Virtual Congress Platform
All registered participants, who paid their fee in full, have received their personal login details to access the virtual congress platform.
If you have received your login details, you can access the virtual congress platform here:
If you have not received your login details or if you have any other questions, you can use the chat feature on the platform login page to contact the Congress Secretariat and receive an immediate answer.
On the virtual congress platform login page, click on the following icon to open the chat
The Congress Secretariat is available on the chat during the following times:
- Tuesday, 2 March; 14:00 – 18:00
- Wednesday, 3 March; 07:00 – 18:00
- Thursday, 4 March; 08:00 – 18:00
- Friday, 5 March; 08:00 – 18:00
Outside of these times, you can contact us by email at [email protected]
What device can I use to access the virtual congress of SAoO?
The congress platform is accessible via any device that can connect to the Internet via an Internet browser; this could be your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The experience is fully responsive to any device. If you login with the same account from a different device, you pick up from where you left off. You can log in from different devices on your SAoO virtual congress account. However, note that you can only watch sessions on one device at a time.
How do I watch presentations on my mobile device?
The congress platform is mobile responsive and is automatically formatted to play on most mobile devices. Simply log in on your mobile device. We cannot guarantee compatibility with every mobile device as operating system requirements frequently vary.
Do I have to be online to access the platform?
Yes. It requires that you are online and logged in to view the content of the virtual congress. Also note that you can only watch sessions on one device at a time.
Are there any technical requirements needed to access the virtual congress of SAoO?
The platform is designed to be easily accessible for all delegates. To access the platform, you will simply need a device with audio (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone) and a stable Internet connection.
In order to have the best experience, we recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, but other browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer 11+ can also be used. However, we do not recommend Internet Explorer as some functions, such as the chat, are not fully supported.
For more technical information please refer to the table below:
|Recommended Specifications||Minimal Specifications|
(preferably the latest version)
|Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 11+
(Internet Explorer 11+ not recommended)
|Processor||No minimal requirement in processing power|
|Bandwidth||1.5 – 5 Mbit/sec for High Definition video||400Kbit/sec for Standard Definition video (or lower resolution)|
|Firewalls||By default, all content is accessible without a VPN.
However, we cannot control the default restrictions set by your internet provider or state.
|Devices||No minimal requirement in terms of device, but we strongly recommend using a screen that is minimally the size of a tablet.|
|Full Functionality||Audio (headset, earphones, speakers)
Microphone (headset, earphones, built-in)
Webcam (built-in, external)
|Audio (headset, earphones, speakers)|