How to find the science at the ADSA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

Tips for navigating the scientific program

We have more than 970 prerecorded abstract presentations and 112 live sessions in the 2021 ADSA Virtual Annual Meeting. That's a lot of virtual dairy science! We have created several tools to help you see, hear, and talk about all of that science.

Once registered for the meeting, you will use your ADSA username and password to access the virtual meeting site. If you have forgotten your user name or password, visit to look up or reset your credentials.

Once logged in, you will be at the meeting home page — your “information station” during the Virtual Annual Meeting.

The Help and Discussion area will be staffed by ADSA staff from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EDT) on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

The main tabs on the home page help you navigate to the main areas of the site: Home, Program, Calendar, Sections, Sponsors/Exhibitors, and More:

The green and blue buttons on the home page (shown below) will help you navigate to the main locations online where events will take place:

Live Events


Visit this area for the opening session on Monday, the awards ceremony on Tuesday, and the closing session on Wednesday.

Symposia & Workshops:

Click the Symposia and Workshops button to join all symposia events. Check the symposia schedule in the Program Book, or in the Calendar portion of the virtual site for more information on symposia and workshops. Note that symposia are presented live only, with no recording available in advance.


Visit this area for late-breaking original research.

Oral Live Discussions (Oral Q&As):

(All oral presentation recordings can be accessed from the blue Orals button.) Sessions are divided by scientific section as well as date and time of the live panel discussions of the presentations.

Click on a listed presentation title to view the recording and abstract, and to access a chat box where you can ask questions of the author and discuss with other attendees viewing this presentation. For the Oral Live Discussions, once you click on the presentation title, look for the blue link “Go to the presentation” to view the recorded presentation. Then scroll down to find the recording and abstract.

Check the Livestream Schedule on page 16 of the Program Book for a listing of the live moderated panel discussions (Oral Live Discussions) with some of the oral presenters between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

Text Chats:

All poster presentations can be accessed from the blue Posters button under General Submissions. Click on a listed presentation title to view the recording, abstract, and poster PDF. Use the chat box to chat with the author and other attendees viewing the poster at any time. Presenters have been asked to be available to facilitate “real-time” text chat between 2:00 and 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Roundtables & Hallway Talks:

Click the Roundtables & Hallway Talks button to see the schedule on all days of the meeting. We have two expert roundtable discussions scheduled for the topics, as well as Hallway Talks on specific topics of interest to dairy scientists each day from 9:00 to 10:00 am and—for the night owls or overseas attendees—from 9:00 to 10:00 pm (EDT). Join these live conversations via text chat. See the schedule in the Program Book, or in the Calendar portion of the virtual site.

Student Events:

All events for undergraduate and graduate students will be accessible from the Student Events button, including business meetings, workshops, social events, GSD Mix and Mingle, GSD Three-Minute Thesis, and SAD Awards.

General Submissions

Use the blue buttons under General Submissions to access all oral, poster, and student competition presentations. Or use the By Section, By Abstract, and By Presenter buttons to find the content you want.

Oral presentations with no scheduled live discussions are listed as On Demand.

Oral presentations with live discussions are arranged by day. For oral presentations that you find especially interesting, we suggest you join the presenters during their scheduled live discussion. Oral live discussions (Q&As) will take place in up to five virtual rooms each day, with presenting authors assigned to a 30-minute block in the session-specific room between 12:00 and 2:00 pm (12:00–12:30, 12:30–1:00, 1:00–1:30, and 1:30–2:00 pm). Check the daily schedule for each room or click on the room to visit that live discussion. Join the conversation and post your questions for oral presenters via the text chat box. Each presenter should be prepared to discuss their findings and relevance with the moderator and audience. Check the Livestream Schedule in the Program Book for more information.

All poster presentations are available under the On Demand tab. For poster presentations that you find especially interesting, we suggest you join the presenters from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (see Poster Text Chats above.)

Other Site Features


Visit our virtual Sponsors and Exhibitors area from the main tab and click on a supporter’s link to visit their page, watch videos, download materials, and interact in real time with company representatives during the daily Sponsor and Exhibitor Open Hours from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Monday through Wednesday.

Search Everything:

Use the Search Everything bar at the top of the home page to search all meeting content: by presenter name, abstract number, session name, key word, institution, country, and so on.


Use the Program tab to create a personal schedule for the meeting, bookmark presentations, take notes, and download your schedule in different formats.


Use the Calendar tab to see at a glance all events taking place at any given time or day of the meeting. Use the calendar view to drill down to individual sessions and presentations of interest.

Download the Mobile Meeting App

Downloading and using the ADSA21 meeting app is another way to organize your schedule and read abstracts:

  • To download the app, please visit the App Store or Google Play, download and launch the EventPilot Conference App, and then search for "ADSA21".
  • If you previously used this app for a different conference, launch it, click "More" from the home screen, choose "Find Event," and then enter "ADSA21".
  • If you prefer, you can sign into the desktop version of the virtual platform here:

Program and Abstract Books

If you prefer the "printed" page, we have created online versions of the traditional abstract and program books. You can download them, print them out or mark them up, and use them to create your schedule and plan out your days at the ADSA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. Simply find the presentations you'd like to see, note the abstract numbers, and then go to the ADSA 2021 Virtual Meeting and navigate as described above.