Preparation for the virtual event

Welcome to TR20V. You are truly pioneering, and we hope the experience will be pleasant and interesting.

Your TR20V team has constructed a virtual convention centre using some well developed software packages.  Access to the virtual centre uses the email address that you provided when you registered.  Think of it as your conference badge.

That email address is also the way that we will let you know if there are any last-minute changes, and inform you of any problems with the system on the day.

The system status and recovery information page is here.

Read me and setup instructions

The pdf that tells you everything you need to know, and how to install it is right here.  Follow the instructions as soon as you can to ensure that you’re not caught out at the start of TR20V.   It will take about 10 minutes if everything goes OK.
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Next steps

On Friday 3 July, we will sent you a note to confirm that the building is open for inspection (via Discord), and you may log on and enter to get familiarised.

Firstly though (and once you have registered for the event) you should download the installation information document, and follow the instructions to install (or confirm that you have installed) the following software:

  • Discord
  • Zoom
  • YouTube

Once those components are installed (where needed) and tested, you will be good to go.

Why do this now?

The pre-TR20V installation process ensures you will have all the software that is needed, and please don’t leave it until the start of the event.  You will miss out on the opening if you do.

One thing we do know about a virtual convention centre:  there’s no easy way to communicate if something goes wrong.  In a real space we would tell you that the fire alarm had gone off, or the room had to be evacuated, or the power had mysteriously gone off.  Someone would lead you down the corridor to another room, and sessions would pick up.

By installing the software now, you’ll be good to go.

What else can you tell me?

Further information on the products and test instructions is behind these links:

Zoom system requirements for Windows, macOS and Linux

System requirements for YouTube

System requirements for Discord