Conferences : A quick poll

January 26th 2022

The pandemic has forced us to change the way we collaborate and share our scientific research.

With this statement in mind, we're interested to learn of colleagues' views and have posted a poll on LinkedIn.  Is there a demand for in-person scientific conferences, meetings and exhibitions or has the move to virtual, online meetings replaced them? 

Colleagues at Kratos have been considering this question for a while now.  There are merits to both in-person and virtual scientific meetings.  The former allows interaction, communication and collaboration not possible through online platforms.  The latter is cheaper, easier to attend and therefore more accessible.  We are committed to attending a number of surface analysis and materials characterisation conferences over the next 12 months as detailed on this page of our website.

Will attendance increase at these meetings as everyone is desperate to meet face-to-face again, or will researchers look to present their latest results at virtual meetings?

You can let us know which format you think will be the most attended by voting in our LinkedIn poll.