Speaking (virtually) in Sydney tomorrow

I’ll be appearing, via videolink, at a conference at Sydney Trades Hall in Goulburn Street tomorrow (Wednesday 22 April). The conference title is “Crunch Time: Australia’s Policy Future”. Website here and conference program here.

Update: This was the first time I’d used Skype to do a video presentation, and it was something of a challenge. I’d anticipated that I would be able to hear other speakers and questioners, but not see them. In fact, it was the other way round. I could see the speakers, but the sound quality at my end was very poor. I think it was OK the other way. I’ll have to check that aspect of the setup more carefully next time.

3 thoughts on “Speaking (virtually) in Sydney tomorrow

  1. Good on you to you and the co-speaker also appearing via videolink, there ought to be much more of it.

  2. Re your update, perhaps you were let down by your hosts at their end. Skype is definitely capable of very acceptable videoconferencing! For one, I believe Oprah regularly hosts guest appearances via Skype on her show (I’ve seen one myself and the AV quality was excellent, with a large image).

    Here with just a quality ADSL2 connection optimised for VoIP and UDP QoS etc we achieve excellent – nothing worth complaining about at all – results as long as our counterparty also has the requisite bandwidth and setup.

    We might have paid a few hundred thousand for someone’s “telepresence” system but free Skype, tweaked up a little to provide a couple of different camera angles and a few mic’s, is just brilliant.

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