Networking at MDS 2021

Networking at MDS 2021

Connect. Collaborate. And spark something new at the MDS 2021 Virtual Congress with SparkX!

Build your profile, quickly find the most relevant participants you need to connect with at this year’s online meeting and start networking.

What is SparkX?

SparkX is an AI-based networking platform that will allow you to easily connect with other participants at MDS 2021. It is designed to recommend to you the most relevant people you should meet at the congress, based on your profile and will enable you to chat with your connections or set a 1-on-1 meeting.

Where do I find SparkX?

The SparkX platform is located in the Networking Lounge of the MDS 2021 Virtual Platform.

How does SparkX Work?

As a registered participant to MDS 2021, you will receive an invite to build a profile in the days building up to the congress. SparkX will then analyse your profile and match it with other participants’ profiles, based on your networking goals, interests, and professional background.

When the congress begins and the Virtual Platform opens, go to the Networking Lounge and click on the SparkX button. From inside SparkX, you will be able to view and edit your profile, plus review your recommendations on who to network with during the event.

If you want to connect with one of your recommendations, like their profile. If they like you as well, then you are a match!

With a match, you can start chatting via the SparkX platform or set a 1-on-1 meeting.

The platform will also generate a calendar reminder and provide a video meeting room for each of your meetings.

How do I get started?

A few days before the start of MDS 2021, you will receive an invite to the email address you used to register for the congress. The email will ask you to complete your SparkX profile. In under 2 minutes, you will be able to build your profile and be ready to receive networking recommendations.

Top Tip

Don’t wait until MDS 2021 begins to create your profile. We encourage you to build your profile before the congress, so you have recommendations waiting for you on the first day.