British Association of South Asian Studies Annual conference


Welcome to BASAS 2022!

We will be using Zoom for the sessions and a dedicated conference platform called Whova. For those unfamiliar with Zoom, you can find some quick start guides here.

Whova can be accessed via your desktop or you can download an app on your mobile devices. As part of registration, we have already added you to the whova platform, but you will need to access whova using the same email address that you used at registration and create a password for your personalised and secure use of the platform. You will receive an email from whova explaining step by step how to do this. This email will include a link to ‘download app’. Click on this and you will be able to select whether you prefer to use your desktop or a mobile device.

Downloading the whova app will then prompt you to create a password associated with the email address you used at registration. It may ask you to reset your password (as though you have forgotten it), but this has the same result. Create your password and you will then have full and secure access to the conference platform. All details of sessions and Zoom links will be available through whova.

We chose this platform because it provided an easy means of managing a high number of zoom links. Please get in touch at if you have any queries or difficulties accessing the platform.

Once you are in the whova app, you will have full access to all its features. There is a navigation panel on the left of the whova screen, which includes the tab ‘agenda’. It is here that you will find all the links to access the Zoom sessions when they have been added. We have found the whova platform to be very straightforward and intuitive and we hope that this is your experience too, but do get in touch at if you have any difficulties.