On 29 June 2020, the University of Cape Town (UCT) hosted a challenging conversation about academic conferences that questioned “How virtual can we go?” This event was the first in a series entitled Unleashing the new global university.
Should we consider virtual to be the future of conferences? What are the gains and losses of online conferences, workshops and consortium meetings? How can conferences be reinvented?
Prior to the event, we asked people from a range of backgrounds to share their thoughts on the subject. The video includes viewpoints from
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