Morressier platform to engage a wider community than ever before.

 

More event customization options

Not all events are the same. A new show/hide feature allows you to set-up an event and select only the sections that are applicable. For example, for poster libraries the “Sessions” section can now be hidden, or for events without Exhibitors the “Exhibitor” section can be hidden. Customize your view with a simple on/off toggle option.

Event settings

 

Moderated Q&A Sessions

For Q&A sessions, you may set a flag for whether the Q&A session should be moderated or not.

 

New Action Cards Supporting Event Set Up

In addition to the 4-step wizard, we have improved the session awareness when you are working on setting up an event with new “cards” for prompting each stage of the workflow.

 

Improved Management of Event Registrants

New tools make it easy to add registrants to your Morressier hosted event.

Registrant Overview
View all registrants associated with your event as well as the status of their Morressier account so that you can be proactive in reminding users to sign up and join the event.

Bulk import of Event Registrants
Add as many registrants as you wish through a single or multiple excel imports into the platform. The import tool will guide you through the process, highlight any errors in your data and give you the ability to correct them on the spot, easily and effortlessly.

Quick Import of late registrants
Do you often have to deal with late registrants that need immediate attention? Our platform allows you to quickly add and notify those users instantly. All you need to provide is their email address.

 

January 2022

 

Streamline Event Set-Up

As part of our commitment to make the set up of events more streamlined, customized and intuitive, we have improved the workflows for event creators and managers. Set-up your event in four steps. Capture all the necessary information to get started and the platform will guide you for the rest.

 

Q&A for a Poster or Presentation

At Morressier, we’re all about keeping your audience and community coming back to engage with content even after the conference has ended. To this end, we have added a Q&A section to each individual poster or presentation page, where users can comment and ask questions of the author outside of the context of a live session.

 

Nominate abstracts for Event Proceedings

Abstract and Proceedings Management are stronger together. When using the Morressier Platform to manage your content workflow from the Call for Abstracts all the way through to submitting your proceedings for publication, you can now choose to invite the authors of selected abstracts to submit an article to your Call for Papers. The results are many-fold:

  • A more efficient process for your authors eliminating duplicate steps
  • A more efficient process for your staff
  • End-to-end visibility of the path that a piece of research has taken through the various submission and review stages when considering it for inclusion in your conference proceedings

Nominate abstracts