Meetings are at the core of human interaction, governance, and diplomatic practice. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the use of technology to organise meetings online. A hybrid format, which combines face-to-face with online meetings, is emerging. 

ConfTech captures Diplo’s 20+ years of experience in e-learning, e-diplomacy, and e-participation to help countries and organisations transition from onsite to online.

ConfTech is supported by the Finnish Government, the Swiss Government, and the Ford Foundation.

Get in touch with us at conftech@diplomacy.edu

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Innovation in online meetings: SEEDIG 6

Sorina Teleanu   20 Sep 2020   Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

Upcoming

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Launch: ConfTech Immersion Lab (Geneva)
29 Oct  | Geneva


  HELP DESK

helpdeskCOVID-19 has forced the world to shift to a digital way of working and meeting, creating a new normal, which is likely here to stay. While some have managed to adapt easily, others need a helping hand to transition to online meetings and conferences, and to selecting the right approach and tools. 

The Help Desk provides immediate advice to help countries and organisations identify solutions and make quick decisions on how to organise and run online meetings and events. The Help Desk also helps meeting organisers identify and manage unknown unknowns. 

There are two ways to access the Help Desk:

  1. Toggle on the live chat, by clicking on the chat icon on the bottom right-hand corner. Enter your name and official e-mail address, and wait for a Help Desk staff member to respond.
  2. Alternatively, send us an e-mail at conftech@diplomacy.edu with your query.

 


Research

ConfTech LabZoom is one of the most popular tools. It's no wonder that so many meetings are taking place on Zoom. If you're a first-timer, here's an easy guide on how to access your online room.

Author: Diplo's ConfTech Lab,

SurveyDo you need help choosing the right online meeting platform? Look no further. Our up-to-date survey includes the most popular meeting platforms.

Author: Diplo's ConfTech Lab,

ConfTech LabLa facilité d'utilisation de Zoom l'a mérité une place de choix parmi les plateformes en ligne les plus populaires au monde. Dans ce guide, nous vous montrons comment l'utiliser.

Author: Diplo's ConfTech Lab,

GithubFree and open source software (FOSS) platforms are a great option for those who prefer a tool developed in a collaborative and pub

Author: Diplo's ConfTech Lab,

ConfTech LabZoom est l'un des outils en ligne les plus populaires. Si vous êtes novice, voici un guide simple pour accéder à votre salle en ligne en Zoom.

Author: Diplo's ConfTech Lab,

BroadcastingThe number of social media users has increased exponentially. By livestreaming your meeting on social media, you can scale your outreach.

Author: Diplo's ConfTech Lab,

  CONFTECH LAB GENEVA

The ConfTech Lab in Geneva uses the latest technology
to develop innovative ways of hosting and moderating
online and hybrid events.

The lab will be launched in October 2020. Stay tuned!

HANDS-ON SUPPORT

Meeting organisers who are pressed for time can outsource their meeting or event to ConfTech for tailored hands-on assistance.

Send us your requirements by email at conftech@diplomacy.edu, and we will send you a proposal or quote.

 


ABOUT

ConfTech captures Diplo’s 20+ years of experience in e-learning, e-diplomacy, and e-participation to help countries and organisations transition from onsite to online. 

ConfTech achieves its mission through five areas of work: 

  1. Help Desk: The Help Desk provides immediate advice to help countries and organisations identify solutions to their needs, and make quick decisions on how to organise their meetings.
  2. Hands-on support: Meeting organisers who are pressed for time can outsource their meeting or event to ConfTech. ConfTech’s hands-on service includes conceptual planning, programme shaping, platform set-up, communications support, on-the-day tech assistance, video-based and chat-based moderation, and event reporting.
  3. Training: The intensive four-week course teaches participants how to plan and run a successful event, from choosing the right platforms and apps, to moderating effectively. 
  4. Labs: The first ConfTech lab, in Geneva, will be equiped with the latest technology to develop innovative ways of hosting and moderating online and hybrid events. Stay tuned for the launch.
  5. Research: The Future of Meetings library offers how-to guides, articles, and videos on the many aspects of online meetings, to help others plan and implement their ideas.

Contact: conftech@diplomacy.edu