Over on the International Institute for Environment and Development blog, Suzanne Fisher explains how a virtual conference they held allowed online participants to follow and take part in an IIED conference, cutting carbon footprints and expense.
Once up and running, it allowed participants (both those at the conference and also ‘virtual’ online ones) to:
- read curated content on the live blog, including comments and social media postings that participants had published on social media accounts and which were then pulled through onto the live blog page
- live ‘report’ from the event (through comments and social media content)
- leave comments – for instance, by watching the live web cast and then asking questions online.
The full blog is available at: http://www.iied.org/virtual-conferences-not-future-now