The Adventist University of Africa uses cutting-edge virtual conferencing platform to host its fourth theological seminary conference


The Adventist University of Africa hosted its fourth theological seminary conference using the latest in virtual events technology. The conference, which was held from 22nd to 25th September 2021, was organized in response to the critical membership loss faced by the church despite its statistical growth. It was felt that it is high time for scholars to collaborate and contribute to the church’s core mission of disciple-making which deserved an in-depth exploration from a biblical, historical, and missiological perspective.

It is in light of this much-needed collaboration that the Adventist University of Africa sought to be a technological leader by using cutting-edge technology as far as hosting virtual events is concerned. Although the attendees were not able to meet face to face, the platform delivered deep attendee engagement and a rich online experience.

It featured an intuitive and easy-to-use web interface where attendees were able to interact with conference speakers through built-in live sessions where they experienced real-time activities and content in event sessions. To add to that, the platform recreated an in-person event experience with meeting rooms for one-on-one private meetings. Furthermore, audience engagement was facilitated through live chats, event feeds, and virtual meetings. The platform also provided sponsors and exhibitors with a unique virtual booth space to display their products and services. To help build meaningful experience, the virtual event also included break-out sessions rooms where attendees would select a research paper presentation or event track to attend.