E-symposiums has its pros and cons, and they should be organised and conducted after thorough research of the subject. For example, just doing a neuroscience research through e-symposium might not be a credible option in the favour of the findings and results. The organisers of the e-symposiums should carefully weigh all the dimensions pertaining to planning, controlling, and executing of the event. The organisers should weigh all the parameters, and after going through the advantages and disadvantages.
Reduced Mobility – As the symposium is conducted through the internet, people do not need to book expensive flights to move from one place from other. This means a lot of cost cutting in the budget. It is also easier to persuade people to take some time out from their busy schedules to be a part of the symposium.
Online symposiums do not demand a fixed venue which means so much cost cutting in the arena of arranging equipments, catering, and so on.
As internet is a global tool, e-symposiums have a wider reach in terms of audience, as opposed to symposiums that are organised on a local and physical scale. E-symposiums are a perfect options to conduct a mass research or to gather a mass opinion.
Lack of Human Presence*
Virtual reality is in its beginning phase, and it lacks the human appeal. In certain matters and issues, physical presence of human beings does influence the course of discussion.
- Complex Management Process
In case, a lot of people present a different range of opinions on the internet, it can be tough to reach to the concrete conclusion.
- Dependency on the Technology
Any kind of technological glitch can change the face of the event in terms of time management. E-symposiums are heavily dependant on the technology.