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[Doriana] Actually,

Postby Doriana » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:38 am

Conference season has started in academia! Last week, I presented a poster about my research at a conference. As usual, people stopped by to ask questions and give feedback. This time, however, everyone asked the same last question, and it's a question I've never been asked at a conference before. What was it?

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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:58 am

Was it about: you? The poster? The research? The conference? The LTPF?
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby Doriana » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:30 pm

Was it about: you? The poster? The research? The conference? This is closest, no to rest The LTPF?
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby Enjay » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:04 pm

Has the conference relevantly changed anything about the way it is managed due to the pandemic?
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby Doriana » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:05 pm

Has the conference relevantly changed anything about the way it is managed due to the pandemic? Yes
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby Enjay » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:09 pm

Has it gone online? Limited the number of participants? Brought in rules about hygiene/mask wearing/distancing?
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby Doriana » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:24 pm

Has it gone online? This Limited the number of participants? Brought in rules about hygiene/mask wearing/distancing?
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby Enjay » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:28 pm

Is it relevant how exactly people were able to ask you questions - via video call? Audio call? Text chat? Pre-written questions that were sent to you?
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:29 pm

Were they asking about the next conference? About whether it would also be online, or in person?
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby Doriana » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:40 pm

Enjay
Is it relevant how exactly people were able to ask you questions - via video call? This Audio call? Text chat? Pre-written questions that were sent to you?
Technically, these are two different questions (I think), but I'll let it slide


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Were they asking about the next conference? About whether it would also be online, or in person? No to all
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby Enjay » Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:05 pm

Was the question about a technical aspect of the video call?
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby Doriana » Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:19 pm

Was the question about a technical aspect of the video call? Yes
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby Enjay » Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:50 pm

Were they asking how to end the call?
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP)

Postby Doriana » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:07 pm

Were they asking how to end the call? YES

This went embarrassingly fast, even for an OAATP

********SPOILER********

I was presenting my poster virtually, using a web conferencing tool called BigBlueButton. As most conference attendees were not familiar with the tool, the last question everyone asked me was how to leave the call.
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP) [LOGGED OUT]

Postby Enjay » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:41 pm

Sorry to spoil so quickly - I've obviously had a lot of meetings in the past few months with people struggling to figure out how to leave! Good puzzle!
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Re: [Doriana] Actually, (OAATP) [LOGGED OUT]

Postby Doriana » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:07 pm

No need to be sorry! I've also been in countless video meetings in the past couple of months. Most people can successfully leave a Zoom meeting by now, but as soon as you throw a new software into the mix, we're back to square one.
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