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Here are all the answers to your questions about this unique event in the origami community!

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What is the Origami World Marathon?


The OWM is an online event, which lasts 48 straight hours. The teachers are all creators from all around the world who teach their original models. Teaching is done via Zoom, with online video streaming.



How does Zoom Webinar work?

After registration, you will get a unique link to the webinar rooms. This will allow you to join the specific workshop "room". You must have a web browser on your PC or tablet, or the Zoom application on your phone. Once the workshop starts, you will be authorized by the moderator to attend the meeting, and you will see the workshop live on your screen, where you can see and hear the teacher, and ask questions via the text interface. This link can be used from a single device only! If you use the link from two devices only one of you will be admitted in.


What is the skill level I need to have to enjoy the convention?


We have a huge selection of models, from Modular to Figurative. The difficulty level of the models varies as well, from simple to complex. The simple workshops will last 25~30 minutes, (although the time slot is one hour) and the complex ones will last 100-110 minutes ( in a two-hour time slot). This is a list of models in each difficulty level, so you can try and see what is the level of difficulty you can still enjoy.


How can I ask questions or request to slow down during the workshop?

The Zoom Webinar interface allows you to ask questions during the session. Just press the Q&A button on the bottom of the screen and type your question (in English). Our moderators monitor the Q&A window all the time and will answer your questions publicly, privately, or direct them to the teacher. For every question not related directly to the lesson, write us an email to origami.marathon@gmail.com. General questions will NOT be answered by the moderator! If the pace is too fast, write down “Too fast!”. Our moderator will see if there are several people who feel the same and ask the teacher to slow down.



What questions are legitimate during the workshop, using the Q&A button?

You can ask to clarify difficult steps, to see the other side of the model, ask to slow down the pace, etc. Any general question such as the program, technical issues etc, should be sent to our email origami.marathon@gmail.com. They will not be addressed during the workshop.


The speed was still too fast for me, what should I do?


Once the lesson is over we will release a link to a recorded video of the model. You can watch this video at your own pace and complete the model. For some workshops, the video will be released after a few days.



I missed the start of the workshop. Can I join in?

Yes, you can join in at any time. However, we will not start over. You will get the video when the workshop is over.


Will it be possible to “meet” the artist and ask him questions, or show her/him my work?


Yes! Right after the lesson ends, depending on the time left, we will allow a Q&A session. You can write your question on the interface, and our moderator will choose a few, ask the persons to unmute her/his microphone and ask her/his questions. Our creators are eager to hear them and reply!



I cannot participate in all the workshops because I need to sleep. What can I do?


Of course, you need to sleep at least four hours at night, or even six, we know that! That is why we will supply you with all the videos of the workshops. Most are already made, so you will get the link as soon as the workshop ends. A few will be ready a few days after the convention. Videos will stay available for ever.


How long is every workshop?

Most of the workshops are 40 to 50 minutes. Some simple workshops will last 25-35 minutes. Seven complex workshops will last up to 110 minutes and will have a two-hour session. See the Program PDF (soon the link) for specific details. All workshops and activities will end seven minutes before the hour to allow a short recess.


For any additional question regarding the program, technical support, send us an email to origami.marathon@gmail.com
For any question regarding your registration and payment, send us an email to contact@origami-shop.com



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- Review added the Tuesday 04 August 2020 by Jennifer S
This looks amazing, 48 hours of straight origami. Who can say no.
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