Budgeting online conferences or events: The case of #LingComm21

In other posts we discuss the importance of creating a meaningful, functional, and accessible conference experience. Running an online conference or similar-scale event is not free of cost. In this post we want to bring some transparency to the costs of organising an online conference. Access to skilled volunteer labour and funding will be differentContinue reading “Budgeting online conferences or events: The case of #LingComm21”

Hosting online conferences for building community: The case of #LingComm21

We hosted LingComm21 on a platform called Gather, in which each user chooses an avatar and navigates it around a two-dimensional space. When an avatar approaches other avatars in the space, the users are automatically connected to one another via video, audio, and text chat. We built a custom Gather space for the conference thatContinue reading “Hosting online conferences for building community: The case of #LingComm21”

Scheduling online conferences for building community: The case of #LingComm21

The goal of LingComm21 was to bring together a community of people who were interested in doing linguistics communication, so we were intentional from the very beginning about the community-building aspects of the program. We hosted LingComm21 on a platform called Gather, in which users communicate by navigating video game-like avatars around a two-dimensional customContinue reading “Scheduling online conferences for building community: The case of #LingComm21”