ATLAS Virtual Event Participant Expectations
ATLAS virtual events are designed as welcoming, creative spaces for ABE practitioners to engage in productive, collaborative, professional learning. ATLAS is responsible for the comfort of all involved, including attendees, organizers, presenters, facilitators, and panelists. Therefore, we hold the following expectations for all virtual events:
- Participants are expected to be respectful at all times. Any rude or disruptive behavior, attempts to antagonize presenters or other participants, or efforts to derail the conversation will result in one warning from the event hosts and then removal from the virtual event if the behavior continues.
- Unlike social media platforms, ATLAS virtual events are professional spaces. As such, participants are expected to use their real names, just as they would use name tags at an in-person event. Anyone using a pseudonym will be asked to rename themselves using their own name, and failure to do so may result in removal from the event. Participants with privacy concerns on this point are invited to contact ATLAS staff to create a workable solution.
- Participants are not required to use video cameras during ATLAS webinars, especially if they have privacy concerns. However, given the nature of professional learning, we encourage the use of microphones and cameras whenever invited to do so by presenters, particularly in breakout rooms.
- ATLAS will inform participants when a virtual event is being recorded. Please note that recordings are generally posted to our MN ABE PD YouTube channel and may also be shared on our website. These online spaces are open to the public.