What is Sciforum?
Sciforum is an event planning platform that supports open science by offering the opportunity to host and participate in academic events. It provides an environment for scholarly exchange, discussion of topics of current interest, building of networks and establishing collaborations. Sciforum was launched in 2009 by MDPI, an academic open-access publisher with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.
Sciforum does not only offer the possibility to participate in events, but invites scientists to organize their own events. The organizers reduce their administrative efforts thanks to an online tool that supports all aspects of event organization, including setting up and maintaining the event website, managing the peer-review process, publishing the event proceedings, handling and coordinating the event schedule, registration, billing, sponsors, etc. Organizers can choose between in-person and virtual event and whether they require administrative support from Sciforum staff.