Why has Geoscience decided to host a virtual conference?
What are the dates of this year’s Geoscience Forum and Trade Show?
When will registration open?
How do delegates register?
Can I renew my membership at the same time and receive the member’s Geoscience discount?
When will the Geoscience agenda be available?
- Sept 25th: Agenda Overview & Highlights released at www.yukogeoscience.ca.
- October 5th: Agenda highlights, themes, speakers, special event and opportunities will be live on the virtual platform and updated weekly.
- Nov 16th: The agenda will be finalized, and available through the Virtual conference app and website.
What is a virtual conference?
What are the benefits of a virtual conference?
Our number one priority is the health, safety and wellness of everyone who participates in Geoscience, and the virtual platform will allow you to participate safely from your home, office and community – wherever you are in the world.
We can engage a broader audience, increased access and engagement between participants, and continue to share materials year-round. New to Geoscience 2020 will be a “Core Shack Broadcast Centre”, a 1-on-1 meeting platform, and year-round access to materials post-conference.
What do I need to participate in a virtual conference?
Details on the app and web-based browser will be available Oct 5th, 2020.
What time zone will Geoscience 2020 operate in?
Geoscience 2020, will be in “Yukon Standard Time”, which will be seven hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7). Practically speaking this means, come November 1, 2020 when time zones outside Yukon shift to pacific standard time, Yukon will be on the same time as Alberta and one hour ahead of the majority of BC, including Vancouver. For more information, please visit www.yukon.ca/time.
Example: If it is 9AM in “Yukon Standard Time”, it is 8AM in BC and 9AM in Alberta/NWT.
The Geoscience Agenda will appear in “Yukon Standard Time”. You will be able to “bookmark” sessions, and book meetings in Yukon Standard Time, that when added to the calendar on your device, should update to your time zone. Please be mindful of the time zone changes.
What are the fees to participate in the virtual conference?
What is the “Geoscience Broadcast Centre”?
Guests to the Geoscience Broadcast Centre will be pre-scheduled and must meet our Safe Gatherings Guidelines and broadcast from Whitehorse. Exact location to be announced in October.
How does the 1-on-1 Meeting Platform work?
You then request a meeting, select a time, and once accepted by both parties, the meeting is confirmed and scheduled. Your full meeting schedule will be visible to you. You will also be able to pre-select times you are not available.
At the time of your meeting, you login and launch your video conference. We recommend a desktop or tablet, but it can be conducted on a mobile device as well.
A virtual Meeting Hub Help Desk will be set-up for technical assistances and questions to support seamless meetings.
How do virtual presentations work?
I am a speaker. How will a virtual conference affect me?
Speakers must be available to participate in interactive sessions (live) with registered delegates at the designated times.
Our technical team will provide support and scheduling for all speakers and moderators prior to and during the conference.
I am an exhibitor. How do I participate?
All exhibit booths will come with one delegate pass, with access to the 1-on-1 meeting platform.
Exhibitor details will be available Sept 18th at www.yukongeoscience.ca/trade-show , and e-mailed directly to all 2019 exhibitors. New exhibitor applications are welcomed.
I am a sponsor. What changes can I expect?
Your conference sponsorship exposure and benefits just got extended by 6-12months!
Are there Family / Student activities?
I still have questions. Who do I contact?
Anne Turner, Geoscience 2020 Conference Lead
Leneath Yanson, Geoscience 2020 Conference Coordinator