The COVID-19 pandemic has made communications technology more relevant than it has ever been, and Zoom has become synonymous with online meetings. This is the platform we will be using for our conference sessions, both for the convenience of familiarity and for the usefulness and accessibility of its features.

We have opted to use Zoom Webinars for the panel discussions, while for the concurrent sessions, we will be using Zoom Meetings.


Zoom Webinars


Zoom Webinars has a Q&A section where you may write your questions and which the facilitators will monitor. The panels will have time allotted at the end of the session to verbally answer the questions if the answers were not typed within the Q&A section itself.

Simultaneous Interpretation

Zoom Meetings

Verbal Conversation

In Zoom Meetings, everyone can speak. While the sessions will be structured to contain a planned presentation first, during which you will be muted, Zoom Meetings will allow you to ask questions, offer comments and have open discussions about the content.


Zoom Meetings has a text chat option that allows you to write your questions and/or comments and allows attendees and presenters to respond to them. This will be particularly useful during the presentation if you wish to share what’s on your mind before the presentation concludes.

Zoom Webinars offers the option of allowing multiple audio tracks in a webinar to include interpreters. You may choose from the different language options available. CBIE2020 is proud to be offering both French and English panels and interpretation to allow you to listen in the language of your choice.