2020 has certainly been a terrible year in every regard, but it has created a lot of interest in WebRTC and all sorts of online and real-time video applications. What have you learned from this global pandemic and its effect on real-time communications technologies?

We have a great opportunity for you to share your knowledge with the community. The Illinois Institute of Technology’s annual Real Time Communications conference is going virtual in 2020, and we have opened our call for speakers!

Varun Singh speaks about WebRTC and machine learning at the 2019 IIT RTC conference on a panel with Chad Hart and Vijay Gurbani

Click here to learn more about the conference, and click here and select the “WebRTC and Real-Time Applications” track to submit your proposal. Your talk must be of a technical nature. Sales pitches will not be accepted.

The conference will be hosted virtually on October 12-16, 2020. This conference has traditionally been hosted in-person on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus in Chicago, but due to the pandemic, we are making it a virtual conference for the first time!

I’m the chair of the WebRTC track again this year, and I’d welcome your talk proposals for the track on WebRTC and Real-Time Applications. The exact format of the conference is still being worked out by our steering committee, but it will be held online during the week of October 12-16, 2020, during US Central Time Zone business hours (GMT-6).

The conference will be free for attendees, and so we expect to have a larger audience than in the past. Since you don’t need to travel to the conference this year, we’re hoping it’s easier than ever for you to join us!

Past in-person conferences have included notable WebRTC experts such as Chad Hart of WebRTCHacks.com, Varun Singh from Callstats.io / 8×8, Dr. Alex Gouaillard from CoSMo Software, Bernard Aboba from Microsoft, Lorenzo Miniero from Janus / MeetEcho, Vijay Gurbani from the IIT Department of Computer Science and Vail Systems, and our own Alberto Gonzalez from WebRTC.ventures! Click here to see IIT RTC talks from the WebRTC.ventures team.

The focus will still be on excellent technical talks and networking, and we are dedicated to finding ways to encourage networking. Networking has always been one of the best aspects of the IIT RTC conference, and although we can’t go to the pub together this year, we will still find ways to encourage conversation at the virtual conference between speakers and attendees. 

In addition to live streaming of the conference, we also still plan to publish the recordings on YouTube after the conference, so your talk will have evergreen value.

If you want to discuss any ideas prior to submitting them, I’m happy to hear them – just contact me at arin@webrtc.ventures.

Thank you!

Arin Sime
CEO/Founder, WebRTC.ventures
Host, WebRTC Live!
WebRTC Track Chair, Illinois Institute of Tech Real Time Communications Conference

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