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Making virtual conferences more sociable

Online conferences have the advantage of reducing carbon emissions from travel, particularly air travel, but they can be less convenient when it comes to networking and developing personal connections. The November meeting of the European Biological Rhythms Society tried to fix this by inviting psychologists to develop remote ways of encouraging networking.

Approaches used by this virtual conference included having “hubs” where small groups of researchers could watch a video broadcast together, and encouraging the use of Twitter to send questions or comments.

Read more details here. See also the Foodsource resource What is the climate change context?

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20 Jan 2020
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