Many conference organizers are facing new challenges related to converting a complex in-person event to an all-virtual experience. With an extensive portfolio of conferences, the IEEE Computer Society was one of the groundbreakers to conduct a successful all-virtual event that included technical presentations, keynotes, posters, demonstrations, exhibits and sponsors, and networking opportunities.
Learn from the experts who have gained first-hand experience conducting virtual conferences! In efforts to share our knowledge, we’re providing Computer Society success stories to reveal the experiences and lessons we’ve learned along the way.
IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (IEEE VR)
The IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (IEEE VR) converted to an all-virtual event in response to coronavirus concerns and successfully provided a seamlessly immersive, inclusive, and green experience to its expanded audience of over 2,000 registrants. Taking place entirely online, the event featured all of the content planned for the in-person event, including live-streamed presentations, invited talks, and panels, as well as poster sessions, demos, and a 3D user-interface (3DUI) contest hosted in a social virtual world, deftly utilizing some of the technology that would have been displayed at the conference itself. Read the IEEE VR 2020 case study.
IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (IEEE ICDE)
Just three weeks out from its planned date, the organizers for the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (IEEE ICDE) made the decision to host their conference, originally planned to take place in Dallas, Texas, completely virtually. Despite having to cancel the in-person conference, the virtual event was a success, which included over 2000 conference; a special keynote address from the “Women in Data Science” workshop was presented, as well as a special IEEE Computer Society Awards Presentation. Read the IEEE ICDE 2020 case study.