PHI Knows How to Throw a Digital Conference
A challenge of conferences in this age of Covid-19 is how to create opportunities for real (albeit digital) human connection. Having just taken in the introductory sessions of Passive House Institute’s International Passive House Conference this morning, I can report that conference organizers have done a first-rate job at facilitating attendee interaction in chat during sessions—lots of exchange and camaraderie going on in the column off to the right as we took in plenary presentations. A highlight of the morning was seeing all the personal video messages from leaders from iPHA affiliate groups from around the world, so that gets high marks. And moving forward, networking at the conference will take a step up, with matchmaking functions, Yotribe rooms, and more offered by PHI.