HVTN/CoVPN Hybrid Conference in Washington DC

A couple weeks ago, our team traveled to Washington DC for Fred Hutch’s HVTN (HIV) CoVPN (COVID) Full Group Meeting. This was their first in-person conference in two years! This was also our first collaboration of a hybrid conference with Fred Hutch. Meaning, not only did we stream the in-person presenters to a custom-built platform, but we also were able to bring in remote presenters from around the world! 

Attendees who chose to attend the conference virtually were able to attend via the custom platform. Those attendees were able to watch the plenaries and the breakout room presentations from wherever they were in the world. Given the diverse group of attendees, we worked with our translation partners, Infinity Translations, to help provide translation in several languages for both the in-person and virtual attendees.

The conference started off right with a table-side chat with Fred Hutch CEO, Larry Corey, and the great Dr. Anthony Fauci! Thanks to a huge collaborative effort the hybrid conference was a resounding success, with many in-person and virtual attendees and presenters. We’d like to give a special thanks to Jerry Ockfen-Copeland and his Fred Hutch team, Infinity Translations, Encore, and the Omni Shoreham hotel for hosting. We can’t wait for the next one!

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