Getting Started on Clowdr

Updated May 03, 2021

Welcome to Clowdr!

Review this brief resource to learn how to navigate our platform as an attendee - and make the most of Clowdr’s features.


Below we will cover 1. How to log in to your conference on Clowdr and 2. How to set up your profile and navigate your event in Clowdr.
  1. As an attendee, you will receive an email titled YOUR INVITATION TO [CONFERENCE NAME] containing a link and a unique invitation code to your conference.
  2. Through the link in the invitation email, you’ll be able to create a Clowdr account using your name and email address.

log in page

sign up page

  1. Once you’ve signed up for an account on Clowdr, you’ll be asked to accept the Clowdr Terms & Conditions, and then invited to input the invitation code into the “Join A Conference” field to access your conference.

join a conference

  1. Now that you’ve joined your conference, it’s time to set up your profile!
  2. Your profile will help you connect with other attendees, and will be linked to any sessions you may be associated with as a presenter, author, or chair. All fields in your profile are optional.


Once you’ve created your profile, you are free to explore your conference!


  1. The conference home page can be found in the center of the screen. Each conference can customize this area.
  2. On the left hand side you’ll find navigation to the rest of the conference, including schedule, attendees, rooms (social and program), exhibitions, shuffle (randomized networking) rooms, and the My Backstages area (for presenters).

left menu

  1. The left sidebar menu includes a Happening Now section, which highlights upcoming sessions - and a Sponsor section where attendees can browse Sponsor booths.
  2. On the right side of the landing page, Clowdr provides a chat area where you can view announcements, engage tech support, and pin chats from different sessions and rooms. You can also view who the other attendees currently in the conference are by clicking on Who’s Here.

right menu

Now you’re ready to make the most of Clowdr!

TIP: You can toggle between dark and light mode by clicking the moon button in the top right area of your screen, next to the button for your profile.


© Clowdr CIC 2021

Clowdr is a social enterprise dedicated to creating sustainable, inclusive and engaging conferences.

Clowdr is a UK Community Interest Company, number 12984216.

Clowdr was initially made possible thanks to support by the US National Science Foundation under awards CCF-2035003, CCF-2035101 and CCF-203500 and support from