Last week (May, 2021) I attended my first ever totally online event since the pandemic started in March 2020. This was a big thing for me, not least was how much effort it took to not only keep my diary free of meetings but also to keep the distractions and messages/calls/chat to a minimum so I could concentrate.
AulaCon 2021, from Aula, a fully online event hosted on Hopin (check it out, it worked really well!) had the rather huge title of ‘back to what normal?’ … something we’re all thinking and trying to understand at the moment.
Lockdown restrictions are easing, universities have weathered the emergency response, and it looks like semester start in the new academic year might finally bear some resemblance to normal.
I wasn’t completely successful with my plan to attend the whole event; I had to drop out a few times during the day and some of the later sessions but all in all, I’m proud I was able to attend more than just the token sessions.
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