Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, DIA needed an effective technological solution to transform the DIA Europe 2020 meeting into a fully-virtual conference within a short time frame. The association required a platform where authors could present their research and where both delegates and a global audience could explore conference content long-term. Although DIA had already successfully engaged Morressier’s services in the past in a hybrid conference model, this was the association’s first fully-virtual event. As such, organizers required a conference content workflow that was quick to implement and that delegates could easily grasp.
Morressier managed the submission, hosting, and sharing of all conference content for the DIA Europe 2020 Meeting. Authors could pre-record video presentations and upload them to the DIA gallery alongside their posters, providing additional context to findings and increasing the engagement around conference content. Morressier managed the communications regarding poster submissions, deadlines, and support queries, saving the DIA team time and valuable resources.
A seamless virtual conference experience
The DIA Europe 2020 conference was successfully transformed into a fully-virtual event within a very short timeframe. Engagement with conference research was high and over 50% of authors adopted the brand-new video submission technology.
The poster gallery and pre-recorded poster sessions allowed delegates to browse and engage with research in their own time. This ensured delegates did not miss any relevant sessions and could most effectively use their time at the conference.
A global boost for poster presenters
By launching an online poster gallery, researchers from around the world could access and engage with posters and poster presentations long after the event itself concluded. This increased the reach, impact, and longevity of the conference and provided DIA authors with a global boost.