HAVE YOU had to postpone the conference that you were organizing? Has the conference you wanted to attend been cancelled completely? Would you still like to exchange knowledge with fellow scientists and hear about your colleagues’ latest findings?
VIRTUAL CONFERENCES can be an alternative to physical meetings. Modern technology offers researchers and scientists the opportunity to present papers and to share their latest findings online.
HOWEVER, not every conference organizer is well acquainted with the technological options that are available. Not every researcher or scientist is experienced in being a virtual conference participant.
THIS SITE is intended to serve as a platform/discussion forum where IUFRO officeholders can share information about virtual meetings and discuss with each other.
PLEASE NOTE the following:
– Comments are moderated and will therefore not appear immediately.
– IUFRO Headquarters will not provide guidance on technical questions/problems arising in/from virtual meetings.
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IUFRO-GFEP recently held a digital meeting with the authors of the Global Assessment Report on Forests and Poverty. Here’s what happened:
The Reality of Virtuality – Sharing the GFEP Panel’s Digital Meeting Experience
In a globally connected world, we are used to communicating online. Nevertheless, many of us have been caught flat-footed by the sudden need to step up our virtual collaborations and give up face-to-face meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read how 25 scientists of IUFRO’s Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) on Forests and Poverty and the GFEP team at IUFRO Headquarters virtually jumped in at the deep end and learned how to swim.
READ MORE at: https://blog.iufro.org/2020/05/05/the-reality-of-virtuality-sharing-the-gfep-panel-digital-meeting-experience/
and COME BACK TO DISCUSS!