@yaxu @mako Yes, fully virtual events can be great. I went to a social alumni event on gather.town this weekend. It was nice. You could move around and form smaller group discussions, but I didn't have to pay hundreds of dollars for a flight to attend. There is still a lot of promise to the virtual gathering model to iterate upon.
@mako ooph. Not sure how hybrid will be better at large confs if the in-person side is still in mega conf centres. those contracts promote concerns on attendance #s and recouping $$$ over more sensible decisions.
That said, I had a good experience virtually at hybrid events this CHI. The Material Ethics workshop (https://jenliujenliu.com/materialethicsworkshop.html) was almost evenly split virtual/in-person for both organizers and attendees. Every activity was hybrid and well delivered! Glimmers of what it could be 🌱
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