Alerts, warnings, press conferences – since last weekend, the Log4j vulnerability has been omnipresent and, the situation is serious. Companies must now take urgent action to ward off possible attacks from hackers. What does this mean for organizers and all data stored and processed in connection with a conference?
Organizers looking for software for their virtual or hybrid academic conference usually come across online tools pretty quickly that promise a first-class event experience. However, only very few solutions can meet the unique demands of a fully digital or hybrid academic conference.
With everyone eager to see in-person conferences return for good, organizers and participants pin their hopes on the much-discussed rule that people have to be either vaccinated, recovered or tested if they want to attend a public event. If you want or need to implement this for your conferences, keep in mind that participants need to prove their status – but you are not allowed to collect vaccination data.
January 14, 2021 marked the start of the 3rd Swiss Congress on Gifted and Talented Education, organized by the FHNW School of Education. Initially planned as an in-person event, the congress had to be moved to a fully digital format for the first time. This proved to be a real challenge for the organizers of the three-day event, but – without giving away too much too soon – they mastered it successfully in every respect. Our software helped achieve this success.