The virtual platform

As the name suggests, the Community Exchange was about making meaningful connections and exchanging knowledge. No matter where participants joined from, the full programme could be enjoyed at all hours of the day. Registered particpants will have access to the platform until 01 November, to re-watch recordings and use the messaging tools, as well as retrieve any chats and contact information you collected during the event.

What can I still access within the event platform?

The platform will remain open until 01 November with the following features:

  • On-demand sessions including all plenaries and previously live discussions
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from sessions (coming soon in the next week)
  • Participant search and messaging tools
  • Exhibition and messaging options to contact the exhibitors
  • Poster gallery and messaging options to contact poster presenters

You can continue to schedule and host video meetings until 18 October, after this date video meetings will no longer be unavailable. 

A reminder if you are logging in again after some time, please ensure that you use the most up-to-date version of Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome to access the platform. The platform may not function in other browsers or older versions.

30 organisations and national pavilions showcased their services at the event

Meet the exhibitors

What participants were able to do

Join break-out discussions & campfires


Switch on your camera and microphone to join small break-out discussions and virtual campfires. These video sessions are a great way to share insights and get to know colleagues in the sector.

Explore the poster gallery


Open 24 hours a day, you can enjoy a virtual stroll through the poster gallery at any time that suits you. Want to learn more about a poster, you can send the presenter a message or join a live Q&A with the presenter. The online event platform will remain open until 01 November so you can still explore the poster gallery.

Connect with your community


Make contact with old conference friends or new colleagues via the online participant directory. You will be able to search for other participants and exhibitors, use the chat function, and schedule video/voice meetings within the platform.

Reach out to new partners


Arrange personal meetings for any time of day during the event. You can start scheduling your meetings as soon as you have access to the platform and can invite up to three other people to a video meeting.