Last Thursday, May 28, I participated in â€œWeb 2 EU: Publication 2 Participation,â€ a half-day conference in Brussels organized by the IABC Belgium chapter.
As I mentioned in my post last week, I was there but not physically so: I was able to take part from my home office in the UK with the help of OnlineMeetingRooms.com in Dublin via an audio-visual connection over the internet.
The short video you see is a screencast recorded by OnlineMeetingRoomsâ€™ CEO Joe Garde (using Camtasia, I think: an excellent app for this kind of thing) showing a compilation of some of the elements, from start-up prep through to the beginning of my presentation.
We did have a few technical gremlins that affected the ultimate outcome of what we were planning to do. That was a pity as the audience in Brussels noticed that and were no doubt influenced by the experience in what they think of this form of communication and the technology involved.
But I think itâ€™s all part of the learning and experimenting and certainly hasnâ€™t changed my view of the value and utility of being able to participate in an event from any location as long as you have a good internet connection (all other things being equal).
Thanks again to Hugh Barton-Smith in Brussels (architect of the IABC event) for inviting me to be part of it, and to Joe Garde in Dublin without whose commitment and energy this wouldnâ€™t have taken place at all.
Check out Hughâ€™s embryonic IABC Belgium network on Ning for links to all the presentations â€“ hereâ€™s mine at Slideshare â€“ and for continuing conversation on topics surrounding the conference theme.
Looking forward to the next time!
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