Using Whova during BBEST 2020-21/BIOFUTURE SUMMIT II Virtual Conference: 3rd Message for the Poster Presenters

Dear participant,

BBEST 2020-21/BIOFUTURE SUMMIT II Virtual Conference will be held virtually from November 30th to December 2nd, 2020, through the Whova platform.

Please remember that the deadline to submit your poster presentation is October 26th.

We prepared a small guide on how to access and use the Whova platform during the event to watch poster presentations and live stream sessions, and interact with other participants and the Evaluation Committee.

Accessing BBEST 2020-21/BIOFUTURE SUMMIT II on Whova

1. Please go to BBEST 2020-21/BIOFUTURE SUMMIT II page on Whova.

2. Download Whova mobile app from AppStore or GooglePlay or access the Web app.

3. Click Sign up here to create an account. Please, remember to use the same email used for registering for BBEST 2020-21/BIOFUTURE SUMMIT II.

4. Provide your profile information with your photo, affiliation, biography, social media links, and any other information you consider relevant. Please keep in mind that this information will be available for other participants to view and get to know you, so it is important that you have a complete profile.

You can edit your profile information any time later by accessing My profile tab.

Important: Only participants with paid registrations will have access to Whova. The deadline to pay your registration is November 9th.

Best Poster Awards

During November, all poster presentations will be analyzed by the Evaluation Committee. During this period of time, evaluators may get in touch with you to clarify any issues regarding your presentation.
Please, check the Messages tab in Whova, as well as your registered email account, so you don’t miss any contact from the Evaluation Committee.

Poster Q&A Sessions

Your poster presentation will be released a few days before the event starts, so that all participants have time to watch the presentations and ask you questions. The Q&A sessions will be asynchronous, which means it will work in the same dynamic as a forum: participants will post their questions, and the presenter will answer them according to his/her availability.

Participating on Virtual Activities

Besides the poster sessions, a series of webinars, mini-policy forum and award ceremony will take place from November 30th to December 2nd, 2020.
You can participate in all these online events through Whova, watching live streams, asking questions during Q&A sessions and interacting with other participants on the chat.
Our agenda is on, and there is still more to come!

Interacting with other participants, using Virtual meetups

Besides all the scheduled activities, you can also interact with other participants using the Community tab. There, you can schedule virtual meetings with other participants, using Whova’s virtual meeting room, or other external video conference software of your preference.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

If you have any questions or technical issues, feel free to contact us through the email address:

Vitor Brandão
Organizing Committee

Digital Poster Presentations: 2nd Message for the Poster Presenters

Dear participant,

Instructions for poster presentation during the BBEST 2020-21/BIOFUTURE SUMMIT II virtual conference, from November 30th to December 2nd, have already been sent. Please check your spam box if you have not received the message. All information is also available on our webpage:

It is important to submit your material until October 26th to guarantee your participation on the poster sessions during the virtual conference.

Show your results and achievements at BBEST-BIOFUTURE virtual event in 2020. The presentation of digital posters is your best chance to be among the awarded scientists and be seen by experts from academia and private companies.

All registered conference attendees, speakers, and poster presenters will receive Certificates. Please, remember that the Best Posters will be awarded and publicly acknowledged in the closing ceremony on December 2nd.

Please keep in mind that during the in-person conference in May 2021 there will be no poster session, and certificates will be issued to only those with paid registration.

For any questions or technical issues, please feel free to contact us through the email address:


Vitor Brandão
Organizing Committee

Instructions for Digital Poster Presentations: 1st Message for the Poster Presenters

Dear participant,

Congratulations! You have a registration to present your poster during the BBEST2020-Biofuture Summit II.

The poster presentations will be held virtually during the Conference Virtual Activities, from November 30th to December 2nd, 2020, through Whova platform.

The presentations will be available for reading and watching a few days before the Virtual Activities start, and participants will be able to interact with you and ask questions to you during the event using the Whova platform.

Until October 26, 2020, you must submit three files for evaluation and display in Whova platform: an abstract, a digital poster and a 3-minute video presentation. The files must be sent to the current email (, using WeTransfer.

Further details and instructions on how to build and send your presentations can be found in the Digital Poster Guidelines page on our event website. We strongly recommend you to read all instructions and watch the demo video before starting to prepare your presentation.

For any questions or technical issues, feel free to contact us through the email address:

Good luck!

Vitor Brandao
Organizing Committee


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Dear Participants

Be ready for participating in the BBEST 2020-21/BIOFUTURE SUMMIT II and join a series of online activities. As previously announced, the event has expanded to include online webinars and conferences in 2020 and a hybrid (in-person and virtual) conference, at the Renaissance São Paulo Hotel tentatively in May 24-26th, 2021.

Right now, the Conference is preparing a series of activities that will take place in 2020 through virtual environments, with webinars and poster presentations.

From November 30th to December 2nd, 2020, the Conference will have three days of virtual activities, with three webinars featuring more than 10 top experts, and a poster presentation session addressing the most recent global challenges and achievements in Bioenergy and Bioeconomy.

The Virtual Conference is presenting, on November 30th, an Opening Ceremony with policymakers and politicians, followed by a Mini Policy Forum on December 1st. The enhanced Poster session, much more interactive and full of opportunities, will allow for all participants and speakers to make and answer questions for several days. The posters (abstracts and a small video) will be displayed virtually through the conference software.

On December 2nd, during the closing ceremony, the top 3 best scientific and/or technological Posters in the categories of Scientific Initiation, Master, Doctor, and Post-doctoral will be awarded live.

The Conference will be held through the virtual conference platform Whova, allowing you to dynamically interact with all participants of the conference, showing your results and getting access to important information and webinars about Bioenergy and Bioeconomy.

You can already download the conference Whova – Event & Conference App on your cellphone using Apple or Google Play, or the desktop version ( and start right now to interact with other BBEST-Biofuture participants.

The Organizing Committee


3 events in one and starting now

We are delivering more than originally planned: instead of a physical conference from 30 Nov to 2 Dec 2020, BBEST/BIOFUTURE has expanded to include online webinars and conferences in 2020 and a presential conference, at the same venue, from 24 to 26 May 2021. Therefore, BBEST/BIOFUTURE will be starting now and will go on until May 2021.

We concluded that it is unlikely that we could physically meet in a hotel in São Paulo in November 2020 because of the way the COVID-19 pandemic is progressing. Then we adjusted to having our conference rolling in 2020 – because there are many important things to discuss – and convene in May for plenary and parallel sessions. The new plans are:

  • August and October 2020: BBEST/BIOFUTURE Kick off with two webinars to get started with high impact themes related to bioenergy and bioeconomy. All registered BBEST/BIOFUTURE participants are already registered to the webinars. NEXT WEBINAR: October 15th, 12:00 (Brasília time zone).
  • 30 Nov to 2 Dec 2020: instead of the on-site conference, a series of online events including a brief policy day forum and reformulated Poster Sessions with more exposure and more opportunities of interaction among the participants and sponsors. Best Poster Prizes will be delivered as well as Conference Certificates.
  • 24 to 26 May 2021 (tbc): a physical conference to close BBEST 2020-21/BIOFUTURE SUMMIT II at the Renaissance Conference Center in São Paulo. The original program is being updated but, as planned, we will have a Policy Day, Parallel Sections, Round Tables, Exhibits, Technical Tours and all the interesting activities we already had.

All BBEST/BIOFUTURE 2020 registered participants are already registered for the 2020-2021 events. Those who submitted oral or poster contributions will have the opportunity to update or even change their papers. Registered participants who cannot attend on the new dates can also transfer their paid registration to colleagues to present their papers.

We will keep you posted on all the forthcoming activities. See you at the BBEST 2020-21/BIOFUTURE SUMMIT II!

BBEST 2020-21/BIOFUTURE SUMMIT II Organizing Committee

Bioenergy Forum