Agora IO – Drawing Useful Lessons From History 5:46 pm / 31 March 2011 by DarianW, at DarianWorden.com
Agora IO, the online agorist un-conference, was really cool! Presenters logged into a site that let them broadcast live audio and video, and anyone watching could type questions or comments into a chat room the presenter could view.
It was the first time I did anything like this (I think it was only the second time I’d even used a webcam). I definitely hope to participate in more events like it. Had I realized that the archived recording would begin automatically I would have been better prepared, at least added some exaggerated drama to the necessary typing.
The actual talk went well. I had two pages of brief notes on topics I’d never discussed in a speech before, so a lot of it was made up as I went along. With the audience participation it proved very thought-provoking.
Thanks a lot to George Donnelly for all the work he put in to make Agora IO such a success.
My talk is embedded below. You can view all the talks (except for one it seems) at the Agora IO archives.