Accessing the Conference 2019

VIDM is a free online conference delivered using webconferencing technology – Big Blue Button. All you need is a reasonably good internet connection and a computer, laptop, or mobile device. Big Blue Button is mobile friendly – simply enter the access link. No download is required.

 We recommend using a headset for the best audio. Participants will only have access to microphones as requested during Question / Answer sessions. If using a computer, Big Blue Button works best using browsers like Firefox or Chrome, especially  with Mac systems.
If using a Windows computer, do not use Microsoft’s Edge browser. It doesn’t properly support the audio side of Big Blue Button.

Getting started with Big Blue Button

During the Conference

Check the VIDM 2019 Programme Calendar to determine the correct room for your session. During the conference we will be changing rooms between sessions. You can have several rooms open in different browser tabs if you like.

  • Go to the VIDM Conference login page
  • Enter your name
  • Choose the room for your session as listed in the Programme
  • Enter the password: vidmview
  • Select JOIN
  • Follow the prompts to set up your audio – select LISTEN

Troubleshooting

Having difficulties connecting to Big Blue Button? Check the Troubleshooting FAQ to help find a solution.

If you cannot resolve the issue, email info@vidm.org  with the details and what you have done to try and resolve it. You could also attend a Drop In Session — the facilitators there are quite helpful!

OPEN Drop In Sessions available until the conference: HERE

You can drop in whenever you like if you miss a session – the rooms are always open or attend a moderated drop-in session. Check out how Big Blue Button works with your system before the conference.

  • Go to the VIDM Conference login page
  • Enter your name
  • Choose Conference Room 3
  • Enter the password: vidmview
  • Select JOIN
  • Follow the prompts to set up your audio