Re: 1000 person virtual meeting (Was: Re: Concerns about Singapore)

Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com> Tue, 12 April 2016 00:13 UTC

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From: Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:13:07 -0400
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Subject: Re: 1000 person virtual meeting (Was: Re: Concerns about Singapore)
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The challenge here is not so much that doing a 1000-person remote meeting
is impossible to do, but that doing a 1000-person remote meeting that winds
up being as effective as a 1000-person in-person meeting is hard to do.
If we decided to make it a priority, I'd be willing to bet that we could
come up with something fairly cromulent.   Of course it would not be
exactly the same as an in-person meeting; it would have things that went
better, and things that went worse.   But if we decided to do it, we could
definitely do it, and it would be worth doing.

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 8:07 PM, David Farmer <farmer@umn.edu> wrote:

>
>
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 5:47 PM, Stephen Farrell <
> stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> wrote:
>>
>>
>> But maybe I'm wrong - can you send details of how an approx.
>> 1000 person virtual meeting where everyone could provide real
>> input has been held by anyone? I'm unaware of such but I'd
>> be very interested if that had happened already.
>>
>
> It is definitely a challenge, but it has been done, just like a real
> meeting with 1000 people in the room frequently ends up being mostly one
> person or small group talking and then questions being asked by the
> audience, this can be accomplished virtually too.
>
> There was a recurring annual event;
>
> http://www.megaconference.org/past.html
>
> And in Fall of 2001 because of the events of 911, Internet2 canceled its
> Member Meeting in San Antonio and held a Virtual Member Meeting in early
> October 2001.  I can't find much online regarding it any longer, but it is
> listed on the list of past meetings.
>
>
> http://www.internet2.edu/news-events/events/past-events/past-annual-member-meetings/
>
> These are a few examples I know of, I'm sure there are others.
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