Coronavirus can’t stop science:
How a large scientific meeting pivoted to a virtual conference in record time

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is an international community of biologists advancing the field of genetics. Every four years, they hold The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC).

With an anticipated turnout of 3,000 scientists from all over the world, and a program filled with critical research, abstracts, and posters, the conference needed to take place. Yet that very same crisis was threatening to shut down the event.

GSA leveraged the EventPilot® conference app for scientific meetings to painlessly convert their existing program into a virtual meeting.

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Virtual Conference Experience
“We came to ATIV with a problem and they had already been working on an answer. ATIV Software designed a solution that not only worked, it exceeded all expectations.”
Suzy Brown, CMP
Senior Director of Conferences
Genetics Society of America

Virtual Components

14,518

Registrations

378

Virtual Live Poster Q&A

634

ePosters

450

Webinar Panelists

9

Concurrent Sessions

57

Auto-generated Webinars

26

Auto-generated Q&A

70,000+

Recorded Video
(hours watched over 14 days)

“The folks at ATIV really understand the needs of scientific meetings like ours.”
Suzy Brown, CMP
Senior Director of Conferences
Genetics Society of America

Virtual Scientific Meeting App Made All the Difference

The EventPilot virtual conference app contained many features GSA was able to leverage including:


“People that usually criticize us became our biggest cheerleaders on Twitter.”



Cristy Gelling, PhD
Communications Director
Genetics Society of America