Mashable: Google I/O is back and it’s going virtual in 2021. “Not only is Google I/O actually happening this year, but it’s also free to ‘attend.’ Due to the ongoing pandemic, Google I/O 2021 will be held virtually, which is better than nothing considering the company fully cancelled the event last year.”
National Humanities Center: A virtual conference exploring the critical intersection between the humanities and artificial intelligence.
National Humanities Center: A virtual conference exploring the critical intersection between the humanities and artificial intelligence.. “Join us for a series of virtual events—presentations, conversations, webinars, film screenings, and an art exhibition—highlighting perspectives from leading humanists, scientists, engineers, artists, writers, and software company executives collectively advancing inquiry into key emerging questions…. Thanks to generous support from our sponsors, this conference is offered free of charge. However, registration is required to access conference sessions, view films, and explore the online art exhibit.” The conference takes place April 7-22.
Optics .org: SPIE Optics + Photonics Digital Forum opens with free access to 2,000 talks. “The online conference, which runs through Friday, 28 August, after which presentations will continue to be accessible via the website, includes over 1,200 on-demand technical presentations, 300 posters, and 900 manuscripts across three tracks: Nanoscience and Engineering Applications, Organic Photonics and Electronics, and Optical Engineering and Applications.”
Phys .org: COVID-19 forced us to move a conference from a Greek island to the web, and quickly. Here’s what we learned
Phys .org: COVID-19 forced us to move a conference from a Greek island to the web, and quickly. Here’s what we learned. “In May this year, we were convening a dream conference: 140 like-minded academics on a Greek island for three-and-a-half days to work on a topic we cared about—organizing sustainably…. Then the universe threw us a curveball in the form of COVID-19, which made us rethink sustainable organizing. Despite a complete lack of experience, and no funding, we decided to move online. More than 100 participants, across 14 time zones, decided to experiment with us.”
IT Pro Today: 2020 Open Source Conferences That Have Moved Online. “Although open source developers are unlikely to fly to some cool and groovy city to spend a few days fellowshipping and learning from fellow geeks, they can still attend open source conferences from the comfort of their shelter-in-place abode, since many of the cancelled conferences are holding safe and sanitary online conferences. Even better news: Attending a conference in person can cost a king’s ransom once attendees shell out $1,000 or more for admission to a major event, plus airfare and hotel fees. In contrast, most of these virtual conferences are absolutely free. All anyone has to do is register.”
EurekAlert: Amid COVID, computing society releases report on best practices for virtual conferences. “Science and technology conferences are engines of innovation–essential to the incubation of new ideas, the dissemination of research, and the spawning of new technologies. But this year, with no warning, conferences around the globe are finding themselves in uncharted waters as the global COVID-19 pandemic makes physical meetings impossible. To help organizers cope, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has issued a new report, ‘Virtual Conferences: A Guide to Best Practices,’ on how to replace face-to-face conferences with virtual ones during the pandemic.”
Bloomsburg University: Bloomsburg University to Host a Virtual Self-Care Summit. “Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will hold a virtual self-care summit from April 5-10. The summit will give individuals the tools to manage stress, anxiety, and overall better self-care during challenging times. The event is free and open to the public and will be live streamed through Zoom and the Access and Success Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/buaccessandsuccess/ .”
NiemanLab: Coronavirus got you housebound? Here’s how Splice quickly pulled together an online streaming event
NiemanLab: Coronavirus got you housebound? Here’s how Splice quickly pulled together an online streaming event. ” Back in January, our friends at Splice became one of the first news outlets financially hurt by the coronavirus when it was forced to postpone its Splice Beta conference on media innovation in Asia as the virus began its spread. (It’s since been rescheduled for September.) With all the restraints on travel, Splice decided to experiment with a free online-only event.”
NoCamels: Virtual Conference To Showcase Best Of Israeli Biotech, Medtech Solutions For COVID-19. “COVID-19 Innovation Conference, a new virtual business conference set for early April, will match investors with global medtech and biotech companies – including Israeli firms – fighting the novel coronavirus.”
Neowin: Google cancels its virtual I/O 2020 developer event. “Google’s I/O 2020 developer conference is officially canceled, the company confirmed today. Earlier this month, the company announced that the in-person event was canceled, and that it would do a virtual event. Now, even that is off the table.”