One keystone of the VCCA2020 is to embrace communication and interaction between participants and presenters. During a conference in person, people can meet and discuss the talks they heard. Therefore, we also want to offer a possibility for people to get in touch with each other.
Discord offers the perfect platform for this. We created a Computational Audiology Server consisting of multiple channels, where you can simply join a channel about the topic you want to talk about. Each channel is similar to a skype call, where you can talk to all the people in the channel. But you can see who is in which channel talking to whom. So if you have an urgent question to a presenter or if you want to discuss a certain topic with other participants, simply join the channel and start discussing.
How to join the server?
A general introduction on how to join a discord server can be found here: join discord server, additionally we will provide a step by step guide below:
- Open the link; serverlink in your Browser
- Enter your name (Not John Johnson), accept the terms of Discord and press on next (Picture 1)
- You will be asked if you want to save your account. You DON’T need to register via email. Simply click outside of the window and it will disappear. (Picture 2)
- You successfully joined the server. On the left hand side you can see all the voice channels (Picture 3 Blue). On the right side you can see all the people on the server. (Picture 3 Red)
I want to start a discussion with someone.
If you want to start a discussion with someone, you can shoot them a message by clicking on their name on the right side of the Discord window. Ask them politely to join one of the free “Discussion #X” channels and you are good to go. We created dedicated channels for the Featured Talks and Workshops.
You can join a channel, by simply clicking on the name of the channel.
There are no free channels
If all the channels are full and you still want to start a discussion, you can send me (tichter) a message and I will create a new channel for you. Next to the name, there should be a yellow crown, indicating the server admin.
I have other problems
If you have any troubles in Discord or joining the server, you can always send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or approach me on Discord; tichter with the little yellow crown next to the name.
Note for Presenters
If you have presented an abstract during the VCCA2020, we encourage you to be online on the Discord server after your session closes. That way, other people can see you and ask for a follow-up discussion. Additionally, please use your real name, to facilitate people finding you.
Rules of Conduct
Overall there is just one simple rule, be a nice human being. All of us had numerous meetings, online or in person, and we all know how to behave as part of society. We also know how to have discussions and provide constructive feedback or criticism. So we expect you to also be a nice person in Discord.
For everyone who needs a reminder on what “being a nice human being” means, here a few Dos and Don’ts:
- Do be friendly, positive, supportive and nice
- Don’t be disrespectful, racist, sexist or violent
- Do mute your microphone when you are not talking or joining a channel
- Don’t interrupt other peoples discussions
- Don’t demand anyone to give you answers or join a discussion
Of course the above list is not extensive, but we hope that it will give you a rough idea on what we mean by being a nice person. Anyone who is actively working against the rules will be kicked or banned from the server. If you encounter problems you can always send me a message (tichter or email@example.com) and I will take care of the problem.