GAIN consists of three major portions: Poster Presentations, Industry Talks, and the Networking Session. This year, GAIN will be held using Gatherly (Gatherly needs to be accessed by Chrome or Firefox), a spatial video platform that mimics the experience of an in-person event.
Gatherly allows its attendees to move around different floors, and interact with other attendees when you virtually approach them by automatically opening a video chat “bubble”. You can approach formed bubbles to join a conversation, or you can lock your bubble to keep it private. Attendees can also send direct messages, locate other attendees, or stop by our virtual help desks to get assistance with the platform.
Student Presenters will be stationed at their designated Poster Booths where they will have the ability to share their poster (using the “Share Screen” option) with any attendees that stop by their booth.
Industry representatives will deliver short presentations, followed by a Q&A Session on the Industry Talks Floor. Presenters will have the ability to broadcast their talk to everyone present on the Industry Talks Floor, so creating huddles is not required. Features such as “floor chats” are available to facilitate smoother interactions during the talk.
Each sponsor partner has a dedicated floor, where they can meet each student individually. The left side is the waiting area for students, and the right side, is the recruiting area, where you will talk to recruiters.