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How does a virtual conference work?

The virtual conference replicates many features of a live conference in an online environment. Participants may want to visit the following areas of the conference:


The Keynote area highlights the featured speaker of our virtual conference. You may read a brief biography of the speaker from the Washington State kickoff event, Dr. Kyra Kester, Special Assistant for Industry and Education Partnerships for the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Similar to a poster session at a live conference, the ePosters area features presentations and projects by girls groups and community members working with girls. Presentations by the Seattle Girls' School, Washington State MESA, and IGNITE are currently featured in ePosters.

In the Sessions area, participants may participate in interactive discussions with other community members about topics important to girl-serving programs and organizations. Sessions currently features reports developed by the round table groups attending the September 27th kickoff event, "Marketing STEM to Girls." Visit Sessions to continue the conversations begun by participants at the live event.

The general Discussion forum provides participants with an area to dialogue over issues not related to specific sessions, or to make announcements to the community.

Who's Online
The Who's Online area allows participant to see a list of virtual conference participants and their contact information, find out who's currently logged in to the conference site, or send an instant message to participants.

Info Booth
At the Info Booth, participants can read general information about the Northwest Girls Collaborative Project, view a conference schedule, get technical help, provide feedback, read frequently asked questions, and download media players.

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