The Live Environment is a map of the areas you can use to nagivate your way around Polyglot Conference Global. You have access to LIVE Zoom Rooms, the main Zoom Webinar as well as the Saturn Theatre to watch all of the video presentations whenever you like. You can also learn about our sponsors and partners and see what they have to offer you and learn about what they do. You can access classes, language exchanges and all sorts of other fun activities from this main screen. You can also go to the forum on the PolyglotConference.com website, where you can message people to agree to meet to talk in person at a time and place you agree in the Live Environment.
Fun in The Sun is a Zoom Webinar which serves as an auditorium for us to hold larger crowds for some sponsor/partner activities as well as for opening and closing ceremonies. You will see it listed as a location in the programme to know when something is happening there.
The Moon Cafe is a place for you to join with your drink, snack or meal to see who is online, chat with other participants and perhaps agree with individuals to meet in other areas in the Live Environment, should the cafe be too busy to talk as a whole group.
The Saturn Theatre is the place to go when you want to watch a presentation. All of the presentations from this year’s conference will be available over the 10 days we spend together for you to watch whenever you like. You may choose to do this because you’re done chatting, or there is no one to chat in the language you wish to use. Or you may simply want to go in to check out videos only when you are in the Live Environment. Each video can be found via language and/or category. You can also just scroll through them all. On each video you can write a question to the presenter and we will collate these for Q&A sessions later.
The Venus Room will be used for a variety of sponsor/partner events organised throughout the time together primarily. It could also be used for other events suggested through the dynamic programme.
Mars School is a place for workshops, classes and courses to take place. You can reserve one of the two Mars School rooms for anything you would like to offer the community. Simply fill out the application form and give us 24 hours notice to appraise your request and add it to the dynamic programme.
The italki Mercury University is a couple of Zoom Rooms where italki teachers will come in periodically over the 10 days we have together to give structured conversation in a range of languages. Check out the programme to find out where and when these will take place. If you are an italki teacher and you would like to highlight your profile, this is a great way to do it, so apply to speak and let us know if you are an italki teacher when you suggest to hold a structured group session too.
The Earth Exchange is where we go to look for one of the 14 Zoom Room environments to practise our languages. You can select from one of the 9 most commonly spoken languages at the Polyglot Conference usually. Or you can choose to enter one of the 5 multilingual rooms to practise any other languages. You can reserve these rooms for an hour at a time, if you want to guide a group conversation. Make sure you fill out the form, if you want to do this. You can allocate whichever language you want and it will appear int he dynamic programme, as long as you give us at least 24 hours notice before you plan to start.
This is an area to give you some further information from and about our sponsors. You can find out more about what they do and also get some info on codes, activities and even jobs to do with languages. Check this out to make sure you are fully in the know!
The Jupiter Partners area is a place for our partners to display important things about them and things they need to communicate with you. You will see how you can get involved in activities they run and also find out about any competitions, quizes or activities they are running over the conference itself.
Our team works on a voluntary basis. You can enter Uranus to support the Polyglot Conference and the work we do to create events, conferences and support other language work in our goals to have tangible outcomes from our activities that benefit the wider community, particularly speakers and communities of indigenous, vulnerable and endangered languages.
You can reach out to us at PolyglotConference@gmail.com and we will do our very best to help resolve any issues you have.
Simply check out the forum and agree with your fellow attendees when to meet and where for whatever you would like to practise or discuss.