The circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic have decreased the possibilities of in-person networking and the interchange of ideas. Due to this, the Institute organised between December 2020 and April 2021 a series of free live-streamed webinars, the WIT Winter Webinars, which covered the winter months until the start of the next calendar of WIT Conferences.
Each webinar was devoted to a specific scientific field and consisted of four 20-minute presentations selected among the best papers presented at last years' WIT Conferences and also included a 30-minute Q&A session at the end to allow attendees to put questions to the presenters.
The initiative was very successful. The variety of the topics and the quality of the presentations attracted a large number of registrations for each event and the networking among the speakers and the attendees was very enthusiastic and fruitful.
Thus, WIT has decided to repeat the initiative during the months from December 2021 to April 2022 using the same format that has proved so popular previously.
Registration for the webinars is free of charge and instructions on how to register and access the event can be found when you select the webinar you wish to attend.
We hope this initiative will increase the dissemination of the best contributions from WIT Conferences, show a clear description of the activities of the Institute, and encourage senior and junior researchers to attend our future conferences.