Virtual conferences have hit the mainstream in 2020 for obvious reasons. While they don’t quite match the real thing for in-person interaction, they have many benefits:

  • Cheaper and easier to attend
  • View and participate in presentations, panel sessions & workshops
  • Ability to revisit presentations at a later date
  • Full interactivity with live Q&A via video, voice or text
  • Ability to request meetings with other attendees
  • Networking groups for smaller group sessions and social connection
  • Exhibitor marketplace with appointment setting

Not Zoom – a dedicated Virtual Conference platform

During the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve all got a little over video meetings on Zoom and the like. Virtual conferences are different – they deliver the key elements of a live conference without the need for travel and accommodation (or catching unwanted viruses!).

eventsair onair

We’re using OnAIR, a dedicated virtual conferencing platform built by Australian company EventsAir. OnAIR provides a rich interactive experience that is easy and comfortable for presenters and attendees alike.

Hybrid Conferences – Virtual + Live events

If we are able to hold a live event in September, we will run a ‘hybrid’ Conference, with the live event being supplemented with a virtual conference for people concerned about health or cost/time of travel for the live event.

You can register for the Virtual Conference now at just $200+GST, and if the live event is able to go ahead you can upgrade your registration to the live event for an additional $180+GST, or choose to remain a virtual participant.

If it goes ahead, the live event will be 1.5 days + an additional day for the optional Field Trip and BPAD Roundtable. The virtual event will be one day only, on September 17.

More information

For more information about the Conference or for media enquiries, please contact Agnes Zalan on 0418 147 831 or email agnes@bmee.org.au