Congress 2020 - planning

Hi all!

Congress 2020 is to be in Sydney this year.

@JohnAugust has offered Humanist House for the venue at mate’s rates, but we’ll need to pick a date.

The PPAU Constitution provides that Congress is to be held over a weekend starting in July.

This year, our options are as follows:

  • 4th & 5th July
  • 11th & 12th July
  • 18th & 19th July
  • 25th & 26th July

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(You can tick one to four boxes above to indicate which dates work for you.)

We’ll also need a bunch of AV equipment such as microphones, a webcam and a mixing desk - if anyone would be willing to lend that for the weekend, that would be fabulous.

I can lend a good microphone and a bad webcam for the weekend.

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Microphone > webcam anyway :wink:

I can provide the settings and resources for OBS to duplicate the look of last year’s stream (e.g. the topic ticker and the clock)
Any changes wanted or looks preferred?

The look was pretty good from memory. I’d have to go through and rewatch some of the stream…

With the pandemic, it is very likely that Congress will be held entirely online. By my reading of the Constitution, we can do that. Certainly we we work hard every year to ensure first-class remote participation.

The equivalent-to-normal format is that presenters [video] call in and everyone participates in the text chat.