Information to get the most out of the Velocity Online Conference

Why an online conference?

The Velocity Online Conference provides an ongoing forum for exploring the latest issues, without the expense or inconvenience of travel. It's our way of bringing Velocity to your desktop and keeping the conversation alive throughout the year.

How does it work?

In an online conference, participants log on and attend sessions, enter into discussions with other participants and presenters using the live text chat, and are able to pose questions and interact with people from all over the world. It has a similar structure to a physical conference, except that you hear the speakers discuss topics and watch their slide presentations via your computer from the convenience of your office or home. You'll take breaks between sessions and enjoy lively conversations with your fellow attendees.

We look forward to seeing you in the online conference. We will send you login information in a separate email and a reminder as the day of the event approaches. Please plan to join at least ten minutes early so you will have time to adjust your settings.

The online conference will be held in Adobe Connect Pro. Adobe Connect is bandwidth-driven software. For the best experience, you'll want to use a hard-wired Internet connection (wireless is not recommended) and close additional apps you may be running. You can also improve your performance by using the Adobe Connect Add-In.

Please use the link below to test your connection, download the Adobe Connect Add-In, and find troubleshooting tips before the event. The Add-In is now available for Linux as well as Windows and Mac:

Go Mobile

Do you want to join on your iPhone or iPad? Just download the free Adobe Connect app from the iTunes app store. It's currently only available as an iPhone app, but has been optimized to run on the iPad as well. Android users can download the free Adobe Connect App from the Android Market. To join the online conference, just launch the app and enter the meeting url you were sent in your confirmation email.


Please note: this service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session. This recording will only be shared with registered members of the online conference and the O'Reilly staff.

Post Event Information

All post conference information such as a recording of the event, transcripts, and chat notes, will be emailed to all attendees shortly after the conclusion of the conference.

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