The Microbiome Virtual International Forum is a recurring alternative to multi-day microbiome conferences. They are short-format (~3 hours) conferences that provide a place for scientists from all over the world to discuss the microbiome. These events are free and open to anyone who wishes to join. Anyone can submit an abstract at any time of the year for an opportunity to present and discuss your work with a large, international community of scientists. There are prizes for outstanding talks and research highlights at each event. This is an international event that will be broadcasted LIVE. There is an additional REPLAY on June 22, 2023.