For Attendees

Everything You Need To Know

Thank you for your interest in the Conference! We hope you will enjoy the presentations and Q&A sessions. This guide deals with all the questions we have been asked via email and Twitter as well as these we usually like to know answers to when we’re going to a conference.

Registration for Attendees is Open!

(We only need your name and e-mail so that we can send you an invitation to our Discord server)

Do I need to register?

As an Attendee, you can access and read/view all the presentations during the Conference week without registering. However, if you want to participate in the Q&A sessions (which we strongly recommend), you’ll have to register first. This is our anti-troll protection, sorry!

After registration, you will receive an invitation to a Discord server where you can give feedback, ask questions, comment on the presentations, network and collaborate, share your own ideas, or just stay silent and read everything that other people are posting (it’s text-based).

Can you give me the timeline?

Here we go:

  1. Registration for Attendees Opens: Tuesday, September 15
  2. Registration for Attendees Closes: Friday, September 25
  3. Program Announcement: Wednesday, September 16
  4. Presentations Available on the Website: added gradually starting from Monday, September 21
  5. Keynote Lectures Available on the Website: Wednesday, September 23
  6. Conference with Q&A sessions: Thursday-Friday, 24-25 September

When can I access content online?

As you can see from the timeline, all presentations can be accessed and read/viewed during the conference week. This gives you time to prepare your questions and comments for the Q&A discussions that will be happening on the 24th and 25th of September.

Every presenter will be given a specific time slot during the conference days when they need to be present on the Discord chat server (text-based chat channels) to discuss their presentation with other participants. This is when you can expect them to discuss their presentation with you.

Networking and socializing with presenters and other attendees will be possible during both days of the Conference as well as for five days after it so don’t worry if you can’t be present during the time slot of a presentation you really want to discuss. You can always leave the question on the dedicated channel and the presenter will be able to answer it after later.

We will send you an invitation link after registration. At the moment, the server is almost completely empty, waiting for the conference to happen! This is how it looks (no dedicates slots as we don’t have the program yet):

Networking Channel on the dedicated Conference server set up by Anna Oleszczuk. The message says: Welcome to networking. Other channels visible on the left hand side are: general chatter, announcements, and help.
Networking Channel on the dedicated Conference server set up by Anna Oleszczuk.

If you want to know more about Discord, click here. You can use it without downloading (the only thing you need is email address) on any operating system or as a phone/tablet app. The sessions are text-based so no camera or headphones are necessary.

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