FAQ: AFFINITY 2021

Before reading this FAQ, we kindly invite you to read the instructions for participants where you will find most of the needed information. Also, we kindly invite you to read our tutorial How to use ZOOM, which explains step by step the process.

What is a dashboard?

The dashboard gives you access to the different areas of an usual conference. This is supposed to be the lobby of your conference. You will have access to all Oral Presentation Rooms, the Poster Area, the Networking Area and the Welcome Desk.

What are the differences between the different networking rooms?

Every day, you get the opportunity to talk with speakers you have previously seen in the oral presentation rooms via the Q&A rooms. You can also participate in the beer & Juice rooms or the open position rooms.

I'm not living in the CET zone, how do I know at which time a given speech is being presented?

You can click here to calculate your time difference.

Do I need to install ZOOM to use it?

You don’t need to install ZOOM to use it, you can have access to the AFFINITY rooms via your browser.

How can I join a room?

On the dashboard, you will see buttons named “Click here to join the session”…, by clicking on it, you will be redirected to a ZOOM room, that you will be able to have access from your browser or the ZOOM application.

I need a password to have access to the Oral Presentation Rooms, where can I find it?

You will receive the password by email from the AFFINITY technical committee.

How can I get assistance from the conference staff?

The staff would be glad to help you if you are facing any technical issue, you can reach us at any time at affinity2021@premc.org. A welcome desk room will be also available 30 minutes before the beginning of the conference until the end of the day. This room will be open to provide you with face-to-face help. If you are not able to use ZOOM at all, there will be a chat available on the right bottom corner of the Dashboard page.

Do I need a ZOOM account?

You don’t need an account. You will receive by email a password that gives you access to the AFFINITY 2021 rooms.