EmacsConf 2019 is tomorrow. Even if a conference about Emacs doesn't seem like your thing, it's worth taking a look at how it's being put on.

It's 100% remote, all talks are live streamed, live transcriptions are posted to IRC. Audience questions are taken from a different IRC channel.

It's the conference version of "everybody dials in." I'd like to see more conferences put on this way.


Have you heard of BTM[1]?

It's a Minecraft conference done in-game.
There's a Minecraft server on which the convention center is built, with lecture rooms, booths, etc. Slides are shown on text-mode displays of in-game computers. Voice chat is done with Mumble with positional audio, and lecture-room-specific channels for listening to talks. Questions are asked on in-game chat.

[1]: ftb.gamepedia.com/BetterThanMi

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