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

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Tue, 12 April 2016 00:27 UTC

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Subject: Re: 1000 person virtual meeting (Was: Re: Concerns about Singapore)
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On 12/04/16 01:07, David Farmer 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

Interesting! Thanks. Any idea if anyone has posted a summary
of how that went?

Ta,
S.

> 
> 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.
>