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Understand the whole event

Presentation of the VOS universe of digital spaces

  • Website to find all the information including the program and the rooms
  • Facebook: to share
  • Open Forum: to contribute, read, like constructive discussions
  • Zoom: to hear and speak during the plenary sessions

Time presentation

An Open Forum … all the time!



4 plenary sessions all together on Zoom and the Open Forum

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Lots of workshops

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Focus on the Open Forum

The intention is to provide solutions to the 4 chosen themes and beyond

To do this, we suggest that you structure the debates:

  • Diagnosis, Issues, Needs
  • Proposals, Solutions, Concrete Ideas
    • arguments for
    • arguments against
  • Sharing who you are, your projects, your resources, your needs
  • Theoretical references, links


What can I do

  • Listen to the plenary sessions on Zoom
  • Speak in plenary sessions on Zoom
  • See, like, share, contribute, respond to discussions on plenary topics on Open Forum
  • Participate in a workshop (on the workshop tool)
  • See, like, share, contribute to discussions on workshop topics on Open Forum
  • Share on Facebook
  • Come and help the Open Forum animation team to bring out collective intelligence from the discussions

What impact does liking have?

  • Increase posts

What impact to share?

  • Make visible, inspire, make you want to join

What does the VOS animation team do?

  • in Zoom
    • collects requests to speak
    • facilitates process
  • in Open Forum
    • writes what speakers say during the plenary
    • links these words and the contributions of the participants in the appropriate ideas branches
    • structures the ideas branches
    • writes and publishes the summaries
  • helps project leaders to prepare their room

The Open Forum step by step

Video tutorial chain

Channel of tutorial videos to understand the Open Forum step by step:

Access to Open Forum

On an Internet browser go to Open Forum or type


Understanding the screen

  • Choice of interface language: top right


  • the idea tree
    • fold / unfold by clicking on the + and – to the left of the ideas branches
    • see in mind map mode
      • Unfold “Idea” panel by clicking on “<” on the far right, upwards where there is the light bulb
      • Click on an idea branch
      • in the “Idea” panel click on the small pictogram to the right of “Share”


  • discussions (related to each branch of idea)
    • author / title / text / responses
    • related ideas:
      • originally “This message is related to idea” xxxxx
    • manual link: passing over the text with the mouse
  • sharing to social networks
  • fold / unfold threads
  • Sorting: at the very top of the panel
    • Recently active discussion thread
    • Recent messages first


Tip: Click on a branch to display the related messages


  • the syntheses
    • banner at the top when there is a published summary, or branch at the top


Contribute in the Open Forum

Create an account

  • enter your Name and email
  • click on link sent by email
  • will recognize your default language and display the menus according to it
  • accept the general conditions
  • Click on the “Join the conversation” button


Write in a discussion on a branch of idea

  • Click on a branch to display the related messages


  • Reply
    • type your answer
    • click on the “Send” button


  • Create a new thread / discussion
    • type your title
    • type your text
    • choose the place where it will be posted:
      • 1) general conversation
      • 2) on the current idea (default) which creates a permanent link between this message and the branch (and all its replies)
    • click on the “Send” button


  • Sort messages, at the very top of the panel
    • Recently active discussion thread
    • Recent messages first
  • Other sorts, filters and other options: “More options” at the top right of the panel
    • Several sorting choices
    • Several ways to display messages
    • Multiple filters
      • Tip: filter “messages sent since the last synthesis”, “messages not yet associated with an idea”, “my messages”, “messages in response to my contributions”
      • Remove by clicking on “X”
  • Sort by contributor by clicking on his name found in the messages


Tip: You can also simply send an email to

Your text will be automatically in “Messages to organize”