Virtual scientific events
The ASBMB provides members with a virtual platform to share scientific research and accomplishments and to discuss emerging topics and technologies with the BMB community. Length of program may vary depending on topic and need; typically a seminar is 1–2 hours, a workshop or conference may be longer or span multiple days. The ASBMB encourages speaker diversity (gender, race, geographical); participation of early-career scientists, women scientists and scientists from underrepresented groups is strongly encouraged.
The ASBMB will manage the technical aspects, market the event to tens of thousands of contacts and present the digital event live to a remote audience. Additional tools such as polling, Q&A, breakout rooms and post event Twitter chats may be used to facilitate maximum engagement.
Organizers can submit their proposal at any time and will be notified of a decision within 4–6 weeks of proposal receipt. The ASBMB virtual event guidelines will be provided to organizers upon proposal approval.
Virtual event formats
You’ll work directly with the ASBMB Meetings Office to plan your virtual event. Below are a few common formats for ASBMB virtual events:
Virtual conferences are usually 4–6 hours per day and can take place over one or several days and offer a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and poster sessions. Virtual breakout rooms and other elements such as attendee-to-attendee live video chat can be used to foster engagement and networking opportunities.
Virtual workshops provide attendees with in-depth how-to guidance. They usually last a few hours and can take place over one or several days. Virtual breakout rooms and other elements can be used to foster learning and discussion.
Webinars and virtual seminars are typically 1–2 hours long and usually feature speaker presentations and question-and-answer sessions. Depending on the length of each speaker’s talk, a panel discussion or other activity can be built in to foster further discussion.