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Seeking presenters & volunteers for ALT-C Live

Posted Thursday, 6 September 2012, 11:15

ALT-C 2011 saw the successful launch of ALT-Live Beta; an informal conference backchannel streamed live to the internet and featuring exclusive interviews and chat with conference organisers, keynote speakers, presenters and delegates. The intention was to provide another channel which, along with social media such as the official conference Crowdvine, Twitter, and delegate blogs, would serve to amplify those hot topics and discussions from the conference.

Presenters James Clay (Gloucester College), Prof. Steve Wheeler (Plymouth University) and Graham McElearney (University of Sheffield) broadcast daily from 08:30 to 19:00 to capture both the breakfast bowl chatter in the morning and the end of day reactions as the sun went down. Over the three days various luminaries of the learning technology community graced the sofa. Miguel Brechner gave a fascinating follow-up to his opening conference keynote, Sugata Mitra - previous ALT-C keynote speaker and chair of that year’s closing keynote by the Observer’s John Naughton - gave his insights into conference hot topics. Elsewhere, Diana Laurillard spoke about her most recent research project, Gilly Salmon provided fascinating insights into current learning technology debates in the Australian context, while Doug Belshaw, John Traxler, Fred Garnett, John Cook, Josie Fraser, Dave White, David Kernohan, Helen Beetham, Nigel Ecclesfield, Peter Twining and others fielded questions about their own conference presentations and shared reflections on the rest of the conference. Having been so well received in its first year, for 2012 ALT-C Live officially comes out of beta promising more of the same, as well as a few new features as well!

This year, thanks to the ALT-C planning committee, we have been afforded a more spacious studio area and a larger technical support team. We will be hosting more joint interviews and roundtable discussions that allow us to reinforce this year’s conference strands: mainstreaming, entrepreneurialism, openness and sharing, sustainability and problem-solving. We are also for the first time scheduling and allocating times for speakers interviews. This allows us to better plan our broadcast times and interview allocations for our ALT-C Live presenters and technical support and means that we can promote upcoming speakers during earlier broadcasts to, hopefully, bring ALT-C Live to an even wider audience.

For more information see: http://altc2012.alt.ac.uk/pages/watch_alt_c_live_broadcast

Presenters:
Please send us a message via Crowdvine (click on http://altc2012.alt.ac.uk/profiles/187667)if you would be happy to take part in this year’s ALT-C Live. If you could please also include the following information:

1) First name, Surname
2) Job title / position held
3) Institution
4) Conference presentation title
5) Conference stream

We will then send you a Doodle invitation to identify the best time for your session.

Volunteers:
Technical Support
We are looking to recruit volunteers to the technical support team for this year’s ALT-C Live. This is a great opportunity for learning technologists with an interest in audio/video production to gain experience of live broadcast. Full training will be provided in the use of Newtek Studio TriCaster and various cameras and microphones for broadcast but we would ask that only those who are confident and have some experience of filming apply.
Presenters
We are also looking to recruit volunteers to act as presenters for the ALT-C Live, this will be your opportunity to chat and interview live on camera. You may be interviewing one of the keynote speakers, you may be talking with ordinary members of ALT. It’s a chance to gain confidence in front of the camera, add to the experience that is ALT-C and have a new and interesting experience. Due to the nature of the broadcast you will not be in front of the camera for the whole time period you commit to.
Support and Runners
We we also need volunteers to help us run ALT-C Live to provide support and act as runners. So if you don’t have the experience to run the broadcast equipment, don’t want to be on camera, you can still help out with ALT-Live and add to the experience that is ALT-C, whilst having a new and interesting experience.
Commitment
We are looking for a half-day commitment (AM/PM) from volunteers and this means that there will be plenty of available slots over the three days for each of the three roles (technical, presenter, runner). If possible, we would ask that volunteers are available on Monday evening for initial training.

Please contact us via Crowdvine (click on http://altc2012.alt.ac.uk/profiles/187667) if you wish to volunteer for this year’s ALT-C Live. If you could please also include the following information:

1) First name, Surname
2) Job title / position held
3) Institution
4) Please let us know whether you wish to help with technical support, general support or to be a presenter.

We will then send you a Doodle invitation to identify the best time for a chat about how you would be able to support ALT-Live

With thanks,

James Clay & Darren Moon
ALT-Live Executive Producers