The platform for the conference will be Remo (remo.co). Remo enables better interaction between delegates than any other platform we have seen (and we have seen a few in the last six months!). Here is a short guide on how it works, what you will find when you first enter, and how to ensure that your technical requirements are all okay.
Using the platform is really very simple. However, we do recommend that you check your technical requirement by logging in to Remo prior to the conference.
Presentation & Conversation Modes
There are two different modes in Remo:
If you arrive before or between sessions the platform should be in Conversation mode, so you can move yourself to a different table or networking lounge.
The Conference Hall
The “conference hall” is where you first appear when you attend a Remo event. Initially you are assigned to a random “table”. Tables provide the group sat at that table to enter into a video call, as if they were chatting at the same table in a physical event. There are also “Networking Lounge” areas that work in the same way as the tables.
You can join another table or networking lounge on the Conference Floor by double-clicking on a table or lounge that has free space.
To move around the conference floor you can drag the floorplan around on screen. By scrolling over the avatars you can see who is sitting where. Look out for people you know and if there is room at their table, double click on it and pop in to say hello.
The Call Bar
The call bar at the bottom of the screen contains your controls during the event (just like the bottom bar in Zoom).
Switching to Tile view allows you to focus on those in your table’s video chat by enlarging their windows on screen. You can use the Back to map button (bottom left of the screen) to return to the room view and explore different tables:
The Cam On / Cam Off option allows you to disable or enable your own camera. The Mic On / Mic Off option allows you to disable or enable your own microphone.
The Chat option provides access to a messaging system, in which you can message selected individuals, the others at your table, or the entire event audience.
Share Screen allows you to share what’s on your screen with those on your table (when in conversation mode).
The Whiteboard option provides a canvas for you to draw ideas and share them with your fellow video callers.
When in Presentation mode your table video calls are disabled and focus is on the main stage (like webinar mode). This is the mode we will be in during sessions. You have the ability during sessions to chat, ask questions, do polls and browse the list of fellow attendees.
Preparing in Advance of the Event
The most likely issue you might have attending is that your camera or microphone doesn’t work. This is all checked when you first register on Remo. We recommend that you register in advance of the conference to test that your systems all work. When registering for the first time, you will also set up your login and password and complete your simple profile.
PLEASE NOTE: Remo strongly recommends using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari to access the platform
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PASA is the leading provider of information, education and networking opportunities to procurement and supply professionals throughout Australia and New Zealand.
PASA supports the largest community of engaged procurement stakeholders in the region, through its conferences, publications, training and PASA Connect membership network.
PASA hold a variety of different types of events, some more directly relevant to particular issues or categories of supply, others addressing the bigger picture issues and challenges faced by the profession today.
But what they all have in common is that they are a great place to share knowledge, ideas and experience, to learn from and benchmark yourself and your organisation against your peers, and to make new contacts and build networks.