Frequently Asked Questions for the Hybrid Annual Meeting

Entomology 2021 will be a hybrid meeting featuring both in-person and virtual content. Learn more about the meeting format with the following frequently asked questions.

What can you expect at Entomology 2021?

The Entomology 2021 Program Committee is working to build an outstanding both in-person and virtual for those who cannot or do not want to travel to Denver. Entomology 2021 in Denver will combine four days of an in-person meeting with 3 months of virtual content available for all registrants to access from October 20, 2021 through January 31, 2022. Presenters may choose to present in Denver or upload a pre-record presentation to the virtual platform.

What are the meeting dates and overall schedule for the meeting?

Entomology 2021 will take place October 31-November 3 in Denver, Colorado. All plenary sessions and several program symposia will be livestreamed over those dates. On-demand content will be available from October 20, 2021-January 31, 2022. In-person registrants will have access to all in-person, livestream, and on-demand content. Virtual registrants will have access to all livestream and on-demand content. 

What kind of sessions/presentations will be featured on the livestream?

All plenary sessions, including the Opening and Closing Sessions, Founders’ Memorial Award Lecture, and awards ceremonies will be livestreamed. Additionally, several Program Symposia will be featured on the livestream. We will be posting the schedule of livestream sessions in mid-August.

If I miss a livestream session, can I watch it later?

Yes! All livestreamed sessions will be available for playback on-demand within three days following the livestream and will be available for viewing through January 31, 2022.

Will there be an opportunity for Q&A with speakers of on-demand presentations?

Yes! We will be enabling a Q&A feature in the online program that will allow attendees to post their questions online. Presenters will be able to login and answer any questions or comments posted by attendees.

Will livestream sessions have any interactive components (i.e. Q&A, panel discussions)?

Yes! Livestream sessions will feature both a Q&A and a Discussion feed for all virtual attendees. As time allows, symposia sessions will also have panel discussions with their featured speakers to address the questions posted in the feed. 

If I choose to present virtually, when will I have to upload my on-demand presentation or e-poster?

All speakers who have on-demand presentations (oral, poster, infographic) will be able to upload their presentation and record audio for their presentations online September 1-October 13. More information, including instructions on how to upload and record your presentation, will be made available in September.

I will be competing in the student competition. Where can I find the scoring criteria for this year’s competition?

You can find that information on the Student Competition for the President’s Prize webpage.
 

Are there any volunteer opportunities this year?

Yes! The Program Committee is need of volunteers to judge the student competition and moderate student competition and regular 10-minute paper sessions. Learn more and sign-up! Additional volunteer opportunities will be made available closer to the meeting, including those for students.

Why is ESA charging a registration fee for virtual attendees?

The virtual registration fee for Entomology 2021 helps ESA cover the cost of the technology, licensing, and hosting fees required securely and accessibly live-stream and host on-demand content for this fully virtual meeting. Virtual registrants will have full access to four days of livestream content, in addition to all on-demand content.

What safety precautions is ESA taking to mitigate COVID-19?

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