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Virtual Platform Information

LASA2020 will be held on the ZOOM video conferencing system. We recommend you download and use the ZOOM desktop client to participate. However, if you prefer to use the web version, please use Google Chrome as it functions best with ZOOM.

This application, which is accessible from traditional computers and mobile devices, allows interaction between participants and the audience.

LASA will create a link/URL for each session. When you click on the link, the video for the respective session will appear live. These links will be available to those registered for the LASA2020 Congress. Registrants will have access to all sessions they desire during the four days of the Congress.

The session presenters will have the ability to activate their web camera and microphone in order to participate with video and audio. In addition, presenters can share their screens to show the contents on their computer to the connected audience. They can also have discussions with other presenters and respond to questions from them.

Session attendees may raise their hands virtually, send written questions to presenters using the instant messenger, and request to speak to ask a question or have a discussion with the presenters.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the time zone of the LASA2020 Virtual Congress?

All sessions of the Congress will be conducted in accordance with the Eastern Time Zone of the United States (New York Time).

2. What is the LASA2020 Virtual Hub website?

To visit the LASA2020 Virtual Hub press here.

The LASA2020 Virtual Hub is in Spanish and English.

3. On which platform will the Virtual Congress take place?

LASA2020 will be held on the ZOOM video conferencing system. We recommend you download and use the ZOOM desktop client to participate. However, if you prefer to use the web version, please use Google Chrome as it functions best with ZOOM.

This application, which is accessible from traditional computers and mobile devices, allows interaction between participants and the audience.

4. I am a participant with an active role in Congress. How can I enter my virtual session?

You are a participant with an active role if you are an organizer, chair, discussant, paper presenter or presenter without a paper.

LASA will create a link/URL for each session. When you click on the link, the video for the respective session will appear live.

5. I am a participant with an active role in Congress.  Where can I find the link for my session?

You will receive two emails with the direct link to the session or sessions where you participate with an active role: organizer, chair, discussant, paper presenter, or presenter without a paper.

The first email will be sent one day before your session and the second one hour before. Please keep the link in a safe and accessible place. You will need it when you want to login to your session.

To enter the session where you participate with an active role press the link that you receive in your email.

6. Why is it important that participants with an active role enter their sessions by pressing the ZOOM link that they will receive in their emails?

By pressing the ZOOM link in your email the system will recognize your email, and as a participant with an active role, you will be able to share your video, audio, and presentation with the other panelists and the audience. 

7. How can I ensure the best audio experience for the attendees when I am presenting?

Use a headset with an inline microphone instead of the built-in microphone / speakers on your computer.  A headset focuses the microphone on your voice, cuts down on background noise, and minimizes echo.

8. I am already registered for the LASA2020 Congress and, in addition to participating in my session(s), I am interested in attending virtually / listening to other sessions of the Congress. Is this possible?

Yes. You can attend all the sessions you want during the 4 days of the Congress. For this, all you have to do is press the name of the session on the LASA2020 Congress website.

9. I would like to present a paper or take an active role in the LASA2020 Virtual Congress. Is this still possible?

No. The registration deadline for participants was April 2, 2020. However, you can register as a virtual attendee.

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10. What is the cost of registering for the Congress as an attendee and having access to all LASA2020 virtual sessions?

You can register for the LASA2020 Virtual Congress paying the amount that is within your reach, and you will have access to all the sessions, the Book Exhibit, and all the films of the Film Festival. 

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11. Will any sessions be open to the public?

Yes. The Welcome Ceremony, the 9 Presidential Sessions and the LASA2020 Award sessions are open to the public and will be broadcast live on the LASA Facebook page, and then posted on YouTube and the Association's website.

12. When will the Welcome Ceremony be? Can I be a virtual attendee for this event only?

The Welcome Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This will be the official event to launch LASA2020 and includes the recognition of the LASA2020 award winners. You are cordially invited to view the Welcome Ceremony on LASA's Facebook and YouTube page. The video of this live broadcast will be recorded and available on both social networks.