As part of our commitment to making the conference as sustainable as possible and exploring new approaches to conference practice, particularly given this year’s theme of Climate changed geographies, we are piloting remote hubs as ways to participate in the conference.
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 email@example.com.
We are also planning a distributed plenary on Wednesday 30 August. This will run over three plenary session timeslots, with each session featuring speakers and panellists from across the globe. There is more information on our Chair's theme page.
Remote viewing hubs
In 2023 we will be offering a new 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 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 early in the new year.
You may be interested in the following free to access articles about hub conferencing models: