Making the most of the move to online conferences: Opinion

November 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has moved conferences online, presenting new opportunities for providers to deliver on sustainability and accessibility, write Caleb Wellum, Anne Pasek, and Emily Roehl. The article describes three ways to make the most of the move to online conferences: using written feedback for richer sessions, using digital tools to make conferences accessible, and using new presentation formats creatively. “The disruptions of COVID-19 present an opportunity to rethink how we do conferences and workshops: to ask what they are for, who they benefit and how we can improve them, hopefully in ways that permanently reduce the amount of travel we do in a post-pandemic world,” write the authors. The Conversation (National)