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27 - 29 October 2020

Frequently asked questions and answers about OTWorld.connect

Ticketing

Which ticket categories are available?

TicketPrices in EURO
Innovation Showrooms, Workshops
Sector-political Forum, Poster presentation
free of charge
Full ticket World Congress /TAR-Conference
entitles you to participate in the scientific congress programme on all event days and to access all recorded congress content between 9 November 2020 and 31 January 2021
200.00
Day ticket World Congress/TAR-Conference
entitles you to participate in the scientific congress programme on one day of the event (valid on October 27, 28 or 29, 2020)
100.00

What do the ticket categories include?

Day ticket World Congress / TAR Conference

  • Access to the World Congress programme on one day
  • Access to the TAR Conference programme if the ticket is used on 28 or 29 October.
  • Access to the industry policy forum from 27 to 29 October
  • Access to the workshops and Innovation Showrooms of the manufacturers and service providers from 27 to 29 October and up to 90 days afterwards

Full ticket World Congress / TAR Conference

  • Access to the World Congress programme from 27 to 29 October
  • Access to the TAR Conference programme on 28 and 29 October
  • Access to the industry policy forum from 27 to 29 October
  • Access to the workshops and Innovation Showrooms of the manufacturers and service providers from 27 to 29 October and up to 90 days afterwards
  • On-demand access to all recorded conference content from 9 November 2020 to 31 January 2021

Free participation:

  • Access to the industry policy forum from 27 to 29 October
  • Access to the workshops and Innovation Showrooms of the manufacturers and service providers from 27 to 29 October and up to 90 days afterwards

Is my day ticket set for a specific day?

Yes. You have to decide for one of the three days when purchasing your ticket. After purchasing, you will receive your digital congress ticket. On the day of your participation you will receive access to OTWorld.connect via a personalised link on your ticket. If you click on your link in the ticket, you will validate your day ticket.

Are there combined tickets with the TAR Conference?

The TAR Conference will take place parallel to OTWorld.connect on 28 and 29 October. On these days, day and/or full tickets give you access to the events of the TAR Conference. These are exclusively presented in English.

Are there discounted tickets for schoolchildren and students?

OTWorld.connect is an ideal addition to teaching at universities and technical colleges in Germany and abroad and is also actively used by them. The schools will receive separate information on how to participate.

Registration

Is registration necessary to participate free of charge?

You can experience the OTWorld Innovation Showrooms as well as workshops, the sector-political forum and the scientific ePoster free of charge. All that is required for these formats is a free registration, in which you create your personal user account for the event (email address and password).

How do I register as a participant or press representative?

Tickets for the virtual World Congress and TAR-Conference are available in our ticket shop .

You can experience the OTWorld Innovation Showrooms as well as workshops, the sector-political forum and the scientific ePposters presentations free of charge. All that is required for these formats is a free registration, in which you create your personal user account for the event (email address and password).

Does the registration have to be done before the event period or is it still possible during OTWorld.connect?

Registration is possible both before and during OTWorld.connect. You can join the event immediately after you have completed your registration, during which you will have created your personal user account (email address and password) for the event.

Technology

What are the technical requirements for participation?

You need an electronic device, ideally a computer, laptop or larger tablet so that you can easily follow the presentations. You can receive the sound via a loudspeaker or headphones. Questions are asked via a chat function. Additionally, you need a stable internet connection and ideally Google Chrome as your browser.

Which devices can be used?

You need an electronic device, ideally a computer, laptop or larger tablet so that you can easily follow the presentations.

Do participants need special software?

The application runs on the OTWorld.connect website. No special software, tools or apps need to be installed.

Can the participants test the system beforehand in order to familiarise themselves with using it?

The application is intuitive. If you have any problems or questions, please contact us.

If the participants have technical problems, is there a service number?

If the participants have technical problems, is there a service number?

Programme

What does the parallel implementation of OTWorld.connect and the TAR Conference mean for the participants? Do you offer any special advantages?

The TAR Conference will take place parallel to OTWorld.connect on 28 and 29 October. On these days, day and full tickets include access to the events of the TAR Conference. These are exclusively presented in English. The combination of both events gives congress participants a global and comprehensive overview of technical progress in the field of rehabilitation.

What do you have to register for, what can be done on the fly?

It is not necessary to register in advance for individual lectures or workshops. Registration for participation in OTWorld.connect is possible both before and during the event period.

Interaction

a) Congress

How can I take part in a question and answer session with the speaker?

The participant can ask the speaker questions via a chat function. Depending on the remaining time, the speaker will answer questions directly during the session.

How does a digital conversation work?

Conversations with the speakers are possible using the chat function.

b) Innovation Showrooms

What can the visitors expect in the Innovation Showrooms?

Immerse yourself in the digital world of industry and find out about the latest innovations and products in the sector. Companies from all areas of orthopaedic treatment and care await you and look forward to exchanging ideas with you.

How do you get in contact with the companies?

You will find the current contact details of the contact persons in the respective showrooms of the companies. Some companies also offer an external communication tool with a chat or video function.

After the duration of the event

Can you still access the content later for free?

Innovation showrooms and recorded workshops are available to all participants 90 days after the event free of charge.

In addition, full ticket holders receive free access to the recorded congress content between 9 November 2020 and 31 January 2021.

If yes, for how long?

The recorded congress contents, workshops and the industry presentations will be available until 31 of January 2021.

What are the access requirements?

You can access the site using your previous registration information.

Further questions

What are the special features of a virtual OTWorld.connect?

A virtual event will take place without physical attendance at an event location. Participants follow the event online, i.e. from the comfort of their home or workplace.

Can I, as a participant, also come to the exhibition centre in Leipzig and follow the virtual event there?

No. Unfortunately, participation at the exhibition centre in Leipzig is not possible this year.

Will there also be a kick-off event? How can I participate?

Yes, there will be a virtual opening on 27 October, held 8:30 to 9:00 am (GTM). The celebration will be broadcast and can be followed live by the participants.

Should I still register for OTWorld.connect if I live in a time zone, which does not allow me to participate in the live sessions?

Yes, you may still want to register for OTWorld.connect. The innovation showrooms can be accessed 24 hours on 27-29 October and in addition you will have access at your leisure for 90 days after the event.

If you purchase a full congress ticket, the recorded presentations will be available to you for on-demand access from 9 November 2020 to 31 January 2021. Therefore, you will be able to watch the recordings at your convenience.