The ‘hubs’ model is one approach designed to combat fatigue with online conferences, while still benefiting from some of the opportunities online participation offers for accessibility, inclusivity, and sustainability. Regional groups are encouraged to meet in local hubs to have in-person experiences, connected to a wider online event. If you are interested in hosting a hub please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remote viewing hubs
We will offer a registration fee category of remote viewing hub. Those organising a remote hub will have access to view livestreamed and recorded content at a reduced registration fee rate. The intention is that colleagues will gather at their nearest remote viewing hub to watch livestreamed sessions together, using these as an anchor for their own in-person discussion and additional programming. We also warmly encourage remote hub organisers to use social media and the networking tools within the online conference platform to share their discussions with others participating in the conference.
Please note that if you are planning to present in an online session, you will still need to register separately and pay the appropriate virtual-only registration fee.
More information, including the amount for remote viewing hub registration, will be published shortly.
You may be interested in the following free to access articles about hub conferencing models:
‘What about the coffee break?’ Designing virtual conference spaces for conviviality (Bastian et al, 2022)