Ride the wave!

The event management software that powers academic conferences

All-in-one event planning solution for in-person and online academic conferences

Efficiently build a user-friendly event website for your academic conference

Plan and manage all aspects of your academic conference in one place.

  • Design a visually attractive event website
  • Manage event registration, payments, call-for-abstracts, and reviews
  • Email participants 
  • Export reports 
EXPLORE EVENT WEBSITE
Efficiently build a user-friendly event website for your academic conference

Collect and peer-review submissions with an abstract management software

Get quality presentations for your event. 

  • Publish a call for papers and abstracts.
  • Peer-review abstracts by a committee.
  • Accept/Reject abstracts.
  • Publish accepted abstracts on your event website.
EXPLORE ABSTRACT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Collect and peer-review submissions with an abstract management software

Enroll attendees with an event registration software

Combine your attendees' registrations and payments in one place. 

  • Require the payment of registration fees adapted to the type of participant.
  • Ensure a secure payment process (guaranteed with Stripe).
  • Collect personal and professional information with customized forms.
  • Limit the registration period.
EXPLORE EVENT REGISTRATION SOFTWARE
Enroll attendees with an event registration software

Host engaging virtual poster presentations

Embed virtual poster sessions into the event website of your academic conference.

  • Allow presenters to share audiovisual content and files on your event website.
  • Give attendees and presenters video chat rooms around poster presentations.
  • Empower presenters and participants to engage in stimulating scientific communication.
EXPLORE VIRTUAL POSTER SESSIONS
Host engaging virtual poster presentations

Frequently asked questions

  • You could be up and running within a day or two, depending on the amount of content that you want to add on your site. Our pre-built forms allow you to get up and running quickly and you can keep editing your event along the way.

    Create your event by visiting dashboard.fourwaves.com and visit help.fourwaves.com for more information.

  • For virtual poster sessions, NO! The rooms are created automatically and Fourwaves integrates its own robust video communication system.

    For oral presentations to large audiences or discussion panels, yes, you need an external platform like Zoom, Cisco Webex, Teams, Youtube or Vimeo.

  • Since 2012, Fourwaves has specialized in academic, research and scientific events. The platform was built with the needs of this specific niche in mind.

    For example, we understand the importance of interactions between participants, especially during poster sessions. This is why we developed a virtual platform specifically for this. Along with our powerful abstract submission and reviewing system, you're fully covered.

    Last but not least, our team members have organized these events themselves and therefore we understand your reality. You are in good hands!

  • We offer unmatched value for money, not to mention the human, fast and friendly support we provide to all of our users!

    Want a detailed quote? Visit this page.

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Scientists, academics and researchers all agree.

  • Aline Dumas - Events coordinator, CHU de Québec - Université Laval

    Aline Dumas

    Events coordinator, CHU de Québec - Université Laval

    The interface is very easy to learn, customizable and complete.

    Using Fourwaves for the management of scientific events, big or small is now essential for our organization. The interface is very easy to learn, customizable and complete. The entire Fourwaves team offers incredible service; they listen to our needs and respond very quickly, which relieves us of a lot of hassle!

  • Marie-Hélène Berger, PhD - Directrice de recherche - MINES ParisTech

    Marie-Hélène Berger, PhD

    Directrice de recherche - MINES ParisTech

    The discussions at posters were greatly appreciated by the doctoral students seeking social interactions!

    Thanks to Fourwaves, we organized our doctoral student day, with two virtual poster sessions. We were neophytes, but with the very responsive and benevolent support, we very quickly published a beautiful website, managed registrations and submissions. The discussions at posters were greatly appreciated by the doctoral students seeking social links, they thanked us. In return, we thank Fourwaves!

  • Pauline Claude, PhD - Research professional, CRISPESH Research center

    Pauline Claude, PhD

    Research professional, CRISPESH Research center

    Impeccable and personalized service.

    I wanted to thank Fourwaves for the impeccable and personalized service we received. The platform and the clear and quick responses from the team members certainly contributed to the success of our event.

  • Louise Laperrière, M.Sc. - Assistant to the Vice-Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

    Louise Laperrière, M.Sc.

    Assistant to the Vice-Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

    The personalized approach and listening from Fourwaves are added values.

    The Fourwaves experience was great for our Research Days at the Faculty of Medicine and affiliated research centers. With more than 700 registrations and the management of 300 abstracts, the ease of coordinating the event was greatly facilitated, user-friendly and efficient. The personalized approach and listening from Fourwaves are strong added values.

  • Amber Leland - Deputy Director - Coordinating Research Council Inc.

    Amber Leland

    Deputy Director - Coordinating Research Council Inc.

    It was truly a highlight of our event.

    We really enjoyed the use of Fourwaves. Thank you so much for providing this platform, it was truly a highlight of our event.

  • David Bird - Associate Professor - Mount Royal University

    David Bird

    Associate Professor - Mount Royal University

    The virtual poster hall with video conferencing helped us keep the spirit of the event.

    The platform worked very well and I have received much positive feedback from the participants, both students and faculty. The virtual poster hall with video conferencing helped us keep the spirit of the event and provided the opportunity for many conversations between the participants and presenters. The "backstage" section was easy to navigate and did not require a steep learning curve to master.

  • Emilie Brown - Coordinator, Youngstown State University

    Emilie Brown

    Coordinator, Youngstown State University

    Fourwaves a été une excellente plateforme.

    Fourwaves a été une excellente plateforme. Je l'ai utilisé pour 2 événements et les deux étaient si faciles et j'ai également entendu beaucoup de compliments de la part des participants.

  • Emily Delgado - Senior Manager - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Emily Delgado

    Senior Manager - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    The event site worked extremely well pre, during and post poster session.

    The highlight was the ability to host live discussions in a virtual room during the poster session. The event site worked extremely well pre, during and post poster session. Thank you for your strong customer support.

  • Anna Duron - Program Assistant, University of Idaho

    Anna Duron

    Program Assistant, University of Idaho

    L'événement s'est très bien déroulé.

    L'événement s'est très bien déroulé et les participants ont vraiment apprécié la plate-forme Fourwaves.

  • Kapinga Kalala - Events coordinator - Neurosciences department, Université de Montréal

    Kapinga Kalala

    Events coordinator - Neurosciences department, Université de Montréal

    I had good feedback from the speakers and participants.

    I liked the experience on Fourwaves for the 42nd Symposium online event. I had good feedback from the speakers and participants.

  • Meghan Bergeron - Organizer of the 2021 Consumer Science Symposium - Université Laval

    Meghan Bergeron

    Organizer of the 2021 Consumer Science Symposium - Université Laval

    An interactive event of professional quality, at a more than affordable price.

    Fourwaves undeniably contributed to the great success of our Colloquium, allowing us to offer all of our participants an interactive event of professional quality, at a more than affordable price.

  • Annick Guyot - Research Associate, McGill

    Annick Guyot

    Research Associate, McGill

    The team is very dynamic and technical support is always very fast.

    I've been using Fourwaves for several years and I'm very satisfied. It greatly facilitates the registration process as well as the printing of badges and booklets. The team is very dynamic and technical support is always very fast.

  • Valérie Lavastre - Coordinator, Réseau de recherche en santé de la vision (RRSV) / IRCM

    Valérie Lavastre

    Coordinator, Réseau de recherche en santé de la vision (RRSV) / IRCM

    The Fourwaves virtual poster session is an A1 alternative when face-to-face is not possible.

    In summary: I loved it !! The Fourwaves virtual poster session is an A1 alternative when face-to-face is not possible. I loved the interactions. I was able to talk to all the poster presenters easily from home.

  • Martin Guay - Faculty of Dentistry, Université Laval

    Martin Guay

    Faculty of Dentistry, Université Laval

    Fourwaves rose to the challenge with excellence!

    It’s one thing to sell a solution and a service; it’s another to keep customers happy. I can say that Fourwaves rose to the challenge with excellence!

  • Lynn Kamerlin - Professor of Structural Biology, Uppsala University

    Lynn Kamerlin

    Professor of Structural Biology, Uppsala University

    Now I can’t imagine organizing a conference without Fourwaves!

    Fourwaves provides an efficient platform with a user-friendly interface that anyone can quickly learn how to use. For us, it was a lifesaver, and with these aspects taken care of, it let us focus on all the other bigger issues involved in conference planning. Now I can’t imagine organizing a conference without it!

  • Rosalie Kott - Lawyer and organizer - CISSS Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

    Rosalie Kott

    Lawyer and organizer - CISSS Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

    We did not experience any technological difficulties.

    The event went really well. We did not experience any technological difficulties either on the registration side or on the videoconferencing side of the event. We really enjoyed the platform.

  • Natalie Goto - Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

    Natalie Goto

    Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

    We are quite happy with how it worked out.

    Registration was very smooth – we didn’t have to do anything at all once it was set up. We are quite happy with how it worked out.

  • Chantal Binda - Academic coordinator, Université de Sherbrooke

    Chantal Binda

    Academic coordinator, Université de Sherbrooke

    Fourwaves’s help was invaluable.

    Fourwaves’s help was invaluable. It makes all the difference in organizing a virtual event. We received feedback from participants who greatly appreciated the format and the platform.

  • Friederike Pfau - Project Manager, CHU de Québec - Université Laval

    Friederike Pfau

    Project Manager, CHU de Québec - Université Laval

    I received only good comments on Fourwaves.

    Our annual virtual day was a great success. Participants liked the opportunity of live video conversations with students in front of their posters. I received only good comments on Fourwaves.

  • Daphne Goring - Professor and President - University of Toronto and Canadian Society of Plant Biologists

    Daphne Goring

    Professor and President - University of Toronto and Canadian Society of Plant Biologists

    Everyone seemed to be able to access it with ease.

    The Fourwaves platform worked very well for the meeting, and everyone seemed to be able to access it with ease.

  • Fanny Toussaint - Program manager, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

    Fanny Toussaint

    Program manager, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

    The platform is user-friendly and easy to use.

    We chose the new virtual service from Fourwaves. Having used the services of Fourwaves in the past, we were confident in this new option and we are very happy with our choice. The platform is user-friendly and easy to use. The Fourwaves team also offers unparalleled support. They are responsive and attentive, which greatly facilitates our work as an organizer!

  • Sophie Aubé - Auxiliaire d'enseignement, Université Laval

    Sophie Aubé

    Auxiliaire d'enseignement, Université Laval

    Participants really appreciated the platform.

    It went really well, the participants really appreciated the platform and its features!

  • Evelyne Muhire - Academic Affairs Coordinator

    Evelyne Muhire

    Academic Affairs Coordinator

    The platform works great.

    I really appreciate the responsiveness and efficiency of the team. The platform works great, thank you again.

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