Hybrid Congresses

As announced previously, the Organizing Committee and the International Association of Bioethics have decided to continue with our plans to ensure that the 16th World Congresses Bioethics (WCB) will remain a “Hybrid” meeting. Therefore, WCB will take place in-person in Basel, Switzerland and will be organized virtually as well for our virtual participants!

Our Hybrid concept includes:

  • LIVE Plenary Sessions: 3 hours of Plenary sessions with Keynotes and Panels that will be live-streamed during each day of the congress. This Plenary session will be a common event that every Congress participant (virtual and in person) will follow together. During these plenaries, all participants will have the chance to interact with the sessions, and ask questions in real time.
  • In-Person participation in Basel: Our Congress participants who will join us in-person Basel will have the opportunity to present their contributions during the days of the conference. Thus, they will experience a “normal” congress that we know of prior to the pandemic. Furthermore, parallel sessions taking place in Basel will be streamed via Zoom (like a webinar) to accommodate those virtual participants who wish to attend certain sessions.
  • Virtual Presentations: All Virtual participants will also have the opportunity to present their talks during the days of the conference. That is, in addition to the in-person presentations taking place in Basel, we will have dedicated virtual parallel presentations. For these virtual parallel sessions, we will try as much as possible to accommodate the presenters’ time zones together with the theme of each session.

As advertised previously, all participants will be asked to pre-record their talks before the conference. Their talks will be uploaded to the conference website and will be available to all registered participants for a limited amount of time after the conference. We DO NOT want to record live presentations during the congress days since those files would not be supported on our website and may not be sustainable for everyone to watch/download easily.