How to Participate Using Whova and Zoom

Virtual Event Instructions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summit will take place virtually using two platforms: Whova and Zoom.

Whova, the Event Management System, will allow participants to access each session, interact with the organizers and other summit participants, and submit questions to the speakers to be answered during the Q&A Session.

In particular, the features offered by Whova are as follows:

  • View the conference agenda and plan your day
  • Access directly within sessions and submit your questions in the session Q&A
  • Set up Virtual meet-ups with your fellow attendees to connect remotely
  • Create and converse through various Discussion Topics in the Community Board before, during and after the Summit
  • Receive updates (e.g. last-minute session changes from the organizers) and reminders when sessions are starting

Zoom will be the video conferencing software used by the presenters during all sessions. However, to access the Zoom sessions, you will need a meeting link provided for participants in the Whova App.

Setting up Whova

Please make sure to use the same e-mail address for the Summit registration and Whova.

One week before the Summit, if you have registered on www.rls.org/summit, you will receive a notification via Whova inviting you to download the Whova application and to complete your profile. Whova is available for the desktop as well as your mobile device. We recommend watching the Summit on a desktop or laptop, but you may want to participate in the Community Board before, during and after the Summit using a mobile device.