Top Ten (10) Reasons To Attend Meetings Virtually in 2011

  1. You need to save your institution money. Virtual attendance costs nothing e.g., no travel, accommodation or meal costs
  2. You need to be close to home, and close to your workplace
  3. You need to save time, and you have no ‘down time’ or ‘away time’
  4. When you want to participate in a meeting, and your schedule allows you to do so online
  5. Increasingly, virtual attendance is almost the same as the face-to-face (F2F) e.g., when NOT attend as required
  6. When you want to see supporting media for presentations, including video clips and powerpoints
  7. When you want to interact with your colleagues prior to, during or after event e.g., Twitter backchannel
  8. When you want to participate in all conference sessions BUT cannot be there in person
  9. Virtual presentations are very green and help to reduce carbon footprints
  10. Traveling is getting more and more complex e.g., full-body scanners

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