We are rapidly moving to a hybrid world, where telepresence technologies play a crucial role. But, are current technologies ready for such a shift? Do they provide adequate support for interaction and collaboration? In this workshop, together with the participants, we will try out a variety of telepresence technologies for hybrid meetings. Based on small hybrid group activities we will explore how different systems compare in terms of immersion, interaction, and usability. Additionally, we will reflect on the social implications of telepresence. The aim of the workshop is to bring together the lived experiences of both remote and local participants, with activities that stimulate reflections on our experiences. These reflections will fuel group discussions, to identify future research areas in telepresence and hybrid meeting technologies. Results from the workshop will be published as a white paper with recommendations for the design of future telepresence and hybrid meeting technologies.

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Boudouraki, A., Elmimouni, H., Orduna, M., Pérez, P., Gonzalez-Sosa, E., César Garcia, P. S., … Fischer, J. (2023). Emerging telepresence technologies for hybrid meetings: An interactive workshop. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. doi:10.1145/3584931.3611283