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Virtual Conferences




Virtual Conferences

What is a virtual conference?

  • A virtual conference allows participants from around the world to engage in a virtual format. Similar to an in-person conference, participants can watch keynotes, panels, and roundtable discussions, pose questions, network with fellow participants, and access topical resources.

How can a virtual conference be as engaging as one that is in-person?

  • Virtual conferences can offer similar opportunities as in-person conferences as well as providing new avenues for engagement. A virtual conference widens the audience and perspectives being shared, allows for easy-access resources at your fingertips, and offers a wide array of engagement tools such as on-demand resources, virtual message boards, and private chats.


How do I register for the event?

How much does the event cost?

  • Early Bird Rate: Individuals must register before September 15th in order to qualify for the Early Bird reduced rate of $200. The Early Bird offer includes access to all events.

  • Regular Rate: Individuals who register after September 15th will gain access to all events at a rate of $250.

  • Global South Rate: The global South rate includes access to all events offered at this year’s Dialogue at a price of $100. Individuals must register with an address in a global South country as recognized by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation.

  • Undergraduate or Graduate Student Rate: This rate is offered at a 50% discount. Using your institution's (.edu) email address, please make the request for the discount code to

Is this different from Eventbrite?

  • This year, the World Food Prize Foundation will be utilizing the virtual platform, Whova, for registration and participation. Please visit for more information. 

Can I get a refund for my registration?

  • Refund Policy: If you are unable to attend, we can transfer your ticket to a colleague. Please make the request for a ticket transfer to

Can I share my virtual conference login information with other members of my team?

  • No, each individual has their own personalized registration that cannot be shared. With personalized registration, Whova allows for a customized conference experience for each attendee. 


What is Whova?

What if I have technical issues?

  • If you are experiencing technical issues with Whova, please contact Whova at +1 (855) 978-6578. You may also contact World Food Prize Foundation support staff at

  • Please view this support document with common technical issues.

What are the technical requirements to participate?

  • In order to access Whova, the virtual event platform, you will need a device that can support either the Whova web app (computer, laptop) or mobile app (smartphone, tablet). You will also need to connect to the internet.

When will I receive instructions for attending the event?

Do I need to download or install Whova to be able to attend this event?

  • The Whova web app does not need to be installed. You may access it in a web browser. Please try using a different browser if you are having trouble accessing the web app. The Whova mobile app is an additional access point and may optionally be downloaded via the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

How do I ask a question or make a comment during a live session?

  • During a live session, there will be three tabs on the right-hand side of the screen: Session Q&A, Chat, and Community. You can ask questions in the Session Q&A tab and make comments in the Chat tab. You can even vote for your favorite question and the speaker may answer questions with the most likes.

Will there be networking?

  • Yes! Whova facilitates great networking opportunities on both the website and mobile app versions. You can network through an active community board, a virtual business card exchange, and even private chat with individual attendees.

Can I still watch sessions after the event has concluded?

  • Live sessions will be recorded through Whova. The Whova virtual conference hub will be available for 6 months after the event ends. Keynotes and panels will additionally be available on the World Food Prize Foundation YouTube channel.


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