Online Event

Please click play on the video below to view an introduction to the system, through which, you will participate in the conference.

Online or ‘virtual’ events make it easier for you to meet, communicate, learn, and connect; even when you’re unable to come together physically.  You are able to join in with others from right around the world – it’s likely that you’ll engage with a whole new global audience of industry colleagues.

Online conferences give you the chance to participate in professional development and education ‘remotely’, share research and knowledge, gain value for your membership, and engage with industry providers in a new, innovative and convenient environment.

As an added bonus – there are no travel and accommodation expenses when meeting remotely, meaning the carbon footprint is reduced!

You will be given a unique log-in to access the event online, so you can enjoy presentations and networking from the comfort of your office or home.

Online or ‘virtual’ events can feature a range of presentation session formats and networking options. Most will include keynote presentations, breakout sessions, express oral presentations, and workshops. Typically there will also be live moderated ‘question and answer’ sessions (Q&A).

Some event sessions will be live where you need to be sitting viewing at the time it’s being presented.  Other content may be pre-recorded and able to be viewed ‘on-demand’ – this enables you to view the presentations at your leisure over a prescribed period of time.  Most events will feature a combination of these options.

Time will be allocated for networking online with other delegates and to explore the exhibition and engage directly with industry suppliers.

No, there will be a fee to gain access to participate in the online event.

Although many of the costs of a face to face meeting are no longer applicable, new costs are being incurred for the resources required to run a streamlined and professional online event.

  • Removal of the significant barrier of travel and accommodation expenses.
  • Allowing event participants to participate remotely will reduce the carbon footprint, helping the environment.
  • Pre-recorded content allows attendees to visit the event while not being absent at home or work.
  • Access to online materials post the event. For example recorded sessions will enhance the exchange of knowledge and author & audience contact, during and after the conference.


Early bird registration prices conclude Sunday 24 January 2021.

Your level of access to the online event will be determined by your registration type.  Most registrations will include the following:

  • Live &/or pre-recorded keynote presentations and concurrent sessions – including live Question & Answer (Q&A) where you can type or ask your questions and have them addressed during the session.
  • Access to watch pre-recorded sessions, at your leisure for a period of time.
  • Participate in live interactive networking functions.
  • Visit the virtual exhibition to meet and chat with industry suppliers.
  • Pre-arranged meetings with delegates, presenters & exhibitors through the Meeting Hub.
  • Access to a suite of features and tools such as: live Q&A, event notes, contact exchange and downloadable content.

No. All payments need to be received to Conference Design before the online portal link will be sent to you. Full payment of your registration fee is due within 14 days of submitting your registration for the event.

A registration link will be sent to you by email one (1) week prior to the event. Please check your junk folder if you do not receive the access email.

If you do not receive the email, please contact mail@conferencedesign.com.au to have it re-sent to you.

Presenting at the Event

Please click here to view an overview of the software being used for your presentation.

Presenters will be sent additional information in the lead up to the event, as the specifics of presentations will be determined by the presentation type, whether the session is pre-recorded or live-streamed, and several other factors. Please contact the event team at mail@conferencedesign.com.au with any presentation questions.

If it is a week or more prior to the event please contact us immediately on mail@conferencedesign.com.au.

If it is within the week please call us on 03 6231 2999.

For further information and to view the presenter toolkit CLICK HERE.


The event will be held from Monday 15th – Friday 19th March 2021 with content scheduled at different times throughout the day.

The committee considers all Australasian time zones and those of other regions where delegates will be based when creating the program. To check your timezone please click here.

The online program will be a combination of pre-recorded and live presentations. Live Q&A will be available with presenters in both formats.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more about this element of your event– mail@conferencedesign.com.au

During sessions, there is a Question & Answer (Q&A) function where you are able to ask presenters questions by typing in the text field.

At the end of each concurrent session stream, there will be a Q&A session for all presenters.

Questions sent throughout the session will be moderated by the session chairperson. Only the session chair and presenters will be able to speak or be seen.

Following the sessions, you will have the option to contact the presenter/s through the ‘Meeting Hub’ – which is like an online meeting room – with further questions.

Networking functions will be featured as part of most online events and these are conducted in ‘real-time’ for conversation, brainstorming and networking.

General Questions

You will not need to download specific software to participate in the event. You will be provided with a web-link prior to the commencement of the event to our online conference system called OnAIR.


  • Works most effectively when using the Google Chrome internet browser.
  • Integrates with Zoom which is fully embedded in a personal and secured environment.
  • Provides full online support before and during the event for attendees, speakers, session chairs and exhibitors.

The Meeting Hub is a feature of the online system which allows you to engage in real-time discussions with other attendees and exchange contact details.

Users can communicate via direct message, live chat, video call, arrange set meetings, and export the contacts they have gathered, at any point throughout the event. When using Meeting Hub delegates search for attendees, request meetings, and once accepted, engage in video conversations.

What if I have a question that was not answered here?

If you have other questions that have not been answered, please contact mail@conferencedesign.com.au and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.