Brief instructions on how to use the technical features of our virtual Dialogue Platform
Which browser works best
We recommend to use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox to actively participate during the virtuel conference.
Safari and the Internet Explorer or not current Microsoft Edge versions (before Chromium) are not supported.
How can you actively participate in discussions?
- The chat functions
Each program item has its own chat, which is visible to all participants. Here you can post your questions or comments. As far as possible, the speakers will take them up during the event and include them in the discussion.
- Face-2-Face questions to the speakers
In some sessions you will be given the opportunity to ask questions directly to the speakers via video and/or audio. How does it work? As soon as you have clicked the corresponding "button", you will be directed to the waiting room of the video conference. There you can choose whether you want to use the video function or only the audio function. In the default setting, both are set to "Off".
Please prepare your settings according to your wishes. As soon as the speakers start the question and answer session, you will be admitted directly to the video conference room and called by the moderator for your question or contribution. Please note that some of the sessions will be recorded and you give your consent by using this function.
How can you get in contact with other participants?
Every event lives from the interactions between the participants and therefore from you! It's a pity that we can't meet in person this time, but we would like to offer you a few opportunities to interact with each other:
- Speed-Dating - digital welcome coffee before the event
Although the coffee will not be served by us this time, you can use the time before the event to have a cup of coffee or tea in your own environment while meeting other participants on the screen.
Just click on the corresponding button on the event website before the main event starts. You will be directed to a video conference room where you can meet spontaneously with others in breakout rooms. These video conference rooms will neither be streamed nor recorded.
- Listing of participants
Here you can make yourself known to others or see who else is attending the conference. The participant listing is optional. Whether you want to be listed or what information and contact details you want to share is up to you! The data is only visible for registered participants and will not be published after the event.
- Theme rooms - on the first day of the event
During the lunch break of the first day, you can enter video conference rooms that are already assigned to a specific topic. Just click the corresponding button. These video conference rooms will give you the opportunity to discuss with others about a topic that is of special interest to you. There will be no streaming and no recording.
- Participants map
Here you can drop a pin for your business location. In the end everyone can see where the participants of the Africa Dialogue Platform work from. Whether you want to drop a pin or not is up to you!
Here you can pin images, documents, a short profile, questions, offers, reqests but you can also promote your projects or initiatives. You can imagine it as a digital pinboard.