FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
This page presents some frequently asked questions and answers.
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Q. What is this web site?
This is the networking website for the PAN All 2009 Conference. If you are involved with the conference, please create an account to connect with other participants. Podcasts and pre-conference material will be available prior and during the conference through this site. We encourage all conference participants to join the online discussion!
Q. How do I join this site?
This site is free to join: link
When joining this site, make sure you fill out your profile completely so others can connect with you too.
Q. How do I find with other people on this site?
There are different ways to connect with other conference participants. Click on the members link on the Home page to see everyone currently on the network.
On the right side of the homepage you will see links to the titles, organizations, interests and expertise of other participants – click on the links to see who is who!
To see a particular person’s profile, click on their name or image. Perhaps leave them a note to say ‘Hi’.
Q. How do I connect with other people on this site?
Click on a person’s profile that you wish to connect with. Under the person’s image on their profile page you can click to add them a friend or a fan. You can also click ‘person I want to meet" to keep a list of people to meet face-to-face at the conference.
Q. How do I add my existing Twitter, blog, photos and/or bookmarks to my profile links?
This site allows participants to incorporate their existing Twitter, blog, bookmark and photo feeds into their conference profile. You can add the feeds to your profile from your profile screen: link
Please explore other participant’s profiles to get to know more about them.
Q. Can I start a discussion on this site?
Absolutely! We want to hear what you are thinking about and encourage participants to engage with one another on the web and at the conference.
There many places throughout the site to start an online discussion. Here is a link
Q. What’s with the different maps on this site?
The Map tab on the top displays an interactive Google map of the local Penang conference area.
The map link on the home page shows the home location of the conference participants from all over the globe.
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– A fixed amount of USD 120
– Meals that are not provided by the conference or the hotel and each day’s incidentals, in Malaysian Ringgit
– If you needed to stay at a hotel during transit, the cost of hotel in USD cash
If you need further assistance for applying for visa, please contact Ms. Katie Gartner. See more information here.
There will be shuttle buses for the participants for going to WOU from the Hotel in the morning, as well as from WOU to the Hotel in the evenings
Q. What do I need to do if I want to change the flights/hotel arrangements?
The Hotel Concierge will reconfirm flights for the Conference participants. But complex flight changes/ticket validations, which requires consultation with the airline offices, must be done by the participants themselves. All the participants’ flights have been ticketed by different agencies and therefore any changes must be done individually.
Q. How is this conference impacting our environment?
A modest contribution was made by PAN to offset the carbon emissions of flights taken by approx. 180 participants attending the PAN All conference in Penang, Malaysia in June 2009. The proceeds will help fund selected United Nations-sanctioned programmes to protect rainforests in Malaysia , a natural carbon sink, that reduce greenhouse gases and curb the onset of climate change. Through a trust fund managed by the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) on behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), projects satisfying the stipulated criteria will be funded by these proceeds. Trustees of this fund will include the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines.
Our contribution was MYR 7400 (CAD 2500)
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