Info - IFTDays2020
What I need to know if I participate in the online event (the seminar and/or the workshop day)?
The live event will take place at Kaarna center (address Satakunnankatu 36-40, 39700 Parkano). You can follow the online version of IFTDays via Zoom. You can use either your computer or mobile device on, which you have downloaded the free Zoom app before the event. All participants will receive detailed instructions for using Zoom before the event. During the workshop day, half of the workshops will be streamed from the forest into a live stream which can easily be followed on any mobile device or on computer through the link we have sent you.
All tickets include access to a selection of the materials of the day the ticket is purchased for.
What kind of accommodation is available at Parkano?
If you participate in the seminar and/or workshop day, you can find accommodation all over Parkano. You can get to Parkano from the airport by bus or by train. If you come by train, please notify the IFTdays team (firstname.lastname@example.org), to arrange transport between Kaarna and the train station.
If you have your own transportation, we suggest you stay at Syvilla (https://syvilla.fi/), which is a bit further from the center but gives you a taste of the IFTDays Immersion days. You are also welcome to book more days at Syvilla after the event. At booking, please remember to mention you are coming for the IFTDays.
If you don´t have your own transportation, you should stay e.g. in this hotel as it is within walking distance from Kaarna educational and cultural center (Satakunnankatu 36, Parkano) where the seminar day will be held: www.hotellipesti.fi/eng/index.html. The workshop day will be taking place at walking distance from the Kaarna center also so even if you are by foot, you can easily get around the town.
In the city center
4,5km from the city center
Vintage Farm Parkano
In the city center
How does Zoom work?
Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, download the Zoom app. On computer: Open the Zoom desktop client. Join a meeting using one of these methods: (a) Click Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in. (b) Sign in to Zoom then click Join. Enter the meeting ID number and your display name. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and click Join. On mobile phone: Open the Zoom mobile app. If you have not downloaded the Zoom mobile app yet, you can download it from the Google Play Store. Join a meeting using one of these methods: (a) Tap Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in. (b) Sign in to Zoom then tap Join. Enter the meeting ID number and your display name.
What if I am really bad with technology?
We will send detailed instructions on how to download zoom app, how to join the meeting and how to behave in the online meeting. However if you still feel unsure about the technical details, we will schedule a technical test for Sep 20th. There you will be able to test Zoom and ask any questions regarding the technical side of the event. During the event self, there will be also a person from the IFTDays team available by email and chat for support.
Will I get a conference certificate?
Only those participants who participate in the full event (seminar and workshop day) will be awarded a certificate of attendance. This is because who ever participates will get a heavy dose of theoretical as well as practical knowledge and we do not want this fact to go unnoticed. This event introduces you to an array of approaches out there which you can then choose to further pursue.
What do I need to have with me to the live event?
You should dress like you will be spending lots of time outside. Finnish autumn is usually quite warm – but it of course depends on where you are coming from, if you agree with this statement. Warm to Finns might mean anything above 15+ degrees.
- Something to wear on your head – to protect you against any mosquitos
- Long pants to protect you against ticks in nature
- Good walking shoes
- Materials for note taking
- Rain gear
- (Mosquito repellent)
Will you be recording sessions and if so which ticket do I buy as I am not available to watch live that weekend?
You buy the online event ticket for either only one day or for both days. You will receive a selection of the recordings from the days you have bought your tickets for.
Do I get all of the recorded content after the event?
All participants (online, offline, pollinator) will get access to the recorded content for the days they have purchased ticket for. The availability of the recorded material depends on each individual speaker.
What do I need to know if I participate in the online event (the seminar and/or the workshop day)?
You will need a computer or a mobile device where you can download the free Zoom app. You will also need stable internet connection. It is also good if you have access to headphones with a microphone, but it is not necessary.
Will I be able to network with other participants even when I participate in the online event?
Absolutely! We will organize a kick-off online meeting for all participants on Sep 24th. We will provide an online room for networking with others in small groups. During the event self, those who want can also join short informal group discussions during the breaks with other online participants in dedicated online spaces. There will also be a closed Facebook group for the participants of IFTDays where you can interact with others during and after the event.
How much interaction will there be in the online event? Can I comment or make questions for the speakers?
During the online event, we will provide possibility to comment and ask questions from the speakers. The seminar day will be more focused on the speakers presenting their work, while on workshop day there will be more room to discuss and ask questions.
Where do I inform about my food allergies?
In the registration form when you buy your lunch ticket, we will be asking you to fill in any dietary restrictions or other requirements.
Will there be a book and info table?
Certainly! Because this is a capacity building event, we want you to come armed with all your knowhow and your activities and make use of the time to learn, share and build your network. We will make sure there will be a space for you to set up your materials at display at the seminar. Please sign up here so we know to reserve a spot for you: https://forms.gle/q1vKh2VTTDciVSiV9
Forest Therapy Market is open during the entire IFTDays seminar day, during registration, all breaks and the seminar day dinner. All seminar guests are welcome to visit Forest therapy Market.
You are welcome to participate as an exhibitor for free if you hold any kind of ticket and put your nature craft at display. Please indicate if you need us to reserve a table for you. If you would like to participate only as an exhibitor and you do not hold a seminar day ticket, then you can purchase a spot at the market for 50 euros. This will cover your lunch and refreshments during the breaks.