Keep the Conversation Going!

Given the uncertainties looming on international travel in the wake of the pandemic, OW2con will, this year again, be an online event. We are nevertheless preparing a face-to-face community event in September that we will confirm in due time. 

In a nutshell:

  • OW2con'22 will be held as an online event,
  • we are maintaining the event format: one day of online presentations and 1/2 day of break-out sessions,
  • a catch up with an additional face-to-face community day will be organised in September if sanitary conditions allow it.

OW2con'22, June 23-24

This is our second online conference and from the experience gained last year we know it is safe to keep it simple. However as this is a community conference we do provide resources for interactions:

  • a series of online presentations,
  • all presentations to be recorded prior to the event,
  • all presentations properly filed and ready for broadcast on conference day, 
  • all presentations to be supported by a dedicated chat channel for Q&A with the speakers,
  • although presentations are recorded, speakers will be available online for Q&A with attendees.

Behind the scenes

Call for Action

While we are reusing the platform and format we successfuly experimented last year, we will expand the exerience to providing Sponsored Chat Rooms to our Sponsors and we are exploring how to organise interactive video roundtables. It is still risky but we gained valuable experience with OW2con'20 and we are confident OW2con'21 will be successfuly executed.

Like everything we do at OW2, this year's online conference will again be a co-production between OW2 and its members. Here is what would greatly help:

  • OBS experts to provide advice to news users,
  • Community members to help edit videos,
  • Speakers to deliver a recorded version of their presentation by the end of May at the very latest.