CEAVCO recently produced the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) annual meeting at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In order to ensure virtual attendees had an exceptional event experience from afar, we produced a custom virtual event experience in addition to a custom in-person event experience. The ACNP virtual conference included the following:
- General information, a list of registered attendees, and a help desk.
- Full agenda with access to the schedule, live sessions, and recorded sessions.
- E-Poster gallery with opportunities to post comments and connect directly with presenters.
- Chat feature and networking opportunities.
Some events were in-person only, such as receptions and roundtable breakfasts. Some sessions were recorded, and other sessions and presentations were only available live, meaning attendees had to watch the presentations live (in person or virtually) in order to receive continuing medical education (CME) credit. From beginning to end, the thoughtful design of the in-person and virtual event components helped to make the event a resounding success.