To ensure best possible quality and stability of the broadcast we recommend using a direct LAN connection (as opposed to wifi). 

  • Make sure before beginning of the conference that the audio and video quality of your PC/laptop is sufficient 

  • Check if you've installed the latest version of your browser 

  • We do not recommend using Internet Explorer for connecting to the conference and remind you not to have too many tabs open in your browser 

To ensure a smooth (technical) course of events during the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Virology congress, should you plan to participate via a work device (PC, laptop) over a company network (e.g. clinic, firm) or if you're using a rented device, please arrange with your IT department prior to the congress to confirm the following: 

Following ports must be open: 

  • Port 443 (https) 

  • As back-up also Port 80 (http) 

JavaScript must be activated in your browser. 

Following domains must not be blocked by your firewall: 

  • Domain of the congress platform: 

  • Domain for programme management:  

  • Domain for verification: *  

  • Participant chat:

  • Support chat:  

  • Live-streaming: 








Please make sure that your browser and operating system are able to support Vimeo playback (here). 

As active participants (conference chairs/speakers) who is not live in Munich: 

  • Please make sure your browser and operating system support Zoom

  • Please make sure you have installed the Zoom-client for meetings

  • Please make sure that your internet connection can reach at least 2 MB/s in uploads and at least 4 MB/s  in downloads. You can test your connection speed here

  • Please make sure you have good audio quality and you can be heard properly. You can check your settings beforehand here. You will achieve the best quality when using a headset. 

  • It is advised to use a laptop or desktop PC to ensure an optimal presentation. However, the use of a mobile device (mobile phone or tablet) is also supported by our software. 

Further information on the schedule of the sessions can be found below. 

General guidelines 

  • Only use your real and full name for the congress unless your pseudonym is commonly known. 

  • You can of course set up a profile picture (ideally potrait picture of yourself where your face isn't hidden) so other participants can find and contact you easier. 

  • Recording presentations in any way (video, audio, screenshots) and the distribution of such materials is strictly prohibited. 

Chat & conversation guidelines 

  • Meeting each other with politeness and mutual respect are our highest priority. 

  • Please follow the directions and informations from the conference chairs 

  • Personal insults or insulting comments of any sort within the chat are prohibited and will be deleted immediately 

  • Spam and unauthorised advertisments are also prohibited and will be deleted immediately 

The organisers reserve their rights to exclude any participants violating any of the guidelines from the congress. 

Please note that the on-demand material will be available to all registered participants until July 2nd 2022 (subject to the consent of the authors). Presentations will only be saved and made available for as long as the authors have agreed to it. 

For more details, please see the privacy policy.  

Privacy policy

The plenary talks and the ePosters will be available for you after the congress. Congress materials are available for you after the event at . You can then view all presentations individually until July 2nd 2022. Please also know that visiting the congress page for materials after the event is not included in  certification processes and will not be acknowledged and certified. 

Speakers and congress chairs will be connected live to all sessions (even when presentations aren't being given live). You can ask questions via the chat during the presentations. At the end of each presentations the chairs will view all questions and read them out loud for the speakers to answer.  

You can contact us directly via the chat icon you can find on every congress website. 

Yes, the hybrid 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Virology will be accompanied by a virtual industrial exhibition. Companies will have the opportunity to present themselves and their products on their detail pages. Just like at a face-to-face event, you will be able to view the exhibited material and exchange information with the booth staff. Our sponsors are looking forward to your visit!