So just what is a Virtual Conference?

Over the years Materials Today has run a number of highly popular events, allowing researchers from around the world to access top conference materials from the comfort of their offices, and with no registration or travel fees. With each event we’ve made a number of additions to the platform to enhance the experience of our delegates and presenters, and this year is no different.

This year, we’ve revised the poster platform.  Now, you’ll be able to present your poster alongside other posters on a similar theme, and delegates will be able to submit questions to presenters, fostering the spirit of discovery and collaboration. You also be able to vote for your favourite posters – the winner will receive the Delegates’ Choice award, with the conference chairs selecting an Editors’ Choice award. So make sure you and your colleagues log in and vote between the 24th-26th April 2013 to help decide a winner. Click here to submit your poster – the extended and final deadline is the 12th April 2013. 

In addition to posters, you’ll also be able to access some exciting and exclusive content – including presentations
from our invited speakers. The presentations will be available to view from 2pm (BST/GMT 1) on the 24th April – but return to the presentation at the times noted below to take part in a live Question & Answer session with the presenter. Click here to sign up for free attendance at our next virtual conference.


Observing the Nanoworld: Electron Microscopy in the 21st Century
Valeria Nicolosi, Trinity College Dublin
Live Q&A: 26th April at 5pm BST (GMT 1)

Nanoscale Studies of Hybrid Solar Cells
Caterina Ducati, University of Cambridge
Live Q&A: 26th April at 4pm BST (GMT 1)

Helium Ion Microscopy as a Novel Characterization Tool for Materials Scientist
Alan Bell, Trinity College Dublin
Live Q&A: 24th April at 4pm BST (GMT 1)

Nanoscale Imaging of Functional Electronic Materials
Peter Nirmalraj, IBM
Live Q&A: 24th April at 5pm BST (GMT 1)

EELS and its Application in the Characterization of Low-Dimensional Materials
Rebecca Nicholls, University of Oxford
Live Q&A: 25th April at 4pm BST (GMT 1)

Nanoscale Imaging and Analysis across the Cell-Nanomaterial Interface
Alex Porter, Imperial College London
Live Q&A: 25th April at 5pm BST (GMT 1)

See the World through the Eyes of Science: From Planets and Life, to Culture and Technology
Jana Bergholtz & Tobias Salge, Bruker Nano
Live Q&A: 25th April 3pm BST (GMT 1)

Click here for the list of plenary presentation abstracts.

To register as a delegate for the next conference, click here.