Since we will unfortunately not be able to see each other in person Vienna this year, we have set up a virtual networking opportunity for all participating arbitrators, using the program “Remo”.
In case you are not familiar with this program, we recommend you keep on reading. We further recommend the following intro video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01JxUBNU2Y
What is Remo?
Remo is an immersive virtual space that empowers people to communicate, connect, and collaborate with each other. The program uses video, audio and chat to allow people within the space to interact from anywhere in the world. When you enter Remo, you will see a top-down, 2-D map view of the virtual event venue. Each user has their own avatar, which they can move from room to room just by clicking on a space. As soon as you enter a room, you will be able to see, hear and interact with whoever is already in that space in real-time.
How do I gain access to Remo within the virtual Vis Moot platform?
By clicking on “Arbitrator Networking” at the virtual Administration Desk, you will automatically be forwarded to Remo. Having arrived on the Remo landing page you may join the arbitrator networking by clicking on the link. You will now be asked to enter in your E-Mail address, or you could also log in directly with a Google account. To proceed you have to click on “Continue”. In case you have not chosen the Google account option, you will then be asked to type in your name and to create a password. Click “Join event now!” to conclude this step. Afterwards, you will be notified that you are about to enter into a Remo event. You now have the option to allow the program to gain access to your camera and microphone by clicking on “Allow camera & microphone”. If you have chosen this option, a little window will pop-up in your Internet browser, asking you whether you would like to enable your camera and microphone. If you would like to proceed, click on “Allow”. Remo will now show you the camera and microphone it is about to access. You now have the opportunity if both are working to your satisfaction. Also, if you would like to use another camera and/or microphone then the one selected, please change the settings accordingly in the drop-down menu. As soon as you are happy with the settings and your camera and microphone functions, click on “Cam & mic works! Join event!”. When you are now in the virtual event space your microphone automatically turns on. You may also turn on your camera by clicking on the corresponding camera icon on the bottom (slighty to the left side). The system will place you into a random table. If other attendees are at the table, you will be placed into conference with them. Otherwise, please wait until others join. Feel free to move around with your avatar and have a good time starting conversations with other arbitrators!
How do I move around the room?
To move around, find the table you would like to move to and double-click it to join. You will then – depending on whether you have switched your camera and microphone on or off – be able to talk and video chat with the other people at the table. To switch to a different table and conversation, just double click the table you want to move to.
How do I see who else joined the virtual event space?
When people enter the event, they will start by having a small circle filled with either a person’s picture or initial. This will serve as the person’s marker, so while everyone moves around during the event, you can still tell who is who based on this marker.
How can I make the most of networking with Remo?
You can use your Remo profile to link your professional website/social media/etc. To do this, click your icon on the screen, and then click the little pencil next to your name. Afterwards click “Edit Profile”. At this point, you may add a photo, update your name, affiliation, add a LinkedIn, Website, or Social Media. Attendees will be able to go right to these channels when you add them. After pasting the URLs, click “Save Changes”:
How do I leave the event?
To exit the event, simply close out of your browser when finished.