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About the Virtual Platform

AERA has engaged Pathable, a known provider of virtual event platforms for associations and other organizations, to develop the platform for the virtual component of the 2022 meeting.

The platform will be accessible to all attendees—whether they have registered for the virtual meeting only, or are registered for the place-based meeting in San Diego but also want to access the virtual experience.

Pathable will also serve as the mobile app for those participating on-site in San Diego and those participating virtually. Place-based and virtual sessions will be fully integrated into the schedule.

The online platform is now open, allowing time for presenters and attendees to explore and become familiar with the platform and all that is available. Tutorials and other “how-to” materials will be made available. Exhibitors, session presenters, and session chairs are strongly encouraged to watch the recorded training sessions for the virtual platform to ensure a trouble-free experience during the Annual Meeting.

Exhibitors – Watch the recording
Presenters – Watch the recording
Chairs – Watch the recording

On the platform, Annual Meeting participants will be able to:

  • Engage with attendees, speakers, and sponsors/exhibitors via Zoom, session chat, and Q&A
  • View the full conference agenda, including place-based and virtual sessions
  • Personalize their agenda
  • Watch live virtual sessions and live-streamed sessions from San Diego
  • View the on-demand library of recorded sessions
  • Download session materials
  • Schedule meetings with others
  • View posters and interact with poster authors
  • Experience the virtual exhibit hall
  • Learn about ASL, AI captioning, ombuds, and other special services
  • Learn about on-site San Diego services, including COVID safety, where to eat, emergency information, and more

Pathable has developed and supported virtual platforms for successful annual meetings for several scientific societies, including the American Anthropological Association, American Statistical Association, and others. AERA selected Pathable following an extensive vetting process involving teams of AERA staff, association members, and digital technology and disability consultants.

 
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