Virtual Conference Information

General Information

What can you expect at EU-ISMET2021?

  • Plenary presentations including Q&A with the keynote speakers
  • Consecutive concurrent sessions featuring group Q&A with speakers
  • Posters available on demand before, during, and after the conference
  • Planned and spontaneous networking and social sessions

How will the conference work?

EU-SIMET2021 will be held on the PheedLoop virtual events platform. PheedLoop offers a variety of options for real-time interaction similar to an in-person conference, including context-aware text chat, video calls between participants or groups, and more.

During the main conference days (September 13 – 15), speakers will participate in live discussions and Q&A sessions with the audience. These discussion sessions will include all the speakers from a session and will be moderated by a Chairman/Chairwoman.

Poster session: Posters will be available on-demand to registered conference attendees. Conference attendees will be encouraged to visit the Poster Hall during the Poster Sessions. Authors can solve the questions that come in through the chat and will be able to have live video conversations with many attendees at once, in groups. Click “Join Live” and connect with poster authors.

Pre-recorded presentations and posters will remain available to registered attendees for two weeks after the conference, until September 30, so that all registered attendees will be able to revisit the sessions and catch up with the talks they've missed.

As with an in-person conference, participants can build their own schedule, participate in all sessions, and switch from session to session at will.

PheedLoop Tips and Tricks for Virtual Attendees

Virtual portal overview
  • When you first reach the event landing page, you will have to log in with the information provided to you. Enable your browser to bookmark the link and to save your username (email address) and password for easy future log in.
  • Once you're logged in, you will see the Lobby of the event. You will see any important announcements and the chat area on this page.
  • Enable your notifications by clicking ALLOW on the popup window or by clicking the notification bell in the top right corner.
  • Click on the Accessibility icon in the top-right to make the necessary adjustments.
  • In the Sessions area, you can see the list of sessions and who the Speakers or Chairs are.
  • Click on your name and complete your personal profile. You can also change your password on this page.
Preparing your presentation - Oral Presentations

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be assigned to sessions based on the topic. During the main conference days, contributed sessions will be given 20-minute time slots for live stream Q&A and discussion with the audience – these time slots are only for discussion and will not include presentations, all presentations will be pre-recorded and available for conference delegates to watch on their own schedule, resulting in more time for audience participation with speakers. Pre-recorded content will be available to conference delegates starting September 10.

Audience questions will be facilitated through questions submitted via text in the chat. A session moderator will be assigned to each session to help guide the conversation; we also encourage all speakers to plan on watching the other talks from their sessions to better understand your session’s theme.

Uploading Recordings – New Deadline: August 20

All contributed oral presentations are required to be pre-recorded and uploaded in advance of the conference to be included in the programme (deadline July 30). The time limit is 12 minutes for oral presentations.

  1. You will be recording a narrated version of your presentation. You may choose to record just your slides with narration or record both yourself and your slides. We suggest you try a short recording first to see how your presentation will look and sound.
  2. You can use the software or application of your choice to pre-record your presentation. Different tools are available to assist you and enhance your presentation (i.e. Zoom, Microsoft PowerPoint)
  3. It is advisable to use the presentation template provided here.
  4. Video resolution: 1920*1080 (FullHD)
  5. Accepted formats are: .wmv, .mp4 or .mov
    • The following formats are NOT accepted: .ppsx, .pptx, .ppt, .pps
  1. Please remember to use the abstract ID number to rename your video. You can find it in the confirmation e-mail and the personal area

Log in to the conference platform

Log-in information will be sent to you from by September 10 (keep an eye on your Spam folder). SERE2021 will be held on the PheedLoop virtual events platform. Speakers will also receive access to a separate speaker portal to manage their session information.

If you have any questions or issues logging in, please reach out to