||A recently concluded experience in group communication via Internet . a virtual congress in architecture, cost-free, with almost 600 inscriptions . is described, which attained an integrated balance between the achievement of both humanistic and technological objectives sought from the planning board stage. Thus, a sense of .place. was achieved through the incorporation, in the congress website, of a simulated architectural 3D plan of the virtual site where the congress took place, interlacing with hypertext, the different activity areas within the event Also, additional socio-cultural activies were incorporated tyical congress. ones They included initial contacts through a forum specifically oriented to that purpose and iinformal reading of online newspapers and magazines; music selection and listening; graphically orientad information, student works. galleries, postcard sending and poster competition. The results attained after a month of daily sessioning could hardly be better. Aside from an undesirable and still elusive low proportion of participants.