Virtual Attendee Best Practices
Prepare Your Space
Before the conference begins, clean and organize your work area. Put away anything that could be a distraction either to yourself, or others. Test your video/audio. Charge your devices. Test your lighting. Sitting with your face facing a natural light source is best.
Schedule Your Time
Schedule your attendance and get yourself dressed and ready for the day, just like you would if the conference was in-person. Find a quiet space where you can attend uninterrupted. Hang a "Do Not Disturb" sign if you share your work space with others. Take advantage of scheduled breaks during the conference.
Grab some coffee, water, and a snack. Check that you have the tools you need: phone charger, headphones, notebook/pen. Set your out of office reply for emails you may receive during conference times.
Turn off notifications on your phone and computer. Log out of your inbox. Close unrelated tabs. Turn off the tv/radio. Take the dogs for a walk before the first session begins. Mute your microphone when not in use.