2020 November Main Schedule

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12:22 PM EST to 5:55 PM EST (UTC-5)link to time in your city

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Sunday 15 Nov 2020

12:25 pm – 12:50 pm Organizing

Open Session

Zoom One

Say hello. If you have things to talk about, we can put you onto a zoom session at the end. Or perhaps there’s last minute changes, so you can join a talk or have part of the timeslot. Or we can post when you are in Wonder.me

Sun 12:25 pm – 12:50 pm
Contingency Plans, Disability Access, Discussion Tools, Enabling Spontaneous Interaction, Legal Issues, Post Con Access, Security, Session Scheduling, , Ticketing, Trials and Tribulations, Vendor Demos, Vendors, Video Connections, Virtual Reality, Website Creation

1:00 pm – 1:55 pm First Hour

Ineffable Con and more

Zoom One

Dr Rachael Livermore  is a co-chair of The Ineffable Con

The Ineffable Con is a convention for fans of the book/ TV series Good Omens, which, like many events, had to work out how to become virtual in 2020.
We’ll share what we’ve learned in the planning stages about the specific demands of virtual events (particularly in the realms of accessibility and scheduling for multiple time zones). The convention takes place on October 16-18 so by the 25th we’ll have lots to say about how it went and be able to give an honest review of the Accelevents platform.
More info, and link to the group/forum is on  the Page  for this presentation.

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Sun 1:00 pm – 1:55 pm
Trials and Tribulations, Website Creation

2:00 pm – 2:55 pm Second Hour

Scheduling Tools

Steve Davidsonzoom one

Steve Davidson is the publisher of Amazing Stories magazine.

He put on a virtual convention; AmazingCon in June 2020.

He will talk about the tools he developed that allowed him to schedule 42 readings, along with workshops and performances, in a very short timeframe.

More info, and link to the group/forum is on the Page for this presentation.

Sun 2:00 pm – 2:55 pm
Session Scheduling

3:00 pm – 3:55 pm Third Hour

3:00 pm – 3:25 pm 1st Half

Kickback: freeform video conferencing

Donji Yamada-DessertZoom One

Donji Yamada-Dessert will demonstrate Kickback, an app for hosting virtual networking events where you can move around and talk to people, and have side conversations, just like you would in real life.

More info, and link to the group/forum is on the Page for this presentation.

Sun 3:00 pm – 3:25 pm

3:30 pm – 3:55 pm 2nd Half

XEO: a tool for audience engagement

Perry LawrenceZoom One

Perry Lawrence of Streaming Prophets will demonstrate XEO. It is an audience participation and engagement tool used by the NFL for stadium interaction. Now this tool is available to you for your virtual events! XEO let’s your audience interact with votes, sounds, sentiment sliders, polls, quizzes, games and more.
More info, and link to the group/forum is on the Page for this presentation.

Sun 3:30 pm – 3:55 pm
Vendor Demos, Video Connections

4:00 pm – 4:55 pm Fourth Hour

4:00 pm – 4:25 pm 1st Half

Mixily ticketing and event hosting platform

Zoom One

Miraya Berke will demo Mixily, an alternative to Eventbrite with lower fees and advanced tools.

More info, and link to the group/forum is on the Page for this presentation.

Sun 4:00 pm – 4:25 pm
Vendor Demos

4:30 pm – 4:55 pm 2nd Half

2020 Mars Society Virtual Convention


James Burk  volunteers as the IT Director for The Mars Society; who are pioneering the exploration of Mars. 

He was the lead organizer and event technologist for the 2020 Mars Society Virtual Convention, which had over 10,000 attendees, over 150 speakers, and was seen by over 100,000 people via live streaming on Youtube and Facebook Live. As part of the conference, he interviewed Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla.

As this talk was pre-recorded, you can watch it anytime on the presentation page. This session is to give us an opportunity to discuss it, and on video ask questions. My plan is to do a short follow up video incorporating the questions. There is a  presentation group/forum  for further discussion and resources

Sun 4:30 pm – 4:55 pm
Trials and Tribulations

Virtual Con Con Info

Jay KusnetzZoom One

I (Jay Kusnetz) will go over the what it took to get to this point. Tools used, workflows, etc. Ideas for continuing, such as having meetings every other week.

Sun 4:30 pm – 4:55 pm
Post Con Access, Website Creation

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