Tips for Online Participation


Make a commitment

Our approach to hybrid events is built on our experience of running highly successful in-person and online events since 1993. Our online programme opens up participation to a wider audience, enabling participation across geographic boundaries and time zones, whilst our in-person sessions will bring our community back together for the first time since 2019.

This year’s online programme is designed to free you from the constraints of face-to-face conferencing, however, you still have to make a commitment to participate in the discussions. In setting up this event, we have included a number of ways to stay up to date, including a daily email update. We would still recommend that you set aside some time not only to review and participate in discussions but also to review the resources created by presenters, so that you may participate effectively.


Be prepared

Before the event familiarise yourself with the event website by logging in early and exploring features explained on our Help pages. If you have questions, you can email our ‘helpdesk’ email and contact us via our Twitter account @A_L_T. You can also follow news by checking or using our hashtag #altc22. Check the event timetable and take a note of the key dates and times. (Note: All times and dates are in BST unless otherwise stated.)


Be realistic with your time

We want participants to gain the most out of the conference. Be realistic with your time. It might not be possible for you to participate in every session. Weigh up your time and focus on the topics you are most interested in or the ones to which you feel you can make the greatest contribution. The majority of the online programme will be recorded, so there is an opportunity to review the other topics at a later date.


Keep other participants in mind

Being removed from the physical contact of a traditional face-to-face conference, it is easy to forget about the other participants. The conference is open to everyone with a diverse set of skills and including those whose first language might not be English. Please respect the views and opinions of other participants. Here is our full conference code of conduct.

Adapted from Wang, Y.M., 1999, Online Conference: A Participant’s Perspective, T.H.E. Journal, v26 n8 p70-76