[Coral-List] Virtual meetings and ICRS costs

Simon Donner simon.donner at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 13:49:04 EDT 2011

Several people have suggested holding virtual meetings in place or in
combination with the ICRS. While it is probably too late to design a
virtual component of next year's meeting, for which people have
already been working long and hard to organize, we could begin
planning for future meetings.

Virtual conferences are likely to become perfectly normal to us at
some point in the future, just as e-mail, web browsing, Google Earth,
Facebook, and Twitter have. I am personally interested in what will be
required, in terms of psychology and technology, for us to make the
first step towards that future. If anyone has ideas or suggestions for
how to organize a virtual meeting, or is spearheading an initiative to
convert a "live" scientific meeting into a virtual meeting, I'd
appreciate hearing them either in an e-mail or as comments on my blog:




Simon Donner
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
University of British Columbia

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