Enhancements for 2021
This year you can expect the same features provided in 2020: live symposia, abstracts/poster sessions, social events, and live online technical assistance. However, based on your feedback, PSA is also working hard to provide the following enhancements:
This feature was limited to online attendees last year in an instant messenger format. We are working to provide live-video chat capabilities, messaging to offline attendees, and more accessible chat functionality with presenters of abstracts and sessions.
Social events are also a crucial component of the in-person Annual Meeting. We will be working on a way to develop social events that are engaging and beneficial for both new and seasoned meeting attendees.
The primary reason we gather is to share and take in the latest science within our field. The following scientific presentation formats will be enhanced to provide more exposure and opportunities for attendees than was available in 2020.
Feedback highlighted that attendees want concurrent symposium sessions. The virtual environment offers multiple ballrooms for us to host simultaneous symposia. With all symposia being recorded live, the presentations will still be made available 24 hours following the live airing. This gives attendees even more exposure to the science.
Navigation, filters, presenter communication, and more are all aspects of presentations that will be improved for this year's meeting. We will be working to bring these capabilities to the virtual space making it easier for you to find the content you seek easily and efficiently.
PSA is working to bring back the Student Competition in 2021 through the virtual space. This was a component missed in 2020 and we believe we have the technology to replicate the in-person competition virtually.
Last year’s PSA leadership and chicken icons were an engaging and fun way to entice attendees to explore the virtual environment. This year, we will be working to bring even more functionality and fun to the virtual space through gamification and social events.
The 2021 Awards Ceremony will recognize all of this year’s award winners and give them an opportunity to provide thanks for their achievements. The event will be held live in one of the ballrooms and all meeting attendees present will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive gamification experience!