The Virtual Conference Experience

To ensure the health and safety of all delegates, speakers, staff and volunteers, the IFA has decided to re-invent the 15th Global Conference “Rights Matter” and give delegates the option to share insights, be inspired, collaborate and connect safely with global experts in the field of ageing  in-person as well as virtually.  

While attending in person to the 15th Global Conference is also possible, in the virtual conference you will get the same content you would receive in a traditional conference with the advantages of being more cost-effective and being able to listen to the content on your own time and when it is convenient for you.

What to expect?

The IFA knows that delegates look for greater interaction, connectivity and innovation in their conferences, that is why, in order to elevate their experience, the virtual event will include the following features plus many more!

  • Virtual abstract presentations – Interested in presenting but cannot attend the in-person conference? Not a problem! Delegates can now present virtually. Whether it is a paper, poster, symposium or a workshop abstract you can now present in front of thousand of delegates and experts in the field of ageing from the comfort of your office.
    For more information about submitting an abstract, please click here.
  • Simultaneous translation – The IFA is aware that delegates from all over the world will be joining the virtual event that is why simultaneous translation in English and French will be available in Keynote Speakers presentations and some abstracts presentations.
  • Pre-conference and Conference program – Experience, listen and learn.
    Fill your day with inspiration, networking and outstanding presentations on the four action areas of The Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030: ageism, age-friendly cities and communities, primary health care, and long-term care alongside older people and pandemics.
    Detailed information of the conference agenda with links to access to each session will be provided; the virtual platform makes it easy for delegates to find what is happening, where and where.
  • Switch from one session to another – Wanting to experience another session that is happening at the same time? No problem! The virtual platform makes it easy for delegates to switch from one session to another in order to maximize the value and experience of the conference.
  • Real-time meetings with presenters and delegates– The virtual conference offers one-on-one meetings with delegates and group meetings up to 15 people to share insights, thoughts and debate.
  • Network, live participation for comments and Q&A during live sessions and high-quality audience engagement Exchange virtual business cards with peers and global experts. The virtual platform lets delegates send direct messages, request meetings, join chats and video groups, raise your hand electronically and send questions to presenters, respond to polls and share how they are enjoying the event by adding images and comments on the virtual platform Newsfeed.
    Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #IFAConf2021 and #RightsMatter
  • Search, filter and sort Exhibitor and Sponsor profiles – Do you need to find specific information regarding a Sponsor or Exhibitor? No problem! with the search bar option delegates can find the desired contact information and enquire about services or products offered.
  • High-quality virtual presentations – Learn and get inspired by diverse high-quality and detailed poster, workshops, paper and symposium presentations and discuss the results among colleagues, leaders and presenters.
  • Learn on demand – Assist to different sessions and Symposiums from the comfort of your office and re-play each session as much as you want up to 1 month after the congress.
    Access from the comfort of your desktop or mobile device. Learn on demand wherever, whenever.
  • Outstanding customer service – Delegates attending to the 15th Global Conference on Ageing “Rights Matter” virtually will have access to real-time chat with an IFA member ready to assist. Delegates will be able to ask for instructions on where to click to go to a desired session or any other conference related issue that may arise during conference hours.

The virtual conference will be an engaging, interactive, and insightful event that will deliver an unforgettable delegate experience.

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For FAQ regarding the virtual conference, please click here.