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The virtual symposium platform

The virtual EBRS symposium will take place on a versatile virtual platform called Howspace. It is an Al-powered digital collaboration tool, known for its ease of use, flexibility, and security. The social media like environment makes it easy and engaging for attendees to work and reflect together!

The platform offers you multiple networking possibilities: you can chat with other attendees in different chat rooms, send one-to-one chats messages, or meet in digital coffee rooms.

The platform works both on desktop and mobile. You’ll get access to the platform on Monday, 3 May (day before the conference) and the platform stays open until 23 May.

You can follow the programme as a live stream from the platform in the programme room. Other rooms include ePoster room and Exhibition room.

The concurrent sessions take place in ZOOM. Links to Zoom will be found on the Howspace platform.

General technical instructions for participants

  • Functional Internet connection is essential in virtual events!
  • We recommend that you close all other applications on your computer to make sure the full capacity of your Internet connection is available.
  • Browser: the latest version of Chrome is recommended  for the best experience.
  • Sound: Headphones are the best way to participate in virtual events. If you participate in a conversation, preferably use headphones with their own microphone.

How to use ZOOM

Zoom is used in the Concurrent Sessions. The Zoom links will be found on the virtual symposium platform.

  • Make sure well in advance that your devices and internet connection are compatible with Zoom:
  • Use the same setup and connection at the actual live event.
  • If you have not previously used Zoom, please download and install the program when prompted to do so.
  • If you are facing technical difficulties during the event, please send a chat message to helpdesk chat on the virtual symposium platform for assistance, or while in Zoom, ask in the Zoom chat.

Live streamed from Turku!

The virtual symposium will be live streamed from Turku

Turku, located in the region of Southwest Finland, is one of Finland’s biggest cities

The versatile livelihood structure, top class selection of education, culture, and services, as well as the beautiful archipelago, form a magnetic combination in Turku. In Turku there is everything, but still, Turku is small enough that you can go almost everywhere by foot or bike.

Turku is the oldest city of Finland and was founded in 1229. Turku has a compact size, perfect for exploring the exciting mixture of old and new.

Turku facts

  • 184 000 residents
  • over 310 000 inhabitants in the entire region
  • 40 000 higher education students
  • two universities and four universities of applied sciences
  • 20 000 enterprises with a total of 130 000 jobs
  • more than 100 nationalities in the area
Turku Magazine 2020

University of Turku

– a truly international research university, a provider and developer of Finnish high-quality education and a strong bellwether of its area.

The University of Turku has operations all over Finland – from Utsjoki, Lapland to Finnish Archipelago Sea. Education is mainly focused on three campuses: Turku, Pori and Rauma.

The main themes of the new strategy are effective research, responsible education, a catalyst for social well-being and the economy, and community well-being. The strategy is based on the common values of the University: ethicality, criticality, creativity, openness and communality.