30th IAPRI Member Conference 2021 Virtual

Exciting New Experience for IAPRI Members

The 30th IAPRI Member Conference will be held June 15-17, 2021 as a virtual series of live presentations like the in-person version of technical track presentations on packaging research from IAPRI members. Although it is going to be virtual, we are working hard to make the Conference as informative and fun as a face-to-face event.

We hope you are planning to attend the live sessions. You will be able to pick and choose which sessions you want to attend. It will be three days of three tracks each consisting of 5-6 presentations and a social networking opportunity. The technical papers are already available for you via the Whova App. Sessions will be recorded, and you can view at a more convenient time later. This will allow you to see presentations from other sessions during simultaneous tracks.

Here are some very important things you must know and do as we move forward:

  • You should register for the conference: Since this is a Member Conference, all attendees must be affiliated with a member institution or corporation. You must have access via member login to the IAPRI website.  If you need to be added as an additional contact at your member institute, contact Ed Church at sg@iapri.org with your contact information.
Registration fees: Members - $75 & Student Members (Undergraduates and Master's Candidates)- $25
  • You should download the Whova app which can be used on your computer and mobile device here Download Link . If you use the same email as you used to register with IAPRI you should automatically join the IAPRI event. Otherwise use the invitation code: iapri2021mc
  • You need to upload information to Whova: The Whova app will send you an email requesting you to upload more information about yourself; It is convenient to access online, and you can update the form as many times as needed. We ask that you include a picture as well. If you have any questions, feel free to let me know.

We sincerely hope you plan to attend and make this a huge success for IAPRI.


Become an IAPRI Member Conference Sponsor

 The conference will be virtual this year! Despite the situation all the packaging research community will be able to meet and share the latest studies and research. A virtual meeting eliminates the travel restrictions allowing even more attendees than ever.
Sponsors benefits:
  • Improve your branding: all the researchers will know you are supporting them what means positive feelings about your brand!
  • Snowball effect: researchers are usually asked for technologies or services by the industry they work with, it could be your brand.
  • Brand recognition and credibility: if they need anything, they know who to ask.
  • Social responsibility: researchers are from today´s generation and take it seriously into account.
  • Be digital: thanks to the use of Whova App, your brand will be spread digitally in an easy and very effective way. More traffic to your website and social pages will be generated.
  • Customer engagement: thanks to the App, you will have the chance to the one on one or group meet-up features. IAPRI members love to attend the conferences because they want to network and be educated. As a sponsor you have an opportunity to impart knowledge about your company that the audience will value. It can set you apart from others. You can connect with conference attendees and to do so in a friendly, not overly forward manner.
There is just one level of sponsorship and it is set at only $500.
Sign Up to be an Event Sponsor: https://www.memberleap.com/members/store.php?orgcode=IAPR
IAPRI and Attendees will use the Whova app which enables them to participate and interact more actively and build more connections. It provides up-to-date event information, personalized agenda, live polls, messages, and exciting photos are all at their fingertips.
Whova´s features for sponsors include:
  • Highlighting your brand throughout the event. On the event main page, attendees can access the sponsor list. Your listing Includes logos and links to your home page and social media. To give sponsors more exposure, there are rotating banners. This is a highlight shown on the pages attendees most frequently visit.
  • Sponsors can plan targeted networking to create business opportunities with virtual attendees and other potential sponsors. To maximize your brand awareness at the event and better showcase your company, we provide you with the opportunity to enrich your sponsor profiles.
  • You can upload your company videos, set up live streams, and edit descriptions.  You can upload two company brochures and handouts.  That attendees can download. All the information you upload will be available to attendees before and throughout the event via the app from Whova.com.
  • Whova’s Community Board allows everyone to come together and mingle online in one place, whether you are an organizer, a sponsor, an attendee, or a speaker. You can view a short video on the benefits of sponsorship at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avM-Wt2atYE&feature=youtu.be

If you have any questions, please contact Ed Church, Incoming IAPRI Secretary General at sg@iapri.org

Download the Event App

We are excited to use Whova as our event platform! Popular features include:
Planning: plan your personal schedule, set reminders, search sessions, and receive updates
Program: innovative group discussion sessions & presentations, and live Q&A
Accessibility: real-time access to the sessions, with easy playback of content
Community Board: find and connect with others sharing common interests and backgrounds
Networking: chat one-on-one like you might in the hallways by using video or text to start instant conversations

Learn more about Whova and check out all of the features: User Guide