2022 SIOP Annual Conference

Virtual Conference Platforms

Here is the technology SIOP will use for the virtual aspects of the 2022 SIOP Annual Conference. 


Whova, SIOP’s virtual conference platform and mobile app, is the primary access point for conference information and content – schedules, educational programming, and networking opportunities (receptions, socials) can be accessed beginning Conference Week 1 (April 18). Whova is accessible via web browser or the app, which is a free download. You must sign into Whova with the email address you used for SIOP conference registration (other email addresses will not provide access).

Whova includes a Community Board that can enhance the ease of networking by allowing you to initiate and/or join meetups, and engage in live or asynchronous discussion throughout the conference. The Whova app will close on May 9.

Click here for Whova’s event app written and video tutorial.




Zoom will be used for Virtual Live programming. You will access Zoom by clicking on the session name in Whova that you would like to attend. Zoom’s platform allows a “frictionless environment” using video, voice, content sharing, and chat. Most everyone is likely familiar with Zoom, however, there are robust training materials available here.

To view subtitles in Zoom, click the “CC-Live Transcript” button at the bottom of the screen and then click “Show Subtitle."



Virtual Chair

Virtual Chair offers powerful interactive functionality, allowing you to freely navigate the virtual venue with your personally created avatar. As you move about the space autonomously, you are able to approach other people’s avatars to interact using audio and/or video with individuals or groups of your choosing. Watch the informational video here to learn more about the virtual platform.

All conference activities on Tuesday, April 19th and Wednesday, April 20th will take place in Virtual Chair.

Virtual Chair Lobby:

AC 2022 Virtual Chair Lobby Map
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Poster sessions take place in The Saturday Room

The Saturday Room
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Poster topic networking takes place in Networking Rooms A & B

Networking Room A     Networking Room B

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