Frequently Asked Questions
NVivo Virtual Conference 2021
Transcending Boundaries in Qualitative Research 

Attending the Virtual Conference
A virtual conference is hosted on the Internet which means that participants can attend by logging into the online conference portal from their computers, wherever they are in the world. Like a physical conference, there are keynote speakers, paper, panel and poster sessions, as well as sponsored booths. You will be able to ask questions and interact with speakers, sponsors, and attendees through chat.
Anyone who is interested in qualitative or mixed methods research, or has in an interest in NVivo, can attend the conference. You do not have to be an NVivo user to participate.
You will need a computer, laptop, or tablet and a good internet connection.  We recommend 1.5 megabytes internet speed to view and present conference content and recommends using Google Chrome or Firefox for a browser.
All sessions will be available in the On-Demand area of the virtual conference portal, which you will be able to access for up to 90 days after the conference. This provides an advantage compared to physical conferences, where you would have to choose between simultaneous sessions.
Yes, you will be able to download PowerPoints and any handouts after the presentation.
No training will be provided. The sessions will be about qualitative research, and some will talk about innovative ways of using NVivo.
You can participate in your time zone, and if you like, you can also participate in sessions not in your time zone. Additionally, you will be able to access all conference sessions for 90 days after the conference. 
By attending the NVivo Virtual Conference, you can meet, learn and network with peers and experts around the world while we examine global impacts on and trends in qualitative research. Customize your learning and networking experience by selecting from over 70 hours of programming available live the day of the event and on-demand for 90 days following the event. 
Posters will have a special booth in the exhibit hall space where you can see either a display of a poster image or a video that explains the poster.

You can visit the booth at any time where you can chat to the poster presenter if they are in the booth when you visit. If they are not in the booth, they will answer later any questions you post.
September 22-23, 2021

Start time - September 22:
7am EDT (US Eastern Time) | 12pm BST (UK Time) |  9pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) 

End time - September 23:
7am EDT (US Eastern Time) | 12 PM BST (UK Time) | 9pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) 
Presentation Sessions & Speakers

Americas time zones 
Professor Sally Campbell Galman, PhD 

  • Sally Campbell Galman is Professor of child and family studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of the Shane the Lone Ethnographer series of methods comics. Her arts-based research has been published in Girlhood Studies, Public Anthropologist, and Anthropology News, and a chapter on comics-based data analysis appearing is forthcoming from SAGE. She currently has a full length graphic novel in press from University of Toronto Press. You can learn more about her work at 
Australasia time zones
Professor Crystal Abidin, PhD
  • Dr Crystal Abidin is a digital anthropologist and ethnographer of vernacular internet cultures. She researches internet celebrity, influencer cultures, and social media pop cultures. Her books include Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online (2018, Emerald Publishing), Microcelebrity Around the Globe: Approaches to Cultures of Internet Fame (2018, Emerald Publishing, co-edited with Megan Lindsay Brown), Instagram: Visual Social Media Cultures (2020, Polity Press, co-authored with Tama Leaver and Tim Highfield), Mediated Interfaces: The Body on Social Media (2020, Bloomsbury Academic, co-edited with Katie Warfield and Carolina Cambre), and tumblr (2021, Polity Press, co-authored with Katrin Tiidenberg and Natalie Ann Hendry). Crystal’s forthcoming books investigate the history of Singaporean blogshops as youth-driven DIY e-commerce, the influencer industry and shifting trends over a decade, and emergent youth cultures on TikTok. She is Associate Professor of Internet Studies, Principal Research Fellow, and Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow at Curtin University. On top of being an authority in social media and society studies, she is listed on ABC Top 5 Humanities Fellows (2020), Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia (2018), and Pacific Standard 30 Top Thinkers Under 30 (2016). Reach her at

Africa/Europe/Middle East time zone
Reem Doukmak, Ph.D. and Paul O'Donnell.

  • Reem is an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at Warwick University. Paul is Associate Artist at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Theatre Absolute. In their Coventry Creates project – Reintegrate - Reem and Paul are collaborating on using art to explore the re-integration experiences of refugees and host community into the social ‘normalities’ under Covid-19.
The speakers will pre-record their presentation to be watched by attendees during the scheduled session and they will be able to answer questions in real-time in the chat. After the session, the presentation will be added to the on-demand section of the conference platform.
During a session, there is a live text chat that allows you to ask questions of the speakers. The speakers can respond to your question by texting in the chat. Once the session is over, the chat is no longer live, but you can watch the session in the on-demand section of the conference platform.
Conference Registration
Registration opens in June 2021.
To receive a refund, you will need to contact the conference organizers at
Registration is only open until September 20, 2021.
Don’t miss the early bird price of $79 USD until July 31, 2021. 
After this date, you can register for $99 USD, with registrations closing on September 20, 2021.
Registration includes access to all sessions, posters and exhibit hall. All registrants will be able to access content after the conference for up to 90 days. At the end of the conference you will receive a virtual conference bag.  
Contact and the conference organizers will assist you.
Yes, you may only register one person at a time.
The schedule will be sent to you a week before the conference and the day before. You can also visit the conference web page for updates.
QSR will have booths for NVivo, NVivo Transcription, NVivo Collaboration Cloud, NVivo Academy and NVivo Community. As we add exhibitors, they will be included on our conference web page.