Helder Conde, Technical Director at Atitude Digital Media-Brazil, takes the mic for the first time in our webinar series. He's one of the most popular presenters from our Mediasite User Conference and Mediasite User Group and this month, he'll present "Creating an Online Conference to Reduce H1N1 Exposure: A Tale of Two Virtual Meetings" just for you on Tuesday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. central.

According to the World Health Organization, Brazil, with the largest population among countries in the southern hemisphere, has experienced more swine flu fatalities than any other country with 22% of deaths worldwide. Last winter many organizations originally planning to meet in Brazil began looking for alternatives to face to face events.

Helder Conde will share the story of two organizations who completely avoided exposing people to H1N1 by building successful online conferences via Mediasite. The first: one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies who had planned a training meeting on products and corporate strategy with its 800-member Brazilian sales team. The second: a medical society which created its first entirely virtual conference with 1000+ physicians and professors from nine different countries interacting with live presenters via webcast, videoconference and Skype.

Conde will share his expertise on how to organize an online conference via live webcast, including:

  • How to webcast multiple speakers in various locations presenting concurrent tracks to an entirely online audience
  • Why webcasting is a more cost efficient option than other virtual event platforms or online collaboration technologies
  • The importance of streaming live webcasts with no pre-loading, allowing for the presenter to make changes to the presentation content on the fly
  • Strategies to increase audience interaction during live webcasts, including polls and Q&A

About our presenter: Helder Conde is Technical Director at Atitude Digital Media, a leading webcasting service provider based 100% on Mediasite in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has produced, directed and supervised more than 1300 live webcasts and is responsible for managing the complete technical infrastructure, studios and webcasting team at Atitude. Before webcasting, he spent almost 15 years in video, multimedia development, computer graphics and live in-person events using wireless keypad voting systems.