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We are all learning the best way to organise online events. And I like this reflection by by Julian McDougall in a report on the Media Education Summit (MES) which took place on Zoom, on 31 March and 1 April 2021.

"The MES team learned a lot about the process of moving an event planned as face-to-face with registered delegates and accepted abstracts onto Zoom, as a free event. Checking the waiting room against the registration list when zoom usernames don’t match, some delegates’ accounts enabled manual movement between breakouts, whilst others didn’t; trying to cater for time zones and the inevitable ‘dipping in and out’ which a virtual event allows, offering the affordances of more engagement but on different terms. All good experiences to take forward, and we are happy to share with others setting up such activities in the coming months."

Fell free to add your own experiences of online events.

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