The 19th Annual Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology (OCIB) Symposium will be held on May 12, 2022, virtually on Gather.town.

Gather is an online platform which is aimed to provide a similar experience to an in-person event. Before the symposium you will receive a link to the room we will use. After clicking it you will be asked to sign in with either a google account or another email address.

Please simply follow the prompts that pop up and then you will enter the map. After this you will be able to customize your avatar that you will use to move around on the map. If it is your first time with Gather, there will also be a quick intro on how to move around and interact with objects on the map.

In preparation of the event, please watch the following link on how to use gather as an attendee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89at5EvCEvk&ab_channel=gather

Further guides:

Customize character – https://support.gather.town/help/customize-character

Navigate the space – https://support.gather.town/help/movement

Screen sharing – https://support.gather.town/help/screen-sharing

Options for user videos – https://support.gather.town/help/video-carousel

The support.gather.town/help website has a lot of other helpful information in addition to the links above.