Joining 2021

Joining Sessions

The conference will be use Zoom as web conference tool. We will send the access link to registered participants via email just before the conference.

Joining Discord

Discord is a networking service used as a meeting place for ONTOBRAS 2021. There attendees can chat and discuss their work, and sync up with conference events. Conversations in Discord are grouped by topic and will be still available after the conference.

Getting Discord

There are two ways to log into Discord:

For this quick tutorial, we will be using the desktop application. If you are on a lower bandwidth computer, we recommend using the Discord application on your desktop instead of the browser version.

Logging in for the first time

Join the ONTOBRAS 2021 Discord server at

When you follow the invitation link above, you will be invited to join the group with a page that prompts you for a user name.

Choose a username to log in. Alternatively, if you have used Discord before, you can use your existing username and password.

Quick overview

Once inside the server, you will see the list of categories and channels on the left side of the screen, the chat window in the center, and the member list on the right.

  • Channel: a chat window listed (e.g., “#lounge”) listed on the left panel.
  • Category: a grouping of channels (e.g., “Keynotes”) listed on the left panel.
  • Channel list: the complete list of channels and categories listed on the left panel.
  • Member list: the listing of members/attendees in the current channel, shown on the right side of the desktop app.

How channels work

You join a particular channel by clicking on the channel name (starts with #) from the channel list.

Once there, you can see the conversation ongoing and leave comments of your own. Type into the box at the bottom of the screen and press ‘Enter’ or ‘Return’ on your keyboard to send a message. You can also upload a file with the + button on the left or send a GIF or emoji by clicking on the buttons on the right side of the chatbox.

To reply to a specific message, hover over the message you want to reply to and press the three dots on the right side. You will see a small context menu. Select “quote” from this menu and it will include the message in your next comment.

You can mention a person in the channel by typing @ and beginning to type their name. Discord will help you autocomplete this and will notify the person that you have mentioned.

“Pinned posts” are messages that the admins or organizing committee considered important enough to keep handy. They are specific to a channel and can be found under the pushpin icon at the top of the channel.