Frequently Asked Questions


AUDIO & VIDEO - In order for you to enjoy your presence fully and join conversations, you’ll need a microphone as well as a camera. Built-in cameras on laptops, tablets, and smartphones are fine; built-in microphones are usually not so fine, so for better audio we recommend using a headset with a microphone!


DEVICE - Laptops and PCs are better than smartphones (including iPhones) because the screen is bigger and you can see more people without having to scroll a lot, making the communal experience better. You’ll also have better access to Zoom control buttons. 


INTERNET - As for internet connection, it’s best to have stable, strong cable internet. Second best is strong wifi. Third (not so stable) are SIM cards. Usually, if you can watch videos on YouTube or video chat via Skype, you should have no trouble joining the conference.


ZOOM - Make sure you install Zoom on your device before IEC and try it out, test it!

Do you see a ‘Join Audio’ button on the bottom-left corner of your Zoom application window? If so, you will need to click that and choose ‘Join by Computer’. If that doesn’t work, try quitting the Zoom app and rejoining the meeting again, and watch carefully for the dialog box that asks you how you would like to join the audio.

You are currently in Gallery View. To show only the presenters screen, click on the Speaker View button, which is located in the top right side of your Zoom window.

You will receive a notification every time someone contributes to the chat. If you prefer not to get these messages, you can change your preferences, or you can click the Chat button to open the Chat box. And with the window open, you won’t get a flashing orange button every time someone posts a message. To learn more about changing your preferences, visit

Yes, you may ask questions of the presenters during the presentations in the live stream or live Zoom chat. Each session will be hosted by a Zoom Tech Host and a Facilitator Host, and they will give instructions in the call / or in the info email on how to participate in an interactive way. Most sessions will be interactive.

If you don’t want to be seen and want to stay anonymous, just “sit and listen,” you can do that, too. In that case, you can keep your camera turned off and your microphone muted. Participation in interactive events and breakout rooms will be invitational, and you can decide. In the integral culture, we prefer real people with faces and real names with cameras on, but if for any reason you want to remain unseen, we can also appreciate that.

In case you do run into an unexpected error or difficulty, the ZOOM support center can be found here. They offer a live chat service:


Yes, all presentations will be recorded and made available for participants during the conference and afterwards for a limited time (30 days).

The time zone of the conference is set in Central European Summer Time (CEST), also called CET. Put BUDAPEST in the search if you need to put a city in a time zone converter, as IEC is mainly organized from Budapest, the capital of Hungary. 


Some references: Budapest is in the same time zone as Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam. It is 1 hour ahead of London, 6 hours ahead of New York, and 9 hours ahead of San Francisco; 2 hours behind Moscow, 6 hours behind Beijing, 7 hours behind Tokyo, and 8 hours behind Sydney. You’re more than welcome to join from anywhere on the globe!


In case you missed a presentation or workshop you’re interested in, you can easily rewatch the recorded version that will be made available for participants during and after the conference for a limited time (30 days).

Use the time zone converter to check your own schedule:


IEC Online starts on May 27th (Wednesday), at 3:00 PM CEST and ends on May 31st (Sunday) at 10:00 PM CEST. Check the full timeline of IEC Online in the menu “PROGRAM OVERVIEW

We redesigned the conference format, having less sessions and more breaks, to reduce screen time and balance it with breaks. Use the breaks, leave the screen! Then come back for the next session.

Use the 90-minute big break after lunch to get away from your computer, go outdoors, get fresh air, and move your body. 

In any case, you are free to join and leave at any time. You can come part-time, too. As the IEC Online 2020 ticket options we are offering are already so reasonable, even with a sliding scale, we are only offering the 4-day ticket. Tickets for shorter amounts of time are not available, but you are welcome to join us for as short or long as you wish with these tickets.

During the morning and afternoon hours (CEST or Central European Summer Time zone), there will be 4 rooms streaming presentations and workshops in parallel, so you’ll be able to join one of the 4 at any given time. Later, you can (re)watch all presentations and workshops for 30 days after the end of the conference. There are also other rooms like the dining hall, the bar to socialize or the meditation cave to sit in quiet that are not recorded but can be enjoyed in person on zoom during the conference.