HOW TO PARTICIPATE
APNIC 52 is a 100% online conference. To participate, you will need to Register.
Once you have registered, you will have to log in to the APNIC 52 website – either via the prompt on the Schedule page or using the Login button in the top right of the website page. You will only be able to join the conference sessions in Zoom or the Chat facilities once you log in.
Attending conference sessions
Before you start, make sure you have the latest version of the Zoom client installed on the computer, tablet or mobile device you will use to join the conference sessions. The download links, and a tutorial on Zoom, are available here.
To join, simply find the session you wish to attend on the conference program schedule and click on the Zoom link for that session to watch live and participate.
You’ll be muted automatically when entering the Zoom, and video will be turned off to maximize performance for those with limited bandwidth.
Live transcription will be available for most sessions and will appear as ‘CC’. There will also be a link to a separate live transcription window for each session on the program page.
YouTube links will also be available for each session, however these will be ‘watch only’. To participate in the conference session chat and Q&A with speakers, you will need to join the Zoom session.
How do I ask questions and make comments?
There’s two ways to ask questions during the Q&A part of the conference sessions.
1. Raising your hand
This works just like lining up at the microphone during a Q&A session at an in-person APNIC event. If you would like to ask a question, please use the ‘Raise Hand’ function in Zoom and you will join the queue.
To raise your hand, click the ‘Raise Hand’ button on your Zoom controls.
When you get to the front of the queue and it is your turn to ask your question, the Zoom Operator will let you know that you are allowed to unmute your microphone and speak.
Please state your name and affiliation before asking your question, just like at a regular conference. The operator will leave your microphone open in case anything needs to be clarified. After that, the operator will mute your microphone again and will take the next question.
You can join the queue again at any time if you think of another question, just raise your hand.
2. Using the Q&A window
You can also ask questions via text, using the Q&A button on Zoom. Clicking the button will open the Q&A window and you can type a question that can be seen by the presenter and panellists. They can then read out your question and answer it.
Don’t use the chat for speaker questions
The Zoom Chat window is there for you to chat with colleagues during the sessions but is not monitored by the speakers or panellists. The best way to ask your question is to use the Q&A window or raise your hand and ask verbally.
How do I get help?
APNIC staff will be available in the Zoom Chat to help with any questions you have about the event, using Zoom, or any other issues not related to the presentations. They will be there to assist.
If you are having any difficulty with the Zoom controls, please visit the Zoom webinar help page and joining a Zoom video call page. It provides more information on Zoom participant controls for different operating systems.
But I don’t want to Register… I just want to watch.
If you don’t wish to register, the conference sessions will be available on YouTube to watch. However, you won’t be able to ask questions or participate in chat with other attendees.
APNIC recommends registering for the conference and joining the Zoom sessions for the best conference experience.