The WBM conference will experiment with a 100% online, asynchronous conference. With asynchronous presentations each presenter will record their research as a video with the video available on-demand for all conference attendees. Everyone can post their comments and questions at any time and presenters can respond similarly.
We strive to make all WBM conferences international events, so pure synchronous presentations make time differences troublesome.
Academic conferences need to evolve. Traditional big-city conferences require extreme expense in transporation and hotels. This model allows attendees to see more presentations at their own pace and schedule. This model has an extremely low carbon-impact.