This page is still being updated to reflect the 2021 event but in general the information is accurate.
Have a question that you don’t see answered here? Contact us at Contact@rhizomeconnect.com
Is this event free?
Yes! We are pushing tools to their freemium limits to provide you with a cohesive experience.
What do I need to download?
We use apps that ARMY is already using — if you do not have an account for these services or have them downloaded, you may want to do so.
- Docs / Drive
Do you need to speak English?
English will likely be the main, but the not sole, language of the event. Live events that use Google Meet will have auto-captions which will aid in understanding. We also hope to have some live events entirely not in English.
What time is the event?
Live events will be scheduled TBD. We are open to all-time zones; however, the range of time slots may vary. Rhizome Connect does not aim to mimic an IRL (in real live) event, but rather a virtual one in which the content is spread out comfortably whenever possible.
When will you release a schedule?
The deadline for submissions is TBD
Can I submit something I’ve already presented at a conference?
Can I present in a language besides English?
Yes, though we will not be providing live translation, so if you are going to be the sole English speaker you may want to pre-record your presentation as a Poster instead to allow for subtitles. However, there is also the option to organize live events entirely not in English.
What live events are possible?
We are avoiding any keynote speakers — opting instead for formats that maximize the interactivity and “liveliness” of a virtual meeting. These are the options for live events: Panels, One-on-One Interviews, or an instructional How-To.
What is a good topic for a live event?
Anything interesting to ARMY is appropriate — so mostly BTS — but in order for it to be interesting you need to make sure it has enough substance and is not just a lecture.
For example: If you have been working on a cool fan project that you want to present – think about what ARMY could learn from it? Are your experiences and skills valuable to pass on? Could you start an interesting conversation about a topic you know well? Who could you invite to your event that might enhance or contrast your views? If it helps, look at other conferences’ schedules for what seem like interesting sessions — what draws your eye? It doesn’t have to be controversial to be interesting but it helps to put yourself in the audience’s shoes — don’t think about what you want to say, think about what they want to listen to. It doesn’t mean your topic needs to change, but maybe the way you frame it or what you prioritize does. If you can’t think of anything, perhaps your project is better suited as a Poster or a Booth (see below).
Do I need to appear on video?
No, you do not need to appear on video in order to participate in a live event. Privacy is a concern for many ARMY. However, we strongly request that you choose an avatar or illustration that represents you visually instead of blank space. Panelists should NOT use a picture of BTS as their avatar because they will be expressing their own opinions and we feel the visual representation should be unique to them.
What is a Poster?
In this context, a Poster is a visual and textual representation of your research, work or project. It will be presented on a password-protected web page for attendees only and should include appropriate information according to your topic. For instance, an academic study should explain methods and results while a fan project might use different frameworks to clearly present their work. Signing up to host a text-based Q&A or Advice session on discord is optional. The latter is an opportunity to get critique, mentorship, and feedback on your work. Learn more about the Expo Hall.
What is a Booth?
Maybe you just want to present your project or expertise to the world and see if anyone is interested in joining you. That is the purpose of a “Booth” which is functionally identical to a Poster, but different in content and context. Think of a company’s booth at an expo hall; you visit to quickly learn a little about the company and what they are working on next! Use the same form to submit this as a Poster. Learn more about the Expo Hall.
Can I present research or a project I haven’t done yet?
Yes, though you should be clear with your audience on what you’d like from them in terms of collaboration or support.
I’m an artist. What can I do?
You can discuss particular pieces and what specifically inspired you, share about your process and what media and tools you use, how you learned to do your art, etc. Do a how-to, for example: How to Draw Jungkook’s eyes; and More! Possibilities are endless.
Can I sell products?
YES! In 2021 we are working on a marketplace option for those that wish to sell products. More information soon.
Can I present NSFW content?
No, please refrain — this will be an all-ages event.