Waiting for MIT4LS2021, ongoing face-to-face virtual meetings
As the 7th edition of MIT4LS has been postponed by several months, an ongoing virtual partnering session has been set up to avoid missing business, project proposals, collaboration opportunities for the MIT4LS community, opening on the 15th of September,
To select the Waiting for MIT4LS2021 session you have to select the panel Meetings, then Availability on the right, and tick the checkbox of the session.
Participants will then be able to request virtual meetings anytime until few months before the physical event in May, probably up to mid March. You will be informed by e-mail of any updates.
The new long-term matchmaking session functions similarly to regular matchmaking sessions, with a few exceptions. Searching and selecting a participant for meetings works as explained in the How it works section.
When requesting a meeting,
you can choose the length of the virtual meeting (15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes, but the meeting can last more once started, video call won't terminate unless you do so);
Then select the date of the meeting and the hour, and confirm by clicking on Confirm time.
Wait for the meeting confirmation from your partner. You will receive it through your email or you can check your agenda or meetings tab in your personal account.
Time zone conflicts - to avoid meetings outside typical business hours (9am - 5pm) b2match indicates time windows matching both parties business hours, in the moment when the meeting is requested.
Rescheduling options allows the guest to propose alternative times in respect to the one proposed by the requester. Alternatively, the date and the time for the meeting can be discussed by chatting, through the Messages functionality.
Check your agenda and respect the time of the meeting! You can also take a look at the technical requirements for the virtual meetings, to make sure your meeting will run smoothly. You will NOT receive reminders that your meeting will start; therefore we recommend to add your meeting to your calendar (under Agenda, top right button).
See also the instructional video.
For a guide on virtual meetings in B2match, visit the page here.