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Online Ethics for Participants
The organizers advise each participant to observe the following netiquette practices. Your solidarity shows the utmost respect to speakers and co-participants.
- Always be on time to check-in to the virtual conference. It is recommended that you connect to the virtual platform 10 minutes before the actual start of the online event.
- The conference registration team will check attendance for those requesting e-certificates. We strongly recommend using your full name when you log-in.
- Set up your camera correctly. Ensure you have better lighting so you won’t appear dark. Turn off your camera when you are not presenting or asking any questions.
- Always mute your microphone when you are not speaking.
- Avoid background noise. You may silent your mobile phones to avoid distractions. If unavoidable, mute your microphone.
- Avoid using inappropriate virtual backgrounds.
- During Q&A, you are requested to raise a hand and your name will be acknowledged before you ask questions. Keep your microphone muted until you are acknowledged. Chat is also recommended yet there may be a delay in choosing which questions to be directed to the speaker. Please try not to interrupt other participants of the conference. Only one person should be speaking at a time.
- We request your full attention. If nothing is urgent, please avoid replying to other things not associated with the virtual conference.
- If you are a presenter, we kindly request you to prepare a back-up presentation in case technical difficulties arise.
- To accommodate more questions, we advise you to ask concise questions. Introduce yourself as short as possible and directly ask your questions. Comments may be typed in the chatbox and moderators will take note of it.
- Participants may chat or use the Q&A feature. Avoid sending messages that are irrelevant. While we recognize where you are from, avoid polluting the chatbox with self-introductions.
- Most importantly, let’s respect each other by using a positive language. The conference organizers reserve the right to ban any participant that shows disrespect or uncalled for behavior.
The University of Pittsburgh (2020, July 8). Zoom Meetings: Etiquette and Best Practices. https://www.technology.pitt.edu/blog/zoom-tips
Fabian, Karina (2018, July 03). 15 webinar etiquette tips for presenters and attendees. Business.com. https://www.business.com/articles/video-conferencing-etiquette-tips/#:~:text=Ask%20questions%20concisely.,will%20help%20others%20before%20commenting.