Frequently Asked Questions2021-11-19T12:55:51+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Live Events (In-Person)

Live Events – In-Person at Venue2021-11-19T12:53:42+00:00

Please be assured that the safety of our event participants is of the utmost importance to us. We continue to follow the safety and hygiene measures recommended by government, including specific advice for conference venues.

If you have COVID symptoms or have received a positive COVID test result, please do not attend the event in person. We can provide you with links to view the event online.

All in-person events at the Confer venue are now being sold to full capacity seating, in line with government guidance. We recognise that some participants may still feel uncomfortable attending an in-person event which is at full capacity.

The following measures are in place:

  • Our ventilation system draws in fresh air form outside, rather than recycled air
  • Enhanced cleaning; including high intensity touch points
  • If you can, please wear a mask. For the continued safety of our audiences, speakers and staff, face coverings are strongly and respectfully encouraged during your time in the Confer – Karnac premises, both when you are in the Shop area and seated in the Conference Room. Thank you for your co-operation.
  • Multiple hand sanitiser stations
  • We will be requesting that all attendees show proof of either:
    • A double vaccination
    • A negative lateral flow test (within the last 48-hours) or the presence of Covid-19 anti-bodies to gain entry into the venue.
  • Recommendation to participants to bring minimal possessions with them
  • Contactless ticketing
  • Contactless payment

Live Webinars (using Zoom)

What is the difference between webcast and a webinar?2020-04-30T14:47:26+01:00
  • Our webcasts are usually live events, filmed with professional cameras on-site as part of a face to face event that are broadcast through the Confer website using the YouTube streaming platform. Although we accept questions from viewers at home, these webcasts are slightly less interactive than a webinar session.
  • Our webinars however, are more interactive and involve using 3rd party software (not directly accessed through our website). We are using Zoom software, where a group of attendees join the same ‘virtual room’ and can interact, talk, text chat and see each other (via webcam) where these options have been enabled.
    • It’s worth noting we may restrict video interactions for our larger events (of 50+ attendees), to avoid distracting from the main speaker. However, we appreciate it helps to create a more engaging atmosphere, so we will encourage participation through the text chat and voice inputs wherever possible.
    • For these larger events, we will likely use Zoom Webinar rather than Zoom Meetings. The general functionality will be exactly the same, with some restrictions on using video chat in particular (which can be problematic and distracting with a high number of attendees).
Does it cost me anything to use Zoom?2020-04-30T15:42:00+01:00

Confer are essentially hosting the event, and we have our own license.

Will Zoom work on my computer / tablet / phone?2020-04-30T15:44:08+01:00

Zoom is mostly device agnostic, which means it works well on a range of operating systems and devices. The general functionality (