Science and technology conferences are engines of innovation—essential to the incubation of new ideas, the dissemination of research, and the spawning of new technologies.
However, this year, with no warning, conferences around the globe are finding themselves in uncharted waters as the global COVID-19 pandemic makes physical meetings impossible.
To help organisers cope, ACM has issued a new report, “Virtual Conferences: A Guide to Best Practices,” on how to replace face-to-face conferences with virtual ones during the pandemic.
The report is the output of a task force convened by ACM President, Cherri M. Pancake, to help ACM conference organisers navigate the virtual conference landscape. Composed of heavy users of online technologies, and of researchers responsible for developing them, the ACM community is well positioned to offer advice to other groups dealing with the same problems.
View the full report here