Camera etiquette

A set of norms around what is appropriate, and not appropriate, as it relates to the livestreaming (or pre-recorded) video of participants, speakers, organizers, etc. Examples include having your camera on for a stated portion of the event, or subevent types and having good lighting and clear audio when you’re a presenter.

Different events serve different purposes, so keep this in mind when you set norms around whether you expect participants to turn on their cameras or not. Having cameras turned off allows participants to take a break from seeing themselves (known to be unsettling) and/or things needing their attention in their surroundings (bio breaks, child care, an unexpected visitor, or meal times). 

Citation: Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement. (2022) CSCCE Glossary: Virtual Events. Pratt, Woodley, Ainsworth, Carter, Crall, Elkins, Gauthier, Ihle, Kornahrens, Martinic, Santistevan, Shaikh, Sidik, and Wyatt doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6608609

Categories: Virtual events
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