IWMW10 – remote participation at its best

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July 12, 2010 by MMIT

IWMW Live Feed

IWMW Live Blog

The 14th Institutional Web Management Workshop, which kicked off today at the University of Sheffield, really demonstrated the potential of remote participation in conferences. Even if the topic doesn’t directly relate to you, it’s well worth checking out their output over the remaining couple of days. Not only is live video streaming available , but it’s accomanied by live blogging and an active and recognised Twitter feed and other mechanisms to support participation from afar. Brian Kelly (co-chair of the IWMW 2010 event)  described the organiser’s stance on remote participation as “a commitment to treating the remote audience as’ first class citizens’ who, where possible, have as authentic experience as possible“. [You can read the full comment on Chris Sexton’s blog] This is an approach I really hope catches on at other events.

Tomorrow’s session even includes BarCamp sessions for remote participants.  For those of you who are interested in the proceedings, the live streaming will continue over the next couple of days. Check out the programme for details. . You can also catch up on presentations you’ve missed. And even the ones that haven’t happened yet.

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