ESTA Porto 2020 updated information

Dear friend,

Have you ever participated in an ESTA International conference?
The Portuguese Branch of the European String Teachers Association
would like to invite you to participate in the PORTO 2020 – ESTA
International Conference.  With our first online version of the
conference you can take advantage of its very reasonable inscription
fee, exciting content about teaching, playing and studying string
instruments, with great online conditions to be able to participate
live with the presenters and catch up later on missed sessions.

It was to be a live conference in April but destiny wanted to test
our strength and determination with this new adventure we have had to
face. We have tested new mediums, met online, discussed the new world
and discovered a new virtual meeting space. Far from giving up, we
have been learning and preparing, and will be able to hold Porto 2020
online. We aim to offer as much of the original conference content as
possible, to meet and share knowledge and experience about our beloved
activity of music and teaching.

The Porto 2020 conference will take place online at the end of
October. It will be predominantly on the weekend mornings of 31
October/1 November and 7/8 November. We feel that we cannot occupy the
participants too long behind the screen and therefore we propose
parallel sessions for only part of the day.
All sessions will be recorded and sessions that by option have not
been viewed in synchronous time can be viewed at another time up to 30
days later.

We are working on a very nice plan with several additional rooms
including network rooms, coffee breaks, meeting rooms and exhibitors
rooms. Additional activities might also be scheduled during the week
if the weekends get too busy.
The basic plan is that you connect with us from your home in a format
like a zoom meeting where you can participate as an active listener
and interact to ask questions, share your experiences or gain
information. Sessions will be like a webinar or a meeting or a
combination of both. For example, a lecture can be broadcast like a
webinar and at the end we will open the room and participants can ask
the presenters questions. We will also have workshops and
masterclasses as well as some other ideas that we hope you will enjoy.

The new provisory schedule is: (Lisbon Time Zone)
Oct 30th, 2020 | 7pm Opening session
Oct 31st, 2020  | 8.30am – 1pm – Parallel sessions
Nov 1st, 2020 | 8.30am – 1pm – Parallel sessions
Nov 7th, 2020 | 8.30 am – 1pm – Parallel sessions
Nov 8th, 2020 | 8.30 am – 1pm – Parallel sessions

For a better idea of what to expect, you can visit our YouTube channel to see the teaser videos made
by some of our presenters and watch the “Meet the speakers” sessions

that were recorded live.

For more information and to register please go to our webpage: [1]

We hope to see you there,

Warmest regards,
The Organising Commitee
Jorge Alves
Clarissa Foletto
Emília Alves
Hazel Veitch
Mariana Morais
Ana Alves