31 May 2021 to 4 June 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Whova Online Conference Platform

Whova is the online conference platform through which all of InterPore2021 will run. The single-entry interface will give participants easy access to:

  • all live minisymposia sessions for oral presentations
  • all pre-recorded presentations for both poster pitches and oral presentations
  • all invited and keynote lecturers (live and recorded)
  • the virtual exhibition hall
  • breakout rooms for networking or further discussions 1-on-1 or in a group
  • all social & networking events

Both a Web interface and Mobile App are available. 

 

On this page you will find information and instructions on:

 

How to access Whova 

Access to Whova will be given beginning 22 May to all participants with completed registrations. 

You must sign in to Whova with the same email address with which you registered for the conference. Once signed in you should be taken directly to the event.

Whova is available for Apple, Android and Windows devices.


The web interface has been optimized for Google Chrome and can be accessed here


The Whova mobile app is free for all attendees. Get the Android Whova app from the Google Play store or the iOs Whova app from the App Store. Blackberry and Windows Mobile users will need to access Whova through your mobile browser here


Set up your Whova profile

Think of your profile as a professional landing page that will give insight into who you are and what you’re interested in. Your profile will be visible to other participants, so make it look good. Your profile will help you build your network through Whova, connecting you with other attendees with similar interests. We recommend setting up your profile right away, but if you want to edit it later you can do so here or by clicking on your profile picture at the top-left corner of the event home page from the mobile app. 


Using the Agenda

In order to access sessions, you need to use the Whova application (navigating through the weblink or on your mobile app) and have a completed registration. Access to Whova will be given to all participants beginning 22 May. 

Please be aware of differences in time zone. The Whova web interface will automatically display the time zone as Central European Time (CET.) You can manually change this to your local time zone. The Whova mobile app should automatically display your local time zone.

 

Finding Sessions & Creating a Personal Agenda

Whova lists all the sessions on each event day, You can search an individual session by keywords, including a session title, room, and a speaker name. 

The session includes all the details like overview, handouts, speaker profiles, etc. You can add the session into your own personal agenda and set a reminder. All the sessions you saved are in "My Agenda."

  • Find the Agenda tab at the bottom of the screen. You should see a list of sessions for that day.
  • You can move through different days by selecting the date you want to view on the calendar at the top of the agenda 
  • Browse or search for sessions on the top bar.
  • Once you find the session you want to access, tap on it.
  • If the session is live, it will begin playing immediately upon entering. Otherwise, a message will indicate the scheduled start time. 
  • If the session hasn’t occurred yet, you can click Add to My Agenda to put the session on your own personal agenda and set a reminder.

  • Find the Agenda tab on the side of the screen. You should see a list of sessions for that day.
  • You can move through different days by selecting the date you want to view on the calendar at the top of the agenda 
  • Browse or search for sessions on the top bar.
  • Once you find the session you want to access, tap on it.
  • If the session is live, it will begin playing immediately upon entering. Otherwise, a message will indicate the scheduled start time. 
  • If the session hasn’t occurred yet, you can click Add to My Agenda to put the session on your own personal agenda.

 

Attending Live Sessions & Accessing Recorded Material

You can watch videos and livestreams directly through the agenda item.

During the session, you can click Like, ask questions or leave comments, and rate the session. You can take down your personal notes too.

Once you’ve accessed the agenda item, click on one of the options beneath Virtual Access: either Live Stream or Recorded video.


We suggest you use the Chrome browser to join the session streaming. Some streaming software may have compatibility issues with other browsers.

  • From the agenda list, click the session you want to watch the stream or video. There is a green camera icon for the sessions with streaming or video.
  • If the streaming screen directly shows up, click “Proceed” to start watching the stream. Otherwise click “View livestream” button to open a separate streaming page to watch.

 

Using the Session Q&A

  • Option 1: On the session detail page, tap the “Q&A” button; on the next page, view the existing questions, vote on the questions you are interested in, or click “Ask a Question” to ask a new one
  • Option 2: On the event main page, tap “Session Q&A” button; find the session you want to ask questions in, and tap on it.

  • Option 1: You can access three tabs on the right hand side of the virtual session: Session Q&A, Chat, and Community. You can submit questions for the presenter through Session Q&A, participate in ongoing discussions with the other attendees viewing the session through Chat, and browse the Community Board function through Community
  • Option 2: You can use this function through the “Session Q&A” tab on the left hand sidebar underneath Resources.

 

Connect with Other Participants

Whova easily allows you to network at InterPore2021. Within Whova you can:

 

See Who Is Attending the Event

  • Click the “Attendees” tab on the bottom of the screen to browse the attendee list.
  • At the top of the page, you can search attendees by keywords such as company name or title. In their professional profiles, you can take notes or request contact information.
  • To find people with common backgrounds and interests, click the Recommended tab on the top of the Attendees list to find Whova’s recommendations about people you may be interested in networking with. Click into each item to see attendees who come from the same city or have the same affiliations, educational background, or interests as you.
  • Say Hi with one click or start a private chat by clicking the Message button. You can convert it to a private group chat by inviting more people.

  • Click the “Attendees” tab on the left side of the screen under Main Navigation.
  • At the top of the page, you can search attendees by keywords such as company name or title.
  • To start a conversation, click Send Message to begin a chat.

 

Join a Discussion on the Community Board

  • Click the Community tab (on the bottom of the screen and on the left hand side on desktop)
  • Create a new conversation topic, or tap the topic to join existing topics like “Meet-ups.”
  • Click Follow directly next to the topics on the Community Board that you want to stay up to date with. To find the topics you’re following, choose between three tabs near the top of the page: All Topics, Followed, and New Topics.

  • Click the Community tab on the side menu to the left of the screen
  • Create a new conversation topic, or use existing topics like “Meet-ups.”
  • Click Follow directly next to the topics on the Community Board that you want to stay up to date with. To find the topics you’re following, choose between three tabs near the top of the topics list section: All Topics, Followed, and New Topics.

 

Start or Join a Virtual Meetup

  • Go to the Community Board, and find the board for Meet-ups and Virtual Meets.
  • Find the meet-up you are interested in, join directly, or tap into it to see more details, and then tap “Join”

You can also suggest a new meetup by tapping “Suggest a Meet”, and inputting the details. If you know someone will be interested, don’t forget to invite them as well. If you have a meeting link, you can copy-paste there. Otherwise you can use Whova’s virtual meet room, which allows up to 30 participants.

 

  • Go to the Community Board, and find the board for Meet-ups and Virtual Meets.
  • Find the meetup you are interested in, join directly, or click into it to see more details, and then click “RSVP”
  • When the meetup starts, click “Join meeting room” to start chatting!

You can also suggest a new meetup by tapping “Suggest a Meet”, and inputting the details. If you have a meeting link, you can copy-paste there. Otherwise you can use Whova’s virtual meet room.