Remote Chair

Role Description

Post-pandemic, there’s a strong demand for remote participation in the conference. Unfortunately, a good quality remote experience takes a lot of time and effort to deliver and the 2022 Committee didn’t have the people power.

This role will involve working with the programme and logistics teams in order to plan and implement a worthwhile and cost-effective remote offering for the conference. This could end up being anything from setting up the infrastructure to livestream talks and determining how many volunteers would be needed to run them, to exploring more involved hybrid panels. This role is suitable for someone relatively experienced – the remote chair would have to help figure out an offering that maximises remote/hybrid attendance without leading to a drop in in-person attendance, as the sponsorship that funds our conference depends on it!

Activities

Responsibilities will include:

  • Attend the fortnightly (weekly later on) online meetings with the committee as much as possible
  • Plan and cost (in terms of £ and volunteer effort) possible remote or hybrid options
  • Research vendors (or purchasing options!) for cameras, microphones etc. and liase with Logistics and Volunteer Chairs to get them set up
  • Manage the remote/hybrid delivery on the day!