What is the difference between the public and full access program?

If you have the Professional Conference package, you will have a feature that allows you to control access to the premium features of the platform.

The guidance below is for event administrators/ organisers. If you are an end user (eg. submitter, reviewer, delegate etc), please click here.

If you have set who can see your full access program, it is useful to know what those who have full access will be able to view, and those who don't have access - ie the public version of the program.

If you have selected anything other than Open access, when you go to publish your program, you will have two links (below).

Full access uers will be able view both versions. Those who don't will be able to see the public program, and if they click on the full access program, will be directed to the public version.


The table below contains the features available in each version of the program.

Feature Public program Full access program
Abstract title, authors and affiliations Yes Yes
Abstract content including posters and presentations No Yes
Live and on-demand content No Yes
Poster gallery No Yes
Chat feature No Yes
Networking - eg viewing and creation of name badges No Yes
View comments on sessions Yes Yes
Create new comments and respond to existing ones No Yes
Chat feature - view messages in group, event and private No Yes
Chat feature - create and respond to group, event and private messages No Yes
View sponsors Yes Yes
Set timezone Yes Yes
View event-wide extra content (ie. information / welcome messages etc) Admin controls Yes