#OTalk Tuesday 31st May 2022 – Getting the best out of a virtual conference.

Conference season is upon us once again, however not all conferences have returned to physical events, some adopting a hybrid model whilst others have retained the virtual model.

With such a range of offerings it can be difficult to decide which to attend? What offers the most value for money? Is travel and being away from home not possible? Is the conference only available virtually? Whatever the reason many people will be attending virtual conferences this coming year… and beyond.

To prepare us for this developing style of conference this chat will look to explore the communities’ experiences, garner resources and share ways we can “get the best out of virtual conferences”. As a UK based chat, many of the community may also be attending #RCOT2022 which is a fully virtual conference.

We thought an old school #OTalkTeaParty would be a good idea, so grab a slice of cake and a cuppa….. (other treats and drinks are permissible)

Some tips found on Twitter to get the thoughts flowing:

Do check out the replies to these tweets too.

Before we get to it, feel free to share you #OTalkTeaParty treats of choice.

Questions: (Subject to change if requested)

  1. Are you planning on attending any virtual conferences in 2022?
  2. How many virtual conferences have you attended before?
  3. What did you find most beneficial from attending a virtual conference?
  4. What did you find least beneficial form attending a virtual conference?
  5. What is your top tip for attending a virtual conference?
  6. Do you have any tools that you have found useful when attending a virtual conference?
  7. and finally…. do you have any further questions you would like posing to the chat?

We look forward to chatting all things virtual conference with the community…

If you have any questions you would like including do tweet us @OTalk_


Host:  Helen @helenotuk

Support on OTalk Account: Rachel @OT_rach

Evidence your CPD. If you joined in this chat you can download the below transcript as evidence for your CPD, but remember the HCPC are interested in what you have learnt.  So why not complete one of our reflection logs to evidence your learning?

HCPC Standards for CPD.

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  • Demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice.
  • Seek to ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery.
  • Seek to ensure that their CPD benefits the service user.
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