Local & Regional Meeting Points
Face-to-Face (F2F) communications have advantages in comparison to a video conference, which cannot be replaced by a technical communication environment. On the one hand nothing can replace the value of face-to-face communication on the other hand travel expenses could prevent people from joining a conference. However with consideration of Climate Change and the Carbon Footprint of Conferences the option of a hybrid conference combines both worlds (F2F and international connectivity), that reduces distance of traveling and allows to meet with participants and/or team members Face-to-Face with an option to communicate over video conferencing with other Regional/Local Meeting Points in other Member States. AT6FUI has explored this since hybrid model since 2012 and is used in the context of an Edit-a-thon in 2022:
Recommendation for Participation in a RMP/LMP
The following steps are recommended:
- synchronize with the time-zone of the virtual conference (change clocks to conference time)
- inform your department/organization, that you are joining a conference and that you will be not available.
- select a room with robust internet access and create a Local Meeting Point with other participants from your department or organization that join the conference with you.
- The presentation time will be the time of the hosting member state. For 2013 and 2014 a time-zone
- from Latin America 2013
- from Asia 2014 should be selected
Local Meeting Point (LMP)
A Local Meeting can be organized with 3-5 other people at a local meeting point, so that you can discuss aspects of the talk face to face too.
Regional Meeting Point (RMP)
or establish a regional meeting point up to 25 people that should have different expertise for multidisciplinary problem solving during the conference, e.g.:
In analogy to a single participant, it is nearly impossible to join a virtual conference and be at you regular working environment.