E-Conferencing Toolkit

Start e-conferencing to bring new voices into the conversation, reach scholars in remote locations, and improve your carbon footprint.

This guide compiles best practices developed over five years of running Around The World, an annual 24-hour livestreamed conference. Learn the right way to prepare tech support and how to get the most engaging presentations. Start to explore exciting new formats opened up by e-conferencing, and access resources here at the University of Alberta.

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  • Build your case: understand the carbon footprint of air travel, the importance of air travel in the academic career, and how e-conferencing addresses both.
  • Master the tech set-up: get the right equipment with the right configuration, and learn from tested back-up plans.
  • Maximize interaction: Based on Around the World's experiments, learn how to maximize engagement between presenters and e-conference attendees.

This guide includes information on funding and technical support that you can access as a University of Alberta researcher. While this first version has been written primarily on the experience of Around The World, it will be updated in the future to include more resources and best practices from the growing number of e-conference projects at the university.

Download the e-conferencing toolkit (updated Mar 20, 2018)