FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this conference the same as the Wolfram Technology Conference?
No. The Wolfram Mathematica Virtual Conference is a free, half-day event that will include 25 talks with Q&A and access to virtual networking. The Wolfram Technology Conference in Champaign, IL is a fee-based, three-day event that will include 100+ talks and hands-on workshops, in-person networking, and access to Wolfram developers. Depending on your schedule, ability to travel, and learning preferences, we have a way to help you get the most out of Mathematica.
Who is this conference for?
Everybody—from Mathematica non-users to new users looking to expand their Mathematica skills to experienced users looking for specific solutions. The conference tracks cover diverse fields and applications across experience levels.
Attend if you are interested in:
- Learning about Mathematica for the first time
- Expanding your knowledge beyond your current uses of Mathematica
- Getting more information before attending the Wolfram Technology Conference
How does the Wolfram Mathematica Virtual Conference work?
Once you've registered, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. Reminders will be sent prior to the event. On the day of the conference, you log in to the event's virtual environment. Much like attending an in-person conference, you can attend talks including Q&A, interact with Wolfram staff and other attendees, browse related solutions and get answers to your questions in the Expo Hall, and download useful resources.
Will there be an opportunity to ask questions at the conference?
Yes. The last 10 minutes of each talk are reserved for Q&A. You can submit questions via chat during the talk. Additionally, you can ask questions by stopping by the Wolfram booth in the Expo Hall.
How much does the conference cost?
The Wolfram Mathematica Virtual Conference is free to attend.
What time is the conference?
The conference will take place in two offerings to best fit your schedule:
Monday, September 26, 2011: Noon–4:15pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011: Noon –4:15pm Central European Summer Time (CEST)
In what languages will content be available?
All talks and materials will be available in English only.
What if I miss a talk or want to attend two concurrent sessions?
Following the conference, all talks will be available on demand for at least 30 days.
Do I need to have Mathematica installed in order to attend?
You do not need Mathematica in order to attend the conference.
What are the minimum system requirements?
- Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher is required
- High-speed internet access is recommended
- Popup blockers must be disabled
- Windows XP, Vista, and 7 are supported
- Must have Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher or Firefox 3.6 or higher
- Macs with Firefox 3.6 or higher or Safari 4.x or higher
- Leopard, Tiger, and Snow Leopard are supported
Upon entering the environment, a system check is run, which will identify computer requirements that need to be addressed in order to interact with the online environment. We recommend viewing the environment with a display resolution of 1024 x 768. To run the system check, click here.
Before you access the environment, you should ensure that your browser is configured to stream media. All webcasts require a broadband connection. For webcasts including video, you will need a minimum Internet connection of 450 kbps. We recommend a connection of 750 kbps or higher.
NOTE: We do not support beta versions of browsers. Also, Internet Explorer 6 and Linux are not supported in the XPOCAST Presenter View.
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