Beyond the conference walls: Exploring the power of virtual experiences

1-2 July 2020

It’s Time to Get Research Events Back on Track

In-person research events all over the world have been postponed or outright cancelled. And right now, organisers’ only option is to go virtual. But starting from scratch can be scary. So to help you get your disrupted event back on track, we’re hosting a virtual conference on virtual conferencing (yes, that’s a bit of a mouthful).

We’ll be exploring what virtual means for research conferences. We’ll be learning from our community about what works, and what doesn’t. And we’ll share the experiences of organisers who have successfully delivered virtual research events to their communities. We’re excited to explore the power of virtual conferencing in a collaborative environment and are currently accepting speakers for the conference. So, if there is a topic that excites you, feel free to submit an abstract.

Keynote Speakers

Paul Killoran
Ex Ordo Founder & CEO

Back when Paul started as an engineering student, he didn’t even know what a conference paper was. Then he dipped his toe in the research conference world, realised how awful the software was, and decided to build Ex Ordo. In the 10 years since then, he's helped power thousands of conferences. He's fanatical about connecting the research community and helping people create exceptional experiences for their attendees.

Kiki L’Italien
CEO of Association Chat

Kiki is the CEO and host of Association Chat, an online community, podcast, and media platform for the association industry, with a reach of over 72k industry professionals monthly. Bridging the gap between the virtual and real-world, Kiki is driven by bringing people together. She speaks to audiences about developing community and trust so that more people can unite to make our world a better place.

Michelle Russell
Editor-In-Chief of Convene Magazine

Recognised in 2019 by Eventex as one of The 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry globally, Michelle is passionate about exploring the power of the events industry. She has served 17 years as Editor-In-Chief of Convene Magazine at PCMA. As an award-winning magazine, Convene is the leading meetings industry publication for educational content and professional development.

What You Can Expect

ExOrdoCon 2020 will address all areas of the virtual experience. During the two-day programme, you’ll gain all the insights, tips, and tricks you need to provide your delegates with a great virtual conference experience. Expect a variety of live presentations, panel discussions, on-demand content, and networking sessions.

On-Demand Sessions

A week before ExOrdoCon 2020 kicks off, we will be releasing five pre-recorded sessions to view on-demand. Each session will have three speakers addressing the subject from unique perspectives. Other content, including papers and related source material, will also be available to browse. Access before the live event will give you time to explore this content and discover the value of sharing on-demand.

Live Presentations

On 1-2 July we will run six live speaker sessions. They will cover a wide range of topics from getting creative with content to networking. Each live session will feature two speakers, with some time at the end for audience Q&A. To help you absorb the learning, these sessions will be recorded and released on-demand after ExOrdoCon 2020. All live sessions will be powered by Cisco Webex, our official partner for Ex Ordo Virtual.

Live Panels

We will also be organising two panel discussions at the conference. Each panel will feature three experts who will speak openly about key issues related to virtual conferencing. The panel format will be a 40-minute discussion, followed by audience Q&A. Panels will be hosted live and they will be powered by Cisco Webex, our official partner for Ex Ordo Virtual.

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