Virtual Chair facilitates the organization of efficient and effective academic events by focusing on three priorities: interaction among participants, dissemination of materials, and broadening participation. With Virtual Chair, organizers can easily take full advantage of best practices for virtual events.
Virtual Chair is built on decades of collective best practices in conference organization. Virtual Chair will work with organizing committees to identify the right format, build the venue (be it hybrid or virtual) and run the the event.
Virtual Chair enables the advanced, multi-track conference programs found in large academic conferences
Virtual Chair provides relaxing areas with gamification conducive to virtual interaction
Build a virtual poster hall/rooms to show posters or other meaningful collections of conference items
Custom landing page
Welcome attendees to your conference with a custom homepage
Our end-to-end video production workflow seamlessly combines pre-recorded videos with live presentations, panel sessions, and Q&A
Create custom video booths for sponsors and exhibitions at your conference
Virtual Chair helps you gather and manage all the content at your conferences, including papers, abstracts, videos and links
Our experienced team of producers, graphic designers, AV techs, and help desk attendants is ready to make your conference a success.
Trusted by thousands
Lenovo has an on-going engagement with Virtual Chair to provide networking for its remote workers
IEEE S&P integrated Virtual Chair specifically for the interactive nature of Virtual chair’s poster sessions and sponsor booths for its 1000+ attendees
Marketplace Innovation Workship (MIW) ran 36 parallel session talks, 4 plenary livestreams and 8 poster sessions using Virtual Chair
Danish Epidemiological Society took advantage of Virtual Chair’s platform flexibility to provide outstanding accessibility support for its attendees
AAAI used Virtual Chair to collect and program close to 2000 posters and talks as well a job fair with dozens of participating sponsors
The International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) hosted its entire multi-track conference with custom design lobby, poster, demo and breakout rooms during a period of one week using Virtual Chair
“Virtual Chair provided us an opportunity to network in a virtual way.”
“The opportunity for an unforced social interaction with colleagues in the virtual setting.”
CU Boulder Ph.D. Open House Spring 2021
“It is now over and I think it went very well. The idea of posters worked and people were attending them. On average I think posters were visited not less than in a real meeting and this is already a success of its own.”
Initial Stages 2021
"We were also impressed with the accommodation of a space for our visually disabled attendee."
"The participants found that the virtual venue was much better designed and worked better for facilitating interaction during the event than the self-designed Gather.town environments many have experienced prior to the conference."
“Virtual Chair provided support the whole way.”
Vanguard Birthday 2021
“It was lovely to not have to worry about setting up the virtual event space, and to know that everything was going to work the way it's supposed to.”