Socialism 2021 will take place online from Friday 17 September to Sunday 19 September.
All tickets for the event for attendees in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Wollongong, regional Australia and internationally will be valid for online participation.
The conference will take place over Zoom, with access information sent to ticket-holders 24-48 hours prior to the event.
Socialism 2021 will use Zoom Video Conferencing.
You will need to download and install the software prior to the conference. To get Zoom:
Zoom has a number of helpful guides for newer users, here are some that are relevant to participants:
We highly recommend testing your computer audio and microphone before the start of the conference. You can do so using this guide:
Socialism 2021 will see hundreds of participants joining from around Australia and around the world. We encourage participants to add their city or campus to their Zoom display name to help you meet others from the same city.
To rename yourself:
Every session will have speakers who will give a short introduction (20-25 minutes) and chairs who will then facilitate the discussion afterwards.
During the discussion, all participants are able and encouraged to speak. You can make a comment, raise a disagreement or ask a question.
To indicate you would like to speak, use the “Raise Hand” function. To do this:
The chair will take a speaking list and indicate when it is your turn to speak. You will see a pop-up window asking you to unmute. Press the Unmute button and then begin speaking.
Each participant will have 2 minutes 30 seconds speaking time to allow as many people as possible a chance to speak. The chair will let you know when you have 30 seconds remaining and when your time is up. You do not have to speak for the whole 2 minutes 30 seconds if you do not want to.