Essential Meeting Information
Virtual Meeting Platform FAQs
No. The SOT Virtual Meeting Platform is hosted on a website, so you simply need a URL and internet connection to take part, which means you can participate on any type of internet-connected device (e.g., mobile phone, tablet, computer, etc.) The URL for accessing the platform will be emailed to all registrants in early March 2021. Access will be granted via the SOT Annual Meeting website as well.
If you are an SOT member who is registered for the meeting, you will use your standard SOT log-in information (email and password) to open the website containing the Virtual Meeting Platform.
If you are a nonmember who is registered for the meeting, you will use the same email and password that you used when registering for the meeting to open the website containing the Virtual Meeting Platform.
You may test your access in early March 2021.
Select the “Reset Password” link from the log-in page and enter the email address that was likely used to create your registration. You will be emailed a link to reset your password.
Portions of the platform are now accessible, allowing you to browse the schedule and bookmark events and activities on a personal playlist.
More features of the platform will become available on March 12, with all remaining features, such as the ToxExpo Exhibit Hall, going live on March 15.
To view a list of other registrants for the meeting, you should download the SOT Event App from Google Play or the Apple App Store or access the Mobile Web version. In the Event App, you can find a Messaging feature on the More tab along the bottom of the screen.
On the Virtual Meeting Platform, you can interact directly with presenters and exhibitors through an online chat feature. You also can enter one of the networking lounges, such as Hallway Huddles or Tiny Tox Talks, to engage in video chats with other attendees (watch a sneak preview of the Hallway Huddles Lounge). Finally, many SOT Committees, Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups, and Specialty Sections are holding events that will involve live video interactions and engagement.
This black box is a placeholder for the video player that is used to broadcast sessions and display presentations on demand. During a session’s scheduled date and time, the black box will be replaced with the video stream of that presentation. Note that the individual presentation descriptions will not contain video streams while a session is in progress, but upon a session’s completion, on-demand copies of each presentation will be available within the presentation section of the My Meeting Playlist within 24 hours.
Features Unique to the Online Planner, Event App, and Virtual Meeting Platform
The SOT Online Planner and Event App are not connected to the Virtual Meeting Platform, but you can use the systems together to maximize your meeting experience.
Exporting Your Meeting Schedule from the 2021 SOT Online Planner and Event App
Export the schedule you built in the Online Planner or Event App into your personal calendar.Watch recording
How to Use the Messaging Feature on the Event App
Use the SOT Event App to view the complete registration list and send messages to fellow attendees.Watch recording
My Meeting Playlist Demo for SOT Virtual Meeting Platform
Add sessions and activities to your playlist on the Virtual Meeting Platform for quick access before, during, and after the activity.Watch recording
Explore the Virtual Meeting Platform
Once you enter the Virtual Meeting Platform, you will find the following sections and features.
Contains the full schedule of events, sortable by date and session type, as well as all details related to each activity.
ToxExpo Exhibit Hall
ToxExpo is open 24–7 on the Virtual Meeting Platform, with exhibitor representatives available Monday–Thursday from 8:30 am to 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm to discuss partnership opportunities, products and services, and more.
More than 1,000 posters are available for on-demand viewing. Posters are viewable in four main formats which result in unique interaction opportunities for each.
Attendees can video chat with the lounge host or other attendees. In addition, attendees in the lounge can request placement into a breakout room for one-on-one or small-group discussions.
Virtual Photo Booth
Snap a picture for sharing with fellow attendees, friends, and family.
Social Media Wall
Join the conversation by using #2021SOT, #ToxExpo, and #2021SOTVirtualSetup on any social media account.
Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Two weeks, two chances to win $500! Each week of the meeting will feature a unique Scavenger Hunt on the Virtual Meeting Platform. Explore the platform, answer questions, and be entered to win!
In addition, be sure to watch SOT TV on the platform home page for a sneak preview at things to come, sign up for the Virtual Fun Run/Walk taking place from March 1 to March 26, and buy 2021 meeting memorabilia.