Virtual Platform


Virtual platform

On this page we would like to provide you with more information regarding the virtual platform which will be used for the Virtual Conference ESTSS 2021 on June 17th + June 18th. The platform will open from June 14th onwards to view the virtual poster wall.

Supported browsers

It is important that you use a browser (with the latest version installed) that is in the supported list below. Unfortunately, you will not be able to view the event with any other browser. If you do not have one of the supported browsers, you can download one by clicking 'download' below. This is also required when you wish to attend the conference via a tablet or mobile phone. Preferably use a wired connection instead of a Wi-Fi connection and do not use a VPN connection for optimal use.

Log in/sign in

Landing page

Upon your first time logging into the platform you can sign in by clicking 'sign in' at the top right of the page. You will be re-directed to a page where you can fill in your personal details and allow other attendees to see you in the 'Attendee List' as well as turn on the option for others to meet or chat with you. If you are already logged in, your name and picture (if added) will appear on the top right of the page.


Home page

On the homepage of the platform you will find several buttons which will automatically redirect you to the corresponding page within the platform. You can also see which sessions are starting soon under 'Upcoming sessions' and can find sessions that are currently taking place here as well. By clicking the three stripes on the left of the page (besides 'Home') you will open up the menu.



In the menu you will find several tabs. Please find below a short description of all tabs.

  • Home: the home page, as shown above.
  • Programme: the conference programme. This will be further explained below.
  • Pre-conference Workshops: if you have registered for one of the pre-conference workshops, they can be found here.
  • Young Minds Lunch: if you are a Young Mind you will find the Young Minds Lunch session here.
  • Abstract book: an abstract book including all accepted abstracts.
  • Speakers: the list of speakers. Important: if you would like to connect with the speakers please look them up in the attendee list. This page is for information on the speakers only.
  • Posters: the virtual poster wall. Here you can view all the accepted posters.
  • Attendee List: if people have agreed to be shown in the attendee list, you will find them here. By clicking on a name, you will have the opportunity to connect with them, schedule a 1-on-1 meeting or have a conversation via chat. This will be further explained below.
  • Social Wall: the internal social wall. Here you can post messages and view messages others posted. It is also possible to like messages and leave a comment.
  • Evaluation form: this form can be filled in after the conference to provide us with your feedback.
  • Sponsors & Partners: a list of sponsors & partners.
  • General Information: general information on the Virtual Platform can be found here.
  • FAQ: all frequently asked questions (and answers) can be found here. Please check if your question is in here before contacting our helpdesk to assure your issue will be solved as quickly as possible,
  • Search: can be used to search for (part of) the name of a session, person, topic, or anything else in the programme. If you would like to search for attendees, please visit 'Attendee List' in the menu.
  • Contact us: the different ways of contacting our helpdesk.
  • Committees: an overview of the different committees that organised the conference.



After clicking on 'Programme' the programme of the conference will open. In here you can see all sessions taking place during the conference. You can also click the blue button on the top right and select 'My programme' to only see the sessions you have marked as favourite.

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After clicking on one of the programme items a small screen on the right will open up. In here you can find details on the session, such as chairs, speakers and a short summary of the session. If the session has not started yet, you will see a grey box reading 'Virtual room is closed'. This means that at that moment you will not be able to enter the room. However, you will be able to read all the information and add the session to your favourites by clicking 'Save' on the top right. It will now show up in yellow in the full programme and can also be found in 'My programme' as described above.

If the virtual room has opened and the session will start, the grey button will turn into a yellow button reading 'Enter virtual room'. You can now click on this button to enter the virtual room.

We also offer you the option to join one of our digital bars to connect with others! They can be found on the bottom of the programme.

Please note: the maximum capacity of a bar is 8 attendees and you will be re-directed to a page outside of the Virtual Platform.

Attendee List


After clicking on one of the attendees in the 'Attendees list' this screen wil openup on the right. If an attendee has filled in their details and provided a picture, this will be visible here. You can also connect with people by clicking 'Connect', schedule a 1-on-1 meeting or start a chat.


On this page you will find the several contact options. Should you have any questions please contact us via

content on demand

All of the content will be made available on the virtual platform following the Virtual Conference ESTSS 2021. The virtual platform will include access to keynote lectures, master classes, expert panel discussions, symposia, flash talk sessions, and ePosters. The content will be available on-demand for up to 6 months after the Virtual Conference ESTSS 2021 and recordings can be accessed through the programme.