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A couple of weeks ago I attended my first full virtual conference - Handheld Librarian Online Conference V
- yes, they have held five of them already! I've attended webinars before and tracked numerous events online that I have been unable to attend in person, but this was my first fully fledged online conference. It was really good value for money ($45), and although it meant working through the evening (due to time zone differences the conferences was 4 - 11.30pm in UK time!) it was definitely something I would do again. The software (Adobe Connect) worked really well, there were very few sound problems (ironically, the only ones I experiences was when the keynote speaker from Mashable
was presenting), and the fact that is was all online meant that you could join in all aspects of the conference, including a virtual exhibition.