With 3000+ delegates from 30+ countries attending the virtual 48th World Chemistry Congress (WCC) and 104th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE), you’ll have many opportunities to connect with the world’s best and brightest chemical sciences professionals and advance your career.
The conference will offer ways to chat with speakers about their research, catch up with friends, and add to your network, all through the virtual platforms. Whether you’re a returning attendee or a new participant preparing to navigate the digital landscape of a virtual conference for the first time, here are two guiding tips to help you connect.

Visit virtual exhibition booths

One of the best ways to expand your network is by visiting the virtual exhibition booths. Are you going to be hitting the job market soon? Are you looking at buying the latest piece of equipment to upgrade your lab? The exhibition is the best way for you to find out what companies have to offer. Throughout the conference, you can navigate to the different booths in the main virtual platform to see what each organization does and learn about their products and services. You can also book meetings with the booth staff to learn more about their company and establish meaningful connections within your desired industry. Be sure to schedule these meetings to make the most of your virtual conference experience.

Embrace your inner video game character

Participants typically attend the conference to showcase their research, learn more about the new advances within their field, and reconnect with familiar colleagues. At this virtual IUPAC | CCCE 2021, you’ll be able to do all these things plus socialize and build your professional network. In addition to our main conference platform, where you’ll find all the technical program sessions, we’ll be using the Gather.Town platform to augment your virtual conference experience and get you connected. Throughout the conference, social events and networking opportunities will be taking place in Gather.Town, where you will be able to enter our customized conference space and move through it like a character in an 8-bit video game. There will also be set times during the conference’s social events and poster sessions for you to check out all the exhibition booths in Gather.Town so you can get something closer to the organic experience of moving through the exhibition space and running into exhibitors and attendees. We may not be able to meet in a physical space this year but Gather.Town offers attendees a fun way to network and meet other delegates through a customized avatar and built-in video chat options. We can’t wait for you to experience it!