Logging in to Conference

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Well, I’ve done it, and it works!

If you have registered for our very first Virtual Conference then you will have been sent an email with the subject line “Your ticket to Lib Dem Conference”. Click on the link and our Virtual Conference is revealed in all its glory.

It’s very easy to navigate. Over on the right you can edit your profile and upload a photo.

As I write 296 people have logged in already. You can see who is there under People, and if you click on a name you can invite them to a video call.  Alternatively you can just add a general comment under Chat.

The left hand menu takes you to the main elements of the Conference – Auditorium, Fringe and Training, Networking and the Exhibition. And below the main banner on the home pages you will find a “What’s Happening Now” section.

We are advised that the best way to view Conference is by using Chrome on a laptop or tablet. In the comments perhaps you could let us know if you have managed it successfully using any other hardware/software platforms. You can download Chrome here.

Hopin, the software system that we are using, is currently showing an explanatory video in the Auditorium. All the events in the Auditorium are listed in the Agenda.

You can meet people at the Exhibition stalls at specific times listed in the Directory. For today that will be from 5.30pm – 6.30pm and on all other days from 12pm – 12.45pm and  4.30pm – 5.15pm.  Many of the stalls are running videos or presentations at other times.

I dropped into the networking section but there didn’t seem to be any random people free – will try that again later.

Overall – it’s a good start. The Conference will be officially opened by our President, Mark Pack, at 2.15pm today. See you there!


* Mary Reid is a contributing editor on Lib Dem Voice. She was a councillor in Kingston upon Thames, where she is still very active with the local party, and is the Hon President of Kingston Lib Dems.

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  • Geoff Payne 26th Sep '20 - 7:33am

    Glad you liked it, Mary. Hope you enjoyed the first day.

  • For info I had no issues watching and voting last night using the Firefox browser on an Android tablet (even with an adblocker enabled, despite the warnings).

    I was impressed by the experience overall, so kudos to the team that set it up and are running it.

  • David Rogers 26th Sep '20 - 10:44am

    Mary I use Microsoft Edge on my laptop, and have found that access to Hopin has worked easily.

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