Tips for planning online conferences: Opinion

March 1, 2021
Moving conferences online is challenging but possible, write Brian Whalen, Jennifer Wright, Catherine Marte and George F Kacenga. The authors share twelve lessons they learned while organizing an online conference, including aiming for high-value presenters, scheduling presentations at times that work for their intended audiences, and keeping the conference platform simple. The authors also explain how recording presentations so that conference attendees can access them within their own time frame and producing a daily newsletter to give attendees the overall narrative of the conference can improve the experience for those attending the conference. “[F]uture conferences [planned by the authors] will need to have at least some online programming for those unable to attend the in-person event,” the authors write. Inside Higher Ed (International)