Helsinki Education Week

How do I attend a virtual event?

These past few months, many of us have spent even more time online than usual and gotten more used to attending virtual meetings and events. Like many other events this year, Helsinki Education Week 2020 will be organised completely online as a series of virtual events.

The program for Helsinki Education Week 2020 will be published and available on the website in October.

It is always good to repeat a few practical tips for attending a virtual event. This article provides you with a short checklist for making your virtual experience a productive and positive one.

Make sure your tech is ready. Log in early to test your audio and video, and check that the applications you need are up to date and working. Ensure that your Internet connection is strong.

Mark the event into your calendar and be on time. Treat the event as if it would be a physical one and be respectful of other people’s time.

Remember good etiquette for virtual events. Mute your microphone when you are not talking. Ask for the floor as the organiser has instructed. When the audience is asked for inputs, don’t be afraid to speak up and participate in the discussion. 

Be in the moment and enjoy the experience! Engage with the content and try not to multitask.

Give feedback if the organiser asks for it.