Virtual HLF 2020
Challenges offer opportunities to adapt and 2020 has provided several significant tests. The Virtual HLF was a direct response to some of this year’s trials. Branded with the motto "Virtual HLF –Traversing Separation," the Forum took place from September 21 until September 25, 2020.
A multifaceted scientific program was supplemented by various interactive elements designed to facilitate exchange between the participants. Additionally, there were satellite events available such as the I AM A.I. and the Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani exhibitions. Some sessions were designated to HLF alumni, incorporating them directly into the program. The overall resonance reinforced that if a system to network is in place – especially in unconventional spaces like VR – the community will utilize it. Below are some of the highlights from the program.