With SparkX you will be more noticeable to others! Build your SparkX profile in the Virtual Congress platform and connect with other participants that have similar interests to yours.

At this year’s online congress setting up 1-on-1 meetings has never been easier.

What is SparkX?

SparkX is an AI-based networking platform at SIOP 2021. It will recommend you the most relevant people you should meet during the Congress and enables you to chat with them or set a 1-on-1 meeting.

How does SparkX Work?

As a registered participant to the SIOP 2021 Virtual Congress, you will receive an invite to build a profile in the days building-up to the conference. SparkX then analyses your profile and matches it other participants’ profiles, based on your networking goals, interests and professional background.

Once the SIOP 2021 begins and the Congress Platform opens, go to the Networking Lounge and click on the SparkX button. From inside SparkX, you will be able to view and edit your profile, plus review your recommendations on who to meet during the Congress.

If you want to connect with one of your recommendations, like their profile. If they like you as well, then you are a match!

With a match, you can start chatting via the SparkX platform or set a 1-on-1 meeting.

The platform will also generate a calendar reminder and provide a video meeting room for each of your meetings.

How do I get started?

A few days before the Congress, you will receive an invite to the email address you used to register for the SIOP 2021. The email will ask you to complete your SparkX profile. In under 2 minutes, you will be able to build your profile and be ready to receive networking recommendations.

Once the SIOP 2021 Virtual Congress starts, where do I find SparkX?

The SparkX platform is located in the Networking Lounge.

Top Tip

Don’t wait until the Congress begins to create your profile. We encourage you to build your profile before the live conference times, so you have recommendations waiting for you as early as possible.

Navigating SparkX – The Networking App at SIOP 2021

My Profile

Complete your profile to make yourself more discoverable and to get better networking matches. People want to read your bio to decide whether to reach out to you.

Recommended for You

Find your matches recommended by the AI.

Interested in You

Find the participants who have liked your profile and would like to meet you.

My Connections

Participants for which you’ve both liked each other. Consider arranging a 1-on-1 meeting or start a chat.

My Meetings

The place for all your scheduled meetings, links to start them, plus those waiting to be confirmed.

All Participants

Search and filter all participant profiles, and reach out to them.


Open a direct chat with any participant, join a group chat or even start one.