Virtual Conference Platform

International members of our community who are restricted entry into New Zealand due to government regulations are invited to join the workshop as a virtual attendee and will be provided access to all workshop content though a virtual platform. REGISTER HERE

 Access to the online platform for recorded conference content and direct connections with international delegates will be provided to all attendees! However Virtual Only attendance will not be made available for those who are physically located in New Zealand.

We invite you to watch the short video below for your first look at the Virtual Conference Platform. 

FAQ’S about the Virtual Conference Platform

WHAT BROWSER SHOULD I USE?

We recommend using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Opera to access the virtual conference platform. Firefox and Safari are also compatible with the Virtual Platform. We also recommend you clear your cookies and cache prior to logging in and disable any VPN’s you may be using.

To optimise the broadcast of virtual conference sessions, please do not use ‘incognito’ or ‘hidden search’ browser settings.

WILL THERE BE LIVE Q&A DURING PRESENTATIONS?

In sessions where live Q&A is enabled you will be able to submit written questions to the presenter.

WILL PEOPLE BE ABLE TO SEE AND HEAR ME?

Yes, although this depends on the type of session you are joining. For example, in a Keynote Presentation your video and audio will not be shared with other attendees (or the presenters), whereas in an Interactive workshop or Networking Function, your video and audio will be shared. You can find out more about the different types of conference sessions in the Attendee Guide that will be sent to all delegates in advance of NZGW2020.

WILL RECORDINGS BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE EVENT?

The virtual platform will remain open for three weeks after the conference has ended. All pre-recorded content will remain available for registered attendees to view on demand during these three weeks.

DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD ANY SOFTWARE TO USE THE VIRTUAL PLATFORM?

No, our virtual platform is browser based so as long as you have one of the supported internet browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera) available on your device you will be able to join the conference.

HOW DO I ACCESS TO THE VIRTUAL PLATFORM?

Your login details will be sent to you to access the virtual conference platform 24 hours prior to NZGW2020, if you do not receive this email please contact geothermal@auckland.ac.nz

WHAT DO I NEED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE USING THE VIRTUAL PLATFORM?

  • Laptop or Desktop Computer
  • Stable Internet connection (minimum 5Mbps for both upload and download. You can check your internet speed at speedtest.net
  • Your device requires either an integrated or external camera/webcam and a microphone in order to participate in any interactive sessions or networking functions.

WHAT IF I ENCOUNTER TECHNICAL ISSUES USING THE VITRUAL PLATFORM?

For support during the virtual conference please click the Live Support button on the top right-hand side of the portal (red icon with a headset).

Please note that Live Support is only available between 24-26 November 2020 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM NZST. For support outside these times please email geothermal@auckland.ac.nz 

CAN I CONNECT WITH OTHER ATTENDEES USING THE VIRTUAL PLATFORM?

Yes, the Meeting Hub is a terrific place to connect with other attendees one-on-one, allowing you to renew old friendships or make new acquaintances. In the Meeting Hub you can share contact details, send chat messages, video chat and set up meetings.

CAN I SHARE MY LOGIN WITH OTHER PEOPLE?

No, each registered attendee will receive a link to the virtual conference platform that is uniquely tied to their registration, and cannot be opened on multiple devices at the same time.

TIMELINE

Your live agenda of sessions and activities in one easy to use screen.

ENGAGE

Take notes and discuss presentations with other attendees via the Discussion Forum.

MEETING HUB

A great place to meet, trade contact details and exchange ideas one-on-one with other attendees.

VIRTUAL SESSIONS

Attend a range of sessions including keynote and oral presentation as well view ePosters. Miss a session? Watch it on demand as all presentations will be filmed and available post workshop for a limited time.

LIVE SUPPORT

Chat or share your screen with one of our Support team to get technical assistance during NZGW2020.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

Explore the virtual exhibition area