As previously stated, the E-conference will close to the public at 4:00pm EDT tomorrow, Saturday April 28th. All presentations will be open right up until that time.
VAOR realizes that many of our attendees will find themselves busy with home life with the start of the weekend. Thus, today may be our last chance to speak with everyone.
Let me take this chance to thank all our presenters, our registered particpants, and in particular those who took part in the public forums, for your time and comments.
As I mentioned yesterday, feedback on our E-conference has been overwhelmingly positive; I believe this event has been an terrific success.
Of course, I also wish to thank Justice Canada's Victims Fund for selecting our project for support. Without their contribution, it could not have happened.
I encourage any of our participants who haven't filled out the Exit Survey to do so before tomorrow's closing. You can always feel free to contact VAOR at: email@example.com if you would prefer to e-mail suggestions or comments.
A number of attendees have asked how many people are participating in our E-conference. We have, of course, been stringently protecting the privacy of our participants, leaving it to the individual to decide to divulge their identities.
As of today we have 51 registered users. Most (82%) are from the Canadian victim assistance community, and are evenly spread between Federal, provincial and regional agencies, services and victims rights organizations; many are well known on the conference scene. The second largest national representation is American at 13%. We have individual attendees from Australia, Italy and Nigeria.
We've had four people thus far take active part in the various fourms (8%). While this seems low, it is actually close to the accepted norm for active voluntary participation in online discussion forums, which is 10% of the existing community.
80% of the Feedback surveys have thus far been overwhelmingly positive. The more reserved respondents wished for more detailed information, or a clearer overall message, from the presenters in question,
At this time we have only two participants who have completed the E-conference Exit Survey.
We've had many visitors and many positive comments from participants. Please take the time to fill out the Feedback survey found in each Presenter's area; in most cases, this is the only way they will know how their presentation was received.
Also, we need your participation in our Exit Survey. Information collected from this survey will be used in our final report to Justice Canada's Victims Fund.
All surveys are automatically anonymous, unless you decide to disclose your identity or contact information.
Thank you for participating!
I'm pleased to announce the formal opening of VAOR's E-conference!
I look forward to hearing from our many registered attendees, and hope to see many more before National Victims of Crime Awareness Week is out!
The E-conference is now closed!
In honour of Canada's National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, VAOR will be holding a National E-Conference (online / web-based conference), which will be available 24 hours a day between 1:00pm EDT April 22 - 4:00pm EDT April 28, 2012.
What is an E-Conference?
An E-Conference is an online conference.
Special software will be used to create a highly-interactive web site where registered conference viewers will be able to see, hear or read multi-media versions of our selected presenter's talks, workshops or papers.
After viewing a presentation, e-conference attendees will be able to take part in online discussion groups, chat areas and other interactive activities, depending on the forms of interactivity the presenter decides to make available.
Users of our E-conference will find that they are identified only by their name; all other contact information is hidden.
For privacy and safety during our conference, we have disabled all identifying information and private message features.
You can choose to share personal information through the various public mediums provided by our presenters. If you wish to make contact with another user, please use our Contact Centre, or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and include the User Name of the individual you wish contact with.